GWAR Decapitate Australian Prime Minister Onstage at Soundwave Festival

The band also cuts off Queen of England's breast. Not real people, of course.

GWAR Decapitate Australian Prime Minister Onstage at Soundwave Festival
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GWAR 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," Martinkovits concluded.

AsĀ 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.


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    Joe-Floyd-lover
    haha this shit is hysterical... I'm not a fan of GWAR but the stuff they do is just amazing, It's refreshing to see a band that doesn't take themselves seriously.
    Random9000
    We'll see what happens, but I think it's more refreshing to see a band particularly in the metal genre literally not give two *****, and not apologize for it.
    GravyHighway
    If you go to a Gwar show and get offended by something, then had no business being at said Gwar show to begin with.
    Random9000
    Gwar and offensive live show is just kind of redundant if you think about it.
    southernsoulo
    Gotta love the fact that Gwar dose not bend to politicaly correct mooks and could give on sh#@t less about the politician public relations antics.These guys are f#@ing great!
    Democrab
    "GWAR 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." Uh, what? As an Aussie I can confirm there's a lot of us (Particular in the demographics that tend to go to Soundwave where GWAR played) who would like this to have been the real Abbott and don't give a shit either way about the Queen.
    Dr Funkenstein
    These guys were great in Sydney. Sure, they sounded average but the stageshow was very entertaining. These guys are out to shock, and they did just that. Was laughing to myself the whole set. "Australians for constitutional monarchy" can lick balls.
    kspoth08
    Went to Gwar BBQ last year in Richmond VA awesome time. They even had Gwar beer.
    strung_out1
    "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." Sure can - that's why Australia is awesome
    Random9000
    "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" Am I the only one that thought "meh." And yes, I do live in the US.
    surf&guitar
    I reckon the US would have the biggest whinge. Then follow up with invasion into Australia cause of all their weapons of massive destruction. Tick another country off their list.
    RCA1186
    They're going to want to give Oderus a giant boot to the ass, just like Bart Simpson
    Jacques Nel
    Well you sent Mel Gibson over to the USA, consider yourselves even.
    mattjamesrenn
    That crazy bastard is not an ozzy, pub brawlin Russell Crowe is not either, most Australians are not meat head douche bags
    howyjr
    Mel Gibson was born in America. Given he spent a large portion of his formative years in Australia, nonetheless he is still an American.
    SkepsisMetal
    "GWAR gave the public quite a stir-up" In related news, it rained and people outside got wet.
    jamesrulesmetal
    Waha! Awesome--Good on ya, laddies. Fuck authority! Fuck censorship! Get old Bieber and those gae little 1 Erection kunts up there too while you're at it. They have no authoritah but they needs a beating newae for making me cry when I was 12. /m\
    deth312
    Not too long ago they did some stuff with Bieber. Pretty entertaining.
    Dude475
    Whoever thinks gwar are role models are very mistaken. I love their shows. Haha