When GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus died of a heroin overdose earlier this year, the Richmond, Virginia, crew wasted little time proclaiming that they’d press on in his honor. Just how they’d do that was cloudy for a while, but they recently revealed they’ve added a new frontman (Berserker Blothar) and an interstellar murderous sex goddess dubbed Vulvatron.
The theatrical metal band, formed at a Virginia art school, has spent the past 25 years blasting fake blood and bodily fluids into the willing faces of metal fans across the globe. Giving that up was never an option. The Scumdogs left behind by Oderus (real name Dave Brockie) have launched the GWAR Eternal Tour, which hits the Rock and Shock festival at the Palladium in Worcester on October 17.
There will be no hologram of Oderus (we don’t think?) but his presence will be palpable. In fact, the premise of the tour is that the latex-clad space alien crackheads are trying to find him in a bid to save the universe (and kill as many humans as possible along the way, we imagine).
The Dig caught up recently with the newcomer—and very hung over—Vulvatron to chat Oderus, killing, and Lana Del Rey.
What are your thoughts on replacing the dearly departed Oderus Urungus?
We are quite perplexed. We are trying to navigate space and time to locate him. It’s quite annoying. We’re having little success. He’s probably holed up with some hookers somewhere and will turn up soon. Maybe we can leave a trail of crack through space.
What is the biggest difference between you and Oderus?
My massive tits, indeed.
How did you land the gig?
I was summoned back to Earth to alter the course of the future battle. GWAR really fucked up and I felt the need as a commander of the forces in the future to navigate back to the present time to alter their fuck up. That will hopefully be undone throughout the course of the tour. In the future, fascist forces essentially annihilate all of the universe because of GWAR. Perhaps if GWAR may change their course of action, the universe can go on fucking and doing crack.
What do you think of male GWAR groupies?
Some of them are quite attractive indeed, and I do enjoy when they bring me gifts and attempt feebly to provide me oral pleasure. However, my sexual functions are not satisfied by primitive human form. I have not yet actually managed to be satiated. I’ll keep trying though.
Who rocks harder—you or Lana Del Rey?
Although I did write all of her songs, I believe no human creature can compare to the beauty of Vulvatron.
What do you like to eat?
Our digestive system functions have advanced beyond 2014. I no longer feel the need to eat solid food. Everything survives on crack form. And ethyl alcohol. I do enjoy Mr. Jack Daniel’s company. Sometimes we get in arguments. At the moment we’re not speaking.
Who is the first celebrity you are looking forward to killing onstage?
That’s a difficult question. I enjoy killing most humans equally. I would enjoy a bout with that bizarre and repulsive creature with the three breasts.
What’s it like being on the road with all dudes?
I find this custom of hot bagging entirely repulsive. (Ed note: “hot bagging” occurs when you line the tour bus toilet with a plastic bag before defecating, so as not to break the cardinal rule of desecrating the bus bathroom). Also, we all have our own hot tubs in our bunks, filled with groupies. I definitely prefer the male ones, but I’m not averse to the female ones. We’ve advanced beyond all gender preferences.
Do you like Boston?
It’s very cold. Your school Harvard has some decent ideas. They should keep working.
Is Vulvatron evil or loving?
I like to love the attractive beings. The concept of evil is a primitive notion for people who can’t understand the duality of existence.
Killing humans is evil no?
To humans yes.
What is it to you?
ROCK AND SCHOCK FESTIVAL FEAT. GWAR + AGONY. THE PALLADIUM, 261 MAIN ST., WORCESTER. SAT 10.18. 11AM/ALL AGES/$35-40. GWAR.NET.