During the band’s concert in Portland last week, Gwar honored their fallen brother — late guitarist Cory Smoot (known in the Gwar universe as Flattus Maximus — in a most peculiar way.

The band dropped their latex costumes, took off the stupid masks, and revealed themselves as truly human, playing in their underwear.

It wasn’t pretty. But it was sweet. I am still somewhat amazed that this band’s been able to carry on with live gigs after waking up and finding Cory dead on their bus. That’s crazy.

After the jump, see video of Gwar, performing sans costumes. Again, we here at Gun Shy Assassin want to say our thoughts are with Smoot’s family, Gwar’s members, and the fans at this tragic time.

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