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Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada (1989 – 2005, 2008 – present)

A highly technical and avant-garde band, Gorguts was formed in 1989 by Luc Lemay (guitar/vocals), Sylvain Marcoux (guitar), Eric Giguere (bass) and Stephane Provencher (drums) in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. They recorded a demo in 1990 entitled “And Then Comes Lividity”, and then in 1991 released “Considered Dead” on Roadrunner, their first full length of death metal. The release was very promising, and even included a guest guitar solo by James Murphy and guest vocals by Chris Barnes. Two years later in 1993, they released their second full length entitled “The Erosion of Sanity”. Similar in style to their debut, this album had showed Gorguts had indeed developed in musicianship. However, this album was overlooked and became an unheard classic for many years.

The band fell silent for five years. Many assumed Gorguts was no more, until 1998 when Luc Lemay assembled a new lineup and unleashed a classic in avant-garde death metal “Obscura”, which many will agree is the most technical, chaotic and downright lucid metal album ever recorded. Filled with irregular beats, discordant riffing, and complex song arrangements, “Obscura” turned out to be either indigestible by many, or seen for its true beauty by few. Three years later, Gorguts returned once again with “From Wisdom to Hate”.


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  • AlexzanderVL

    i always thought it was a wolf head man. WTF

    30 Sep 2:19am Reply
  • SlaveOfN1l

    New album sounds like they were a bit too influenced by the bands that they had initially influenced

    16 Sep 1:29am Reply
  • Aki_Kato

    Hi. My new album available for download! Listen it full. Post-Rock, Atmospheric-metal

    14 Sep 8:55am Reply
  • drmagg

    Well, shit happens.

    13 Sep 6:37pm Reply
  • nathix13

    I confused them with Gojira.

    6 Sep 3:46pm Reply
  • I0000days

    wtf... I always thought...

    31 Aug 7:10am Reply
  • eaurthlove

    Hey y'all, does anybody know what Steve Cloutier (EoS-Obscura-FWtH period bass player) is doing now? or have been doing after Gorguts? and what bass did he use on Obscura\\FWtH?

    15 Aug 8:15pm Reply
  • GoatUser

    I never saw a pighead in the Obscura pic at all, but I wasn't sure what exactly I was looking at for a long time, I thought it was just rattled bones or something like that.

    9 Aug 10:56am Reply
  • Xaulb

    props to obscura for getting me more into death metal

    5 Aug 1:59pm Reply
  • introvertical

    I'm hooked on Colored Sands. What next?

    3 Aug 3:02am Reply
  • moshprincess

    the only reason we haven't nuked quebec

    30 Jul 9:33pm Reply
  • Reflechissant

    Considered Dead has such a stunning album cover. I wish I enjoyed the album more.

    17 Jul 8:58pm Reply
  • Bambimannen

    If it's not a pig, is he wearing some kind of medieval helmet or what?

    6 Jul 11:36am Reply
  • npcza

    they played orphans of sickness at hellfest too

    29 Jun 11:27am Reply
  • schizoid_man77

    V They played orphans of sickness at MDF

    18 Jun 12:09am Reply
  • Venusfly91

    @jonowev I don't think Gorguts plays their pre-Obscura stuff very much, if not at all, from what I've read. Luc actually said in some interviews that he actually never wrote the riffs down and over time forgot about them.

    12 Jun 9:51pm Reply
  • jonowev

    Damn, that wasn't the answer I was looking for. First two albums slay!

    11 Jun 10:42am Reply
  • PetitSagittaire

    always thought it was a pighead until recently [4] kinda disappointed by it not being a pighead though, it looks a lot less mystical/grotesque now

    23 May 7:29pm Reply
  • Covrada

    Colored Sands is a phenomenal album. Hoping to see more from Luc Lemay in the future.

    19 May 10:58pm Reply
  • mahahkambaha

    that "pighead" you're referring to is none other than the mighty Steeve Hurdle, so, uh, yeah watch your mouth or something

    19 May 8:02am Reply
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