MEET GWAR’S NEW GUITARIST, PUSTULUS MAXIMUS
Nearly a year after the untimely passing of Cory Smoot, a.k.a. Flattus Maximus, Gwar have unveiled their new guitarist: Pustulus Maximus (
no relation They actually are related. My apologies! -AR).
Maximus is said to have “a skin condition where his face and feet are covered in painful pustules that can only be soothed by the application of savage metal, spoiled elephant semen or oral sex,” will make his live debut with the band in a performance video that will appear on The A.V. Club tomorrow; I don’t want to give anything away, but I’ve heard tell that said performance is both awesome and hilarious. In other words: just what we’d expect from Gwar!
In addition, if you wanna see Maximus in the flesh… or… the latex… or styrofoam… or whatever those costumes are made out, he’ll be (duh) playing with the band on their upcoming tour with DevilDriver, Cancer Bats, and Legacy of Disorder. You can get dates here. Presumably, he’ll make his studio debut with the band on their next album, whenever that comes to pass.
If the A.V. Club performance is as good as I hear it is, we’ll post it whenever it becomes available tomorrow.