On Thursday, March 15, the National Theater in Richmond, Virginia will host the biggest Cory Smoot memorial show yet. Joining headliners GWAR will be MUNICIPAL WASTE, GHOUL, and SUPPRESSIONin an evening of bone-crushing delight.
States GWAR: “There will be raffles and prizes and excessive drinking and plenty of group hugs as we send off our Scumdog brother in the most grandiose fashion yet!”
All proceeds will go to the Smoot Family Foundation to raise funds for Cory‘s wife, Jaime, and their unborn child. Donations can be made here.
The next day GWAR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, and GHOUL shall depart on the second half of their U.S. “Return Of The World Maggot Tour”. All the dates and details will be announced next week.
It was announced last month that GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot died from a coronary artery thrombosis brought about by his pre-existing coronary artery disease.
Cory, who had played the character of Flattus Maximus for over ten years, was discovered dead on the band’s tour bus on November 3, 2011. He was 34 years old.
Metal Blade and GWAR have since set up the Smoot Family Foundation to raise funds for Cory‘s wife, Jaime, and their unborn child.
Smoot joined GWAR in 2002 and first appeared on the band’s 2004 album “War Party”. He was the fifth guitarist to play the character of Flattus Maximus, known by his red face, white dreadlocks, dinosaur-head shoulder pads and reptile feet.
Born August 25, 1977, Smoot previously played in metal bands MISGUIDED and LOCUS FACTOR and continued to play with MENSREA, in addition to establishing his own solo project, THE CORY SMOOT EXPERIMENT.