Tag Archives: Cory Smoot

GWAR pay tribute to People Who Died in latest AV Club cover

Posted by on October 28, 2014

The Onion‘s AV Club has has a feature called Undercover for several years now. In the feature, they invite bands to cover a list of songs, and once a song is covered, it’s crossed off the list. For the last three years, they’ve only invited back one band, and that band has been GWAR. The first year, […]

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GWAR’s Oderus Urungus: “’Battle Maximus’ is a f**king amazing album, and I’m sure that Flattus is f**king proud of us”

Posted by on September 12, 2013

The death of a bandmate is a tragic struggle for any band, even when said band’s members consist of scumdogs from outer space. However, the almighty GWAR moved forward despite the loss of Flattus Maximus (aka Cory Smoot). And luckily for them, the Maximus clan came to the aid of GWAR to help them through […]

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GWAR Officially Reveal New Guitarist Pustulus Maximus

Posted by on October 1, 2012

Back in August, Dave Brockie revealed the identity of GWAR’s new guitarist, only to get humiliated by his master/alias Oderus Urungus. But this morning, slightly less than a year after the passing of Cory Smoot (Flattus Maximus), it’s been officially announced that GWAR’S new scumdog is Pustulus Maximus. In addition to giving fans their first […]

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Oderus Urungus Has A Few Things To Say About The Leaked Identity Of GWAR’s New Guitarist

Posted by on August 27, 2012

Last week, Dave Brockie gave WRIR’s What The Fontaine the inside scoop on GWAR’s new guitarist/Cory Smoot’s replacement. In addition to revealing the guitarist’s identity (Cannabis Corpse/Antietam 1862’s Brent Purgason), he also revealed the new Scumdog’s backstory, along with the revelation that multiple guitarists will appear on the new GWAR album (as part of the […]

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Identity Of New GWAR Guitarist Revealed

Posted by on August 24, 2012

It’s been about ten months since the sudden passing of guitarist Cory Smoot. And though they’ve retired the character of Flattus Maximus, GWAR continued on as a four piece on the road. And now it appears that their search for a new Scumdog has come to an end. While an official statement has yet to […]

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New & Noteworthy, June 5th – Industrial Discipline

Posted by on June 5, 2012

How many times can a band reinvent their lineup before they lose their appeal? Fear Factory has certainly tested those limits in the past decade, so much so that singer Burton C. Bell is the only founding member of the band to have remained in the lineup for the band’s entire career. Somehow, against impossible […]

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GWAR Starting Search For New Guitarist, Lay Out Plans For “Summer Of Naughty Fun”

Posted by on May 4, 2012

Following the sudden passing of guitarist Cory Smoot (aka Flattus Maximus), GWAR continued on with touring as a four piece. They even officially retired the character of Flattus Maximus in honor of their deceased bandmate. However, it would appear that the Scumdogs of the Universe are slowly making an effort to find a new guitarist. […]

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Metal Blade To Release Cory Smoot’s (Flattus Maximus) Final Recordings, Streaming New Song Online

Posted by on April 23, 2012

Before his sudden passing, guitarist Cory Smoot (aka Flattus Maximus of GWAR) had been working on the debut album of his solo project The Cory Smoot Experiment. While he originally intended to record with numerous singers like GWAR’s Dave Brockie and Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe, Smoot recorded everything (including vocals) by himself and completed […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Producers That Are Also Musicians

Posted by on April 16, 2012

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Recently, both As I Lay Dying and Slayer revealed which producers they’ll be working in the studio soon. At first, these announcements reminded us how crucial of a role the producer can play during the recording sessions of a new album. […]

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GWAR Starting Work On New Album

Posted by on March 2, 2012

Even after the loss of Cory Smoot (aka Flattus Maximus), GWAR have continued to soldier on. Minus a few missed shows, the band continued to hit the road and plan to tour even more this Spring (with Municipal Waste and Kylesa playing separate legs). And now it looks like GWAR is wasting no time to […]

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