Origin: Richmond, QC, Canada
Genres: Death Metal

Gorguts  


There's no question that Canadians like their death metal on the hyperactive side, what with bands such as Cryptopsy, Martyr, Kataklysm and others producing some intense technically-minded death metal, but Gorguts just might top them all. Formed in 1989, they attracted the attention of Roadrunner Records and put out two fine albums in the early nineties, before being dropped by the label and undergoing some lineup changes. It would be five years before the band would record again, but even hardened fans of the band were probably not prepared for the complete and utter insanity that is Obscura. Twisted riffs, insane time changes, odd jazzy/dischordant interludes, it's all there, a tangled mess that somehow the band manages to keep under its control. A work of death metal genius, or an experiment in complexity gone awry? Though hard to say for sure, the album did garner many excellent reviews, and truly put Gorguts' name at the top of experimental death metal bands. Their followup, 2001's From Wisdom To Hate, reigns in the chaos a bit (but only a litle bit) -- these guys are almost unparalleled in their ambition to craft bizarre, experimental, yet undeniably brutal death metal.

Sadly, drummer Steve MacDonald committed suicide in late 2002, and after several years of inactivity, the band formally called it quits in 2005. Founder Luc Lemay hooked up with former guitarist Steeve Hurdle in Negativa, intending to continue the style found on Obscura. However, Lemay decided to leave that band and put together an all-new version of Gorguts, which as of this writing intends to record in 2011.

Current Members

Luc Lemay

vocals/guitars (Negativa)

Kevin Hufnagel

guitars (Dysrhythmia)

Colin Marston

bass (Behold ... The Arctopus, Dysrhythmia, Krallice)

Patrice Hamelin

drums (Horfixion, Martyr, Quo Vadis)

Former Members/Guests

Sylvain Marcoux

guitars

Steeve Hurdle

guitars (Negativa) RIP: May 20, 2012, post-surgical complications

Daniel Mongrain

guitars (Capharnaum, Martyr, Voivod)

Eric Giguere

bass

Steve Cloutier

bass

Stephane Provencher

drums

Patrick Robert

drums

Steve MacDonald

drums RIP: 2002, suicide

John Longstreth

drums (Angel Corpse, Dim Mak, Origin, Skinless)


Discography



Considered Dead 
1990 Roadrunner
  1. ... And Then Comes Lividity
  2. Stiff And Cold
  3. Disincarnated
  4. Considered Dead
  5. Rottenatomy
  6. Bodily Corrupted
  7. Waste Of Mortality
  8. Drifting Remains
  9. Hematological Allergy
  10. Innoculated Life
  • Luc Lemay
  • Sylvain Marcoux
  • Eric Giguere
  • Stephane Provencher




The Erosion Of Sanity 
1993 Roadrunner
  1. With Their Flesh, He'll Create
  2. Condemned To Obscurity
  3. The Erosion Of Sanity
  4. Orphans Of Sickness
  5. Hideous Infirmity
  6. A Path Beyond Premonition
  7. Odors Of Existence
  8. Dormant Misery
  • Luc Lemay
  • Sylvain Marcoux
  • Eric Giguere
  • Stephane Provencher




Obscura 
1998 Olympic
  1. Obscura
  2. Earthly Love
  3. The Carnal State
  4. Nostalgia
  5. The Art Of Sombre Ecstasy
  6. Clouded
  7. Subtle Body
  8. Rapturous Grief
  9. La Vie Est Prelude ...
  10. Illuminatus
  11. Faceless Ones
  12. Sweet Silence
  • Luc Lemay
  • Steeve Hurdle
  • Steve Cloutier
  • Patrick Robert

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 



From Wisdom To Hate 
2001 Olympic
  1. Inverted
  2. Behave Through Mythos
  3. From Wisdom To Hate
  4. The Quest For Equilibrium
  5. Unearthing The Past
  6. Elusive Treasure
  7. Das Matyrium Des ...
  8. Testimonial Ruin
  • Luc Lemay
  • Daniel Mongrain
  • Steve Cloutier
  • Steve MacDonald

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 



... And Then Comes Lividity - Demo Anthology 
2003 Galy
  1. ...And Then Comes Lividity
  2. Haematological Allergy
  3. Inflicted Maturity
  4. Metempsukosis
  5. Calamitous Mortification
  6. ...And Then Comes Lividity / Stiff And Cold
  7. Considered Dead
  8. Haematological Allergy
  9. Rottenatomy
  10. Hideous Infirmity
  11. The Erosion of Sanity
  12. Dissecting The Adopted
  13. La Vie Est Prelude (La Mort, Orgasme)
  14. Raturous Grief
  15. The Art of Sombre Ecstacy
  16. Nostalgia
  17. Obscura (Instrumental)
  18. Inoculated life (Live)




Colored Sands 
2013 Season Of Mist
  • Luc Lemay
  • Kevin Hufnagel
  • Colin Marston
  • John Longstreth


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