Critically-acclaimed death metal pioneers GORGUTS have announced the title and release date for their long awaited new album. The new album, 12 years in the making, is titled ‘Colored Sands‘ and is slated for a release on August 30th internationally (September 3rd in North America).
GORGUTS recently announced a string of headlining shows leading to and from this year’s Hopscotch Festival. The trek, which begins on September 5th in Springfield VA, will travel through the festival before ending on September 8th in Worcester, MA. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
Few extreme bands have the pedigree of GORGUTS. From their early days as part of death metal’s first wave (including their legendary Roadrunner releases ‘Considered Dead’ and ‘Erosion of Sanity’), through their transformation into one of the most progressive and influential bands in extreme metal, GORGUTS has been impervious to trends, and a vehicle to expand and redefine the language of extreme metal.
The band’s 1998 album ‘Obscura’ sent a shockwave through the death metal world, and remains one of the genre’s most influential records to this day. Taking inspiration from classical composers, Lemay’s use of atonal noise and sounds as part of his compositions helped reinvent extreme metal guitar playing. Lemay’s techniques on ‘Obscura’ continue to be a major influence for young metal players.
After a hiatus, Lemay reformed GORGUTS in 2008. GORGUTS returned to the live circuit for the first time in over 10 years as main support for the legendary ‘Death To All’ tour in 2012, and followed it up with a handful of European festival dates, including MetalCamp, Brutal Assault Festival, Rock Im Betwonwerk, Metal Mean Festival, and more.
GORGUTS is: Luc Lemay- Guitar and Vocals, Kevin Hufnagel (DYSRYTHMIA) -Guitar, Colin Martsom (DYSRYTHMIA, BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS, KRALLICE) – Bass, and John Longstreth (ORIGIN, DIM MAK) – Drums
GORGUTS Tour dates and ticket links:
9/5 Springfield, VA @ Empire (With INTER ARMA)
9/6 Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival
9/7 Wilimington, DE @ Mojo 13
9/8 Worcester, MA @ Palladium