GWAR is heavy metal’s most unique and rebellious band, having been twice nominated for Grammy Awards, and merging theatre and music in a way that few artists ever have. The band is well known for its elaborate science fiction/horror film inspired costumes, obscene lyrics and graphic stage performances, which feature humorous enactments of politically and morally taboo themes, and have become one of music’s great mainstream “cult” phenomenons regularly appearing on National TV late night shows. They have one of the most loyal followings in music, and since 1984 have regularly sold out venues all across the country ususally spewing blood on fans, putting celebrities who join on stage in meat grinders, and other acts that make it one of the most entertaining shows in music. Targets of their shows have included O. J. Simpson, Marilyn Manson, John Kerry, Mike Tyson, every American President since Ronald Reagan, Jerry Garcia, Osama Bin Laden, Michael Jackson, Al Gore, John McCain, Hillary Clinton, Paris Hilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin, Saddam Hussein, Lady Gaga, Jerry Springer, Mr. Lordi, Sarah Palin, Snooki and many others. As they begin a sold out tour across the US, and finish work on their new album, GWAR plans to shift their fame and music into a higher gear for their fans.
Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down with the way too awesome to describe lead singer of GWAR, Oderus Urungus, right after they finished filming with FUSE TV in NYC, to talk about all things GWAR. We discussed their new album, the death of their guitarist and search for a new one, why Oderus has no love for artists like Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, what lies next for one of music’s most unique bands, and soo much more! One of the most fun and unique interviews I’ve ever done Kade Nation!
Here is GWAR on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to give you a taste: