Sad news this morning folks. Dave Brockie, who fronted the satirical thrash metal band GWAR as Oderus Urnugus, was found dead this morning in his Virginia home. He was just 50 years old.
I don’t have to tell you what a huge blow this is to the heavy metal and horror community. We here at 40oz. Of Horror are less about reporting and more about being fans, so here it is: This news fucking sucks, plain and simple.
Details on the cause of death are unreliable at this point.
I was lucky enough to catch a brief word with Dave in character as Oderus last year. I didn’t know him, but everything I’ve ever read talks about what a genuine, funny and unique man his is — after the interview, these sentiments were confirmed.
I had asked Dave for the interview and at the last minute, I became a fanboy, took a risk and asked him if he’d mind doing the audio in character. He laughed, said that would be great, flipped a switch and there he was… Oderus Urungus. It was awesome.