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Richmond, United States (1985-1986 – present)

GWAR is a satirical / band formed in 1985-1986 by a group of artists and musicians at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. The band is perhaps best known for their elaborate sci-fi/horror film inspired costumes, raunchy lyrics, and graphic stage performances, which can consist of scatology, sadomasochism, necrophilia, paedo-necrophilia, beastio-necrophilia, fire dancing, fake pagan rituals, mock executions/mutilations, and other controversial violent and political themes. GWAR was, for a long time, on the leading edge of , going as far as appearing on Jerry Springer in character and in full costume during the mid-1990s.

The band was the result of the collaboration between Hunter Jackson and Dave Brockie, then the singer for a punk band called Death Piggy. Jackson was working on a movie at the time the two met. The movie, entitled Scumdogs of the Universe, featured a plot involving terrifying intergalactic barbarians. Jackson and Brockie combined their ideas, re-named the band Gwar, and have been performing as ghoulish intergalactic warriors ever since. Their costumes are generally made of foam latex, styrofoam, and hardened rubber. It should be noted that the costumes they are wearing actually cover very little with the rest of their bodies being accentuated with makeup. They further their production in concert by dousing, spraying, and at times nearly drowning their audiences with imitation blood, semen, gore, and other bodily fluids. All the fluids are made of water and dye that washes out easily. It is rumored that corn syrup or a similar product has been used as a thickener.


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  • HaohmaruRocks

    Rip Oderus

    30 Apr 1:29am Reply
  • MheeaD

    Hail Oderus!Hail GWAR!

    29 Jan 10:10pm Reply
  • SlicerOfBones

    Saw GWAR tonight and it definitely wasn't the same without the mighty ODERUS. But, I left with an aching body covered in blood and sweat and a lot of fun memories. The tour's lineup did NOT disappoint. For anyone wondering the setlist was mostly tracks off of Battle Maximus: Bonesnapper, Madness at the Core of Time, Mr Perfect and a few others... Then they performed Techno Destructo, Road Behind, Metal Metal Land, and Saddam a GoGo. A few other tracks I missed but these were the ones that stood out.

    17 Oct 2014 Reply
  • KeeerTrats

    RIP Oderus you was amazing

    16 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Bon-


    19 Aug 2014 Reply
  • razor_sharp7

    эта группа отстой. как может кто-нибудь нравится странный задницу группу.

    24 Jul 2014 Reply
  • animeshkanaruto

    О майн готт, это что, прикол такой, или они на самом деле страшилища такие? Как таких фриков на сцену выпускать можно? Музыка - говно для патлатых дрищей, одно рубилово, тексты наверняка о сотоне. Спаси вас Бог от этой мерзости! В концлагерь вместе с King Diamond, Marilyn Manson и Rob Zombie!

    11 Jul 2014 Reply
  • high_as_bells

    Save the social Darwinist platitudes for Stormfront, you fucking nerds.

    7 Jul 2014 Reply
  • deathstar461

    Oderous would say that Heroin is for pussies.

    12 Jun 2014 Reply
  • defnoob

    v +1

    11 Jun 2014 Reply
  • bassius

    its called having some willpower in your pathetic wet noodle of a brain.. heroin fucking kills you stone cold dead. common sense 101. all i know all about addiction. pussies who cant moderate on beer and pot and need to "escape reality". even trying it once, you fail at life.

    10 Jun 2014 Reply
  • bassius

    blah blah blah do some more heroin dipshit.

    5 Jun 2014 Reply
  • maxbrum

    R.I.P. Oderus

    22 May 2014 Reply
  • ravenpryde

    Still can't fucking believe Oderus isn't here anymore...

    1 May 2014 Reply
  • Shad4k

    Oderus had to leave for hell, the make sure Fred Phelps got the warm reception he justly deserves.(3)

    17 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Bladecatcher_

    RIP Oderus. You will be missed.

    16 Apr 2014 Reply
  • doctorjmo

    r.i.p. oderus

    7 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Jvztin

    Oderus had to leave for hell, the make sure Fred Phelps got the warm reception he justly deserves.(2)

    6 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Jvztin

    *50 billion years was not enough.

    6 Apr 2014 Reply
  • srcorb

    43 billion years was not enough

    3 Apr 2014 Reply
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