R.I.P. GWAR founder Dave Brockie/Oderus Urungus

The New York Daily News reported this morning GWAR founder and frontman Dave Brockie, who was better known as Oderus Urungus, was found dead at his Richmond home.  Police do not suspect foul play.  An autopsy will determine cause of death.


Brockie, 50, came up with the idea of the satirical thrash metal band with fellow University of Virginia art students in 1984.  The band recorded its first album, Hell-O, on Metal Blade Records in 1988.  Its most recent album, Battle Maximus, was released September 2013.

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