When it comes to GORGUTS, you have to expect the unexpected. In an age of a postulated clash of cultures, mastermind Luc Lemay delivers a piece of music that is conceptually and lyrically based on the "House of Wisdom", a medieval library based in Baghdad and at the heart of the Golden Age of Islam with its many scientific breakthroughs in various fields of learning. As Luc comments: "It is a story about curiosity, beautiful minds and sadly, about how man destroys great discoveries and achievements." Musically there is more narrative feeling as each section is introduced in such a way that every riff has the space to evolve like a character in a story.
The stunning cover art created to reflect this concept has been specially created by renowned Polish artist Zbigniew M. Bielak (MAYHEM, GHOST, ZHRINE et. al.).
Few extreme bands can boast the pedigree of GORGUTS. During their early days as part of death metal's first wave, they created a legacy of legendary releases including their debut album 'Considered Dead' (1991) and its more experimental and technical follow-up 'Erosion of Sanity' (1993). After a hiatus of five years, Luc Lemay returned with a new line-up, which released the highly acclaimed and seminal third full-length 'Obscura' (1998). By then GORGUTS had been busy at expanding and redefining the language of death metal. With a new line-up that left Lemay as the sole original member, the next milestone album was released under the title 'From Wisdom to Hate' (2001).
Yet again the band went into hibernation, while their musical legacy continued to inspire and thrive as their native Quebec became a focus for technical death metal with acts such as CRYPTOPSY, NEURAXIS, and BEYOND CREATION to name but a few following in their footsteps. After more than a decade of silence, mastermind Luc Lemay unleashed 'Colored Sands' (2013) with an all-star line-up including Colin Marston (BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS), Kevin Hufnagel (DYSRHYTHMIA), and John Longstreath (ORIGIN, SKINLESS), who has in the meantime been replaced by Patrice Hamelin (QUO VADIS, BENEATH THE MASSACRE).
Now GORGUTS return with their most experimental song so far that combines all their virtues into one massive masterpiece. Lean back and listen carefully!
|Luc Lemay||rhythm guitar, vocals|
|Kevin Hufnagel||lead guitar|
Releases Season of Mist
|Sat, Jun 03 2017||US||Syracuse, NY||Lost Horizon|
|Sun, Jun 04 2017||US||Rochester, NY||Montage Music Hall|
|Mon, Jun 05 2017||US||Detroit, MI||Loving Touch|
|Tue, Jun 06 2017||US||Cleveland, OH||Agora Ballroom|
|Wed, Jun 07 2017||US||Chicago, IL||Reggies|
|Thu, Jun 08 2017||US||Columbus, OH||Alrosa Villa|
|Fri, Jun 09 2017||US||Milwaukee, WI||Club Garibaldi|
|Sat, Jun 10 2017||US||St Louis, MO||Fubar|
|Sun, Jun 11 2017||US||Kansas City, MO||Riot Room|
|Mon, Jun 12 2017||US||Oklahoma City, OK||Thunder Alley|
|Tue, Jun 13 2017||US||San Antonio, TX||Rock Box|
|Wed, Jun 14 2017||US||McAllen, TX||Sofies|
|Thu, Jun 15 2017||US||Houston, TX||White Oak Music|
|Fri, Jun 16 2017||US||New Orleans, LA||Siberia|
|Sat, Jun 17 2017||US||Tallahassee, FL||The Wilbury|
|Sun, Jun 18 2017||US||Orlando, FL||The Haven|
|Mon, Jun 19 2017||US||Atlanta, GA||Masquerade|
|Wed, Jun 21 2017||US||Richmond, VA||Strange Matter|
|Thu, Jun 22 2017||US||Baltimore, MD||Metro Gallery|
|Fri, Jun 23 2017||US||New York, NY||Le Poisson Rouge|
|Sat, Jun 24 2017||US||Boston, MA||Brighton Music Hall|
|Sun, Jun 25 2017||US||Hoboken, NJ||Maxwell's|