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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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  • Reflechissant

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

    17 Jul 8:58pm Reply
  • MCottonzN

    Obscura is a pretty fucking bad groundbreaker.

    12 Jul 4:32am 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
  • Maquina_Muerte

    lol I also thought it was a pighead xD

    16 May 7:09am Reply
  • FuckingJens666

    V Holy shit you're right! I also thought it was a pighead but I didn't even realize it was meditating. I thought it was crossed bones.. My whole life is a fucking lie.. :D

    13 May 2:04pm Reply
  • Kirowatt

    I *JUST* realized that the cover of Obscura is a bald-ish man with a mighty beard in a meditative position. I always thought it was a pighead with a human body meditating.

    8 May 6:28am Reply
  • kauleone

    Good show yesterday in Tilburg !! [2] gorguts an suffocation killing it! best live band ;)

    5 May 11:26am Reply
  • Reborn86

    Good show yesterday in Tilburg !!

    5 May 10:19am Reply
  • legnadibrom

    inaccurate: Obscura has 630k scrobbles vs Considered Dead's 360k, just shows that people keep going back for more Obscura

    29 Apr 5:57am Reply
  • Slavicpast

    Considered Dead and The Erosion of Sanity... or GTFO. Considered Dead is top lp on here that says volumes.

    18 Apr 7:29pm Reply
  • Falling_Eagle

    colored sands is mind-blowing

    15 Apr 6:58pm Reply
  • Yhavimoth

    Amazing show last night, it's just a shame their set wasn't longer. I would have watched them play all night.

    8 Apr 5:04pm Reply
  • Kirowatt

    Out of this world.

    8 Apr 7:52am Reply
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