Metal world pays tribute to Gwar frontman Dave Brockie

Converge, Cancer Bats, Trash Talk and Lamb Of God show respect for Oderus Urungus

Metal world pays tribute to Gwar frontman Dave Brockie

Photo: Getty

Tributes to the late Gwar frontman Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus, have been paid following his death on Sunday (March 23).

The news of Brockie's death at the age of 50 was confirmed by his manager, Jack Flanagan, yesterday. Brockie's body has been sent to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

Following the news of Brockie's death, bands and artists in the metal community and beyond began to share their memories and tributes on social media.

Former GWAR member, Mike Bishop, paid tribute to Brockie's "lucid wit", telling Style Weekly. "Dave was one of the funniest, smartest, most creative and energetic persons I've known. He was brash sometimes, always crass, irreverent, he was hilarious in every way. But he was also deeply intelligent and interested in life, history, politics and art. His penchant for scatological humours belied a lucid wit."

Meanwhile, Violent J of Insane Clown Posse spoke to Billboard and called Brockie's death a "terrible loss to the world." "I am devastated to hear of the passing of Oderus Urungus," he said. "GWAR are true pioneers of the underground and without them there would have been no blueprint on how to do-it-yourself in the world of music. Oderus was one of our true heroes."

On Instagram, Lamb Of God's Randy Blythe shared an image of Brockie and wrote : "When someone dies, a lot of the time people will say, 'Oh, he was a unique person, really one of a kind, a true original', most of these people no idea of what they are talking about – they obviously had never met Dave. Dave truly was one of a kind, I can't think of anyone even remotely like him. That's very hard to say."

More messages followed on Twitter with Moby, Trash Talk, Converge, Cancer Bats and Chris Kael of Five Finger Death Punch also sharing their feelings for Brockie.






Known for their outrageous costumes and prosthetics, Gwar released their 13th album in 2013 and would mark their 30th anniversary this year. Oderus Urungus is the only character appear in every Gwar line-up, beginning as guitar player, then bassist, then vocalist.

Read More On This Artist

Merchandise
More News
Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith cover The Rolling Stones - watch
Foo Fighters announce January 2015 live dates
Johnny Flynn stars in new trailer for Channel 4 sitcom 'Scrotal Recall' - watch
Bishop Nehru and Doom preview NehruvianDOOM album with new track 'Caskets' – listen
Matt Bellamy hints at World War 3 theme and guitar solos for new Muse album
SBTRKT previews new album 'Wonder Where We Land' at iTunes Festival in London
Iceage reveal new song 'How Many' - listen
Trent Reznor previews 'Gone Girl' soundtrack ahead of cinema release
Members of Arcade Fire, The Strokes and Bon Iver form Pop All Star Band supergroup
Lil Wayne and Drake hit the road in 'Grindin' video - watch
SBTRKT streams new song 'The Light' featuring Denai Moore - listen
George Ezra covers Cyndi Lauper's 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' - watch
Foo Fighters pay tribute to late Gwar frontman Oderus Urungus at crowdfunded gig
James Blake unveils new song on BBC Radio 1 show
David Bowie to release new album 'soon', says producer Tony Visconti
Six Iranians sentenced to prison and lashings for dancing to Pharrell's 'Happy' in...
All We Are announce January 2015 release date for debut album – hear first song now
Yorkshire artists cover Gang Of Four's 'Entertainment!' in special Cassette Store...
Guildford venue The Boileroom saved from closure
Richard Hawley to reissue first three albums on vinyl
Johnny Marr reveals new single 'The Trap'
Flying Lotus reveals new song 'Coronus, The Terminator' – listen

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today