GWAR Unleash New Lineup + Remember Oderus Urungus at New York City Show
It was bittersweet to see GWAR perform onstage at New York City's Irving Plaza on Nov 30. With the passing of frontman Dave “Oderus Urungus” Brockie and guitarist Corey “Flattus Maximus” Smoot in the past few years, GWAR fans wondered what would become of the band. Judging from their latest show in New York City, GWAR is alive and well.
Seeing GWAR live is just as much about the theatrics as it is about the music. The concert began with 'Fly Now,' where the rest of the band was looking for Oderus. Renewed member Mike “Blothar” Bishop, who was the original Beefcake the Mighty, offered up vocals on many coveted GWAR songs such as “Metal Metal Land,” “Saddam a Go-Go,” “Hail, Genocide!” and more.
The wild, other-worldly vixen that is Vulvatron added to the chaos onstage while handling vocal duties. Fans also happened to love Vulvatron’s boobs, which squirted fake blood out into the crowd.
The show came with lots and lots of blood and multiple battles with various space creatures, which fans had no objection to. The night ended with GWAR covering 'West End Girls' by Pet Shop Boys and a rendition of 'People Who Died' by the Jim Carroll Band.
Supporting acts earlier in the night included an obliterating set by Corrosion of Conformity. American Sharks, hailing from Austin, Texas, were given the privilege kicking off the night, delivering a rockin’ set of their own.
To say the least, the show was wild, chaotic and fun for fans. Even though Oderus was the sticky, smelly, awesome space glue that held past GWAR lineups together, his memory will be the basis for future GWAR shows to come.
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