Here comes the death metal! These two acts are undisputed innovators of their craft, and here they compete in the first round of March Metal Madness to determine the best 21st century metal album. When it comes to both brutality and innovation, these are two bands any death metal aficionado would point curious metalheads towards.
Just a matter of minutes before Gorguts began to dominate Brooklyn's St. Vitus bar for the last date of their 2013 touring cycle, we took a trip to the venue's beer-laden basement to speak with frontman Luc Lemay. Having already greeted Gorguts superfans with incredible kindness and enthusiasm, Lemay opened himself up for an exclusive interview.
The annual Decibel Magazine Tour has become an event for metal fans to heavily anticipate since the inaugural lineup was announced in 2012. After two solid bills, Decibel has delivered once again, as Carcass, the Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts and Noisem have been confirmed to play the 2014 Decibel Magazine Tour.
Gorguts embarked on a very small string of shows to promote their stellar new album ‘Colored Sands,’ stopping at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., to cap the series of gigs. Revered as one of the most technical and twisted death metal acts to ever grace the genre, the crowd was palpably hot with anticipation for the masters of chaos and lords of dissonance.
At long last! After a 12 year gap between albums and three years of disbandment, Canada’s Gorguts have put together one of the metal underground’s most anticipated comeback albums. In 1998, their groundbreaking album ‘Obscura’ dropped jaws with its over-the-top intricacy and dissonant madness, setting the bar impossibly high along the technical death metal spectrum. Now, with the help of an all-star cast of musicians (Kevin Hufnagel of Dysrhythmia on guitar, Colin Marston of Krallice and Behold the Arctopus on bass, and John Longstreth of Origin and Dim Mak on drums), Luc Lemay has written the next chapter in the legendary band’s history.
We recently spoke with Gorguts mainman Luc Lemay at length about the band's new album 'Colored Sands.' In our previous interview feature, we learned about the musical approach Lemay took when writing the highly anticipated album, and now here is your chance to learn about the conceptual side.
Luc Lemay is the mastermind behind the seminal death metal band Gorguts. Ever-changing, Gorguts sound has shifted from a more traditional death metal beginning to the technical mastery of 1998's ‘Obscura.' The band released one more album after 'Obscura' before Lemay called it a day and carried on the Gorguts sound in a new band Negativa.
Chimaira deserve some serious props for their latest Death Match win. Although Pantera legend Philip H. Anselmo has a nearly unparalleled legion of hardcore fans, he was unable to throw Chimaira off the path to victory. This marks Chimaira's second Death Match win, bringing the band half-way to becoming immortalized in our Death Match Hall of Fame.
When 12 years worth of anticipation separates a legendary band's most recent album and its upcoming release, it can break a metalhead's blackened heart if the group's new material doesn't deliver. Luckily, for fans of Gorguts, the band's new album 'Colored Sands' sounds like it's going to absolutely rip!