Balsac the Jaws of Death
Balsac circa 2009; Lust in Space.


Rhythm Guitar

First Appearance







Michael Derks; Chris Bopst; Steve Douglas (as Jaws of Death)


22 1⁄2 hands


12 tons fully dressed; 98lbs soaking wet

Not to be confused with BalSac (bassist) or Jaws of Death.

“I’m so very, very sorry.”
Balsac is the rhythm guitarist for GWAR. He is notable for his facial features.

Origin Edit

Balsac hails from the planet Ennui and is a member of the Scumdogs. According to GWAR lore, he writes songs by scratching his scrotum with his guitar. He invented VD and has a bear trap for a face. His estimated age is pi X 10 to the millionth power.

Behind the Scenes Edit

In the original GWAR lineup, there were two separate characters named BalSac and the Jaws of Death. Jaws of Death is the character that would become Balsac the Jaws of Death; his costume was a crude version of today's Balsac. He was played by Death Piggy guitarist Steve Douglas, who departed shortly after recording Hell-O! and handing down the character to Mike Derks, who would combine the two previous characters to become Balsac the Jaws of Death.

Balsac has been featured as a vocalist in a few songs such as "Mary Anne" and "The Needle". He is also noted as being a prominent icon for GWAR--he has appeared on more covers than anyone else and appears on many merchandise items and logos.

Appearance Edit

Balsac appears as a beast with a large, prominent bear trap for a face, usually with dirty black hair (a mohawk in some appearances) coming from the top. He has large spiked armor on his shoulders and goat legs.

Trivia Edit

  • Favorite celebrity: God
  • Claims to have written Kama Sutra II.
  • Known to speak in a distinct British accent, but doesn't do so on Lust in Space.
  • In a live performance in Autumn of 2015 Balsac told the rest of the band that everyone on his home planet masturbated to death.

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