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John Longstreth Issues Gorguts, Origin, DVD 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.

"John having a very busy touring schedule with Origin brought Patrice Hamelin in the picture to replace him on more than several occasions. This being said, I was not going to get a replacement for each players. Then, as tour offers came in, we ended up playing more shows with Patrice than John. Seeing the new Origin record coming along and being released this year, John is also developing his solo career with drum clinics; I was apprehending the complexity of orchestrating schedules for future Gorguts tours. Having a very busy schedule planed for 2014 already, thing would eventually get impossible to work out.

"As far as Patrice being in demand with a lot of different projects, I could have ended up with no drummer available at all to push Gorguts. Patrice and I living close to each other, we can work on music together on a weekly basis and that's an important factor for me as well. John and I shared on this way before our December tour in 2013 and I really insisted that he played that tour with us since he was part of 'Colored Sands' since the very beginning and I wanted to perform the record live with the original line up.

"All I can say is that I had a great experience playing and making a record with John. He's a very creative, curious, polyvalent player and a great person to be around. I will miss our long conversations while driving to NYC to Colin's place. It's not a question of personality or whatsoever; it's a question of each of us pushing our individual goals and plans as Artists. I want to whish him all the best and in the end, what's most important for me, is when we'll see each other in 5, 10 or 20 years we won't be talking about not doing a tour together in 2014....we will talk about our friendship through music and how happy and proud we are of having made a wonderful record together."

Tuesday 06 May - Amplifier Bar, Perth 18+
Wednesday 07 May - Fowlers Live, Adelaide Lic/AA
Thursday 08 May - Corner Hotel, Melbourne 18+
Friday 09 May - Bald Faced Stag, Sydney 18+
Saturday 10 May - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle 18+
Sunday 11 May - Electric Playground, Brisbane 18+

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