Cory Smoot, better known to fans as Flattus Maximus of GWAR, the horror/monster metal band, was found dead this morning as the band prepared to cross the border into Canada on tour.
Gwar vocalist Dave Brockie aka Oderus Urungus sent the following statement to the website MetalSucks:
“It is with a sense of profound loss and tragedy that the members of Gwar must announce the passing of their long time guitarist and beloved friend Cory Smoot, also known to thousands of metal fans worldwide as Flattus Maximus. Cory was found deceased this morning as the band prepared for a border crossing. There is no word as to the cause of death and the members of Gwar are completely shocked and devastated that this has occurred.”
No details on the future of the tour have been announced.
Smoot had joined Gwar in 2002 and first appeared on their 2004 album “War Party”.
Rest In Peace Flattus Maximus