GWAR’s Dave Brockie aka “Oderus Urungus” Talks “Blood Vomits”

Dave Brockie aka Oderus Urungus has a role in the upcoming funded puppet adventure “Blood Vomits” caught up with Dave to talk about the project as well as some of the other things he has been working on lately.

Adam Lawton: Can you tell us about your role in the “Blood Vomits” project?
Dave Brockie: I didn’t really do a whole lot. I offered some moral support as well as doing the voice of Mad Dog who is one of the lead characters. Pretty much Davis Bradley and Michael Derks were responsible for getting all of the elements of the story together. I just came in and did my voice. For once I wasn’t running the show. I really enjoyed the hell out of coming in and just being a supporting player! There just is so much talent in the Gwar camp that it was nice to sit back for a change. I have been doing a lot of the publicity and informing the fans about the project which has been great.

AL: Had you heard of prior to this project?
DB: No I hadn’t. Mike brought that idea to everyone and it’s really an amazing thing. We were very surprised with how well we did. Originally the guys were going to only ask for $2,500. I told them to just go for it and ask for $5,000 and we ended up with $7,000 so we were really happy with it. I’m sure we will be using it again in the future as it’s a really awesome tool for artists.

AL: Can you tell us about your book that was released recently titled “Whargoul”?
DB: “Whargoul” came out on Dead Eye press which is a division of Eraser Head press. I had written the book about 10 years ago and had it up on my website for quite awhile. This company got in touch with me and was interested in putting out the story in a real book form. I said “Hell Yeah” they set everything up and it has been doing pretty good. It’s also available in a Kindle version as well. They have asked me to write a sequel but I don’t know if I can write a sequel to “Whargoul”. I did leave the character in spot to where a sequel could happen but I don’t know. “Whargoul” took a really long time to write and it was a struggle. I want to write another novel but I’m not sure I want to write a sequel just yet. At some point I think I could though. People have been really supportive of this and the other side projects I am involved in which has made me work harder. Gwar fans are tremendous and support us in everything we do. I just finished a short story for a zombie anthology which is titled “Bone Manner Revisited”. I had written this story for one of my creative writing classes in college and similar to “Whargoul” it sat around for a few years. I was contacted by a publisher about doing a zombie type story and I remembered that short story from college. I did a re-write on it and some buffing up and it should be coming out pretty soon.  I also have my blog on which continues to tell the story of Gwar’s inception. I definitely plan to compile that for a novel one day as well. When I finally get into my last days of decrepitude I can totally see myself writing a lot more.

AL: There has been a lot going on in the Gwar world lately with the news of the Gwar B-B-Q line up and a fall 2011 tour. There also has been gossip of a new band member. Can you tell us anything about that?
DB:  It’s getting out now that Casey Orr has left the band. Casey has played Beefcake a few different times over the years. The split was something that didn’t come as a surprise as we knew that he would eventually be moving on. Basically the economy right now is really rough and Gwar is not the easiest band to be in. It’s especially difficult for guys who don’t live in the Richmond area. All of Casey’s family and projects are in Texas so the strain of holding those two different lives together got to the point where he had to make a decision. The split is completely amicable and we love Casey. It wouldn’t surprise me if he didn’t end up working for us again at some point. I know for a fact next time we are in Dallas he will be back stage drinking all of our beer. We all play characters in Gwar and there have been 3 different Beefcakes with Casey playing the role twice. The characters are defiantly bigger than the musicians who play them. The new Beef Cake the Mighty will be debuting at this year’s Gwar B-B-Q but we do wish Casey all the best and we will miss him.

AL: The Fall tour is being dubbed “Return of the World Maggot Tour” correct?
DB: Yes! We recently moved into a new slave pit and when we were moving we went through all the old costumes. We came across the World Maggot and it was still in pretty good shape. We are always getting asked when we are going to bring that prop back. Because we didn’t have time to build a whole new show and we don’t have a new album out we decided to bring out a bunch of the old characters. It’s going to be a cool tour as we will be out with Every Time I Die as well as playing a few shows with Ghoul and Warbeast. We are really looking forward to get back out there!

AL: Are you involved at all with the Gwar “Dim Time” book which is being compiled by former Slave Pit/Gwar members Don Drakulich and Chuck Varga?
DB: They have asked me my opinion about stuff but it’s been Don and Chuck who have been sorting that stuff out. Everyone is really starting to get their own side project niche now and this is one of those times. I trust that they are going to do a great job. Don was with us from the very beginning and he has a lot of really amazing footage. It a story that needs to be told however I don’t really need to contribute that much because I lived it! (Laughs) Anything about the “Dim Time” is going to have my mug all over it.

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GWAR’s Oderus Urungus Featured on FEARnet’s “Holliston”

The following report below has been snagged from GWAR Official Facebook Page:

GWAR front man and lead throat thing Oderus Urungus has just been confirmed to be a featured cast member on FEARnet’s first original series “Holliston”.  Oderus Urungus joins Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider as well as stars Adam Green and Joe Lynch on the offbeat multi-camera buddy comedy series created by Green.  Described as The Big Bang Theory meets Evil Dead II, the show is set in the town of Holliston, Mass., and follows the lives of Adam (Green) and Joe (Lynch), two friends chasing the dream of becoming successful horror movie filmmakers while struggling to make ends meet in their post-college jobs at a Boston cable access station where they also host a late-night movie program called The Movie Crypt. Urungus will play himself and is Adam’s “imaginary” friend who happens to live in a closet and gives him advice that is extremely misguided and offensive. The six-episode series is slated to begin production in September.

Quoth your lord and master:

“I am pleased beyond belief that the human race, and FEARnet, has finally recognized my acting ability and hired me as the star of Holliston,” said Oderus, apparently unaware that he is playing a supporting role. “With Dee Snider on the cast, it’s essential to have somebody that brings class to the proceedings…that class is me.”

For more information on “Holliston” visit

In other GWAR news, don’t forget that 2nd Annual Crack-A-Thon will be taking place this weekend Friday September 2nd and Saturday September 3rd at the MF Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.  There will be two shows nightly that will be streamed live.  For more information and to purchase tickets please visit

The GWAR-B-Q is a little bit over three weeks away.  Events at the GWAR-B-Q include the “American A-Hole Contest”, Spew Olympics, live performances from GWAR, Darkest Hour and many more.  GWAR is pleased to announce that for all the Bohabs that will be travelling to Richmond, that they have set up special camping and hotel offers.  To purchase tickets and find out accommodation information as well as the latest info on the GWAR-B-Q visit

And don’t forget that your Lords and Masters will be hitting the road this will with Every Time I Die, Warbeast and Ghoul.  Check out the dates below:

10/18 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
10/19 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
10/20 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/21 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
10/22 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
10/23 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10/24 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
10/25 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
10/26 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
10/28 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
10/29 Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
10/30 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
10/31 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
11/01 Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
11/02 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/04 Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Event Centre
11/05 Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
11/07 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
11/08 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
11/09 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
11/10 Medford, OR @ Medford Armory
11/11 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
11/12 West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
11/13 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
11/14 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
11/15 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/16 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
11/18 Austin, TX @ East Side Drive In
11/19 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
11/20 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
11/21 New Orleans, LA @ The Hangar
11/22 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
11/23 Tampa, FL @ Green Iguana Stadium
11/25 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
11/26 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
11/27 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place

Make sure to keep up with Oderus’ latest incoherent rants and raves on “The Mad Minute” with Full Metal Jackie. Listen to the latest installment and check out recent “Mad Minutes” at




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