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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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  • 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
  • BagOfLoot

    Rest in space, Oderus!

    30 Mar 8:11pm Reply
  • deathstar461

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

    29 Mar 8:03pm Reply
  • Carpe4Diem

    Покойся с миром, Дейв.

    29 Mar 6:00pm Reply
  • Splaetos

    Oderus is Immortal, this is just for tax purposes. (RIP Dave)

    29 Mar 2:54pm Reply
  • BlueFacedBeast

    Bye Dave, you're the ultimate fucking SCUMDOG. Metal will never be the same...LONG LIVE GWAR!

    28 Mar 3:27am Reply
  • middleclasssam


    26 Mar 1:21pm Reply
  • lordgorefreak


    26 Mar 6:54am Reply
  • KaramAkerfeldt

    RIP fucker.

    26 Mar 5:16am Reply
  • Caviaris

    RIP !!!!!!!!

    25 Mar 10:23pm Reply
  • 666SixNine

    Rest in Peace, Big Oderus! In this world where nearly every thrash band sounds the same, Gwar was very original. I wish I went to a Gwar show when I still could. David was definitely one of the most characteristic heavy metal frontmen, and a very intelligent and not to mention hilarious dude. I was seriously saddened when I heard the news yesyterday. So many great people gone lately... As I said, RIP and have a safe travel back to your home planet, Oderus! We puny humans were not worthy of Oderus staying on this wretched planet called Earth forever. I hope Oderus finds peace wherever he is.

    25 Mar 7:57pm Reply
  • MadThespian

    Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Oderus Urungus R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtag

    25 Mar 6:20pm Reply
  • AbsoluteAggr

    Somewhere in time and space, an egg is breaking open. With crack and cystal meth pouring out over a 6ft tall baby Orderus. Till the Universe calls you forth!

    25 Mar 3:01pm Reply
  • nickout

    Now let the people in Scumdogia taste your cum!

    25 Mar 2:50pm Reply
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