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Gorguts

Formed: 1989
From: Quebec, Canada
Last Known Status: Regrouped

Latest Gorguts News

Below is our complete Gorguts news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Season Of Mist Streaming 20 Year Compilation

Season of Mist turned twenty this year, and now you can stream a two decade anniversary compilation below or pick up the comp through various digital services over here. This wide-ranging release includes some names you might have heard from the metal scene in a loooong time, like Oxiplegatz.

The label comments: "It is no secret that the music industry has changed tremendously during the past two decades, but thanks to your loyal support, we are still able to continue releasing great music to this very day. We would like to once again extend our gratitude and thankfulness to all those who believe in our artists. Stream our '20 Years of Season of Mist' compilation here and check out the discount campaign on our official e-shop!" More...

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Gorguts Announces Australian Shows

The critically-acclaimed death metal pioneers from Gorguts have announced two special shows in Australia. Gorguts will perform on March 17th in Sydney and March 18th in Melbourne as part of the Direct Underground Fest, alongside label mates Departe, Marduk, Ulcerate, and MGLA.

The band is touring in support of latest one-song EP "Pleiades' Dust" that spans over 30 minutes of total run-time. Australian fans can catch the band live on these dates:

March 17 Sydney, Australia @ The Factory Theatre
March 18 Melbourne, Australia @ The Corner Hotel More...

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Gorguts Kicks Off Tour

The death metal pioneers from Gorguts have kicked off their headlining North American tour. The "Pleiades Dust" tour began in Brighton, MA and covers North America over the month. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

Oct. 3 Brighton, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Oct. 4 Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmont
Oct. 5 Ottawa, ON @ Maverick's
Oct. 6 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
Oct. 7 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
Oct. 8 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Oct. 9 Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
Oct. 10 Winnipeg, MB @ The Park Theatre
Oct. 11 Regina, SK @ The Exchange
Oct. 12 Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
Oct. 14 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
Oct. 15 Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
Oct. 16 Portland, OR @ Panic Room
Oct. 19 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
Oct. 20 W. Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy
Oct. 21 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
Oct. 22 Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
Oct. 24 Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
Oct. 25 Austin, AZ @ Dirty Dog Bar
Oct. 27 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Oct. 28 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
Oct. 29 Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge More...

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Gorguts Announces North American Tour

The death metal pioneers from Gorguts have announced the "Pleiades Dust" North American tour, which begins on October 3rd in Brighton, MA. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

Gorguts is touring in support of the "Pleiades' Dust" EP (reviewed here) that runs as a single, continuous track spanning over 30 minutes of total run-time. You can stream the half hour song at this location. More...

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Gorguts Streams Full New EP

The death metal pioneer from Gorgu ts are streaming their new EP, "Pleiades' Dust," in the player below. This single-track EP is a massive 32 minutes long. Gorguts founder Luc Lemay comments:

"Dear fans, it with great joy that we can finally share this new sonic painting with you. I must say that I’ve been looking forward this moment for quite some time now. I couldn’t be more proud of this new amalgam of themes, ambiances and surprises that appeared along the process of carving this new composition. I like to call them happy accidents. That’s what the beauty of writing and composing is all about.

"I’m also very happy that the story of a long forgotten library made his way to my curiosity. With this theme, I was able to pay an ode to those ancient thinkers, to the beauty of books and history. Three things that have been fascinating me for a long, long time. Enjoy!" More...

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Gorguts Streams Movement From "Pleiades' Dust"

The critically-acclaimed death metal pioneers from Gorguts are streaming another new segment from their forthcoming EP, "Pleiades' Dust." The movement, titled "Besieged," is streaming below. Regarding the excerpt, Gorguts mastermind Luc Lemay comments:

"With 'Besieged,' the composition that is 'Pleiades' Dust' reaches its last segment. I wanted to have a 'Funeral March' feel to it, since it is a dramatic point in the story, when the Mongol invaders destroy the library and most of the books are thrown in the Tigris river.

"Musically, I wanted to pay tribute to 3 things with the opening doom riff. First, in the progression of the doom riff, throughout the four repeats, I wanted to expose the theme in unison and in counterpoint, among the string instruments, that gets more complex each time. This constitutes an ode to Penderecki's second violin concerto, which introduces a funeral march feel right after the cadenza.

"Second, is the guitar tone represents a big nod to the sound of Sunlight studio / HM2. I am absolutely crazy about this guitar tone, which we find on the first Entombed album and also the Bloodbath records. Those had a massive influence on me, when I was writing 'Considered Dead.'

"Third, is the 'doom riff" guitar work that I originally discovered on the first Paradise Lost album. I was so intrigued by this dark feel in their writing style and that was also a huge influence for the distinct dual guitar riffs on 'Considered Dead.' Therefore this is a tribute to Greg Mackintosh." More...

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Gorguts Kicking Off European Tour

The death metal pioneers from Gorguts are kicking off a headlining European tour in Norway as part of Inferno fest. This trek sees the band traveling throughout the rest of month, making stops in the Netherlands, the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Poland and more before concluding on April 17th.

Support on this tour comes from Psycroptic, Dysrhythmia, and Nero Di Marte. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

Gorguts is touring in support of forthcoming new EP, "Pleiades' Dust," which runs as a single, continuous track that spans over 30 minutes of total run-time. The EP will be released by Season of Mist worldwide on May 13th. More...

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Gorguts Discusses Writing New EP

Gorguts just released a new video interview revealing details behind the collaborative songwriting process on upcoming EP, "Pleiades' Dust." The first of a 2 part video featuring Gorguts founder Luc Lemay, and bandmates Kevin Hufnagel and Colin Marston can be seen below.

"Pleiades' Dust" runs as a single, continuous track that spans over 30 minutes of total run time and will be released by Season of Mist worldwide on May 13th. Regarding the album, Luc Lemay comments:

"As our EP 'Pleiades’ Dust' consists out of a single long narrative composition, it was not written with the intention of being edited in segments. As the storyline proceeds in chapters though, I was able to isolate this part called 'Wandering Times' which will give the listener a good idea of the composition aesthetics which are present throughout the whole piece.

"The lyrics tell the story of the 'House of Wisdom', which is referring to a library that was based in Baghdad sometime between the 8th and the 13th century. There much of the intellectual activity of the Middle Age took place while Europe was stuck in the Dark ages after the fall of Rome.

"Many scientific discoveries were made at the time such as algebra, optics, astronomy, and many more... Without the translation movement that brought this library to life, we would have never had the Renaissance that we know. It is a story about curiosity, beautiful minds and sadly, about how man destroys great discoveries and achievements." More...

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Gorguts Releasing New EP

Gorguts today announces a new EP, titled "Pleiades' Dust," which will be released by Season of Mist worldwide on May 13th. "Pleiades' Dust" runs as a single, continuous track that spans over 30 minutes.

A first excerpt, titled "Wandering Times," can be heard below. Regarding the album, Gorguts' Luc Lemay comments:

"As our EP 'Pleiades’ Dust' consists out of a single long narrative composition, it was not written with the intention of being edited in segments. As the storyline proceeds in chapters though, I was able to isolate this part called 'Wandering Times' which will give the listener a good idea of the composition aesthetics which are present throughout the whole piece.

"The lyrics tell the story of the 'House of Wisdom', which is referring to a library that was based in Baghdad sometime between the 8th and the 13th century. There much of the intellectual activity of the Middle Age took place while Europe was stuck in the Dark ages after the fall of Rome. Many scientific discoveries were made at the time such as algebra, optics, astronomy, and many more...

"Without the translation movement that brought this library to life, we would have never had the Renaissance that we know. It is a story about curiosity, beautiful minds and sadly, about how man destroys great discoveries and achievements." More...

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Gorguts Announces Tour Dates With Pyscroptic

The death metal pioneers from Gorguts have announced a headlining European tour kicking off March 23 in Norway as part of Inferno Fest, and seeing the band traveling throughout the rest of month, making stops in the Netherlands, The UK, France, Spain, Germany, Poland and more before concluding on April 17.

Support on this tour comes from Psycroptic, Dysrhythmia, and Nero Di Marte. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

Gorguts is touring in support of the critically-acclaimed album "Colored Sands" (reviewed here) released back in 2013.

23.03.16 Norway Oslo Inferno Fest, Vulkan Arena Gorguts, Psycroptic only
24.03.16 Sweden Stockholm Fryshuset Klubben
26.03.16 Holland Tilburg 0 1 3
27.03.16 Belgium Brussels Magasin 4
28.03.16 UK Manchester Sound Control
29.03.16 UK Glasgow Ivory Blacks
30.03.16 UK London The Dome
31.03.16 France Evreux Abordage More...

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Gorguts Finishing Work On Single-Track Album

In a new interview with Metal Injection conducted at Heavy Montreal, Luc Lemay revealed that Gorguts is almost done with the follow-up to 2013's "Colored Sands" (reviewed here).

According to Luc, the album will be a single track opus. When asked about progress on new material, Lemay responded:

"[Bassist] Colin Marston and [guitarist] Kevin Hufnagel, when they come over for gigs, we like to spend more days working on material. The new record, besides lyrics, everything is written. The music is finished, let’s say 98%. We’re into the minor detail phase, which we stop every two seconds and go 'minor detail, what about this and this.'

"The new record is going to be a single track… one long song. I’ve been wanting to do that for a long, long time. After hearing Porcupine Tree’s 'The Incident,' Meshuggah’s 'I,' the Deathspell Omega EPs, I said I really wanted to get into this compositional exercise, to get one big movement, and I think it’s pretty good. I can’t wait to share it with the crowd and that’s going to be a lot of fun to play live." More...

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Gorguts Announces Demo Vinyl Anthology

War On Music Records will soon release a massive Gorguts demo anthology on vinyl. After almost two years of planning, re-planning, adding and expanding, the Canadian based vinyl label is ready to unleash a colossal collection titled "...And Then Comes Lividity," named after the cult 1990 demo tape which first caught the attention of Roadrunner Records. More...

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Gorguts Re-Issuing Two Albums

Century Media Records is proud to announce the re-issue of two groundbreaking technical death metal albums by long-running Canadian legend Gorguts on April 6th, 2015 in Europe and April 7th, 2015 in North America. Founding member Luc Lemay (vocals/guitar) comments:

"Hi everybody! It's with excitement that I write these lines to you today, because I'm proud to announce that our 1998 record 'Obscura' and 2001's 'From Wisdom To Hate' will finally be re-released! We did a lot of touring for our latest record, 'Colored Sands,' and everyday someone would ask me when 'Obscura' would be out again. Well, here we are!

"For this re-issue, I decided to include liner notes that tell the story behind each record. How we got together as musicians, what was the composition process that made this sound possible and that made us grow as artists.

"You'll also notice that both re-releases bear the new logo. Well, I decided to change the logo because, with a step back, I realized that I never really like the original one on 'Obscura' and I wanted to give the record a fresh look. I kept the same logo for 'From Wisdom To Hate,' because it was created for this record.

"Thanks again to all our fans for their unconditional support through all those years... Krank the volume to 11.........INTRA LIMPIDUS OBSCURA!!!!!!!!!!!!!" More...

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Gorguts Announces New Shows

The death metal pioneers in Gorguts have announced a string of headlining Australian tour dates in November, beginning on November 14th in Melbourne and with support comes from Portal.

The Australian headlining tour follows Gorguts' previously announced tour of Japan. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. Gorguts is touring in support of the "Colored Sands" album (reviewed here). Catch the band live on these dates:

w/Krisiun:
11/6 Osaka, Japan @ ROCKETS
11/7 Nagoya, Japan @ Club3Star
11/8 Tokyo, Japan @ Cyclone"

w/Portal:
11/14 Melbourne, Australia @ Northcote Social Club
11/15 Sydney, Australia @ Newtown Social Club
11/16 Brisbane, Australia @ Crowbar More...

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Gorguts Headed To Japan

Gorguts has announced the band's first ever Japanese tour, kicking off on November 6th, and seeing the band headline alongside Krisiun.

Gorguts also recently finished a co-headlining European tour alongside label-mates Misery Index. The band is touring in support of latest album "Colored Sands" (reviewed here).

11/6 Osaka @ Nanba Rockets
11/7 Nagoya @ Imaike Club3star
11/8 Tokyo @ Shibuya Cyclone More...

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Gorguts Kicking Off New Live Trek

The acclaimed death metal extremists in Gorguts are kicking off a headlining European tour. The "Colored Sands Summer Tour" kicks off tomorrow, June 12th, in Copenhagen, DK and will see the band travel through 6 countries, concluding with a performance at this year's Hellfest in Clisson, FR on June 21st.

Following the festival, Gorguts will join this year's "Death To All Tour" (featuring label mates Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert of Cynic) as special guests starting on June 22nd in Dornbirn, AU, and will conclude on June 28th at Inferno Festival in Lausanne, CH. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

The band is touring in support of new album "Colored Sands" (reviewed here), which can also be heard in full right here: More...

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Gorguts Kicking Off Tour With Misery Index

The acclaimed death metal extremists in Gorguts and Misery Index are kicking off a co-headlining European tour tonight.

The tour kicks off tonight in Madrid, and will see both bands travel through nine countries before concluding on May 8th in Tilburg as part of this year's Neurotic Deathfest. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

Gorguts recently finished a sting on the Decibel Magazine North American tour alongside Carcass and The Black Dahlia Murder. The band is touring in support of new album "Colored Sands" (reviewed here).

Regarding the kick off, Gorguts main-man Luc Lemay comments: "It is with great joy that we eagerly await to get to Europe to meet each of you to share the music of 'Colored Sands.' When we toured Europe in the summer of 2012 it was the band’s second European tour in 19 years! So we need to catch up with you Metalheads! When we were told that the tour would happen with our label mates Misery Index, I couldn’t be happier!! I remember hearing 'Traitors' for the first time, and I was a fan right away!! I cannot wait to share the stage with them. This will be great!!"

Misery Index guitarist Jason Netherton adds: "We are really looking forward to hitting Europe with our label-mates and brothers Gorguts for these shows and festivals. Nothing but good times await! Also, we expect this tour will come close to the release of our new album, which makes it perfect timing. See you all in spring 2014!"

Misery Index recently premiered the title track from forthcoming album "The Killing Gods," which can be heard over here. More...

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Sight Of Emptiness Announces Japanese Shows

Japan, rejoice: a global death metal attack is headed east as Costa Rica's finest metal exports in Sight Of Emptiness join forces with Canadian technical death masters Gorguts, Brazilian kings of violence Krisiun, and U.K. outfit Bloodshot Dawn this November!

Sight Of Emptiness will be touring in support of latest album, "Instincts," which is out now and supported by lead single "Essence" (featuring Whitfield Crane of Ugly Kid Joe). A video for the track can be viewed below.

Nov 6 - Osaka @ Nanba Rockets
Nov 7 - Nagoya @ Imaike Club3star
Nov 8 - Tokyo @ Shibuya Cyclone More...

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Carcass Heartwork Plays on Heart Strings at Mohawk

The line to get into Mohawk was split in half between minors and adults. Although The Black Dahlia Murder has more than a decade under its 30-something beltline, the band is still a hot commodity among young listeners. The older demographic spawned by Carcass and Gorguts wasn't always welcoming to the 'core kids and their icons, TBDM; however, in terms of attendance, Decibel Magazine was onto something when they squeezed together, and I do mean squeeze, these disparate bands.

Baltimore, Maryland upstarts, Noisem provided a jolting dose of death/thrash. Featuring tracks culled from their recent "Agony Defied" album, the A389 recording artist played fast and spurned on oncoming body-mass wall. Standing on the first balcony, I often found myself checking out the bang bodies below. Long-hairs and spiked dos came together, often in a brutal-yet-loving fashion.

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John Longstreth Issues Gorguts, Origin Update

Origin drummer John Longstreth has checked in with an update on Origin, Gorguts, and his upcoming debut instructional DVD. Longstreth's upcoming DVD was recorded at the Warehouse Studio's in Vancouver BC, Canada. He comments:

'Hey just to give everyone an update on what is going on for me in 2014. Origin has completed the record 'Omnipresent' I am extremely happy with the outcome and can't wait until everyone gets to hear it!

"The DVD is coming along nicely but it will take a few months to complete everything. After it's completion I will be able to start sending out perks to all the contributors. I would like to thank everyone for their support this could not have happened without you. I will keep everyone updated as it progresses.

"I have been getting asked about the Gorguts up and coming dates lately. I will not be joining Gorguts on the up and coming tours.

"Luc Lemay has decided to take out Patrice Hamelin for all dates in 2014. I can't say I am not disappointed but I respect his decision and it allows me to concentrate on Origin, the DVD, other projects and future drum clinics/workshops. I am very happy to say that some Gorguts material will be included on my up and coming DVD."

Luc Lemay also issued the following statement:

"I'm writing today to share with you that we will now have a new drummer sitting behind the kit for Gorguts. Unfortunately, John won't be playing with us anymore.

"When I first asked John, Colin and Kevin to join me to be part of Gorguts, rule number one, for me, has always been that each of their respective bands and solo career would always come first. More...

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