The last time we checked in with Richmond, Virginia’s costumed creepazoids of sci-fried shock-rock renown, there was a dispute between the band members and the father of late singer Dave “Oderus Urungus” Brockie over his legacy and… um… ashes. Now, the group and their badass female front-monster replacement Kim “Vulvatron” Dylla are squaring off in the arena of angry Facebook posts.
As Loudwire reports, the news broke last week that GWAR decided to sever ties with Dylla, but may bring back the Vulvatron character with a different singer behind the make-up, spikes, and blood-spewing breasts. Now, in a story that sounds eerily similar to the unfriendly exit of another Kim (and the Kim that came before her) from The Pixies, Dylla has called out her bandmates in a public thread, alleging that she learned about the decision online like everyone else. Serious dramz.
In the comments that followed, GWAR member Brent “Pustulus Maximus” Purgason fired back, claiming that Dylla was told in person and that the band owns the rights to Vulvatron. In his words: “DC comics didn’t call need to call Adam West to tell them they were using Michael Keaton for a new movie.” The feud continued in a series of since-deleted posts which were screencapped by Metal Sucks, offering even more unmasked intel. As he argued, Dylla’s hard-partying habits proved to be a problem when she broke a rib on stage. Following the death of two previous members from substance abuse issues, this stance is understandable, but there’s no real way to tell fact from fiction with the self-professed beer drinking hellraiser and the band who wrote “Saddam A Go-Go.”