Kim Dylla, who was portraying the new GWAR frontwoman Vulvatron, is no longer with the band. The band's Brent Purgason/Pustulus Maximus stated:
â€œKim 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 Kimâ€™s talent without question, it just isnâ€™t what we needed in the character.â€
However, this statement seems to have caught Dylla by surprise. She issued her own Facebook response. You can see the statements below.
GWAR, the worldâ€™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 bandâ€™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; â€œKim 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 Kimâ€™s talent without question, it just isnâ€™t what we needed in the character.â€
"Itâ€™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. There is something called basic respect not existing in that modus of communication. That being said, Iâ€™m currently looking for a new vocal gig with a serious metal band that likes to tour their asses off. Doesnâ€™t matter what style but no core b.s., no symphonic metal. Must be chill dudes and down with beer drinking hellraisers. Must not be threatened by strong women, no deep-seated drama. Location unimportant."
Subsequent Facebook conversation (now deleted)
Brent Purgason: If you really want to keep dragging this out then I can tell them the truth. I wanted to keep the crew in Richmond so of course my first choice was to pick someone local and I figured it would be great to grab somebody that I had come up with. So I picked you above all others and it seemed like it was going to work out great so we hired you. Then you toured and you were drinking too much before you performed and we told you to stop.
Then it happened again, then again and the final straw was when you were so inebriated you broke a bone on stage during the show. Not cool. It wasnâ€™t like we never said anything to you. We told you again and again from individual band members and tour manager and you didnâ€™t listen. Did we say that to the world? No, but you want to paint this picture like you got sidelined out of no where. Dude, we told you JANUARY 5th 2015 and we told you WHY. You insulted fan art right from the get go in public for the world to see. I donâ€™t like it when someone that is supposed to be working with me is disrespecting the people that make this possible.
Say whatever you want, your friends are going to have your back no matter what but donâ€™t call me a f-cking a-shole for protecting my livelihood. You showed up drunk for work after given multiple chances to correct the mistake and you were the NEWEST person on the crew. If anyone here got a new job and showed up hammered they would get fired too. We gave you more than a few times to fix the problem and you would just deny you had one. I tried to help you out and you want to make us look like a-sholes? Tell the truth for once and accept responsibility for what happened. I didnâ€™t want it to come to this but Iâ€™m not going to shy away while you try and turn our mutual friends against me. I even reached out to you today because I didnâ€™t want it to go this far but this thread is still up and this is what you want. Not cool.
Kim Dylla: I broke my rib because i made a stupid f-cking mistake trying to put on a good show for the last date not because I was drunk. If others can drink i can,.there arenâ€™t different rules for ppl based on how long they are in the band.. hazing is for frats not music. I asked ppl how they thought about how I was doing my job and every time they said I was doing a great job. Until someone told me I wasnâ€™t doing a good job or did something wrong no one had a right to say shit about my lifestyle unless they said something about everyoneâ€™s lifestyle.
Brent Purgason: We lost two members to abuse problems and you donâ€™t think we have a right to tell our employees to not put us at risk by performing under the influence?