On February 28, Heavy TV conducted an interview with GWAR frontman Dave Brockie (a.k.a. Oderus Urungus) at the Melbourne stop of this year's Soundwave festival in Australia. You can now watch the chat below.
Dave Brockie was found dead at his home in Richmond, Virginia Sunday evening.
Richmond police spokeswoman Dionne Waugh said officers were called to a residence in the 4800 block of the city's West Seminary Avenue at 6:53 p.m. for a report of a dead person. They found Brockie dead inside.
According to Waugh, detectives do not suspect foul play at this time.
Brockie's body has been sent to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.
Brockie is not the first member of GWAR to die at an early age. GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot, who played the character of Flattus Maximus for over ten years, was discovered dead on the band's tour bus on November 3, 2011. He was 34 years old.
GWAR's latest album, "Battle Maximus", sold around 3,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 109 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD — the band's first full-length studio effort since the loss of Flattus Maximus — was issued on September 17, 2013 on Metal Blade Records.
GWAR's previous CD, 2010's "Bloody Pit Of Horror", opened with around 2,800 units — roughly half of the first-week tally registered by 2009's "Lust In Space", which premiered with 5,000 copies to land at No. 96.