Canadian death metal group GORGUTS will begin working on a new album in the months ahead
In a recent interview conducted by RichardMetalFan, Luc Lemay, the guitarist/vocalist of the renowned Canadian death metal outfit GORGUTS, currently on tour in North America alongside CANNIBAL CORPSE, was inquired about the band’s latest music developments.
He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): ”The new album, I’m gonna start working on this right after this tour. I took a long break from composition. My mind was just not into it. And I didn’t feel I had anything to say. But now I have a clearer vision of what I wanna do, so it will be an easier task to do.”
GORGUTS‘ tour alongside CANNIBAL CORPSE, MAYHEM, and BLOOD INCANTATION just wrapped up last night (Saturday, October 21) in Louisville, Kentucky.
The brutal Canadian act made a triumphant return to the stage after an almost six-year hiatus at the Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly in April. To mark this much-anticipated comeback, the band delivered a special performance featuring exclusively material from their groundbreaking albums “Obscura” (1998) and the old-school classic “Considered Dead” (1991).
Few in the realm of extreme music can lay claim to the esteemed legacy held by GORGUTS. During their initial foray into death metal’s first wave, they etched their mark with a string of legendary releases, including their debut offering, “Considered Dead” (1991), and its more experimental and technically intricate successor, “Erosion Of Sanity” (1993).
After a five-year hiatus, Luc Lemay re-emerged with a new lineup, which subsequently released the highly acclaimed and seminal third full-length album, “Obscura” (1998). GORGUTS had by this point dedicated themselves to pushing the boundaries and redefining the language of death metal. With a revamped lineup that left Lemay as the sole original member, they followed with another significant album, “From Wisdom To Hate” (2001).
Once again, the band retreated into obscurity, while their musical influence continued to flourish, inspiring a new generation of technical death metal acts in their native Quebec, including bands like CRYPTOPSY, NEURAXIS, and BEYOND CREATION. After more than a decade of silence, Lemay unveiled “Colored Sands” (2013), featuring an all-star lineup including Colin Marston (BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS), Kevin Hufnagel (DYSRHYTHMIA), and John Longstreth (ORIGIN, SKINLESS), who has since been succeeded by Patrice Hamelin (QUO VADIS, BENEATH THE MASSACRE).
In 2016, GORGUTS released the “Pleiades Dust” EP. In an era marked by the perception of cultural clashes, Lemay delivered a musical piece inspired by the “House Of Wisdom,” a medieval library located in Baghdad and central to the Golden Age of Islam, where numerous scientific breakthroughs across various fields of knowledge took place.
Following a successful year of touring in 2017, GORGUTS once again withdrew from the spotlight, embracing darkness. However, that silence has now been broken, and fans can anticipate what the future holds for this influential band.