The surviving members of GWAR and Slave Pit Inc. have posted a video online in which they have announced the formation of a charity in honor of frontman Dave Brockie, who passed away last month. You can check out the video below.
A statement about the charity has been released on GWAR's official website:
"The Dave Brockie Foundation is a charity fund with the mission of promoting the advancement of music, images, letters and performances in the arts. It will endeavor to encourage promising talents, as well as preserving the legacy of Dave's body of works. It intends to be a support system to those who have dedicated their lives in pursuit of creativity.
"The Dave Brockie Foundation will be a resource for artists in the fields of music, film, literature and all visual arts who cannot find funding through mainstream channels.
"The Dave Brockie Foundation will also strive to catalog and preserve Dave's vast collection of original images, recordings and written words, and make them available for the world to appreciate. The foundation's first goal is to finance the creation of a memorial monument in Richmond, Virginia to provide the world with a place to pay respects to the memory of a very cherished man."
GWAR's fifth annual GWAR-B-Q will still take place on August 16th at Hadad's Lake in Richmond, VA. A public memorial for Brockie will also be held the day before in the same location.