It was on Nov. 3, 2011 that beloved GWAR guitarist Cory 'Flattus Maximus' Smoot departed our galaxy. Since that day, GWAR have shared the grieving process with their fans, continuing on as a four-piece ever since Smoot's passing and dedicating every live show to Smoot by placing his guitar onstage under a spotlight. Although there was some question as to whether GWAR would recruit a new guitarist, the band have just announced the addition of intergalactic shredder Pustulus Maximus, known on Planet Earth as Brent Purgason.
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GWAR front-thing Oderus Urungus recently lashed out at the American mainstream media for largely ignoring the arrest of Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe on apparent manslaughter charges in Prague, Czech Republic. The always opinionated Urungus lashed out in a series of tweets, calling for further coverage to increase awareness of Blythe's unfortunate situation.
Is this what Janeane Garafalo's brains look like? If so, we applaud her, because this is a whole new step when it comes to dedication.
The passing of GWAR guitarist and metal mastermind Cory 'Flattus Maximus' Smoot left a gaping hole in the world of metal, as fans worldwide mourned the death of Smoot in a number of ways. Although the strummer / alien has departed this Earth, his legacy now lives on through his kin, as Smoot's daughter, Corie, was born last night.