The legendary Gwar frontman, Oderus Urungus (Dave Brockie) has shed some light on the group’s forthcoming album. While chatting to John Parks of Legendary Rock Interviews, Oderus has also discussed life in the band following guitarist Cory Smoot‘s death.
“We’ve got, like, 13 new songs written already and lyrics for around half of them and pretty much the whole concept of the album as well.” The vocalist began to explain, “We knew that it was gonna take a while, but we’ve finally concluded our search for a new guitar player… I think it’s a heavy album, a metal album. I think it goes back to all different elements of the band. Is it a complete return to songs like Fish Fuck or Fucking An Animal? No. Does it have some of that same sense of humor? Yes… Does it rip as a metal record? Yes… most definitely. Is it afraid to be silly? No. Does it tell a story? Yes. Do I think GWAR fans are gonna love it? Yeah, because I think it’s the best album we’ve ever written.”
Oderus described the process as “a tremendous task for us to do” but knew it must be done, “That’s what we set out to do and that’s the only thing you can do after going through a tragedy like losing a guitar player, a friend, a guy who was that important to your music. It’s do or die time with this band and that will be what happens with the next GWAR album.”
You can read the full interview over at Legendary Rock Interviews; and get ready for album updates.