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GWAR May Have Just Fired Its Only Female Member Over Facebook

Wanted: one buxom scumdog from the distant future.

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Last September we were stoked to report that thrash metal mainstay GWAR had added Kim Dylla as the band’s new vocalist and first female member in 14 years; but sadly, the best laid schemes of mice and metalheads often go awry.

In her stage persona as the mighty buxom scumdog Vulvatron, Dylla used her giant prosthetic geyser-breasts to carve a path of mayhem for female genre rockers during the band’s most recent tour, earning praise from critics like Kim Kelly of Wondering Sound, who gushed that Vulvatron “occupies a powerful role. She’s nobody’s girlfriend, or groupie or background dancer; Vulvatron is in charge. She gets to be a monster instead of a princess, and that is immensely important for younger girls who are just starting to explore heavy metal.”

But in a Facebook post yesterday, GWAR wrote:

GWAR, the world’s premier shock rock band, today announced that Kim Dylla was released from the band directly following the fall 2014 GWAR Eternal Tour, and will no longer perform with the group. Dylla played the character of Vulvatron, a buxom Scumdog from the distant future, on the band’s last national tour. The group garnered quite a bit of press when it was erroneously reported that Dylla, in the role of Vulvatron was the new lead singer for the band. Brent Purgason, slave of the recently defrosted intergalactic barbarian, Pustulus Maximus, had this to say; “Kim did a great job, but we wanted to go a different direction with the Vulvatron character. You will absolutely see more of Vulvatron in the future, just not portrayed by Kim. There is no ill will, no acrimony, and no drama. We respect Kim’s talent without question, it just isn’t what we needed in the character.”

According to Dylla, yesterday’s post was the first she had heard of her departure from the group:

It’s really nice when you find out important things from people you consider to be your friends from posts on the internet and messages from strangers. There is something called basic respect not existing in that modus of communication. That being said, I’m currently looking for a new vocal gig with a serious metal band that likes to tour their asses off. Doesn’t matter what style but no core b.s., no symphonic metal. Must be chill dudes and down with beer drinking hellraisers. Must not be threatened by strong women, no deep-seated drama. Location unimportant.

Although speculation about what really transpired between Dylla and her bandmates continues to run rampant in the GWAR fandom (fueled by a now-deleted post in which lead guitar player Pustulus Maximus accused Dylla of drinking too much and disrespecting the fans), it’s reassuring that the band intends to work towards gender gwarity by at least maintaining the Vulvatron character as part of their lineup.

In the meantime, Dylla should have no trouble finding fellow hellraisers and strong women to jam with. *cough cough* check the TMS comment section *cough cough*

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