Gorguts – Colored Sands

The original masters of technical death metal with eldritch, unsettling and innovative songwriting have finally come out with a new album after twelve years. The band had broken up due to the suicide of drummer Steve MacDonald. Several years later, Luc Lemay (founding member, guitarist, vocalist) reinvented the band in 2009 with an all-stars lineup consisting of himself, Colin Marston of Behold… The Arctopus, Dysrhythmia, Krallice and several other amazing bands on bass, Kevin Hufnagel of Dysrhythmia on guitar, and John Longstreth of Origin fame on drums. Considering the legacy of the band and how well regarded their 1998 album Obscura is even to this date, making a new album that doesn’t disappoint fans after more than a decade of waiting is an extremely tall order to say the least. Yet here we have Colored Sands, Gorguts’s fifth album, and it’s clear that Gorguts are back again.

Gorguts Announce New Album Title, Release Date

The return of the mighty Gorguts is upon us! The highly-influential Canadian technical death metal stalwarts have announced that their new album will be entitled Colored Sands and will see a North American release date of September 3rd. The band also announced a string of U.S. headlining dates in September leading…

Death To All — June 28th, Irving Plaza, NY

Being a huge fan of Chuck Schuldiner’s genre-defining musical endeavor Death, I was unbelievably excited to realize that the New York leg of the Death To All tour (which happened to be the closest one to where I live) was on my birthday. I immediately obtained VIP tickets and started…

Krallice – Diotima

Krallice Diotima 01. – 02. Inhume 03. The Clearing 04. Diotima 05. Litany of Regrets 06. Telluric Rings 07. Dust and Light [04/06/11] [Profound Lore] 2011 was arguably the best year I have ever personally seen in terms of album releases. We had great releases from Protest The Hero, Machine…

Cynic Writing New Album!

Oh yes. This news is most excellent. From Cynic’s Facebook: Dear Cynic family, We’d like to thank you guys for making our first ever US headlining tour a great success and a lot of fun for us personally! Not only did we have a great time performing a set list…

Cynic Headlining Tour!

Oh boy! Another great tour that I have no chance of seeing! Cynic are going to do a trek across the nation late summer with Intronaut and Dysrhythmia for Decibel’s Hall Of Fame Tour: Re-Traced and Re-Focused Live. Hooray for prog! Cynic will perform Focus in its entirety, along with…

Dysrhythmia Attends A Festival of Popular Delusions

Instrumental math-rockers Dysrhythmia uploaded a new track over on myspace. The track is called “Festival of Popular Delusions”, which is off of their upcoming album Psychic Maps, due out July 7th on Relapse Records. It’s one of their more “straight forward and unrelenting-type tracks” off of the album. It sounds…

Dysrhythmia Follow Psychic Maps Around the East Coast

Progressive instrumental band Dysrhythmia just announced their east coast tour in support of their upcoming album Psychic Maps, which goes on sale July 7th in North America and July 17th internationally on Relapse Records. You can see the tour dates below after the jump. -JR DYSRHYTHMIA Tour Dates: July 18…