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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH GWAR | Exclusiva para Amauta, entrevista con Oderus Urungus de Gwar
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH GWAR | Exclusiva para Amauta, entrevista con Oderus Urungus de Gwar

By: Mark MacQueen

On the final night of BOA we caught up with Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus) for a chat about all things Gwar. The band’s next release, entitled ‘Bloody Pit of Horror’ was must-talk-about subject, so the interview started on a logical opening point…

MM: So we hear you’re a fan of horror movies?
DB:
Oh yeah, hugh enjoyment of them. I’m very outspoken out it.

MM: Any specific area? Italian or…
DB:
I have respect for the Italians above almost any other. Argentio are Fulci are the masters. Tombs of… and any other resulting films; to me, they are the best! Italian horror in its purest form devastates Hollywood. People ask us why we’re calling our new album ‘Bloody Pit of Horror’, and the reason we are doing so it to pay homage and respect to Fulci and Argento. If it wasn’t for those guys there would be no Dawn of the Dead and whatever.

MM: Argento is the producer of that and no one ever notices!
DB:
Absolutely! Romero really Americanised what they did, which is a huge deal. To me, BPOH is many things, but that is one of the things. It’s a homage to Italian directors of horror films.

Photo by: www.marklatham.co.uk

MM: The title sounds very Edgar Allan Poe.
DB:
Oh yeah. We’re from Virginia. Poe used to hang around Virgina.

MM: A bit of Lovecraft as well?
DB:
Yeah. You wanna hear something creepy?! We did a symposium in Providence Art School. The school is in an old undertaker’s building that was the actual funeral parlour where HP Lovecraft’s body lay. And one of the areas where we set up our shit was where his coffin was!

MM: Goddamn!
DB:
I drop Cthulhu words in our lyrics. As an artist I like to do illustrations and portraits of Cthulhu. ”Under the city of R’lyeh!”. I just feel that’s the most fucked up an remorseless horror. No one has ever made a movie of At the Mountains of Madness!

MM: Christ! What’s his name?! Pan’s Labyrinth director…
DB:
Del Toro…

MM: Yes! He’s trying to do it. He’s looking for a company to back him.
DB:
Wow! I don’t know how he can. But I wish him all the luck in the world. No one has ever made a really good Lovecraft film.

MM: Opinion on horror movies made in the last decade?
DB:
Um…I really liked 30 Days of Night! I think that’s one of the baddest fucking horror movies ever made. It’s really funny, the guy who wrote the screenplay, Steve Niles, is an old friend of mine! We came up in the punk/rock scene together when we were in high school. He used to do an old horror comic called ‘Fly in My Eye’ and I used to draw for him. So, like, twenty years later when 30 Days of Night comes out and I see Steve’s name on the credit list I couldn’t believe it! One of the best horror films of all time.

MM: Other than that?
DB:
28 Days later was a really great film. It was really about zombies or monsters. It was about how fucked up people can be. And that’s what makes great horror movies! Something you can relate to. I think it’s pathetic that all Hollywood want to do is remake all these films. One person I’m very disappointed with is Rob Zombie. I don’t think the movies he makes are scary at all. What doesn’t make sense to me is that he’s got the intellect and the resource to not do that. If he just had a pair!
The only good remake has been The Thing. It’s one of the greatest horror movies ever made. Also, I enjoyed the Dawn of the Dead remake. It was really fucking good!
All I can say to the Horror-smiths of today’s cinema is that you can eat my ass! If you’re trying to emulate the past, you can fuck off! If you want to make something new, then I’ve got your back.

Photo by: www.marklatham.co.uk

MM: How was the festival for you?
DB:
Absolutely amazing! Ten years ago Gwar wasn’t shit in Europe. It took us a while to get back to what we were a few years ago. But here. Today. Best fucking UK show ever. And it just sets the stage for Gwar’s return and dominance.

MM: Seen any of the bands today?
DB:
The back of Doro’s head! I’ve been doing interviews all day! I’ve been in here most of the day! But if I get a meat pie and get to fuck it. Then it’ll be a good day!

MM: Any plans to tour South America in the future?
DB:
You know what? We haven’t quite made that trip yet. Asia and South America. We’ve gone as far as Mexico and Australia/New Zealand. But because Gwar is an unrelenting, uncompromising, very naughty, very nasty thing. It takes time for shit like that to happen for us. NOFX will play festivals twenty years before Gwar does. But when we get there, then the the party starts.

MM: Back to horror films. Any old gems that people seem to forget?
DB:
Nosferatu!

MM: Original or remake?
DB:
Original! ’22! But! I am a fan of the remake. I love Kinski! Oh my God! I love those movies! Massive props to Herzog!

MM: What are you doing after this interview?
DB:
Fucking partying! I’m going to driiiiiiink!

Bloody Pit of Horror will be released on the 9th of November through Metal Blade.

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