Pustulus Maximus

News: Gwar’s New Guitarist, Pustulus Maximus, is Finally Revealed

It was a little less than a year ago that the world was rocked by the passing of Flattus Maximus, back to the cosmos from whence he came. And since that day fans of GWAR have wondered how the mighty overlords of GWAR would deal with the void it left within the band. GWAR responded the only way they knew how-by soldiering on-and continued to play as a four-piece. But from the very beginning of that phase, the quest began to find the new Scumdog that was in every way as magnificent as his predecessor. Today the members of GWAR are pleased to inform their legions of followers, and even more so their many enemies, that once again the band is whole, with the proclamation that long-lost cousin of Flattus, Pustulus Maximus, has officially joined the band in the position of lead guitarist, and will join with the group on their upcoming “Fate or Chaos” tour.

Pustulus offered his first words to the press with the following,

“At this point I have nothing to say to the press, even though I am talking to you. I will let my guitar speak for itself. But let me add that I am blood-sworn to honor the legacy of the great Flattus and indeed the whole Maximus tribe. I didn’t come here to fuck around. HAIL FLATTUS!”

But how did all of this come to pass? It was easy to get a quote fromGWAR lead singer, Oderus Urungus:

“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!”

Oderus farted, blowing a hole in the wall, and continued.

“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.”

Little else is known about this being, other than that he has a skin condition where his face and feet are covered in painful pustules that can only be soothed by the application of savage metal, spoiled elephant semen or oral sex. Pustulus is also rumored to be half-deaf, which leads him to yell at everyone, which he does often, because he is convinced everyone in the band is ignoring him when actually he just can’t hear what they are saying. It is not known whether he crashed his Scumship into Antarctica or wandered up from the depths of GWAR’s Antarctic fortress – all that is known is that he is here, now, and is ready to ROCK.  

But GWAR fans wont have to wait until the tour to witness the ax-mastery of Pustulus.

Make sure to visit The A.V. Club HERE to see Pustulus as he shreds for the first time with his Scumdog Brothers inGWAR on a very special song that no other band would play, because it is so fucking hard.  Unless of course you are GWAR.

Also check out the tour dates below and the “related show” at the bottom for the Denver Halloween date. Perfect!

Date City Venue
Oct 12 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Oct 13 Worcester, MA The Palladiaum (“Rock and Shock”)
Oct 14 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
Oct 15 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place
Oct 16 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
Oct 18 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Oct 19 Ybor City, FL The Ritz Ybor
Oct 20 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
Oct 22 Charlotte, NC Amos’ Southbend
Oct 24 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Oct 25 Austin, TX Emo’s
Oct 26 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Oct 27 Houston, TX House of Blues
Oct 28 Oklahoma City, OK The Chameleon Room
Oct 29 Little Rock, AR The Rev Room
Oct 30 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Music Hall
Oct 31 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
Nov 01 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
Nov 02 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
Nov 03 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
Nov 04 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues
Nov 05 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
Nov 06 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
Nov 08 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
Nov 09 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Nov 10 Seattle, WA Showbox SODO
Nov 11 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
Nov 12 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theater
Nov 14 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Centre
Nov 15 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall Ballroom
Nov 16 Saskatoon, SK Odeon Events Centre
Nov 17 Winnipeg, MB The Garrick Center
Nov 18 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Nov 19 Joliet, IL Mojoes
Nov 20 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
Nov 21 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
Nov 23 Detroit, MI Harpo’s
Nov 24 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
Nov 26 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls Theater
Dec 20 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Dec 21 Norfolk, VA The Norva


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