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GWAR

GWAR (popularly thought to be an acronym for God What an Awful Racket, despite the band's protests to the contrary) are thrash metal's answer to the more mainstream satire of Spinal Tap. Gory, sexually perverse, and scatological in the extreme, GWAR were formed at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond as an experiment in marketing strategy by several musicians, art students, and dancers. The group claimed to consist of all-powerful interplanetary warriors, descended from aliens stranded in Antarctica and initially created from the lowest filth in the universe, who came to Earth to sexually enslave and/or slaughter the human race.

All members performed under aliases, the names of which illustrated the band's dark humor; the main group consisted of Oderus Urungus (vocals, born Dave Brockie), Balsac the Jaws of Death (guitar, born Steve Douglas), Flattus Maximus (guitar, born Peter Lee), Beefcake the Mighty (bass, born Michael Bishop), and Jizmak the Gusher (drums, born Brad Roberts). Meanwhile, auxiliary characters included Techno-Destructo (occasional vocals, born Hunter Jackson), Slymenstra Hymen (born Danyelle Stampe), the Sexecutioner (born Charles Varga), and Sleazy P. Martini (manager, born Don Drakulich).

The group quickly established a unique identity as the members performed in bizarre costumes made of latex and papier-mâché, while the stage show itself featured fake pagan rituals, corpses spewing washable bodily fluids on the audience, and sometimes a mechanical giant maggot. Not surprisingly, authorities in several locations didn't take kindly to GWAR -- Charlotte, NC, fined Urungus on an obscenity charge and banned the group for a year, while police in Athens, GA, shut down a concert in 1993. With the help of the ACLU, however, GWAR sued and settled out of court, donating the resulting award money to charity. GWAR are perhaps best appreciated for their visual aspects, which have historically been far more creative than the actual music; indeed, the group received a somewhat stunning Grammy nomination in 1993 for its long-form home video Phallus in Wonderland.

GWAR have survived numerous personnel changes over the years, a potential problem that has been mitigated by the fact that the band's "characters" never change, only the musicians playing them. Despite a decline in media attention, GWAR have also proven to be a consistent live act and continue to record a new album with each new stage act. Unlike most career bands, however, GWAR have released almost as many full-length videos as they have albums. Along with the previously mentioned Phallus in Wonderland, the group assaulted the eyes with Skulhed Face (1994), Rendezvous with Ragnarok (1997), Dawn of the Day of the Night of the Penguin (1998), It's Sleazy (2001), and a slew of subsequent films.

Musically, GWAR's early gem Scumdogs of the Universe (1990) is considered to be one of the band's most entertaining works. Subsequent albums, including This Toilet Earth (1993) and We Kill Everything (1999), have repeated many of the shock themes that gained GWAR notoriety early on. After a few GWAR-less years, the band returned in 2004 on a new label, DRT Entertainment, with a new album, War Party. The concert recording Live from Mt. Fuji (which, despite its name, was taken from a performance in Pittsburgh, PA) was released the following year, and the band returned to the studio in 2006 for Beyond Hell, a rock opera/concept record about the band's journey into Hell. In 2009, after celebrating their 25th year and re-signing to Metal Blade, GWAR took a similar conceptual approach, and left Earth's surface again to battle their enemy Cardinal Sin in space, on Lust in Space. In 2014, however, Dave Brockie died at the age of 50. ~ Steve Huey, Rovi
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RIP Oderus you will be remembered for the next thousand year
Gwar is ok
gwar is a good band but i could never get into them, their too silly
Saw gwar on last tour with Dave,one of the best shows I've seen. Gwar is sick fun
LOVE GWAR!!! RIP Dave Brockie
GWAR!!!!!!!!
I've been to more gwar concerts then any other band. First one at 13 I'm 38 now. Never miss one.
bmfnjoegarci a
RIP DB! Love GWAR!
Got to see gwar in 1990 in a small bar in New Orleans funniest show big dick and all lol
the new lead singer is cool looking. but it doesn't beat ORDERUS!!!!! ! !
mmille233
HELL-O
Happy birthday dave
Saw GWAR so many times I cant remember how many...so many gallons of blood & other spew...got my GWAR stained tee to this day...comple t e with real blood on the back of it...not mine. Gonna miss ya Dave...GWAR DEVOURE ONWARD!!!
R.I.P. Oderus Urungus.You are missed my friend!
GWAR!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
I have met Oderus and Adam Green at a horror movie convention!! It was the best day of my life! I love the show Holliston that Oderus was in!
I wish I went to one of their concerts but I never did
Rip oderus
Im so glad that I got to see GWAR .only once but it was bad a**.

I love you dave, can't wait for the gwar bbq and see Oderus set ablaze!
dclark.army
Always a memorable time being a slave to the scumdogs
thomasgoode6 8
GWAR comical i like gwar i saw them in Sacramento on st Patrick's day. Lmao came out covered in green slime.
ode to Oderous tonight 5/2/2014 AT GENO'S PORTLAND MAINE.
my band PSYCHO played with GWAR a few times and they were really great guys !!!! Sad to hear Dave died !!!! R.I.P. P Oderous !!!
chilldozer
Saw them back in 1990, still one of the best shows I've seen. RIP Dave.
I really do hope the band carries on, Oderus would be pissed if they don't...
drek785
These guys are really aweful
Gwar speed my friend
Hail oderus
Hail flattus
I t may sound strange,,,, but every time a new gwar album was out,, it was a highlight in my life, It made me very pleased.
the master has a butt.
If you didn't post on the GWAR page before Dave died then you shouldn't post now. Go away posers.
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RIP, Dave.. GWAR will live on, I'm sure. There is no replacing Dave but there are plenty of people who share his distaste for society..
arrand.copen h a v e r
RIP Dave/Oderus. I hope Gwar carries on. I do not think Dave would have wanted Gwar to end because of the death of one mere mortal.
Oderus is rape'n jesus with the cuttlefish.
I wonder if the band will keep going. Dave said GWAR would survive for 10,000 years. I hope so. RIP Dave Brockie.
R.I.P Oderus Urungus
Dave may be gone but GWAR will live forever in my fondest memories.

RIP Oderus.
SLAY IN PEACE ODERUS
RIP Dave/Oderus, we still love ya, man. GWAR FOREVER!
Really gonna miss gwar. Saw them for my first time when I was 12! Rip Dave
phil18042
I'm crushed, loved the Act, RIP Dave.
RIP Dave aka Oderus
R.I.P Dave. Baby dick f**k is still my Fav!!
R.I.P Dave / Oderus, by far the best live shows I have ever been to! So fu**ing bummed I'll never see him live again!
R.i.p Dave!
Rip Dave!!! We will miss you, truly a god!!! Horns up motherf**ker ! \m/
Enjoy your trip back home to space, Oderus. Go forth and f**k s**t up!
RIP Oderus/Dave.
snakeeyes570 0 6
Skewer some babies in the beyond Oderus!! I know you will...
autopsy_exam
Rest In Paradise Dave, you'll never be forgotten, and most surely be missed.
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