Oderus Urungus Forever: Gwar release video statement, unveil Dave Brockie Foundation

The surviving members of GWAR have released a touching video statement today addressing last month’s death of frontman Dave Brockie, better know in metal circles as one Oderus Urungus.

In the two-minute clip, the band announces that the fifth annual GWAR-B-Q will go down in Virginia on August 15 and double as a public a memorial service in Brockie’s honor. In the accompanying text under the YouTube clip, they also unveil the Dave Brockie Foundation.

Here are the details on that…

A video message from GWAR and Slave Pit Inc. addressing the fans.

GWAR and Slave Pit Inc. would like to thank the fans and friends for the outpouring of love after the passing of our dear friend Dave Brockie. Our intention is to honor Dave, preserve his legacy and continue to share his brilliant works with the world. With that being said, GWAR and Slave Pit Inc. are proud to announce the creation of The Dave Brockie Foundation.

“The Dave Brockie Foundation is a charity fund with the mission of promoting the advancement of music, images, letters and performances in the arts. It will endeavor to encourage promising talents, as well as preserving the legacy of Dave’s body of works. It intends to be a support system to those who have dedicated their lives in pursuit of creativity. The Dave Brockie Foundation will be a resource for artists in the fields of music, film, literature and all visual arts who cannot find funding through mainstream channels. The DBF will also strive to catalog and preserve Dave’s vast collection of original images, recordings and written words, and make them available for the world to appreciate. The foundation’s first goal is to finance the creation of a memorial monument in Richmond, Virginia to provide the world with a place to pay respects to the memory of a very cherished man.”