When Gwar vocalist Dave Brockie passed away earlier this year from an accidental heroin overdose at the age of 50, many thought that it might spell the end of the iconic band of self-proclaimed “alien scumdogs.” But just weeks after sending Brockie’s character Oderus Urungus back to the mother ship with a viking funeral at the annual fan appreciation event GwarBQ, the band has debuted their new lineup.
Instead of trying to replace Brockie in a direct and obvious way, it seems the band has chosen another route entirely — Gwar now features two lead singers and one of whom is a badass Amazonian alien known as Vulvatron. That’s right, in addition to long-running member Blothar taking over some of the vocal duties, Gwar now features what looks to be one of metal’s strongest female front women.
Vulvatron made her debut at Riotfest in Chicago recently and by all accounts the new alien queen is a formidable presence. She is played by Kim Dylla and is definitely not being cast in the stereotypical heavy metal submissive or sexbomb role.
As soon as any video footage of the new Gwar lineup is available, we at GoD will be sure to give you a more in depth look at the new incarnation of the band.
[Source: Wondering Sound]