Final yr Video games Workshop celebrated Christmas with a limited-edition miniature of Da Crimson Gobbo dressed as Santa Claus (opens in new tab), and this yr have adopted up with one other promotional oddity. The Goff Rocker (opens in new tab) is a leather-clad ork with a guitar and a grenade for a microphone who appears like a cross between Lemmy from Motörhead and Slash from Weapons n’ Roses and has his personal theme music to the tune of Jingle Bells referred to as ‘Ere We Go (opens in new tab). (In actuality it is credited to Jonathan Hartman, composer for Warhammer sequence like Angels of Demise, Interrogator, and Hammer & Bolter.)
The Goff Rocker is a cute reference to an obscure little bit of Warhammer 40,000 from 1991, when the tabletop wargame’s complement ‘Ere We Go: Orks in Warhammer 40,000 offered the principles for the Goffik Rok Band. This trio of orks carrying “Rok Guitars” had been the Doof Warriors of their day, enjoying music to maintain the military pumped-up on the march. Mechanically, they received orks inside 12 inches on the tabletop so excited they may shoot twice a flip, although at -1 to hit due to their overenthusiasm.
Again within the Nineties Video games Workshop ran a report label referred to as Warhammer Information, signing arduous rock bands Wraith and D-Rok to report 40K-themed music. Previous to that the corporate labored with steel band Bolt Thrower, granting them a license to make use of 40K art work for the duvet of their album Realm of Chaos, and gave away a “flexi-disc” of thrash band Sabbat’s music Blood for the Blood God with a difficulty of White Dwarf.
I do not think about one Christmas novelty music marks a return to the world of rock ‘n’ roll for Video games Workshop, however I positive would not thoughts if it did. There is a mock tour poster (opens in new tab) for Goff Rocker’s “Festive Tour M41” with particular visitor Sloppity Bilepiper, a reference to a daemonic Herald of Nurgle enjoying a grotesquely natural set of bagpipes who has appeared as a Magic: The Gathering card (opens in new tab) in addition to a mini (opens in new tab), and I would completely take heed to no matter music that factor produced.
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