GWAR, for those unaware, is a crazy-ass theatrical American thrash metal band (I probably should’ve put a bunch of commas in there) that was formed in 1984. They rock grotesque costumes, sing BRUTAL songs and put on an extravagant show to put it lightly.

Recently, their frontman Dave Brockie, known on stage as Oderus Urungus, died of an accidental heroin overdose at age 50. Obviously, the band and all their fans wanted to send him off properly and what better way than a Viking funeral?


A bosslike Viking boat loaded with offerings for the Gods and Dave Brockie in the form of his Oderus Urungus costume was burned in the water of Hadad’s Lake at the annual Gwar-B-Q festival in Richmond, Virginia.

The singer of Lamb of God, Randy Blythe, dropped the eulogy on everybody, telling the iconic GWAR frontman’s assembled friends and family, “Dave is the only motherf###er I know who has to get put away twice. He’s too big for one f###ing funeral.”
RIP Oderus Urungus.
 
 
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