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The shock metal band Gwar are living proof that the show must go on. A month after their frontman Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus) was found dead in his apartment, the band have quit mourning and brought out the most Gwar thing ever – their own brand of vapors (the cartridges used in e-cigarettes). With typically Gwar flavours like Bloodbath and Spew, the fluids are a must have for vaping fans of the legendary band. They went on sale today – order your Gwar vapors here. Gwar are no strangers to fluids and are famous for regularly "ejaculating" rivers of fake blood and semen onto adoring crowds during shows – see below:
The joke–thrash group have joined a long line of metal bands, including Slayer and Rammstein, with out of the ordinary merchandise. The Germans have their own sex kit, including six dildos, handcuffs and lube (at £217 there must be a cheaper alternative to a good night), whilst the "Angel of Death" singers have their own line of condom holders. The award for the weirdest metal merch has to go to Kiss – you can go six feet under in a Kiss Kasket. Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell, who was tragically shot onstage, went to the grave in one.
GWAR’s bassist Beefcake The Mighty (known to his friends and family as Jamison Land) said that the band “only use freshly squeezed babies to give it that personal GWAR touch.” He added that he’d “even given up crack, to Vape these flavours full time!” We aren’t suggesting that these vapours are the answer to a cocaine–addiction, but they can’t be any worse for you.
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