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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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– March 13th, 2014 – Carcass , The Black Dahlia Murder , Gorguts and Noisem headline renowned metal mag’s latest national tour this month! With two triumphant star-studded national tours under our bullet belt, Decibel Magazine is raising the (bloody) stakes on our hotly anticipated third cross-country domination. This spring, we’re proud to bring you the reanimation of death metal demigods Carcass alongside melodeath powerhouse the Black Dahlia Murder, technical death metal heroes Gorguts and emerging death/thrash squad Noisem

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Relapse Records has announced the signing of New York City avant-garde, technical death metal quartet PYRRHON (pronounced “peer-on”). The band’s sophomore album, “The Mother Of Virtues’, will be released in early 2014.

Formed in 2008, PYRRHON released one EP (“Fever Kingdoms”, 2010) and one LP (“An Excellent Servant But a Terrible Master”, 2011) via The Path Less Traveled Records and Selfmadegod Records, respectively.

A nightmarish blend of clanging death metal with surreal psychedelic elements, jazz rhythms, and delirious storytelling, “The Mother Of Virtues” was tracked and mixed by Ryan Jones (TODAY IS THE DAY, MUTILATION RITES, WETNURSE) at Saint Vitus Bar and The Sound City in Brooklyn in May and June 2013. The record was then mastered by Colin Marston (KRALLICE, GORGUTS) at The Thousand Caves Studios in Brooklyn in August 2013.

Vocalist Doug Moore commented on the signing: “When I was 15, I bought a copy of Relapse‘s ‘Contaminated 5.0’ sampler CD. Through it, I encountered SUFFOCATION, NEUROSIS, PIG DESTROYER, HUMAN REMAINS, and countless other great bands for the first time.

“We are thrilled and honored to work with a label whose output has done so much to drive metal forward, and which has meant so much to all four of us over the years.”

PYRRHON quickly became known for its mind-bending live show, playing with such notable acts as MISERY INDEX, HATE ETERNAL, ORIGIN, TOMBS, LITURGY, CANNABIS CORPSE, BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS and INTER ARMA.

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Darren shares a very public and personal tale involving Prospect Park at the beginning of the show. We are then joined by Luc Lemay, the mastermind behind Gorguts, who tells some great tales of woodworking, blood and guts. In the second hour, doody comes up, as do koala vaginas and the return of Darrensky. We …

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Darren shares a very public and personal tale involving Prospect Park at the beginning of the show. We are then joined by Luc Lemay, the mastermind behind Gorguts, who tells some great tales of woodworking, blood and guts. In the second hour, doody comes up, as do kawala vaginas and the return of Darrensky. We …

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NY based progressive metal band Vaura has completed work on new album “The Missing.” Profound Lore Records comments: “Following last year’s ‘Selenelion’ release (Weird Records), Vaura (comprised of vocalist/guitarist Josh Strawn from Religious To Damn, guitarist Kevin Hufnagel from Gorguts and Dysrhythmia, bassist Toby Driver of Kayo Dot and Maudlin Of The Well, and drummer Charlie Schmid) take their unique style of combining progressive metal and classic ‘80s goth/darkwave into more defined and dense territory with ‘The Missing.’ “With a sound and aesthetic influenced by the darker and more brooding moments of the aforementioned styles when they came to fruition in the ‘80s, Vaura also incorporate sounds also reminiscing the likes of post punk, early ‘90s indie rock, and shoegaze respectively along with some intricate moments found on ‘The Missing’ that even hark back to the heyday of classic-era Queensryche and ‘Grace Under Pressure’ era Rush. “As the next proper step succeeding ‘Selenelion,’ with ‘The Missing’ (captured at The Thousand Caves by Colin Marston) VAURA solidify and define their sound even more by becoming one of the more distinct and creative bands from the NY area.” To officially be released October 29th, the track listing for “The Missing” is as follows: 1.

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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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Fresh from the studio recording an as-yet-untitled new EP for Relapse, which also released the “Sky Burial” LP earlier in the year, Inter Arma will embark on a sixteen city tour in just over a week. The action begins next Thursday, September 5th when Inter Arma provides direct support for Gorguts in Springfield, Virginia, followed by a two-week co-headlining run with Woe

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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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