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GWAR Reveal New Guitarist

It’s been less than a year since GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot, a.k.a. Flattus Maximus, died. Today GWAR have announced their new joining member–the long-lost cousin of Flattus, Pustulus Maximus (pictured left), who has a terrible foot condition. Smoot had played in GWAR since 2002. While touring last year he was found dead by his bandmates. […]

Video: Gwar’s Oderus Urungus Commands You to Go Fur-Free

Video: Gwar’s Oderus Urungus Commands You to Go Fur-Free

Gwar lead singer — as well as “Master of the Universe” — Oderus Urungus recently recorded a video for peta2, which is described as PETA’s young adult division. “When I’m not crushing babies and fighting dinosaurs,” he said, “I’m one of the leading advocates in PETA’s fight against fur.” He continued: “Apparently a lot of […]

Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe to Perform with Cannabis Corpse at Cory Smoot Memorial Concert

Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe to Perform with Cannabis Corpse at Cory Smoot Memorial Concert

Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe will perform with Cannabis Corpse at Cory Smoot’s memorial concert on January 7. The concert for the former Gwar guitarist–also known as Flattus Maximus–who passed away last month, will be held at the Canal Club in Richmond, Virginia. Blythe has been called in following the departures from Cannabis Corpse […]

Cory Smoot’s Last Gwar Recording Released on iTunes

Cory Smoot’s Last Gwar Recording Released on iTunes

Gwar’s cover of Dayglo Abortions’ 1993 anti-censorship anthem “Isn’t This Disgusting,” which was the last Gwar recording to feature late-guitarist Cory Smoot—better known as Flattus Maximus—has been released on iTunes. All proceeds from the track will got to the Smoot Family Fund. The single will be included on the Dayglo Abortions tribute album, which will […]

Fallen Heroes: Remembering the Rockers We Lost in 2011

Fallen Heroes: Remembering the Rockers We Lost in 2011

Mike Starr, Jani Lane, Seth Putnam, and more.

GWAR Guitarist Cory “Flattus Maximus” Smoot’s Cause of Death Revealed

GWAR Guitarist Cory “Flattus Maximus” Smoot’s Cause of Death Revealed

The Smoot family and Slave Pit Inc. released a statement regarding the official cause of death of guitarist Cory Smoot. Cory had played the character of Flattus Maximus for over 10 years, and was discovered dead on the band’s tour bus on November 3 of this year. He was 34. Stated North Dakota coroner William […]

Gwar’s Cory “Flattus Maximus” Smoot CD Release Memorial Show Announced

Gwar’s Cory “Flattus Maximus” Smoot CD Release Memorial Show Announced

A memorial show has been announced for Gwar guitarist Cory Smoot, known in the band as Flattus Maximus, who passed away earlier this month. There will be several bands performing, all of whom were friends with Smoot’s. The full lineup is: Mensrea, Cannabis Corpse, Antietam 1862, Dave Brockie Experience, Throne from Royalty, and Make Like […]

Gwar’s Cory “Flattus Maximus” Smoot Memorial Service Announced

Gwar’s Cory “Flattus Maximus” Smoot Memorial Service Announced

Details have been announced for the memorial service of Gwar guitarist Cory Smoot, known in the band as Flattus Maximus, who passed away last week. The service will take place this Friday, November 11, at the Bennett Funeral Home Chesterfield Chapel, located at 14301 Ashbrook Parkway in Chesterfield, VA. Proceedings begin at 4 p.m. and […]

Gwar’s Oderus Urungus Talks About the Passing of Guitarist Flattus Maximus and the Status of Gwar

Gwar’s Oderus Urungus Talks About the Passing of Guitarist Flattus Maximus and the Status of Gwar

Gwar’s Oderus Urungus, a.k.a. Dave Brockie, has issued the following statement about the passing of guitarist Cory Smoot, who went by Flattus Maximus in the band: “After a restless night spent hurtling through the desolate Canadian wilderness, I crawled from my bunk on the tour bus to face reality, grudgingly aware that the the dark […]

Gwar Guitarist Cory “Flattus Maximus” Smoot Dies

Gwar Guitarist Cory “Flattus Maximus” Smoot Dies

Gwar guitarist Cory Smoot (pictured left), better known as Flattus Maximus, has died, according to the band’s Dave Brockie, who goes by Oderus Urungus. Smoot was found dead this morning as they prepared to cross into Canada while on their Return of the World Maggot Tour. In a statement, Brockie said: “It is with a […]