Gwar has fired Vulvatron, its only female member. Vulvatron—real name Kim Dylla—joined the group in September 2014, following the death of Gwar frontman Dave “Oderus Urungus” Brockie. Dylla sang on some of the group’s songs and was apparently alerted of her dismissal from the group via a post on Gwar’s Facebook page. That post reads, in full Gwar-speak:
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.”
In turn, Dylla took to her own Facebook to fire back, saying, “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.” A heated back-and-forth between Dylla and Gwar guitarist Brent “Pustulus Maximus” Purgason found Purgason accusing Dylla of being a drunk, saying, “The final straw was when you were so drunk you broke a bone on stage during a show.” Dylla shot back, “If others [in the band] can drink, I can,” to which Purgason retorted that the group already “lost two members to abuse problems,” and it has the right to tell its members when and where it can get wasted. The band previously lost Brockie, who died of a heroin overdose, and former guitarist Cory “Flattus Maximus” Smoot, who died of coronary artery disease in 2011, prompting Brockie to say at the time that he was relieved it wasn’t a drug overdose.
In a post on her Facebook page, Dylla says she’s “currently looking for a new vocal gig with a serious metal band that likes to tour their asses off,” saying she’d prefer a group that’s not “threatened by strong women” or rife with “deep-seated drama.”