|Origin||Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada|
|Genres||Technical death metal|
|Years active||1989–2005, 2008–present|
|Associated acts||Negativa, Martyr, Behold... the Arctopus, Origin, Dysrhythmia|
|Past members||Steve MacDonald
Gorguts was formed in 1989 by Luc Lemay (vocals and guitar), Sylvain Marcoux (guitar), Éric Giguère (bass guitar) and Stephane Provencher (drums). They released their first demo, ...And Then Comes Lividity, in 1990 which led them to be signed to Roadrunner Records. Their first album, Considered Dead, had guest appearances by James Murphy (a guitar solo on "Inoculated Life") and Chris Barnes (backing vocals on "Bodily Corrupted", "Rottenatomy" and "Hematological Allergy").
In 1993, they released their second album, which was more experimental and technical, titled The Erosion of Sanity. After the release, however, Roadrunner decided to drop them. Subsequently, the band ceased performing for five years, with many fans believing that they had broken up.
Lemay, the only remaining original member, returned in 1998 on Olympic Records with a new line-up consisting of Steeve Hurdle (guitar); Steve Cloutier (bass guitar); and Patrick Robert (drums). This lineup released the album Obscura, to great acclaim.
After Obscura, Hurdle left and was replaced by Dan Mongrain of the technical death band Martyr, and Robert was replaced by Steve MacDonald. Gorguts' final album was From Wisdom to Hate, released in 2001. This album is stylistically a mix between the earlier albums and Obscura. Lemay, the primary songwriter on the album, experimented more with the use of sounds, rather than notes, in riffs, such as the opening riff of the album, on the song "Inverted" which uses a combination of pick-slides, pick tapping and traditional picking. However the album was in general much more straight-ahead and brutal than Obscura, with longer and faster blast beat sections, and more atonal guitar solos from the newly added guitarist.
MacDonald, who had a history of recurrent depression, committed suicide in 2002, which eventually led to the split-up of Gorguts in 2005. Hurdle formed Negativa and asked Lemay to join; an EP was released by this band. In December 2008, a demo track of Gorguts with guitar and programmed drums which was previously unheard by the public, surfaced online, and Lemay himself confirmed an upcoming reunion with Colin Marston, Kevin Hufnagel and John Longstreth. While the new Gorguts has been performing live and writing new material, Lemay said that the band would not be recording until "late fall" 2010 with a release date some time in 2011; the album has yet to be released.
Hurdle died on May 20, 2012, following post-surgical complications.
The band’s forthcoming album is entitled Colored Sands and will be released on August 30, 2013, and on September 3, 2013, in North America.
- Studio albums
- Considered Dead (1991)
- The Erosion of Sanity (1993)
- Obscura (1998)
- From Wisdom to Hate (2001)
- Colored Sands (2013)
- Demo Anthology (2003)
- Live albums
- Live in Rotterdam (2006)
- ...And Then Comes Lividity (1990)
- Current members
- Luc Lemay – vocals, guitar (1989–2005, 2008–present)
- Kevin Hufnagel – guitar (2009–present)
- Colin Marston – bass guitar (2009–present)
- John Longstreth – drums (2009–present)
- Former members
- Carlo Gozzi – bass guitar (1989)
- Gary Chouinard – guitar (1989–1990)
- Sylvain Marcoux – guitar (1989–1993)
- Stephane Provencher – drums (1989–1993)
- Éric Giguère – bass guitar (1990–1993)
- Steve MacDonald – drums (1993–1995, 1998–2002) (deceased)
- Steeve Hurdle – guitar, vocals (1993–1999) (deceased)
- Steve Cloutier – bass guitar (1993–2004)
- Patrick Robert – drums (1996–1998)
- Dan Mongrain – guitar (1999–2001)
- Live members
- Patrice Hamelin – drums (2011)
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