gave the Australian public quite a stir-up as they decapitated the country's prime minister Tony Abbot
during the latest Soundwave
festival performance. The band also cut off Queen of England
's breast onstage, causing an even bigger uproar.
Of course, the mutilated figures were dolls, but the impact made by stage antics was still very much present. "F--k you Tony Abbot!"
frontman Oderus Urungus
roared before chopping the prime minister's head off with a sword.
An enraged response from Australians for Constitutional Monarchy
non-profit was quick to follow, with the official announcement noting, "Australians for Constitutional Monarchy is appalled by reports of visiting American rock band Gwar decapitating and mutilating effigies of our Prime Minister and Queen.""This act - an extraordinary breach of good behavior and standards - is particularly offensive coming from visitors, who have been extended Australian hospitality,"
said executive director Jai Martinkovits
. "Imagine the public outcry, both from Democrats and Republicans, were an Australian band to behave similarly towards the President and First Lady of the United States."GWAR, as public figures, are no doubt role models to many impressionable young people. This kind of irresponsible and hateful behavior has the potential to incite violence both in Australia and abroad,"
As Metal Injection
reports, Oderus replied with a comment in his distinctive tone and style. "We were just playing our show in Brisbane and this guy with giant ears wanders out onstage and tells us to go back to Antarctica, so naturally I removed his head from his shoulders,"
he said. "But what was really surprising was that it grew back and I had to chop it off again at Sydney Soundwave. So we are waiting to see what happens tonight."
The frontman continued with a question, "Will it grow back again? Will it come back as a Koala bear? And what about the poor Queen? We chopped her tits off and stomped the royal baby to death, and all people seem to care about is this Abbott guy. I tell you this, if you could harvest the power of the wind with this dude's ears, then you could create a machine that would move time and space and enable all the asylum seekers to enjoy Caesar salad every night. And also not have dogs set on them."
Make sure to check out the videos below for a piece of GWAR onstage action.