Brent Purgason, a.k.a. Pustulus Maximus of GWAR has Quit The Band


Longtime GWAR guitar player Brent Purgason, a.k.a. Pustulus Maximus has quit the band after 11 years. He announced this on a post to his Instagram account last night (November 6th, 2023). Announcing it was time to move in a new direction although, he will remain connected to the band “behind the scenes.” Brent created the character of Pustulus specifically for GWAR, as a relation of Flattus Maximus, whose character was retired from GWAR after the death of Corey Smoot in 2011. Purgason played on five releases including three full-length albums – Battle Maximus, Blood of Gods, and 2022’s New Dark Ages (all Metal Blade). In addition to GWAR Brent is known for his own bands US Bastards, Against the Grain, Asphalt Graves, and a stint in Cannabis Corpse.

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Watch Pustulus Maximus from GWAR Critique Slipknot, Ghost, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Behemoth, Rammstein, and More!


The awesome YouTube channel House of Masks rules and you should all be subscribing to their awesome content, such as custom mask unboxings and things like solving the identity of Tortilla Man from Slipknot! In this new video, watch as Pustulus Maximus of GWAR hilariously gives the thumbs up or down on “Theatrical Bands” such as Slipknot, Ghost, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Mushroomhead, Behemoth, Rammstein, KISS, Lordi, Limp Bizkit and many more! Continue reading

GWAR Issues Year End Statement

Photo By Robert Escue

Photo By Robert Escue

GWAR issued a year end statement about the band:

Citizens can rest safely (for the time being) as your Lords and Masters GWAR have completed their trek of destruction across North America, the “GWAR Eternal Tour.” 52 shows of utter devastation saw new lead singer Lord Blóthar assuming vocal duties alongside his Scumdog Brothers, and futuristic sister Vulvatron, as they scoured the universe looking for their lost leader Oderus Urungus. In the end, the tour gave fans, and the band themselves, a chance to mourn, celebrate, and honor Oderus Urungus, the greatest rock and roll singer to ever walk the face of Planet Earth.

Yes, Oderus is gone, but GWAR lives! Reviews of the tour were nothing short of spectacular with plenty of packed houses and sold out shows. Devastation was on the menu in New York,Denver,Dallas,Los Angeles, Toronto, Columbus, Seattle, Philadelphia, and San Francisco just to name a few cities…

What does 2015 hold in store for GWAR? Stay tuned, as the band gets ready to celebrate 30 Years of GWAR! #Hail Oderus! #Hail Flattus! #Hail GWAR!

Finally, the band’s irascible lead guitarist Pustulus Maximus offered these words of thanks to GWAR fans everywhere…

“We are humbled by the fact that you are still willing to lay down your lives for GWAR. We have the utmost appreciation for the fans who supported us on this recent journey and are eternally grateful. You are the reason we continue.”

-Pustulus Maximus

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Your Daily Inspiration: An Interview With GWAR

Gwar-Battle-MaximusWhat is identity? What happens the entire world knows your alter-ego, but for the most part only real fans know who you are? Would you even care, or perhaps even prefer it to be this way? Are you more free to be as crazy as possible under a mask? These questions that have surely come across the brilliant, twisted mind of Dave Brockie from time to time. Dave is better known by his gregarious alter-ego, mutant from another world, Oderus Urungus of the mighty GWAR. Hellbent on sex, blood, mass destruction, murdering celebrities, calling out hypocrisy, and spewing mass quantities fluids on crowds at shows for over thirty years, it’s nice work if you can get it. Along the way Oderus has become an icon, appearing on cable news shows, TV shows (Holliston), and other turns in pop culture. Ghost Cult’s Omar Cordy was treated to a very different personality backstage in New York City recently, when Brockie as Brockie waxed on about his long career, the ups and downs of a being in a constantly working band, GWAR’s recent album Battle Maximus (Metal Blade), paying attention to your fans, and more.

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