GWAR Pick Six Songs That Make Them Weep

GWAR has spent the last few eons wreaking havoc across the galaxy, obliterating planetand basically destroying everything tangible. But now the intergalactic barbarians find themselves in a period of rebuilding. In 2011, their guitarist, Flattus Maximus, fled to the stars (in the metaphorical sense) at the same time their “human slave” — the band’s real-life guitarist — Cory Smoot, died from a genetic heart condition. Now reinforced by their new axman Pustulus Maximus, GWAR are preparing to release Battle Maximus, a new album which comments on the death of Flattus and the search for his replacement. Because GWAR are still grieving for their loss, Hive spoke to vocalist Oderus Urungus (pictured above, center, if you can discern them) about the songs that make him feel sentimental.

1. Celine Dion, “My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From Titanic)”

“I am not in any way, shape or form sentimental. Being created solely for the furtherance of chaos and destruction, I am simply incapable of such an emotion. Nevertheless, I will attempt to pretend that I am, in my limited understanding of what being sentimental actually is. For the theme from Titanic, pretty much everyone dies in this one. There is an old lady, and a love story, and Leonardo DiCaprio dies, so I am pretty sure I am getting all sniffly at this point.”
2. Journey“Don’t Stop Believin’”

“We’re mad at the world. We’re mad at the sun. We’re mad at the galaxy. GWAR just has an ax to grind, and the best way to grind it is to embed it into people’s skulls. So it’s easy to feel emotional about yourself while rocking out to this ageless anthem of self-affirmation … Especially while getting blown in the bus bathroom.”

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