When it comes to technical death metal, Gorguts occupies a place in rarified air. It has gone through several iterations divided by long periods of inactivity, with legendary vocalist/guitarist Luc Lemay being the only constant. The band’s last album, From Wisdom To Hate, was released 12 years ago, but word surfaced about four years ago that Lemay was reviving Gorguts yet again — this time with the line-up filled out by drummer John Longstreth (Dim Mak, Origin, The Red Chord, Skinless, etc., etc.); bassist Colin Marston (Dysrhythmia, Indricothere, Behold… The Arctopus, Krallice); and guitarist Kevin Hufnagel (Dysrhythmia, While Heaven Wept).
And then in February of this year we learned (and reported) that Gorguts have signed with Season of Mist and will be releasing their extremely long-awaited fifth studio album later this year.
And then last night I found a video that had just been posted on YouTube. It’s a performance by the current Gorguts line-up at their only Canadian show in 2012 — the Trois–Rivières Metalfest at the Bâtisse Industrielle venue in Quebec on October 12. The song is “Stiff and Cold”, from the band’s 1991 debut album Considered Dead.
The video was filmed with 6 cameras, and it looks and sounds really good. If you want a taste of what this combined line-up of all-star talent is capable of doing, watch it next. You’ll be glad you did.