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Dave Brockie AKA Oderus Urungus Comments on Passing of GWAR Guitarist Cory Smoot AKA Flattus Maximus
November 4, 2011

"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 dream that gripped us would not fade with the day. We have lost a brother, a husband, a son, and one of the most talented musicians that ever slung an ax. Cory Smoot, longtime lead guitar player for the band GWAR, has passed at the age of 34.

"As the singer of GWAR and one of his best friends, I feel it is my duty to try and answer some of the questions that surround his tragic and untimely death. I know the sense of loss and pain is far greater in scope than in the insulated environment of a band on tour, and I will do my best to provide what clarity and comfort I can.

"The most glaring question is how? And unfortunately that is the hardest question to answer. The truth will not be known until the medical officials have finished their work. All I can do is relate what we saw with our own eyes.

"The last time I saw Cory was after our show in Minneapolis on Weds. night. It was a great show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, one of our favorite places to play. Cory was happy. He was excited about the band and especially the new studio he was building in the Slave Pit back in Richmond. He was deeply in love with his wife, Jamie, and was busily planning their family and future in the beautiful home they had. As usual, after some autographs and banter, I was probably the first person in their bunk as we got ready for a big drive into Canada, and Cory and the rest of the guys were not far behind. As I fell into the slumber that only playing GWAR shows can induce, everything seemed right in the world.

"We found Cory the next morning as we collected passports for a border crossing. He was in his bunk, unresponsive, and it quickly was clear that he was dead. It was without a doubt the most horrible moment of my life. That's all I can say about it.

"Within moments everybody was off the bus, standing in a wind-swept parking lot in the middle of nowhere, trying to come to grips with the shock of it. First the ambulance arrived, and then the police, but there was nothing that could be done other than fully investigate the scene and remove Cory with care and respect.

"We are completely devastated and shocked beyond belief. One night we had our friend and colleague, happy and healthy in the middle of our best tour in years- and the next morning, so suddenly, he was gone. Never have I seen starker proof of the fragility of life.

"Cory will be transported home to Richmond over the next few days, and an announcement regarding services will be made soon. We ask everyone to respect the families wish for privacy, and especially to keep his wife, Jamie, in your thoughts and prayers.

"As we work our way through these difficult days the question is -- what will GWAR do? After a lot of consideration, we have decided to carry on with the tour. Although the great temptation would be to return home, curl into a fetal position, and mourn, we can't do that. First off, Cory wouldn't want that. He would want us to go on and would be pissed if we didn't. Plus we know the fans don't want us to quit. They are going to want a chance to come to grips with their loss, and there is no better place to do that than at a GWAR show. Though it's hard to believe, I think we all would feel a lot worse if we stopped. For better or worse we have to see this through.

"That doesn't mean that Cory will make his final journey without us. When the arrangements have been finalized, Cory's best friend and GWAR's music tech Dave "Gibby" Gibson, and myself will return home to attend the services and pay the proper respects to our comrade.

"Out of respect to Cory, we have officially retired the character of Flattus Maximus. Flattus has decided to return to his beloved "Planet Home", and will never return to this mudball planet again. And this is a sadder place for that.

"Just the other day I heard Cory tell a story about how some 20 years ago he was fourteen years old, at his first GWAR show, grabbing at the rubber feet of our then- current Flattus, and how blown away he was at the fact that now HE was the one getting his feet pulled by the same kid that he used to be. Cory was always in awe of the patterns of life and went through it with a wide-eyed amazement that translated through his playing. I've never known anyone who could pick up literally any instrument and rock it the first time he touched it, and more than that make it look easy. Behind that rubber monster outfit, and sometimes even obscured by it, was one of the most talented and beautiful people I have ever known. I know everyone who's life was touched by Cory truly loved him, as do we, his bandmates and brothers.

"There should be some kind of announcement soon regarding services, etc. It would be great to have a memorial show at some point soon, where some of the bands that Cory worked with could come together and show their love for this truly amazing man who left us all too soon and will be sorely missed by many, many people."

Our deepest condolences go out to the Band, Family, Friends and Fans of Cory.

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Dirge Within Announce Tour With Gwar
April 1, 2010
Chicago rockers Dirge Within are continuing their ongoing tour campaign by supporting the mighty GWAR this summer. "Dirge Within and Gwar. Wow, that is a lethal combo! We are thrilled to be hitting the road with the mighty scumdogs!" says guitarist Shaun Glass. Pre-Sale tix went up Monday. All regular tickets going on sale tomorrow Friday, April 2nd and Saturday, April 3rd.

Dirge Within w/ GWAR:
6/01 - Toledo, OH @ Headliners
6/02 - Palatine, IL @ Durty Nellies
6/04 - Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
6/05 - Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theatre & Club
6/07 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
6/09 - Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
6/10 - Jackson, MS @ Club Fire
6/11 - Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
6/14 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
6/15 - N. Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues SC
6/16 - Richmond, VA @ The National
6/17 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
6/18 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
6/19 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
6/20 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston
6/22 - Farmingdale, NY @ The Crazy Donkey
6/23 - Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theatre
6/24 - Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small's Theatre
6/25 - Lexington, KY @ Buster's Billiards & Backroom
6/26 - Rutland, OH @ 2010 Interpunk American Skate Fest

Dirge Within is currently finishing up a successful tour with "Fear Campaign Tour 2010" with Fear Factory. Glass concludes, "As a long time friend /fan of the band it has been an honor for us to begin our new tour cycle with one of the most bad ass bands on the planet and back with a mind blowing comeback record. It's been nights of ear splitting sonic mayhem!"

Dirge Within's debut album, 'Force Fed Lies', was released on September 1, 2009 via E1 Music. The CD was mixed by Jeff Rose and Martin "Ginge" Ford of Nott-In-Pill studios in Newport, Wales, United Kingdom. Edsel Dope (Dope) produced the effort alongside Chris Djuricic (Studio One). The album features guest appearances by Corey Beaulieu of Trivium and Michael Angelo Batio of Nitro. Stephen Jensen created the cover artwork from F3 studios. Fans can purchase / preview here.

The "Forever the Martyr" video was filmed in Charlotte, North Carolina with director Ramon Boutviseth (Trivium, Incubus). You can view that at this location.

For more information, please visit: (for video blogs which are constantly updated)
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Gwar Announce Guitar Give Away With Dean
November 9, 2009
GWAR and Dean Guitars are stoked to announce the “Needles in a Bloodbath Contest” What is the “Needles in a Bloodbath Contest”? Here are the details:

Fans must take a picture of themselves holding one of the following three items:
1) A copy of the new GWAR album 'Lust in Space'
2) Your concert ticket to one of the GWAR dates on their current US tour
3) A Dean guitar, better yet take a picture of yourself with all three items.

Once you have your picture taken post it as a comment on the Dean Guitars Official MySpace “Bloodbath Contest” blog at

Four fans will be “chosen” as grand prize winners and they will be presented with a one of a kind Dean MLX guitar, that has been painted, decorated, desecrated and autographed by GWAR.

bassist Beefcake The Mighty made the following proclamation about the “Needles in a Bloodbath Contest” “Your Lords and Masters, GWAR, have teamed up with the fine folks at Dean Guitars to bring you the most brutal contest in the history of the Universe! Just follow the instructions (dumbed down for your puny minds) for your chance to win a one of a kind Dean guitar personally signed, defaced, and defiled by GWAR! Good luck, scum!

"Let Us Slay", the new video from GWAR, can be viewed below. The clip was shot in Richmond, Virginia by director David Brodsky (Suicide Silence, The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel) and his MyGoodEye crew.

new album, 'Lust In Space', sold around 5,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 96 on The Billboard 200 chart.

Don't forget about the special GWAR Meat And Beat Sessions in the following cities:
11/14 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee City
11/16 - Los Angeles, CA @ The House of Blues
11/24 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Center
11/28 - Spokane, WA @ The Knitting Factory
11/29 - Seattle , WA @ The King Cat Theater
11/30 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
12/02 - Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre
12/03 - Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
12/07 - Chicago, IL @ The House of Blues
12/10 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
12/12 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

Head over to the GWAR merch booth to claim your spot.

25th Anniversary epic of earthen escape 'Lust in Space' is undeniably still out on Metal Blade Records. Go out and buy a copy even if you have already.

On Tour w/ Job For A Cowboy, The Red Chord:
11/08 - Dallas, TX @ The Door
11/09 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
11/11 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater
11/12 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/13 - Tuscon, AZ @ Rialto Theater
11/14 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee
11/15 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
11/16 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
11/18 - Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theater
11/19 - Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
11/20 - Reno, NV @ The New Oasis
11/21 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Salt Air Pavilion
11/23 - Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
11/24 - San Francisco, CA @ The Grand
11/25 - Bend, OR @ Midtown
11/27 - Portland, OR @ Roseland
11/28 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
11/29 - Seatlle, WA @ King Kat Theater
11/30 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
12/02 - Edmonton, AB @ Events Center
12/03 - Calgary, AB @ Macewan Hall
12/04 - Regina, SK @ Riddel Center
12/05 - Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick
12/07 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
12/09 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
12/10 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
12/11 - Albany, NY @ Northern Lights
12/12 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
12/13 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

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Gwar Announces Special 'Meat And Beat' Sessions
October 24, 2009
As GWAR’s 25th Anniversary “Lust in Space” tour enters it second colossal month, GWAR, in an act of unassailable magnificence proclaims a series of special “Meat and Beat” sessions to be held at a select number of venues on the remainder of the tour.
Certain specially selected (selected by them paying) GWAR fans will be presented with a commemorative tour program that shall be autographed in their worthless human presence by all five band members. Fans will then have an opportunity to “Meat” the band, and be “Beaten” by them.

Regarding the “Meat and Beat” sessions, Oderus said “This is actually an opportunity for GWAR to take the time to personally express all of our appreciation to our loyal fans who have kept us rocking for 25 years. And then beat off all over them.”

Here are the selected venues where the “Meat and Beat” sessions will take place:
10/31 - Worcester , MA @ The Palladium
11/02 - Toronto, ON @ Club Soda
11/14 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee City
11/16 - Los Angeles, CA @ The House of Blues
11/24 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Center
11/28 - Spokane, WA @ The Knitting Factory
11/29 - Seattle , WA @ The King Cat Theater
11/30 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
12/02 - Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre
12/03 - Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
12/07 - Chicago, IL @ The House of Blues
12/10 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
12/12 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

Head over to the Gwar merch booth to claim your spot.

And this, hot off the Slave Pit Presses: Oderus triumphantly announced his return to Fox News Red Eye with the ever-affable Greg Gutfeld, for the show on Friday night 10/23/09.

Quoth the warty one, “After my rude remarks about the Golden Girls, I was unsure of my future with the program, but apparently the people at Fox hate old ladies as much as I do, so I am back on the show.”

25th Anniversary epic of earthen escape, 'Lust in Space', is undeniably still out on Metal Blade Records. Go out and buy a copy even if you have already.

On Tour This Fall:
10/24 - Elmira, NY @ First Arena*
10/25 - London, ONT @ John Labatt Centre*
10/26 - Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom#
10/27 - S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground#
10/29 - Halifax, NS @ Cunard Center*
10/30 - Moncton, NB @ Moncton Coliseum – Hall C*
10/31 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium#
11/01 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda#
11/02 - Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy#
11/04 - Louisville, KY @ Expo 5#
11/05 - Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s*
11/06 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Club*
11/07 - Springfield, MO @ Shrine Mosque*
11/08 - Dallas, TX @ The Door#
11/09 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom#
11/11 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater#
11/12 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater#
11/13 - Tuscon, AZ @ Rialto Theater#
11/14 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee#
11/15 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues#
11/16 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues#
11/18 - Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theater#
11/19 - Chico, CA @ Senator Theater#
11/20 - Reno, NV @ The New Oasis#
11/21 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Salt Air Pavilion#
11/23 - Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse#
11/24 - San Francisco, CA @ The Grand#
11/25 - Bend, OR @ Midtown#
11/27 - Portland, OR @ Roseland#
11/28 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory#
11/29 - Seatlle, WA @ King Kat Theater#
11/30 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore#
12/02 - Edmonton, AB @ Events Center#
12/03 - Calgary, AB @ Macewan Hall#
12/04 - Regina, SK @ Riddel Center#
12/05 - Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick#
12/07 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues#
12/09 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall#
12/10 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club#
12/11 - Albany, NY @ Northern Lights#
12/12 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory#
12/13 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza#

* = w/ Lamb Of God
# = w/ The Red Chord

For more info on Gwar, visit, or head on over to
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Lamb Of God Tour Widget Now Available
September 18, 2009
In honor of the fall Wrath Tour featuring Lamb Of God, GWAR, and Job For A Cowboy, Metal Blade Records has created a widget for fans that includes music videos, MP3's, bios, and photos from each of the three bands. Also being included in the fall Wrath Tour widget are the most up-to-date tour dates, a tour blog, and Fan Questions for GWAR and Job For A Cowboy, where 10 lucky fans' questions were selected and answered via video by GWAR and JFAC.

And last but definitely not least, fans that download the widget will be able to take part in the JFAC Word of the Day Giveaway where JFAC will be giving out FREE CD's and T-Shirts in every city on the Lamb Of God tour. Check the widget the day of the show for the Word of the Day Giveaway word then be one of the first FIVE (5) fans to visit the JFAC merch table, tell them the WORD OF DAY, and get a free copy of JFAC's 'Ruination' on CD and a JFAC T-shirt!

(**Only applies to dates played with Lamb of God, and only the FIRST FIVE (5) fans to use the Word of the Day in each city qualify!**)

Fans can go to the following websites (or see below) to download the widget for the fall Wrath Tour:

The Fall Wrath Tour Dates:
09/16 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall*
09/18 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection#
09/19 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall#
09/20 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar#
09/21 - Providence, RI - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel*
09/22 - Montclair, NJ - The Wellmont Theatre*
09/23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Amphitheatre at Station Square*
09/25 - Oklahoma City, OK - Bricktown Events Center*
09/26 - Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Amphitheater*
09/27 - Austin, TX - Austin Music Hall*
09/29 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live**
09/30 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues**
10/02 - Jacksonville, FL - Plush*
10/03 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution**
10/04 - Ybor City, FL - The Ritz Ybor**
10/05 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live*
10/06 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade**
10/07 - Little Rock, AR - Metroplex Event Center*
10/08 - Wichita, KS - The Cotillion*
10/09 - Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom*
10/10 - Fargo, ND - The Venue @ Playmakers*
10/12 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue**
10/14 - Sauget, IL - Pop's**
10/15 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue#
10/16 - Knoxville, TN - Valarium*
10/17 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's#
10/18 - Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues#
10/20 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva*
10/21 - Raleigh, NC - Disco Rodeo*
10/23 - Richmond, VA - The National%
10/24 - Elmira, NY - First Arena*
10/25 - London, ON - John Labatt Centre*
10/26 - Buffalo, NY - The Town Ballroom**
10/27 - So. Burlington, VT - Higher Ground**
10/29 - Halifax, NS - Cunard Center*
10/30 - Moncton, NB - Moncton Coliseum*
10/31 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium**
11/01 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda**
11/02 - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy**
11/04 - Louisville, KY - Expo Five**
11/05 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Piere's*
11/06 - Milwaukee, WI - The Eagles Club*
11/07 - Springfield, MO - Shrine Mosque*

* = Lamb Of God, GWAR, Job For A Cowboy
** = w/ GWAR, Job For A Cowboy, The Red Chord
# = w/ GWAR, Job For A Cowboy, The Red Chord, Mobile Death Camp
% = w/ GWAR, The Red Chord, RPG
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Oderus Urungus (vocals)
Balsac the Jaws of Death (guitar)
Flattus Maximus (guitar)
Beefcake the Mighty (bass)
Jizmak The Gusha (drums)

The Legend of GWAR began millions of years ago when the aliens rampaged across the galaxy with a gang of space pirates called the Scumdogs of the Universe. Falling out of favor with their Master, GWAR was imprisoned on the most remote mudball planet in the galaxy...Earth. After killing off the dinosaurs and inadvertently creating the human species by raping prehistoric apes, GWAR began to significantly influence the development of the planet, until that wild gig in Atlantis, when it was decided that GWAR should be entombed in Antarctica. Thus, preventing them from screwing up Earth any further. Several thousand years later GWAR were stumbled upon and awakened by, Sleazy P. Martini, a known pimp, pusher, pornographer, and record executive for Capitalist Records, accidentally stumbled into GWAR's Antarctic tomb and woke them. He took them to New York, gave them electric guitars, and began to market them as his latest Rock-n-Roll sensation. Some of GWAR's adventures are chronicled in their albums, comics, and videos, but there are still plenty of GWAR stories waiting to be told.Now the only way to truly validate your life before death is to join the masses of "lowly zit-ridden scum of outcast prepubescence" when GWAR comes to ravish and bloody your mutant town.