Latest news: Mon, Oct 10 2016, GORGUTS
Critically-acclaimed death metal pioneers GORGUTS have kicked off their headlining North American tour together with INTRONAUT and BRAIN TENTACLES. GORGUTS are touring in support of their latest EP 'Pleiades' Dust'. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
GORGUTS + INTRONAUT + BRAIN TENTACLES
10 Oct 16 Winnipeg, (MB) The Park Theatre
11 Oct 16 Regina (SK) The Exchange
12 Oct 16 Edmonton (AB) The Starlite Room
14 Oct 16 Vancouver (BC) Rickshaw Theater
15 Oct 16 Seattle (WA) Studio 7
16 Oct 16 Portland (OR) Panic Room
19 Oct 16 San Francisco (CA) DNA Lounge
20 Oct 16 W. Hollywood (CA) The Roxy
21 Oct 16 San Diego (CA) Brick By Brick
22 Oct 16 Mesa (AZ) Club Red
24 Oct 16 Fort Worth (TX) The Rail Club
25 Oct 16 Austin (TX) Dirty Dog Bar
27 Oct 16 Atlanta (GA) Masquerade
28 Oct 16 Baltimore (MD) Metro Gallery
29 Oct 16 Philadelphia (PA) Voltage Lounge
30 Oct 16 New York (NY) Le Poisson Rouge
'Pleiades' Dust' is still availabe from the Season of Mist shop.
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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|
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