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U.S. Headlining tour 2013!


12/11 Burlington, VT @ Nectar’s 12/12 Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground 12/13 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater 12/14 Columbus, OH @Alrosa Villa 12/15 Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge 12/17 Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room 12/18 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks 12/19 Quebec City, QC @ Cégep de Limoilou 12/20 Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe 12/21 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus

GORGUTS new album & debut lyric video!

Critically-acclaimed death metal pioneers GORGUTS have seen the release of a lyric video for a new track off their forthcoming record, 'Colored Sands'. The new track, titled "Forgotten Arrows" is streaming at the following locations:

Terrorizer (UK) - http://www.terrorizer.com/2013/06/20/gorguts-forgotten-arrows-video

Violent Solutions (France) - http://www.vs-webzine.com/InfoVS-EXCLU+VS+!VS+webzine+et+Season+of+Mist+vous+font+d%C3%A9co-63621.html

RockZone (Spain) - http://www.zona-zero.net/news/2013/06/20/18066-exclusiva-estrenamos-el-nuevo-lyric-video-de-gorguts.

Kaaoszine (Finland) - http://kaaoszine.fi/gorgutsilta-ensimmainen-maistiainen-tulevalta-albumilta/

Metal.de (Germany) - http://www.metal.de/death-metal/news/gorguts/54412-songpremiere-von-forgotten-arrows/

12 years in the making, 'Colored Sands' is slated for a release on August 30th (September 3rd in North America). 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 8. Absconders 9. Reduced to Silence 'Colored Sands' will be available as a CD Digipack and LP (available in Black vinyl, Yellow in Red vinyl limited to 150 copies, and Clear vinyl limited to 350 copies) 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.

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

Updated GORGUTS news and tour information will be made available through the Season of Mist website (http://www.season-of-mist.com), and the GORGUTS website, Reverbnation, Twitter, and Facebook pages: http://www.gorguts.com/ http://www.reverbnation.com/gorguts https://twitter.com/GorgutsOfficial https://www.facebook.com/GorgutsOfficial


Dear fans,

It’s with so much joy and happiness that I write these lines to you. The past 2 years haven’t always been smooth sailing regarding this last record. A lot of legal, important factors, far from music composition have held this project in standby, but finally that’s all behind us now. The least I can say is that I cannot wait to share these last compositions with each of you.

Everything from writing these new songs, traveling to NYC for rehearsals developing a new friendship with John, Kevin and Colin, three of the most talented people I ever jammed with……everything from this project was beyond stimulating artistically.

From this experience was born a new GORGUTS record, a concept record which is going to last over an hour. An hour of epic, ambient, dark music which doesn’t compromise its Death Metal roots. As a composer, by exploring different kind of music, it was always my goal to integrate the same writing tools in Death Metal as if I would be writing a piece of chamber music for instance.

Also, for the first time, I’ve waited for the music to be finished before I even write a single word. It took me a long time to elaborate this concept. Not that I had to create a story from square one, I had to educate myself by reading many books, so I knew what I was talking about. Not from an historian point of view, but enough so I can express myself clearly on this topic and write an epic story.

As far as production goes we’ve worked with my long time friend: Pierre Rémillard who recorded OBSCURA (1998), FROM WISDOM TO HATE (2001) and even the band’s very first demo in 1990. The mixing duties will be handled by Colin at is own Menegroth, the thousand caves Studio.

Well, I’m really eager to share this new record with you! All I can say is that the wait is over and that 2013 will be a great year for GORGUTS. Thanks to each of you for your endless support since the very beginning and your endless patience for this record to be released!!!!! Without you none of this would be possible.

Thank you from the heart,


Luc Lemay

Upcoming shows!

HEAVY T.O. After Show Party

Saturday July 23, 2011

Sound Academy 11 Polson Street Toronto (Ontario) M5A 1A4 www.sound-academy.com

Theeeeyyyyyrrrrrreeeeee baaaaaack. Headed up by Quebec metal mastermind Luc Lemay Gorguts perhaps could be the epitome of what Montreal metal sounds like. With dizzying technical ability, dissonant guitars and stop on a dime drumming Gorguts have pushed technical metal to its zenith. If you wondered just how complex death metal could get without sacrificing an ounce of teeth gnashing aggression just give their 2001 classic From Wisdom to Hate a listen. Even after a decade most technical death metal bands have yet to catch up to this dizzying display of controlled chaos. In 2011, Gorguts will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their very first album. The Heavy MTL show will be their first in Montreal in 10 years.

Ils sont de retour. Avec à leur tête le génie du metal québécois, Luc Lemay, Gorguts pourraient être considérés comme la quintessence du son metal montréalais. Avec leurs capacités techniques étourdissantes, leurs guitares dissonantes et leurs changements de rythmes soudains, Gorguts ont poussé le metal technique à son apogée. Pour réaliser à quel point le death metal peut devenir complexe sans sacrifier une seule once d’agressivité dévastatrice, allez écouter leur classique de 2001, From Wisdom to Hate. Même une décennie plus tard, la plupart des groupes de death metal essaient encore d’atteindre ce niveau de maîtrise du chaos. En 2011, Gorguts célèbre le 20e anniversaire de la sortie de son premier album. Le spectacle présenté au Heavy MTL sera le premier à Montréal depuis 10 ans.

HEAVY MTL Sunday July 24, 2011 Parc Jean-Drapeau Montreal (Quebec) www.heavymtl.com

Entrevue avec Luc (Capitale du Metal) FRENCH ONLY

Qui aurait cru qu'un jour le légendaire groupe de death metal québécois Gorguts referait surface. Les plus jeunes ne connaissent peut-être pas l'oeuvre de ce groupe, qui a pourtant pondu certains albums marquants du genre. Luc Lemay a exploré les sombres émotions de l'homme, autant au niveau des textes que de la musique, tout au long de sa carrière, avant de tout laisser tomber pendant cinq ans après la tragique mort du batteur Steve MacDonald. Il a repris goût à la musique au sein de Negativa, avant de réanimer Gorguts pour les 20 ans du groupe en 2009. S'entourant à nouveau de musiciens de calibre, il prépare un nouvel album concept de death progressif qui pourrait bien ramener Gorguts de nouveau à l'avant-scène. En attendant, le groupe retourne à ses racines et présentera un éventail de ses meilleures pièces en tête d'affiche de la scène Budweiser, dans le 24 juillet, lors du Heavy MTL. On discute de ça et de bien d'autres choses avec Luc Lemay.