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The Age Of Metal recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Luc Lemay of Canadian technical death metallers GORGUTS. You can watch the chat below.

GORGUTS recently parted ways with drummer John Longstreth and replaced him with Patrice Hamelin.

The band’s fifth album, “Colored Sands”, was released on August 30, 2013 in Europe and September 3, 2013 in North America via Season Of Mist. The CD was made available will be available as a digipak CD limited to the first pressing, regular black LP, transparent clear LP and red/yellow colored LP.

Lemay previously told Zero Tolerance magazine about “Colored Sands”: “It’s a whole concept album, so I’d been reading books for a year a year and a half for the lyrics to know what I’m going to talk about.

“The lyrics process is very hard for me. First, I’m French, and then I need to educate myself on the topic I’m going to talk about. I’m not going to educate myself on the Chinese invasion of Tibet with a Wikipedia thing.

“I bought piles of books. I feel the same way I did at the conservatory when I was writing classical pieces. It takes months and months, the pieces you just can’t get it out of your system. You need to become a sponge, you need to get soaked with the topic.

“In the first place, I wanted to write the whole album about the rituals of mandalas made with sand. One day, my girlfriend’s little daughter colored in a coloring book a mandala for me and I wondered what a mandala was, I liked the word. I searched on the Internet and found out this is a Tibetan thing and then it clicked, this is gonna be it, but I didn’t have any clue, I wasn’t very educated on the Tibetan culture. This mandala thing gets so complex, you could study it for 25-30 years before you know exactly what you’re talking about, so I said, ‘Okay, I’ll take it from a different angle.’ It’s not a National Geographic documentary either. It’s very poetic and very epic. This is my vision. I have no pretension about telling ‘truth’; it’s how I feel about these people.”

GORGUTS has joined forces with CARCASS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and NOISEM for Decibel magazine’s third cross-country domination.

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We're so pumped to have Gorguts mainman Luc Lemay calling into the show tonight. Luc will be talking about the band's phenomenal new release, Colored Sands as well as having the firmest handshake in all of metal. So tune in, tonight starting at 6pm Eastern (3PM Pacific Time, 11pm In London, 8am Mon in Sydney) …

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2013 has been a pretty amazing year for progressive metal of all sorts. Last Chance To Reason put out the great almost aquatic sounding album Level 3, The Ocean dropped the entirely aquatic Pelagial, and Gorguts returned to show all you young'ins how an OG technical death metal band does the genre right with Colored Sands. There are so many more I could …

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Here are the new heavy metal CD releases for this week.   For the most detailed and up-to-date schedule, check out our complete Heavy Metal CD Release Date calendar.

September 3, 2013
Annihilator - Feast (UDR)
Arabrot - Arabrot (Fysisk Format)
Black Magician - The Pursuivant EP (Svart)
Bl’ast - Blood! (Southern Lord)
Carpe Noctem - In Terra Profugus (Code 666)
Cathexis - Shades Of Apocalypse (Mulligore)
Church Of Void - Dead Rising (Svart)
Crossfaith - Apocalyze (The End)
Deliverance - Hear What I Say! (Roxx)
Eibon La Furies - The Immoral Compass (Code 666)
Emblazoned - The Living Magisterium EP (Deepsend)
Evocation - Excised And Anatomised EP (Century Media)
Ferocity - The Sovereign (Deepsend)
Girl On Fire - Not Broken (Century Media)
Gog - Ironworks (Season Of Mist)
Gorguts - Colored Sands (Season Of Mist)
Heretic Cult Redeemer - Heretic Cult Redeemer (Iron Bonehead)
Ildjarn - Forest Poetry Re-Release (Underground Activists)
Ildjarn - Ildjarn Re-Release (Underground Activists)
Ildjarn - Strength and Anger Re-Release (Underground Activists)
Infected Society/F is for F–k You/Miserable Failure –Miserable F–king Society (Kaotoxin)
Kingshifter - 26 Tons (Pavement)
Kreator - Dying Alive (Nuclear Blast)
Kriadiaz - Kriadiaz (Pavement)
Loss Of Self - 12 Minutes EP (The Flenser)
The Mezmerist - The Innocent, The Forsaken, The Guilty (Shadow Kingdom)
Monsterworks - Earth (Eat Lead and Die)
Nephren-Ka - The Fall Of Omnius (Kaotoxin)
Nhor - Within The Darkness Between The Starlight (Prophecy)
Nomad Son - The Darkening (Metal On Metal)
Nomad Son - First Light Re-Release (Metal On Metal)
Revamp - Wild Card (Nuclear Blast)
Reveler - Iridescence (Infamous Empire)
The Safety Fire - Mouth Of Swords (Inside Out)
Scalpel - Sorrow and Skin (Sevared)
Saint Vitus - C.O.D. Re-Release (Season Of Mist)
Saint Vitus - Die Healing Re-Release (Season Of Mist)
Shreddy Krueger - The Grieving (InVogue)
Stonegriff - Prologus Magicus (Metal On Metal)
Suicidal Tendencies - Collection (Valberg)
Thranenkind - The Elk (Lifeforce)
Triumph, Genus - Všehorovnost je porážkou prevyšujících (Iron Bonehead)
Turisas - Turisas2013 (Century Media)
Various Artists - Metal For Jesus (Doolittle)
Vattnet Viskar - Sky Swallower (Century Media)
Vista Chino - Peace (Napalm)

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You've been waiting and waiting for this day to come… and now it's here. Gorguts are sharing their Colored Sands record in full! Colored Sands is out next week, or September 3 on Seasons of Mist, but the band figured they'd just drop it off right here for you to jam. Not that it's any …

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Raymond Westland of Ghost Cult Magazine recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Luc Lemay of Canadian technical death metallers GORGUTS. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Ghost Cult Magazine: GORGUTS disappeared from the scene almost a decade ago. What happened?

Luc: After Steve McDonald (former GORGUTS drummer) passed away in 2002 I decided to move away from Montreal, because I was done living there. I wanted to be closer to where I was raised and be closer to nature in a way. After Steve‘s death, I wasn’t interested in playing music anymore. I was very content with the musical legacy of the band at that point and I was ready to start a new chapter in my life. I started to make a living out of woodworking. Back in 2006, Steeve Hurdle asked me to join NEGATIVA. I joined his band on the condition that everything would be low key. It was all about having fun playing music for me. After a rehearsal, Steeve pointed out that it would be cool to make a new GORGUTS record to commemorate GORGUTS‘ 20 years of existence. I was all for it and from that point the idea came to play with John [Longstreth; drums], Kevin [Hufnagel; guitar] and Colin [Marston; bass] and create a new record. The rest is history, as they say.

Ghost Cult Magazine: “Colored Sands” took quite some years to be completed. How so?

Luc: When I decided to put GORGUTS on hiatus back in 2002, we were signed to Olympic Records and they were taken over by Century Media, so suddenly they owned my contract. Although I didn’t play music anymore, I had to go through a lot of red tape. Stupid as I was, I signed the new contract without reading the fine print. So when I approached Century Media about doing a new GORGUTS record, they were totally into the idea, but I wasn’t happy with the old contract, so I asked them whether we could negotiate better terms to make the contract more up to date. They agreed to, but in the end we didn’t see eye to eye on things and we mutually agreed it was better to go our separate ways. Dissolving the contract was a very time-consuming and complicated legal affair. As a band, we decided to push on recording “Colored Sands”, regardless of how long it would take to settle the legal affairs with Century Media. While the music was already written, it took me years to write all the lyrics.

Ghost Cult Magazine: “Colored Sands” is a combination of technical death metal and more atmospheric parts. How did you manage to make it all stick?

Luc: It was a matter of adapting to a new musical vision and playing with new musicians. When writing the new record, I wasn’t interested in sticking to traditional song structures. At the time, I started to listen to more progressive bands like OPETH and PORCUPINE TREE, so that certainly had a major influence on my writing. I really love Steven Wilson‘s music, be it his solo work, BLACKFIELD or PORCUPINE TREE. I really love the atmospheric songs on “Deadwing”. PORCUPINE TREE‘s “The Incident” record as a real eye opener for me when I was working on “Colored Sands”. I wanted to translate that style of writing into my own music. As you may know, all GORGUTS albums have their own distinct personality; we never made the same album twice. I wasn’t interested in making an “Obscura” or “From Wisdom To Hate Part II”. The main GORGUTS elements are certainly there on “Colored Sands”, but we made our atmospheric side a little more prevalent this time around.

Read the entire interview at Ghost Cult Magazine.



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“Colored Sands”, the fifth album from Canadian technical death metallers GORGUTS, can be streamed in its entirety using the widget below (courtesy of Revolver magazine). Due on August 30 in Europe and September 3 in North America via Season Of Mist, the CD will be made available will be available as a digipak CD limited to the first pressing, regular black LP, transparent clear LP and red/yellow colored LP.

“Colored Sands” track listing:

01. Le Toit Du Monde
02. An Ocean Of Wisdom
03. Forgotten Arrows
04. Colored Sands
05. The Battle Of Chamdo
06. Enemies Of Compassion
07. Ember’s Voice
08. Absconders
09. Reduced To Silence

GORGUTS guitarist/vocalist Luc Lemay previously told Zero Tolerance magazine about “Colored Sands”: “It’s a whole concept album, so I’ve been reading books for a year a year and a half for the lyrics to know what I’m going to talk about.

“The lyrics process is very hard for me. First, I’m French, and then I need to educate myself on the topic I’m going to talk about. I’m not going to educate myself on the Chinese invasion of Tibet with a Wikipedia thing.

“I bought piles of books. I feel the same way I did at the conservatory when I was writing classical pieces. It takes months and months, the pieces you just can’t get it out of your system. You need to become a sponge, you need to get soaked with the topic. So far so good I’m very very happy with what we’ve done.

“In the first place I wanted to write the whole album about the rituals of mandalas made with sand. One day my girlfriend’s little daughter colored in a coloring book a mandala for me and I wondered what a mandala was, I liked the word. I searched on the Internet and found out this is a Tibetan thing and then it clicked, this is gonna be it, but I didn’t have any clue, I wasn’t very educated on the Tibetan culture. This mandala thing gets so complex, you could study it for 25-30 years before you know exactly what you’re talking about, so I said, ‘Okay, I’ll take it from a different angle.’ It’s not a National Geographic documentary either. It’s very poetic and very epic. This is my vision. I have no pretension about telling ‘truth’; it’s how I feel about these people.”

The band has also announced a string of headlining shows leading to and from this year’s Hopscotch Festival. the U.S. trek, which begins on September 5 in Springfield, Virginia, will travel through Hopscotch before ending on September 8 in Worcester, Massachusetts.

War On Music Records in 2011 released on vinyl the GORGUTS albums “From Wisdom To Hate” (2001) and “Obscura” (1998). These records were largely regarded as pioneering works in the technical death metal genre, and set the standard for the decade to follow.

GORGUTS‘ current lineup is as follows:

* Luc Lemay (NEGATIVA) – Vocals, Guitar
* Kevin Hufnagel (DYSRHYTHMIA, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, BYLA, EUCLID STREET, THE FIFTH SEASON, GREY DIVISION BLUE) – Guitar
* Colin Marston (DYSRHYTHMIA, BEHOLD… THE ARCTOPUS, BYLA, KRALLICE, INDRICOTHERE) – Bass
* John Longstreth (DIM MAK, ORIGIN, THE RED CHORD, SKINLESS, POSSESSION, ANGELCORPSE) – Drums



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Gorguts will be dropping Colored Sands on September 3 via Seasons of Mist, but we've got yet another track off the record for you to jam! Gorguts apparently still have it after twelve years of inactivity. "Le toit du monde" is one hell of a song (as are their other singles, naturally). It's tastefully technical …

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Gorguts' Colored Sands is one of the most anticipated albums of 2013. Reaffirm that it's going to be an amazing record right here and now with the title track from the album! It's safe to say that Gorguts are back in full force, which is amazing considering this is their first studio album in 12 …

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“Colored Sands”, the title track of the fifth album from Canadian technical death metallers GORGUTS, can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below (courtesy of Decibel magazine).

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