Stop what you are doing. Turn off any sounds your computer may be making. Press Play below. Is your mind blown yet? If so, you are just as excited about the new Gorguts release as I am. Founding guitarist and vocalist Luc Lemay recruited a new age all-star lineup of hired guns to join him in the making of this new release, including Origin's John Longstreth and 2/3 of Dysrythmia in Colin Marston and Kevin Hufnagel. The band hopes to have the album out by the end of the year. Frontman Luc Lemay issued the following update on the process of recording the album:
"Just a few words to let you know where we are with the songwriting of the new album. We got together at the end of January to finish up the last songs to complete the album. Colin and Kevin have contributed to the album with a song each. Amazingly well composed, their songs suit the GORGUTS aesthetic wonderfully.
"The album will have a total of nine songs, including one instrumental piece for string orchestra composed by me. [It] is going to be over one hour long. It still very brutal but darkly, ambient and progressive as well.
"The album main concept is going to be a musical journey that will talk about the wonders of Tibet as well as the dramatic fate they've been going through for over 50 years now.
"I'm hard at work on the lyrics as I'm writing this update.
"For this album, I wanted to have all the music finished first before writing any lyrics. This way, having all the musical canvas done I can now concentrate on the story-telling aspect.
"When everything will be ready we're going to record the album along with my longtime friend and producer Pierre Remillard at his Wild Studio in Quebec.
"Since we're still discussing with a label, we can't tell you a street date yet for the release of the album but we're shooting for this summer. In the meantime, you can enjoy for the first time this new song [see below] taken from one of our pre-production session which was recorded by Colin at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves Studio in Queens, New York.
"The wait is almost over for us to unleash this new beast."
[ via Blabbermouth ]