Dave Brockie, better known to us as Oderus Urungus- the founder and lead singer of metal band GWAR, has died. His roommates found his body at his house on the evening of the 23rd of March (Sunday). Though the news was initially dismissed as a rumour, GWAR bassist Chris Bopst said- “I wish it was a joke.” “Everyone is in shock.” Brockie was 50 years old.
Vocalist Randy Blythe from Lamb of God, posted via his Instagram account: “I got a very sad call tonight from my buddy Chris Bopst, who was one of the original members of GWAR. My friend Dave Brockie, a.k.a. Oderus Urungus, the singer of GWAR, has left the building and taken off back to his home planet…”
Randy also reshared one of his old pictures of Dave kissing his birthday cake. You can check it out here.
GWAR’s latest album ‘Battle Maximus’ sold around 3,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 109 on The Billboard 200 chart.