Gwar is a satirical heavy metal band formed in Richmond, Virginia in 1984. The band is well known for its elaborate science fiction/horror film inspired costumes, obscene lyrics and graphic stage performances, which feature humorous enactments of politically and morally taboo themes.


Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus) (lead vocals)
Mike Derks (Balsac the Jaws of Death) (guitar, background vocals)
Jamison Land (Beefcake the Mighty) (bass, background vocals)
Brad Roberts (Jizmak Da Gusha) (drums, percussion)
Brent Purgason (Pustulus Maximus) (lead guitar)


Richmond, Virginia

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