Canadian death metal legends, Gorguts returned in 2013 with its first studio album in 12 years. “Colored Sands” was an immediate critical success, making its way onto numerous “Best of” year-end lists, including taking the #2 spot on The Examiner's list.
This week, lone founding member, guitarist and vocalist Luc Lemay took to Skype to chat with The Examiner about his decision to create a new Gorguts record, his new bandmates, and how Steven Wilson and Opeth impacted the progressive direction of “Colored Sands“.
The album is only the fifth in Gorguts quarter century of existence, and Lemay shared that it was not until album number three, “Obscura” found its sound. With “Colored Sands“, features new members; drummer John Longstreth (Dim Mak, Origin), guitarist Kevin Hufnagel (Dysrhythmia) and bassist Colin Marston (Krallice, Dysrhythmia), Gorguts continues to re-imagine its sound while staying true to its signature. “Colored Sands” is also a concept album based on Tibet and Lemay stated that it took him just over a year to write the lyrics for the record, after all the music was written and recorded.
Lemay also discusses the future of Gorguts and reveals the two albums that changed his life. Gorguts is getting set to hit the road this spring with Carcass, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Noisem. Check out the full interview in the video box, above.