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GWAR's Frontman Oderus Urungus Gets Blitzed in East Village

By Patrick Hedlund | January 20, 2011 12:00pm

By Patrick Hedlund

DNAinfo News Editor

EAST VILLAGE — Intergalactic shock-rocker Oderus Urungus of the band GWAR did Wednesday what most people do when visiting the bar-filled neighborhood.

He got raging drunk.

Urungus, the costumed front man for the horror-metal group, laid siege to Avenue B on a visit to the bar Idle Hands for his "bloody happy hour," getting his fill of beer and shots before breaking furniture and generally wreaking havoc on the 50-or-so fans who came to see him in the foul-smelling flesh.

Most of those in attendance counted themselves as longtime devotees of the band, noting that GWAR's satirical skewering of pop culture is only surpassed by their musical talents.

"They can make you laugh about things that otherwise would make you want to stand on top of a clock tower," said Jeremy Sosville, 28, of Jersey City. "It's what heavy metal's all about."

Despite having to dodge the protruding blades from Urungus' shoulders in the cramp bar — as well as his eponymous stench — his fans lined up to buy him drinks and get their pictures taken with the self-described "baby-eating alien."

"I don't want to sound weird or anything, but you have a nice ass," one comely female fan told him.

But flattery will get you nowhere with Urungus.

"It's complete s--t," he told DNAinfo of the party. "These people are human diarrhea."

Still, fans bowed before their metal master, putting aside their fear of death to toast the vile creature.

"I don't think anyone's going to make it out alive," said Peter, a 35-year-old longtime fan from Brooklyn, who saw his first GWAR show in Manhattan in 1993 and would not give his last name.

"I was hooked that instant," he said. "I got to see them live, and changed my f----g life."

To no one's surprise, things got messy.
To no one's surprise, things got messy.
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