Critically-acclaimed death metal pioneers GORGUTS are streaming another new movement from their forthcoming EP, ‘Pleiades’ Dust’. The movement, titled “Besieged” is streaming now at Guitar World!
Regarding the excerpt, GORGUTS mastermind Luc Lemay comments:
“With “Besieged”, the composition that is ‘Pleiades’ Dust’ reaches its last segment. I wanted to have a ‘Funeral March’ feel to it, since it is a dramatic point in the story, when the Mongol invaders destroy the library and most of the books are thrown in the Tigris river. Musically, I wanted to pay tribute to 3 things with the opening doom riff. First, in the progression of the doom riff, throughout the four repeats, I wanted to expose the theme in unison and in counterpoint, among the string instruments, that gets more complex each time. This constitutes an ode to Penderecki’s second violin concerto, which introduces a funeral march feel right after the cadenza. Second, is the guitar tone represents a big nod to the sound of Sunlight studio / HM2. I am absolutely crazy about this guitar tone, which we find on the first ENTOMBED album and also the BLOODBATH records. Those had a massive influence on me, when I was writing ‘Considered Dead’. Third, is the ‘doom riff” guitar work that I originally discovered on the first PARADISE LOST album. I was so intrigued by this dark feel in their writing style and that was also a huge influence for the distinct dual guitar riffs on ‘Considered Dead’. Therefore this is a tribute to Greg Mackintosh.”
A unique and incredibly ambitious concept masterminded by band founder Luc Lemay, ‘Pleiades’ Dust’ runs as a single, continuous track that spans over 30 minutes of total run-time. ‘Pleiades’ Dust’ will be released by Season of Mist worldwide on May 13th. ‘Pleiades’ Dust’ is available for pre-order across several CD and LP formats at the Season of Mist E-Shop.
GORGUTS are streaming the first excerpt from ‘Pleiades’ Dust’. The excerpt, titled “Wandering Times”, is streaming here.
The album art for ‘Pleiades’ Dust’, illustrated by renowned artist Zbigniew M. Bielak (MAYHEM, WATAIN, GHOST, and more) can be found below.
GORGUTS have kicked off a headlining European tour. The tour sees the band traveling throughout the rest of month, making stops in the Netherlands, The UK, France, Spain, Germany, Poland and more before concluding on April 17. Support on this tour comes from PYSCROPTIC, DYSRHYTHMIA, and NERO DI MARTE. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
GORGUTS are streaming their previously released, critically-acclaimed album, ‘Colored Sands’. The record is currently streaming here.
GORGUTS European tour dates:
All dates with PYSCROPTIC, DYSRHYTHMIA, and NERO DI MARTE
Apr. 05 Aarau, CH @ Kiff, Foyer
Apr. 06 Brescia, IT @ Circolo Colony
Apr. 07 Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof
Apr. 08 Oberhausen, DE @ Kulttempel
Apr. 09 Aarhus, DK @ Royal Metal Fest
Apr. 10 Hamburg, DE @ Headcrash
Apr. 11 Warszawa, PL @ Proxima
Apr. 12 Bratislava, SK @ Randal
Apr. 13 Budapest, HU @ Durer Kurt
Apr. 14 München, DE @ Backstage
Apr. 15 Praha, CZ @ Nova Chmelnice
Apr. 16 Leipzig, DE @ Hellraiser
Apr. 17 Drachten, NL @ Iduna