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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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  • 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 7:12am Reply
  • KeeerTrats

    RIP Oderus you was amazing

    16 Oct 4:43pm Reply
  • Bon-

    blothar

    19 Aug 2:40pm Reply
  • razor_sharp7

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

    24 Jul 1:20am 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 5:04pm Reply
  • high_as_bells

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

    7 Jul 3:51pm Reply
  • deathstar461

    Oderous would say that Heroin is for pussies.

    12 Jun 1:11am Reply
  • defnoob

    v +1

    11 Jun 10:39pm 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 1:51am Reply
  • althefknamsrtkn

    Pff, everyone's a victim these days. Fuck that mentality

    9 Jun 4:36am Reply
  • bassius

    blah blah blah do some more heroin dipshit.

    5 Jun 12:29am Reply
  • maxbrum

    R.I.P. Oderus

    22 May 2:48am Reply
  • ravenpryde

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

    1 May 12:34pm Reply
  • Shad4k

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

    17 Apr 3:04am Reply
  • Bladecatcher_

    RIP Oderus. You will be missed.

    16 Apr 3:08pm Reply
  • doctorjmo

    r.i.p. oderus

    7 Apr 6:01pm Reply
  • Jvztin

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

    6 Apr 8:03am Reply
  • Jvztin

    *50 billion years was not enough.

    6 Apr 8:03am Reply
  • srcorb

    43 billion years was not enough

    3 Apr 5:49pm Reply
  • BagOfLoot

    And, as afrowolf said, thanks for making this world a bit less shitty. I´m sad. Thank you, Dave Brockie. Bye.

    30 Mar 8:16pm Reply
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