From: Quebec, Canada
Last Known Status: Disbanded
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Season of Mist has checked in with the following announcement about the return of Gorguts to the roster:
"After the return of Seth a couple weeks ago, Season of Mist wishes to express the joy of seeing one more band rejoin the fold: welcome back Gorguts! The staff is thrilled to have the Canadian technical death metal band back on the roster, 13 years after the release of cult classic ‘From Wisdom to Hate.'"
“It is with great joy that I announce the return of Gorguts to Season of Mist!” mastermind Luc Lemay comments. “Things have not always been easy these last couple of years, but now it’s all behind us and all I can say is that I’m more than eager to share this new record with all of you. Our forthcoming album will be a very detailed, dark, epic, emotional, conceptual record and Season of Mist was my first choice to be the standard-bearer for this new Gorguts opus and I must say that I am more than happy to work with them again.
“Stay tuned on the band’s websites for more updates and we’ll soon hit the stage to share this new music with you! I can never thank each of you enough, our dedicated fans, for more than 20 years of support! Thanks to you!!!!!!”
Gorguts’ upcoming fifth studio album will be released later this year on Season of Mist. Further details will be announced shortly. More...
6:00am. YOU’VE KNOCKED A SCREW LOOSE, a taunting Protestant voice rattles my inner skull in a booze-muddled echo as I lope across a bed of sharp stones and plunge into the frigid river just this side of bare-assed.
The full immersion drowns that pesky voice mid-sentence. Eyes open under water; I find peaceful seclusion for a few precious, bone-chilling seconds.
Confirming the diagnosis as I breach the surface and hoist myself to my feet, waist-deep, skin already tightening from the abrupt system shock, a guy on the beach mutters something to his friend, shoots me a strange glare – did I somehow manage to insult his mom? – and twirls his finger near his temple. Yep.
Whatever. I reinforce the diagnosis and thrust double horns skyward, hoping to give the appearance of a calculated, decisive, tough, metal-inspired action and not the clumsy result of a dare, drowned brain cells, and a liquid blanket.
In either case, this is Metalcamp, and what happens at Metalcamp… gets reproduced (and photographed) on Metalunderground.com.
Quebec label PRC Music has issued a statement about the passing of noted metal guitarist Steeve Hurdle. Steeve was 41 when he passed away on May 20th due to complications from surgery. Hurdle was last known for the two bands that he was a founding member of, Purulence and Negativa, but he first gained fame for playing guitar with Quebecois band Gorguts on its third release, "Obscura." He was also a member of Blind Witchery, Chaos and Infinite Wonder. Here is the statement that Remi from PRC Music has issued:
"Losing a friend like Steeve is a shock for me. We knew, cheered for and supported each other for the last 23 years. Steeve was wholehearted: a true musician, a true passionate being. He was gearing up for the next chapter of NEGATIVA. We were discussing it after deciding to reedit the first mini-CD: studio, promo, events, concerts, etc. We were getting ready to work together, just like in the good old days of PURULENCE. I was really excited at this perspective, but mostly, I was looking forward to sharing laughs, ideas and all these moments where you know you are at the right place, the right moment with the right person.'
Thank you for crossing my path, Steeve. Rest in peace, Brother." Rémi - PRC MUSIC
A new trailer for the upcoming 2012 edition of Metalcamp was posted. The even takes place from August 5-11, 2012 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The lineup includes the following acts (in alphabetical order):
Sin Deadly Sin
The Black Dahlia Murder
Europe's Neurotic Deathfest has added Legion of the Damned to the festival's lineup. The fest takes place from March 2nd to March 4th, 2012 at the 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands. The current lineup looks like this:
Beneath The Massacre
Legion of the Damned
Sublime Cadaveric Decomposition
Within The Ruins
More than 30 bands will be announced in the future, and the current promo poster can be viewed below. More...
Death metal veterans Morbid Angel have announced that they will be taking part in the forthcoming edition of the Heavy MTL festival. Heavy MTL 2011 is set to take place on July 23rd and 24th at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can view the entire festival lineup below.
Saturday, July 23:
KINDGOM OF SORROW
ALL SHALL PERISH
STRAIGHT LINE STITCH
DEAD & DIVINE
SLAVES ON DOPE
MASS MURDER MESSIAH
Sunday, July 24:
CHILDREN OF BODOM
AS I LAY DYING
TIMES OF GRACE
Swedish extreme metal act Dismember has announced that it will be filling the spot left vacant by Gorguts at the 2011 Death Feast Open Air event in Germany. The band commented on the rare concert appearance by saying;
"This will be our only show in 2011, and our first since 2008 and we feel extremely excited to hit the stage once again for some serious headbanging. We will do a set that covers our whole career, from 'Like An Ever Flowing Stream' from 1991 up until the self-titled album released in 2008, so get ready for some serious Swedish death metal!!"
Death Feast Open Air is set to take place on June 23, 2011 in Hunxe, Germany.
Malevolent Creation has issued the following announcement about performing at the upcoming 2011 edition of the Death Feast Open Air in Germany:
"The festival season starts in a couple of months. Malevolent Creation were now confirmed for Germany's Death Feast Open Air! The festival, which will celebrate its 5th anniversary this year, will take place from June 23-25, 2011 at Airport Schwarze Heide in Hünxe, Germany. A 3-day-ticket incl. camping costs 49€ w/o fees. A 1-day-ticket costs 25€ w/o fees (for June 23rd und June 24th) and 30€ w/o fees (for June 25th). You can also order a shower/toilet flat-rate for 10€. For further information visit here."
The currently announced billing is as follows:
Grave *special 20th Anniversary set*
The organizers of the Party.San 2011 festival have issued the following announcement about more bands appearing on the bill:
"Raised from the ashes of Hellhammer and Celtic Frost by Tom Gabriel Fischer himself, PARTY.SAN 2011 is proud and honored to announce the addition of Triptykon to its expanding bill of bands. Hell literally broke loose with the release of the band's Eparistera Daimone debut. Pitch black and truly evil music for devoted fans of extreme metal.
"Gorguts from Canada recently joined the PARTY.SAN bill. A death metal dinosaur of sorts, the band formed in 1989 and, having survived a host of trends, tragedies and breakups, are still going strong today. Gorguts will present to you a technical and extremely furious death metal show you will never forget.
"Enslaved are easily among Norway’s finest bands. The progressive black/Viking metal ensemble has remained dark and innovative for their two-decade-long existence and will bring their monolithic blackness to the PARTY.SAN 2011 stage." More...
Canadian extreme metal veteran act Gorguts has confirmed its participation for the forthcoming edition of Europe's Brutal Assault festival. Brutal Assault 2011 is set to take place between August 11th, 12 and 13th, 2011 in Josefov, Czech Republic.
The confirmed line-up now includes:
TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED
Earlier in the year Metal Underground presented its annual “Best Of” awards and with his finger always on the pulse, deathbringer mentioned a new dominance in metal leading us into 2009. Maybe you’ve noticed the extra acoustic interludes, the blazing shred solos, the disjointed poly-rhythms or maybe you haven’t - but either way a cloud of progressive influence has undoubtedly emerged over the metal scene. Not just in our minds here at MU, but in the minds of fans Opeth, Cynic, Meshuggah, Nachtmystium and Ihsahn stood out with impressive 2008 releases. Even more excitement and interest has been generated by collaborations between Ihsahn and Opeth, and 2009 hasn’t let up with Mastodon’s progressive opus “Crack The Skye” and Obscura’s “Cosmogenesis” leading the charge.
So what magic is at work here aside from great prog-metal releases? Larger bands such as the explosive power metal act DragonForce and progressive groovers Mastodon have played a large part in the uprising of the pursuit of extreme talent for more mainstream metal fans - opening legions of otherwise clueless greenhorns to the bar of instrumental ability. Old hands such as Deicide, Cannibal Corpse and numerous thrash acts have also not been untouched by the progressive aura and have regained the thirst for pushing technical boundaries - a truly founding ideal of metal if ever there was one. Another force at play here is the power the internet has had in exposing technical freak shows like Necrophagist as well as many young tech-metal heads being introduced to metal and fostered through 90s progressive acts such as Tool or Dream Theater. Not enough for you? Let’s take a little trip back in time then. More...
Canada's technical death metal warlords Neuraxis have unleashed the track "Darkness Prevails" on the band's MySpace page. The song is from their forthcoming Prosthetic Records debut, "The Thin Line Between," which is due July 22nd. The album was recorded by Jeff Fortin (Anonymus) and the band in February and March of this year and features guest vocals from Luc Lemay (Gorguts). Art comes from Dennis Sibejin (Chimaira, Job For A Cowboy). Look for a major tour announcement shortly.
Here are the latest Neuraxis tour dates with Fuck the Facts and Gross Misconduct:
6/05 Thunder Bay, ONT – Kilroys (no Gross Misconduct)
6/06 Winnipeg, MB – The Zoo (no Gross Misconduct)
6/07 Prince Albert, MB – Exhibition Center (no Gross Misconduct)
6/08 Calgary, AB – Underground
6/09 Kamloops, BC – Chilli’s Bar
6/10 Abbotsford, BC – Mccallum Center
6/11 Victoria, BC – Logans
6/12 Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
6/13 Prince George, BC – Columbus Community Centre
6/14 Edmonton, AB – Meadhall
6/15 Regina, SK – The Exchange
6/16 Saskatoon, SK – Walker’s
Canada’s NEURAXIS has issued the band’s latest webisode video clip entitled Neuraxis Studio Episode #2 – Guitars, featuring footage and interviews from the recording of the band’s fifth studio record. Footage is available online at the band’s MySpace page.
Neuraxis tapped Jef Fortin (of fellow Canadians Anonymus) to record the band’s debut album for Prosthetic Records, The Thin Line Between, which will also feature a guest vocal cameo from the legendary Luc Lemay (GORGUTS, NEGATIVA).
"The writing and recording process for The Thin Line Between was probably the most intense I've ever experienced,” says guitarist Rob Milley. “Sound-wise this is going to be our best so far. Song-wise, it’s our most complete album to date."
“I'm very happy with how the guitar playing was captured,” added fellow guitarist Will Seghers says. “Precise, vicious and dynamic are words that come to my mind when hearing the new album." More excerpts are available in the webisode. More...
NEGATIVA, the Quebec-based band featuring former GORGUTS members Steeve Hurdle (guitar, vocals) and Luc Lemay (guitar, vocals), along with Etienne Gallo (drums, AUGURY) and Miguel Valade (bass, ex-ION DISSONANCE), has issued the following update:
"We're really disappointed to announce that we have to cancel the shows scheduled from August 1-3 in Toronto, Hamilton and London. The guitarist/vocalist Big Steeve Hurdle had a back injury on Sunday, and he should rest for at least one week. We were looking forward to do these shows because they were the very first ones for the band. Unfortunately, we'll have to wait a little longer before to hit the stage for the first time. As of today, we have no fixed plans about rescheduling the three dates but we'll try to make it up for our Ontario fans before the end of the year if we can. Thanks for your understanding." More...
NEGATIVA, the new Quebec, Canada-based metal band featuring former GORGUTS members Steeve Hurdle (guitar, vocals) and Luc Lemay (guitar, vocals), along with Etienne Gallo (drums, ex-AUGURY) and Miguel Valade (bass, ex-ION DISSONANCE), has issued the following update:
"The last few weeks have been very thrilling for us as we have finally arranged to enter studio in mid-September to record three songs. We will again be working with our old friend Pierre Remillard but this time it will be at his famous Wild Studio. Pierre has produced GORGUTS' very first demo, 'And Then Comes Lividity', back in 1989, plus the albums 'Obscura' in 1998 and 'From Wisdom To Hate' in 2001. He will be assisted by none other than Jean-Yves Theriault, a.k.a. Blacky and former VOÏVOD. We will be more than honored to work with him in the studio. At the end of September, expect a MySpace page for you to, at last, listen to our music." Songtitles set to appear on the mini-CD are "Chaos in Motion", "Taedium Vitae" and "Rebellion".
Displeased Records, which recently reissued Whiplash's Insult to Injury, have placed more classics on their release schedule. This fall, the label will put out two discs by New York '80s thrashers Toxik (World Circus and Think This) as well as the sole offering from technical thrash band Disincarnate (which featured Death guitarist James Murphy), Dreams of the Carrion Kind. The company will follow in the first half of 2007 with three reissues by San Francisco death-thrashers Sadus — Illusions, Swallowed in Black and A Vision of Misery — and two by Canadian death-metal outfit Gorguts, Considered Dead and The Erosion of Sanity.
NEGATIVA, Steeve Hurdle’s new band (Ex-GORGUTS / PURULENCE), has completed its line up. Steeve on vocals / Guitar will be joined by Luc Lemay (Ex-GORGUTS) on vocals / guitar, Dominique Lapointe on bass (QUO VADIS, AUGURY, ATHERETIC) and Etienne Gallo (AUGURY) on drums. A website is under construction and shirts will be available from Great White North Records soon. The band should enter the studio in the winter for a promo recording. It’s all speculation right now but NEGATIVA might be touring with TOWARDS DARKNESS and PAROXYSM in the spring of 2006.
The latest confirmed guest to work on the Death/Chuck Schuldine tribute project "Within The Mind" is Luc Lemay of Gorguts. That brings the total new additions to 4 in as many days. Luc joins other recent additions Richard Christy (Iced Earth, Ex-Death, Control Denied), Patrick Mameli (Ex-Pestilence) and Jean-Francois Dagenais (Kataklysm).