GORGUTS Offer First Taste of New EP, And It's Very Tasty
Gorguts have finally officially confirmed they will be releasing a 30 minute, one-track EP, called Pleiades' Dust. The effort will be released on May 13th via Seasons of Mist, and that's not all.
Today, the band premiered a passage of the EP, "Wandering Times," over at Stereogum, and it sounds incredible. It is death metal, it is atmospheric, it sounds huge. Take a listen:
So good, right? Luc Lemay released this statement on why they chose to go the one-track EP route:
"As our EP 'Pleiades’ Dust' consists out of a single long narrative composition, it was not written with the intention of being edited in segments. As the storyline proceeds in chapters though, I was able to isolate this part called 'Wandering Times' which will give the listener a good idea of the composition aesthetics which are present throughout the whole piece. The lyrics tell the story of the 'House of Wisdom', which is referring to a library that was based in Baghdad sometime between the 8th and the 13th century. There much of the intellectual activity of the Middle Age took place while Europe was stuck in the Dark ages after the fall of Rome. Many scientific discoveries were made at the time such as algebra, optics, astronomy, and many more… Without the translation movement that brought this library to life, we would have never had the Renaissance that we know. It is a story about curiosity, beautiful minds and sadly, about how man destroys great discoveries and achievements."
Here's the album art:
Additionally, MetalSucks got some footage of the band in the studio talking about the process:
Last summer, Frank spoke with frontman Luc Lemay about the album. Here's what he had to say: