The Gwar and Dethklok (Sort Of) Interview — “Creep Show’
To celebrate the most metal of all holidays, Halloween, we asked Gwar‘s nefarious frontman, Oderus Urungus, to interview death metal cartoon titans, Dethklok, live on the air. We were hoping the presentation would be more exciting than a Tera Patrick costume party, and that the participants would fill our trick or treat bags with hysterical volleys of death metal humor. And while the event was, for sure, entertaining, Dethklok refused to come in costume, leaving Oderus to talk to Dethklok creator Brandon Small about his history, hobbies and career.
But as is his wont, Oderus took lemons and made a lovely laxative-laced lemon meringue pie. The Antarctica-based space alien came fully prepared for the invasion of Small’s privacy. “I even looked at Wikipedia,” Urungus gloats during the show.
His research showed. The space creature asked Small about working with drum giant Gene Hoglan, posing for Playgirl’s comedy issue and what his greatest aspirations are. After asking the latter, Urungus revealed that his biggest ambition is to have sex with a living blue whale. Apparently washed up carcasses just don’t cut it. While discussing animal love, Oderus asked Small about his dog Ernie and lamented that if he had sex with the pet it would die from internal bleeding. There were also the obligatory questions about touring with Mastodon and the zany antics of their guitarist and vocalist Brent Hinds, and whether Small would ever consider directing serious films.
After the interview segment, Urungus stayed on the phone to talk about the week’s news and album releases with the rest of the week’s panel, which consisted of Noisecreep editor Seth Werkheiser, Revolver senior writer and Noisecreep scribe Jon Wiederhorn, Noisecreep news guy and writer Chris Harris, Noisecreep lead writer Amy Sciarretto and freelancer Jen Guyre.
News topics included the mysterious disappearance of Metallica fan and Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, the return of Polish death metal band Decapitated, the upcoming Faith No More and Guns N’ Roses tours, Soulfly‘s plan to head back into the studio in November and Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine attacking his label for allegedly not supporting the band’s new record, ‘The Endgame.’
In our album segment we talked about the Red Chord‘s ferocious ‘Fed Through the Teeth Machine,’ Atreyu‘s melodic, but powerful ‘Congregation of the Damned,’ Between the Buried and Me‘s cerebral spazz-fest ‘The Great Misdirect,’ Pelican‘s instrumental psychedelic soundscape ‘What We All Come to Need’ and Saviours‘ doomy and driving ‘Accelerated Living.” Happy Halloween.