Everybody’s favourite intergalactic scumdogs GWAR are back on their feet again, following the tragic passing of guitarist Flattus Maximus (or Cory Smoot) this time last year. Details have slowly been emerging about his successor, who comes in the form of fellow Maximus clan member Pustulus Maximus (Brent Purgason of Cannabis Corpse, to his mother), but today the band officially unveiled the character complete with the promo photo above.

Naturally, the costume looks hilarious and fits in with the bands ridiculous stage-wear perfectly, but it’s the back story that really got me, the highlight being:

“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”

GWAR may be crass and subtle as a brick, but the metal scene wouldn’t be the same without them so I’m really glad they decided to continue marching on. Pustulus will make his debut on the band’s upcoming tour with DevildriverCancer Bats and Legacy Of Disorder and word is that they’ve already started work on a new album. So grab your plain white t-shirts, this is about to get very, very messy.

[via Metal Injection]

– DL

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