Luc Lemay, founding member of the critically acclaimed and recently reunited death metal legends GORGUTS, is featured on the cover of Zero Tolerance. The August/September issue featuring Lemay is out now. For more information on the publication, please click here.
GORGUTS recently premiered the track ‘Colored Sands‘ via Decibel Magazine. The track can be found here. The band previously released “Forgotten Arrows“, and “An Ocean of Widsom“. The tracks are streaming at the official GORGUTS Bandcamp page.
12 years in the making, the long-awaited new GORGUTS (Luc Lemay- Guitar and Vocals, Kevin Hufnagel (DYSRYTHMIA) -Guitar, Colin Martsom (DYSRYTHMIA, BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS, KRALLICE) – Bass, and John Longstreth (ORIGIN, DIM MAK) – Drums) album, ‘Colored Sands’ is slated for release on August 30th (September 3rd in North America). A track list and cover art can be found below.
1. Le toit du monde
2. An Ocean of Wisdom
3. Forgotten Arrows
4. Colored Sands
5. The Battle of Chamdo
6. Enemies of Compassion
7. Ember’s Voice
9. Reduced to Silence
‘Colored Sands‘ will be available as a CD Digipack and limited edition LP at the Season of Mist E-Shop.
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 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 word, 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 to this day.