Gwar have unveiled the identity of their new guitarist, plus the name of his character. Brent Purgason of cannabis themed death metal band Cannabis Corpse has been named as the new guitarist, while the name of his character has been unveiled as Pustulus Maximus.
Literally translating to 'something huge and filled with pus', Pustulus Maximus is a relative of Flattus Maxiumus, the character played by the late Corey Smoot.
It has taken quite some time since Corey's passing to find a replacement for the guitarist, but Pustulus has vowed not to do much talking and let the guitar speak for itself.
Frontman Oderus Urungus also released a statement:
"Naturally we were devastated by the passing of Flattus. But we turned that grief into rage and set about the task of finding a new guitar player. The first thing we did was sound the mighty Horn of Hate, and alert all Scumdogs, scattered across the galaxy as they are, as to what had occurred.
"What people didn't know about Flattus was that was is part of a huge tribe of brutish warriors, The Maximus Clan. They are at the core of any Scumdog Legion worth its blood! Planet Maximus is just crawling with them!
"Many of the tribe had fought and even played in bands with Flattus, and we began to get messages from across the stars. The Scumdogs were coming! Coming to Earth to lay tracks on our new album, and pay tribute to the mighty Flattus.
"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. Here was a being that was supposedly born with a guitar in his fist, which of course resulted in the death of his beloved mother, whose body he immediately devoured. If anyone can replace our beloved comrade, it is this foul creature. Because he can fucking shred."
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