Posted in metal | music on November 3, 2011

Flattus Maximus (right) in Chicago on 10/31 (more by Carmelo Espanola)
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Metalsucks is reporting that Cory Smoot, aka Flattus Maximus has passed away:

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. At this point there is no word on arrangements and the disposition of the remainder of GWAR's current North American tour, nor are there any details regarding long term plans. At this point we are just dealing with the loss of our dear friend and brother, one of the most talented guitar players in metal today. We ask that our fans and the media be respectful of our request for privacy for those that have suffered this terrible loss. A full statement will be coming in the next day or so, in the meantime please give your thoughts and your prayers to Cory, his family, and all the people that love him.

-Dave Brockie-

Heartbreaking news. Gwar was on tour and crossing into Canada for their final stretch of dates with Ghoul, Every Time I Die and Warbeast. More details are forthcoming.

Gwar played Irving Plaza in NYC back on 10/23. Cory's third to last show was on Halloween in Chicago (his last was last night in Minneapolis). More pictures from the Chicago show are HERE

R.I.P. Cory Smoot, your humor, stage prescence, and contribution to one of the most theatrical bands ever will be missed..

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Tags: Cory Smoot, Gwar, RIP

Comments (31)

shame. RIP.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2011 4:11 PM

RIP

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2011 4:27 PM

That blows. RIP

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2011 4:28 PM

this is worse than kim and thurston

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2011 4:35 PM

^^ really? death is worse than divorce? thanks for pointing that out.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2011 4:39 PM

RIP brotha

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2011 4:40 PM

jesus

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2011 4:42 PM

He made a lot of peope in this world smile. RIP \m/ !

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2011 5:14 PM

too many meat sandwiches? RIP

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2011 5:29 PM

boo! r.i.p. and condolences to friends and family.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2011 6:02 PM

Rest in peace, Mr. Smoot. You were loved and feared in equal measures.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | November 3, 2011 8:43 PM

White Power?

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2011 9:50 PM

RIP Cory :(

Posted by JT | November 4, 2011 12:38 AM

colors and show but please no extension

Posted by extension | November 4, 2011 4:31 AM

It's always a shame when a musician dies. But seriously, GWAR always did blow.

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2011 7:32 AM

RIP but seriously, gwar saying "give your thoughts and PRAYERS"? has anyone ever seen a gwar show? i believe they kill the pope on a nightly basis. also watch the video for "meat sandwich." ironic is an understatement.

Posted by Brian | November 4, 2011 8:32 AM

This is almost as bad as losing Seth Putnam.

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2011 9:31 AM

Piss off hipsters.


R.I.P. Cory. Quite the showman you were.

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2011 9:38 AM

^ My sentiments exactly

No hipster can have a sense of humor or irony. I think it's in the handbook.

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2011 9:49 AM

He might have the best stage name ever.

RIP Flattus Maximus.

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2011 9:51 AM

RIP

@0832

Semantically "killing" someone to oversees cultural oppression, looting and pedophilia isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2011 10:26 AM

@ 10:26

agreed but i am just saying that for gwar to promote prayers comes as a bit of shock to me.

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2011 10:38 AM

Antarctican burial?

I also wonder if GWAR will make jokes about his death in their shows going forward (assuming they continue).

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2011 10:40 AM

They probably mean pray to satan.

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2011 10:48 AM

@9:31 No it is not. Seth Putnam seemed to be a true dick head in real life. GWAR is just an act.

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2011 11:18 AM

cocaine.

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2011 12:22 PM

DEFEND BROOKLYN -- HIPSTERS GET OUT

Posted by fartimus faximus | November 4, 2011 10:39 PM

Killer guitarist. Even with all of that foam rubber hanging off of him, the guy shredded at live shows. His solo in the beginning of "Womb With A View" is killer.

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2011 9:27 AM


Remember Gwar at Lamor east years back, changed my life forever, and I was blue at the end of the set.

RIP

Posted by Joe Shmo | November 5, 2011 10:39 AM

r.i.p

Posted by jordon | August 12, 2013 4:16 PM

U people with your rude comments dont mean shit. If u could talk about a deceased person badly, what kind of person does that make you. It was a show u idiots. If u watch a move were the actor plays a bad guy, a killer, or a satan worshiper does that really mean that is who that person really was? Stupid, ignorant people really bother me, hope u burn in hell and hope I can watch.

Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2014 2:07 AM

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