On July 1st, GWAR made a long awaited public announcement :
“At 2:00 PM on Friday, August 30th, 2019, GWAR will unveil a monument to the band’s co-founder and longtime leader Dave Brockie, which will be set in Richmond, Virginia’s famed Hollywood Cemetery (412 S Cherry St, Richmond, VA). All are invited to the unveiling, and to a free party the next day, August 31st, at the GWARbar (217 W Clay St, Richmond, VA).
The party will feature a performance by RAWG, the greatest GWAR tribute band of all time. Friday, August 30th marks what would have been Dave Brockie’s 56th birthday. The erection of this monument has been a long time coming, and we are grateful and happy we can finally do this for Dave.
We thank the many people who donated time and money to make this a reality. We hope the marker will provide a long-needed place for Brockie’s friends, family, and fans to pay their respects to this wonderful and deeply talented human being, and of course, to Dave’s famous creation; Oderus Urungus, who will always be remembered as one of the greatest frontmen in rock and roll history.”
It is a loving and long awaited public tribute to late frontman Dave Brockie, better known as Oderus Urungus. Brockie died tragically in March 2014. As well as being a prolific musical talent, he was also a history aficionado and author whose only book, Whargoul, combined elements of his music and lyrical craftsmanship with his passion for history and horror. It seems doubtful that GWAR will reveal any further details about this monument before the August unveiling.
For news and updates on the unveiling as well as the band and their continuing journey to slaughter the universe, be sure to check out GWAR’s website and follow them on social media.
Dan is an author, editorialist, podcaster, and horror culture & lifestyle correspondent from the Southeast. You can find Dan on social media @dotdblog and read his stories at Danno of the Dead Blog and through PDI Press.