2009 truly has been the year of GWAR. They released their 25th anniversary album, "Lust in Space", on Metal Blade Records; they are currently on their 25th anniversary tour with LAMB OF GOD, and THE RED CHORD. The group's frontman, Oderus Urungus, has become the "Interplanetary Correspondent" for Fox News' "Red Eye", and is now featured in the latest issue of Spin magazine.
The feature in the November 2009 issue of Spin takes place at the Slave Pit in Antarctica and it is entitled "In My Room". GWAR's warty front-thing takes an exuberant amount of pride in showing off his room and all of his unique possessions, including his dead dog "Pookie" who has been with him since the beginning as his lover and his pet.
Speaking of pets and more specifically dogs, Oderus Urungus and Beefcake The Mighty served as celebrity judges in the 14th annual Burton Snowboard Pet Costume Contest yesterday in Burlington, Vermont.
Unphased by success, GWAR continues on their course as "the people's band". Band members Oderus Urungus, Beefcake The Mighty, and Balsac The Jaws Of Death. are seen below judging the 14th annual Burton Dog-Costume Show. The event is held every year to benefit CHILL, a charity group dedicated to giving underprivileged children a chance to try snowboarding and other winter sports.
"GWAR loves animals, and underprivileged children," said Oderus, "usually cooked, sometimes raw..."