The surviving members of GWAR and Slave Pit Inc. have come together to create a video statement regarding the recent passing of frontman David Murray Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus). The members talk about how the outreach from the fans has been nothing short of incredible for them and that Dave would want things to keep going, including the 5th annual GWAR-B-Q, where a public memorial service will be held. The group also did not lose their humor, as evidenced by the last several seconds of the video.
The video was also used to announced the creation of The Dave Brockie Foundation. The exact description reads, “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.”
Donations can be made here. The video can be seen below.