As you are no doubt aware, GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot (a.k.a. “Flattus Maximus”) passed away two weeks ago. Now the band has launched the Smoot Family Fund to help ensure that his family is well taken care of despite this tragic loss:

“This fund is designed to raise funds for Cory’s family, especially his wife Jamie and his unborn child. The response of our fans has been truly mind-blowing and we have done our best to honor Cory and help fans with their loss by continuing our tour. Now we all have an opportunity to contribute to the memory of one of the greatest metal guitar players out there and one of the best people we have ever had the honor of knowing. Rest in peace Cory, you are sorely missed.”

We strongly encourage you to go here to donate.

Meanwhile, the band announced last week that they’d be playing some Smoot memorial shows soon; details of those shows should be available shortly.

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