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A devoted GWAR fan is trying to put the costume-wearing heavy metal act on one of the world's biggest stages - the Super Bowl. 

Jeff Cantrell of Kentucky has started a petition urging the National Football League to let the band perform at the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show.  He argues that GWAR has one of music's strongest relationships with the sport, noting that frontman Dave Brockie writes a football column for and "Sports Illustrated" has even suggested GWAR would make great mascots. 

More than 17,000 people have already signed the online petition, which has a goal of 25,000 before it will be sent to the NFL's Senior Vice President of Communications, Greg Aiello. 

Meanwhile, GWAR's latest studio effort arrives in stores today.  Battle Maximus is the band's 13th release overall and the first since the death of guitarist Cory Smoot back in November 2011. 

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