Cory Smoot

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Gwar's Oderus Urungus dead at 50

    Gwar founder and frontman Dave Brockie, who terrorized stages as Oderus Urungus, has died. According to StyleWeekly, the 50-year-old was found dead Sunday in his home in Richmond, Virginia.Over the past 30 years, the thrash metal band and its frontman had pulverized its audiences with bodily fluids, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    Gwar at First Avenue, 10/5/13

    Gwarwith A Band Of Orcs, Iron Reagan, and WhitechapelFirst Avenue, MinneapolisOctober 5, 2013Between Oderus Urungus's twitter feed of late, the addition of quasi-politically-themed openers, and Gwar's frequent literal skewering of political figures might lead one to believe the Madness At The Core O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Gwar replace Cory "Flattus Maximus" Smoot, tour dates include First Avenue return

    Within the realm of fluid-enhanced metal, the overwhelming live presence of Gwar is unrivaled. And thus, it was a sad day indeed when guitarist Cory Smoot, who portrayed Flattus Maximus in the band, was found dead in the band's tour bus after they left their Minneapolis show at First Avenue (picture ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Most popular Gimme Noise posts of 2011

    ​We've learned a few things about our readers in 2011: Your pastimes include Googling the meaning behind the songs "Like a G6" and "Pumped Up Kicks" and researching Minnesota music history, and you love a little bit of controversy. At least, that's what our web metrics told us when we pu ... More >>

  • Music

    December 14, 2011

    Twin Cities Year in Music 2011

    Howler, Astronautalis, Pink Mink, and more

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    December 6, 2011

    Gwar guitarist Cory Smoot's cause of death revealed

    Photo by Erik HessFlattus Maximus performing his final show at First Ave​It's been over a month since Gwar fans learned of the death of guitarist Flattus Maximus, a.k.a. Cory Smoot, which happened sometime in the hours following when Smoot and the rest of the band played a show at First Avenue and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Gwar fans can support Cory Smoot on new donation page

    Photo by Erik Hess​It was two weeks ago now that we learned of Cory Smoot of Gwar's passing, the news of which came only a few hours after we had posted our review of Gwar's set at First Avenue. Since that time, the band has continued touring relentlessly, claiming that it's the only way they know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Gwar at First Avenue, 11/2/11

    Photos by Erik Hess​Gwar November 2, 2011 First Avenue, Minneapolis Editor's note: This review was written and published before we learned that Cory Smoot, a.k.a. Gwar guitarist Flattus Maximus, passed away sometime between last night's gig and this morning. In our writer's words, he was a "fucki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Gwar guitarist Cory Smoot found dead on tour bus this morning following show in Minneapolis

    Photo by Erik HessCory Smoot, a.k.a. Flattus Maximus, performing at First Ave last night​Just hours after posting our review of last night's Gwar show at First Avenue, we learned that guitarist Cory Smoot, who goes by the stage name Flattus Maximus, has passed away. Smoot died of unknown causes so ... More >>