Latest news: Thu, Oct 10 2013, GORGUTS
Death metal pioneers GORGUTS have announced a new North American headlining tour in December. The trek, which begins on December 11th in Burlington VT, will travel through the United States and Canada before ending on December 21st in Brooklyn, NYC. The tour sees GORGUTS supported by ORIGIN and NERO DI MARTE. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
GORGUTS are touring in support of their critically-acclaimed album, 'Colored Sands'. The record is available at the Season of Mist e-shop, as well as in record stores throughout North America. It is also streaming in its entirety on Bandcamp.
Regarding the album release, band founder/visionary Luc Lemay said: “It’s with great joy that I share this music with all of you today. This record was a labor of love, and no details were left neglected. Writing the music for this record has brought back the flame in me to enjoy the process of crafting a death metal song. Writing the music for this record also brought to me a gift of friendship by working with Colin, Kevin and John… It’s a very important moment for me, I’ve been waiting for this day for a long, long time…and it’s finally here! I can never thank each of you enough for your support with the little messages sent to us through the modern media. Please, grab your headphones; close your eyes… And crank the volume up! Come with us, through the magic of compositions… We will take a trip to Tibet to witness magnificent beauties, as well as a dramatic fate.”
Prior to record's release, GORGUTS released a lyric video for the track "Forgotten Arrows".
GORGUTS, long-running Canadian craftsmen of technical death metal have returned! After more than a decade of silence, mastermind Luc Lemay unleashes "Colored Sands", a new brand of pestilent fury featuring an all star line-up including John Longstreath (ORIGIN, SKINLESS), Colin Marston (BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS) and Kevin Hufnagel (DYSRHYTHMIA). Few extreme bands have 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 follow-up "Erosion of Sanity" (1993). The latter witnessed the Canadians becoming more experimental and technical. After a hiatus of five years, Luc Lemay returned with a new line-up, which released the acclaimed third full-length "Obscura" (1998). By then GORGUTS had fully transformed into one of the most progressive and influential bands in extreme music, which remained impervious to trends, while expanding and redefining the language of death metal. With a new line-up that left Lemay as the sole original member, another milestone album was released. On "From Wisdom to Hate" (2001) the Quebecois successfully merged the brutal and more direct approach of their earlier albums with the complex arrangements of "Obscura". Just as GORGUTS seemed on the verge of making the first decade of the new century their own, the band was hit by business and personal issues and went on hiatus. 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. Now the masters are back to deliver the stunning masterpiece the metal world has been awaiting so long. Brace hard or get swept away by the mind blowing storm of "Colored Sands"!
|Luc Lemay||rhythm guitar, vocals|
|Kevin Hufnagel||lead guitar|
Releases Season of Mist
|Wed, Dec 11 2013||US||Burlington, VT||Nectar's||+Origin +Nero Di Marte|
|Thu, Dec 12 2013||US||Hartford, CT||Webster Underground||+Origin +Nero Di Marte|
|Fri, Dec 13 2013||US||Poughkeepsie, NY||The Chance Theater||+Origin +Nero Di Marte|
|Sat, Dec 14 2013||US||Columbus, OH||Alrosa Villa||+Origin +Nero Di Marte|
|Sun, Dec 15 2013||US||Chicago, IL||Cobra Lounge||+Origin +Nero Di Marte|
|Mon, Dec 16 2013||US||Rochester, NY||The Bug Jar||+Origin +Nero Di Marte|
|Tue, Dec 17 2013||CA||Toronto, ON||Wreck Room||+Origin +Nero Di Marte|
|Wed, Dec 18 2013||CA||Ottawa, ON||Mavericks||+Origin +Nero Di Marte|
|Thu, Dec 19 2013||CA||Quebec City, QC||Cégep de Limoilou||+Origin +Nero Di Marte|
|Fri, Dec 20 2013||CA||Montreal, QC||La Tulipe||+Origin +Nero Di Marte|
|Sat, Dec 21 2013||US||Brooklyn, NY||Saint Vitus||+Origin +Nero Di Marte|