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GWAR Reveals New Guitarist

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After legendary GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot – aka Flattus Maximus – was sadly taken from us last year (read his bandmates' tribute to him here), the legendary mutant metallers vowed to continue on in his honor. While they have been touring as a four-piece band, they have also been actively seeking a worthy successor, and it was finally announced today that Flattus's cousin, Pustulus Maximus, would join GWAR's mighty ranks, in time for their upcoming “Fate or Chaos” tour.

Never passing up an opportunity to hog the microphone, GWAR overlord Oderus Urungus offered some backstory on the new recruit. "What people didn't know about Flattus was that was is part of a huge tribe of brutish warriors, The Maximus Clan. Many of the tribe had fought and even played in bands with Flattus, and we began to get messages from across the stars. Soon the War-Barges of Maximus tribe members began to appear in Earth's orbit... and land outside our great temple! Bubonis, Infectitcus, Fartacus, and many more-all have participated in the creation of the songs that shall be on our new album, which will be out sometime next year. But it was not until the hulking form of Pustulus appeared at the studio door, bloody guitar in hand, that we knew we had our new member. If anyone can replace our beloved comrade, it is this foul creature. Because he can fucking shred."
 
A creature of far fewer words (preferring that his guitar “speak for itself”), Pustulus nevertheless chimed in, declaring “I am blood-sworn to honor the legacy of the great Flattus and indeed the whole Maximus tribe. I didn't come here to fuck around. HAIL FLATTUS!"
 
You can see Pustulus play with GWAR beginning October 12th when their “Fate or Chaos” North American tour kicks off, accompanied by DevilDriver, Cancer Bats and more (check here for an updated itinerary). You can also see him shred online tomorrow at AVclub.com, performing “a very special song that no other band would play, because it is so fucking hard. Unless of course you are GWAR.”
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