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    Read SPIN's 2009 'In My Room' Feature on GWAR's Oderus Urungus

    This article originally appeared in the November 2009 issue of SPIN. In light of the tragic death of GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus, a.k.a. Dave Brockie, we've pulled this piece from the SPIN archives.Joining forces in 1984, the alien beasts in GWAR have spent their career assaulting audiences with gallons of fake blood and weirdly catchy thrash metal. They are celebrating their 25th anniversary with a spew of releases, including a coffee-table book, box set, and the new studio album Lust in Space (Metal Blade), which debuted at No. 96 on Billboard's Top 200 — the band's highest-ever chart position. "No. 1 is good," says singer Oderus Urungus (born Dave Brockie), but "96 seems more GWAR."From the bowels of Antarctica (which looks a lot like Richmond, Virginia), GWAR's Oderus Urungus invites us into his Slave Pit:1.

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