Almost a year after death of GWAR guitarist, Cory Smoot, the band announces who the replacement will be. Hailing from Richmond, VA and member of Cannabis Corpse, Brent Purgason, will be joining the band. Read on for more details.
Earlier this month, front man Dave Brockie (known as Oderus Urungus), appeared on WRIR 97.3 FM radio show “What the Fontaine?!” according to Blabbermouth.net. Brockie publicly mentioned the official addition of ‘Pustulus Maximus’ to the GWAR family:
“Everyone knows we lost Cory last year and it’s been a rough time, but we have been forging onwards, we’ve been writing new songs, and we’re in the middle of writing a really awesome new album. And part of the whole process was finding a new guitar player and I’m really happy [to say that] Brent Purgason, who plays in ANTIETAM 1862 and CANNABIS CORPSE now plays in this little band called GWAR. He was a really good friend of Cory‘s and he’s just a perfect fit. He actually got the job about a month ago and he’s been in the Slave Pit five days a week. We’ve been working really hard on the new album. . . His [character] name is ‘Pustulus Maximus.'”
The band has already begun their Fall 2012 tour, Fate or Chaos, with Pustulus Maximus on stage and will continue touring North America through late November.