GWAR 2017
[Photo credit: Rachel Naomi]

GWAR bassist Jamison Land, otherwise known as Beefcake The Mighty, has announced his departure from the band.

Land took to Facebook to announce he would be exiting GWAR to focus on his driving career and spend more time with his family.

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The bassist announced the news on Monday, February 25 and thanked fans for all the support they have given him over the years.

“I’ve parted ways with GWAR. I’m back in KY to spend more time with family and to focus on my driving career. Thank you to all my awesome fans and friends for the past 8 years of support.”

According to Land’s Facebook, he is working as both a school bus driver and tour bus driver.

Land was the fourth person to bring Beefcake the Mighty to life, taking over the duty after Casey Orr in 2011. To date, he’s performed over 300 shows with GWAR, including the Vans Warped Tour.

You may recall when Beefcake slayed Silverstein at Warped Tour in 2017.

GWAR have yet to comment on Land’s departure.

The band announced their first 2019 performance date earlier today, making an appearance at this year’s Rocklahoma alongside Shinedown, Seether, and more.

You can catch GWAR on Friday, May 24 in Pryor, Oklahoma with tickets going on sale this Friday, March 1.

Late last year, GWAR revealed they would begin working on the new album once their tour run was over.

In a recent interview with Bullet Music, Gwar guitarist Pustulus Maximus shared that the band has a bunch of songs they’re working on.

“We have a fuck-ton of songs in the bank, so I’d have to say as soon as we get back from this tour, it’s time to start writing.”

He then continued on by saying:

“Then again, who am I? Who am I to say? I’m just a lowly, lead, handsome guitar player in the band.”

AP wishes Land’s all the best in his future endeavors!

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