Latest news: Thu, Oct 23 2014, GORGUTS
Critically-acclaimed death metal pioneers GORGUTS are bound for Japan, Australia and New Zeeland in the first half of November.
The Canadians will share headliner duties with KRISIUN as part of a multi-band package entitled "Extreme Metal Over Japan Vol. 3" in the Land of the Rising Sun. The festival tour will start at Nanba Rockets in Osaka on the 6th of November and after hitting Nagoya will end with a double bang at Shibuya Cyclone in Tokyo on November 8th and 9th. Following their appearance at The Kings Arms Tavern in Auckland, New Zeeland on November 13th, GORGUTS will be joined by PORTAL for three dates in Australia. This leg begins at Northcote Social Club in Melbourne on the 14th of November, reaches Sydney a day later and will be finalised at Brisbane's Crowbar on November 16th. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be viewed below.
06 Nov 14 Osaka (JP) Nanba Rockets
07 Nov 14 Nagoya (JP) Imaike Club3star
08 Nov 14 Tokyo (JP) Shibuya Cyclone
09 Nov 14 Tokyo (JP) Shibuya Cyclone
13 Nov 14 Auckland (NZ) The Kings Arms Tavern
14 Nov 14 Melbourne (AU) Northcote Social Club (+ Portal)
15 Nov 14 Sydney (AU) Newtown Social Club (+ Portal)
16 Nov 14 Brisbane (AU) Crowbar (+ Portal)
GORGUTS are touring in support of their critically-acclaimed new album 'Colored Sands', which is still available in various formats on the Season of Mist shop.
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|