Monday, March 24, 2014

R.I.P. GWAR frontman David Brockie, dead at 50

Consequence of Sound Staff

Photo by Katie Schuering
GWAR frontman David Brockie, a.k.a. Oderus Urungus, has died at the age of 50,Consequence of Sound has confirmed.

According to the Richmond, VA Police Department, Brockie was found dead in his home on Sunday evening. The cause of death is not yet known, however, this is no suspicion of foul play.

Brockie formed the metal band in 1984 and remained the group’s only consistent member. The band may be best known for its SciFi-inspired costumes and graphic onstage antics, though under Brockie’s guidance, GWAR emerged as one of the most respected thrash metal bands of the last 25 years. They released 13 full-length studio albums, staged a series of events, including GWAR B-Q, and even earned a pair of Grammy nods. In 2013, a petitionwas launched to have GWAR play the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show and has received over 50,000 signatures.

Brockie was also an avid sports fan and penned a weekly football column for MetalSucks. In addition, he appeared on the FOX News talk show Red Eye.

Below, watch a few of our favorite GWAR videos, including recent interview between Brockie and Andrew W.K., GWAR’s cover of Kansas’ “Carry on Wayward Son”, and their video for “Let’s Slay”.

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