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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 […]

Video: Gwar Perform on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’

Video: Gwar Perform on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’

Gwar performed “Hail, Genocide!” on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, which you can watch the video for below. The track is taken from the band’s latest album, Bloody Pit of Horror, released last fall. Gwar is currently on the Return of the World Maggot Tour, with Every Time I Die and Ghoul. […]

Final Six: The Six Hottest Chicks/Ugliest Dudes in Metal

Final Six: The Six Hottest Chicks/Ugliest Dudes in Metal

Chris “Fatneck McFlabbyass” Krovatin is the author of two young adult novels, Heavy Metal & You and Venomous. He is currently working on multiple new writing projects, as well as new material with his local New York metal band Flaming Tusk. He is a freelance writer for Revolver and generally comes off as a good-natured […]

Chimaira’s Mark Hunter Reveals His Top Five “Hell” Albums

Chimaira’s Mark Hunter Reveals His Top Five “Hell” Albums

Working on Chimaira’s new album The Age of Hell got frontman Mark Hunter thinking about the world below; where all the sinners go after their bodies turn to worm food. When we asked the singer–who’s interviewed in the new issue of Revolver, available everywhere on August 16 or online right here right now)–to give us a list […]

Gwar’s Oderus Urungus Presents the Five Things You Should Know Before Having Sex with a Power-Hungry Space Alien

Gwar’s Oderus Urungus Presents the Five Things You Should Know Before Having Sex with a Power-Hungry Space Alien

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Live Review: Gwar at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Live Review: Gwar at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Gwar is probably the only metal band that beckons an army of white T-shirts. The amount of onstage gore they create is legendary, and fans just want to bathe in it—as I headed to see them, I wasn’t sure if I’d join in on getting my shirt soiled by Gwar. Waiting to get into the […]

Live Report: Gwar, Dirge WIthin, and Mobile Deathcamp at the Starland Ballroom, NJ, June 18

Chris Krovatin is the author of the young-adult novels Heavy Metal & You and Venomous, as well as Revolvermag.com's “Final Six” blog. The latter book was the inspiration for Deadlocke, a one-shot published by Dark Horse Comics. He is also the vocalist New York sludge-metal band Flaming Tusk. Feel free to follow him on Twitter (@bloodinmystool), but honestly, it’s mostly just dick and weed jokes.

On Sunday, I went to the Gwar (left), who played with Dirge Within and Mobile Deathcamp. I brought my girlfriend with me. Here’s what happened: