Origin: Richmond, Quebec, Canada  
Genres: Death Metal
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Last update/review: May 15, 2016


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 will release a new album in 2013.

Current Members

Luc Lemay

vocals/guitars (ex-Negativa)

Kevin Hufnagel

guitars (Dysrhythmia, guest for Howling Sycamore, ex-Sabbath Assembly)

Colin Marston

bass (Behold The Arctopus, Dysrhythmia, Krallice)

Patrice Hamelin

drums (guest for Horfixion, ex-Martyr, ex-Quo Vadis)

Former Members/Guests

Sylvain Marcoux


Steeve Hurdle

guitars (ex-Negativa) RIP: May 20, 2012, post-surgical complications, age 41

Daniel Mongrain

guitars (Capharnaum, ex-Martyr, Voivod)

Eric Giguere


Steve Cloutier


Stephane Provencher


Patrick Robert


Steve MacDonald

drums RIP: October 17, 2002, suicide, age 31

John Longstreth

drums (ex-Angelcorpse, Dim Mak, Origin, ex-Skinless, Unmerciful)


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

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
1998 Readers' Album #32

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

... 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
  1. Le Toit du Monde
  2. An Ocean of Wisdom
  3. Forgotten Arrows
  4. Colored Sands
  5. The Battle of Chamdo
  6. Ennemies of Compassion
  7. Ember's Voice
  8. Absconders
  9. Reduced to Silence
  • Luc Lemay
  • Kevin Hufnagel
  • Colin Marston
  • John Longstreth
2013 Readers' Album #30

Pleiades Dust  EP
2016 Season Of Mist
  1. Pleiades Dust
  • Luc Lemay
  • Kevin Hufnagel
  • Colin Marston
  • Patrice Hamelin

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