Members of Insane Clown Posse, Five Finger Death Punch & more weigh in
The death of Gwar shock-rocker Dave Brockie, known as Oderus Urungus, has been met with sadness from the heavy metal community. Members of Five Finger Death Punch, Disturbed and Hatebreed are among the first artists to react to the news on Monday.
In an exclusive statement to Billboard, Violent J of Insane Clown Posse called Brockie's death a "terrible loss to the world."
"I am devastated to hear of the passing of Oderus Urungus (Dave Brockie). GWAR are true pioneers of the underground and without them there would have been no blueprint on how to do-it-yourself in the world of music. Oderus was one of our true heroes and he recently appeared on 'ICP Theater' and we had plans to do a Halloween tour together. His passing is a terrible loss to the world and we will miss our friend greatly."
Randy Blythe of Lamb of God posted a photo and tribute on the band's Facebook page. "[Brockie] never put much stock in 'limits.' Richmond, VA has lost one of its most creative people. This is a crying shame to me."
— Lamb Of God (@Lambofgodband) March 24, 2014
Chris Kael of Five Finger Death Punch:
Just read about the passing of Dave Brockie - Oderus Urungus from Gwar. We had the privilege of… http://t.co/BZXmu5trCZ
— Chris Kael (@5FDPChrisKael) March 24, 2014
Chris Beattie, bassist in Hatebreed:
R.I.P. Dave Brockie
— Chris Beattie (@chrisbeattie) March 24, 2014
Kevin Skaff, A Day to Remember guitarist:
Sad to hear about Gwar's singer Dave Brockie passing. He was such a nice guy to all of us in ADTR. RIP Oderus
— Kevin Skaff (@Kevineffinskaff) March 24, 2014
Mark Morton of Lamb of God
I'm so lucky to have known Dave Brockie. Godspeed my friend. We love you.
— Mark Morton (@MarkDuaneMorton) March 24, 2014
Jason Charles Miller, singer-guitarist in Godhead
I'm very sad to learn that Dave Brockie of GWAR died today. He was a great guy and a great friend. A fellow... http://t.co/DbH25ntg5X
— Jason Charles Miller (@jasoncmiller) March 24, 2014
RIP Dave Brockie
— trash talk (@TRASH_TALK) March 24, 2014
David Draiman, frontman in Disturbed:
— DAVID DRAIMAN (@DAVIDMDRAIMAN) March 24, 2014