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Old 06-04-2013, 01:38 PM
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Gorguts "Colored Sands"

It's finally coming!

Canadian technical death metallers GORGUTS will release their fifth album, "Colored Sands", on August 30 in Europe and September 3 in North America via Season Of Mist. The band has also announced a string of headlining shows leading to and from this year's Hopscotch Festival. the U.S. trek, which begins on September 5 in Springfield, Virginia, will travel through Hopscotch before ending on September 8 in Worcester, Massachusetts.

GORGUTS guitarist/vocalist Luc Lemay previously stated that "Colored Sands" would be "a very detailed, dark, epic, emotional, conceptual record."

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Old 06-04-2013, 02:39 PM
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Oh hell yeah! Some great news today.
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YES!!!! I am so god damn exited for this!!!
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:38 AM
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01. Le Toit Du Monde
02. An Ocean Of Wisdom
03. Forgotten Arrows
04. Colored Sands
05. The Battle Of Chamdo
06. Enemies Of Compassion
07. Ember's Voice
08. Absconders
09. Reduced To Silence

GORGUTS guitarist/vocalist Luc Lemay previously told Zero Tolerance magazine about "Colored Sands": "It's a whole concept album, so I've been reading books for a year a year and a half for the lyrics to know what I'm going to talk about.

"The lyrics process is very hard for me. First, I'm French, and then I need to educate myself on the topic I'm going to talk about. I'm not going to educate myself on the Chinese invasion of Tibet with a Wikipedia thing.

"I bought piles of books. I feel the same way I did at the conservatory when I was writing classical pieces. It takes months and months, the pieces you just can't get it out of your system. You need to become a sponge, you need to get soaked with the topic. So far so good I'm very very happy with what we've done.

"In the first place I wanted to write the whole album about the rituals of mandalas made with sand. One day my girlfriend's little daughter colored in a coloring book a mandala for me and I wondered what a mandala was, I liked the word. I searched on the Internet and found out this is a Tibetan thing and then it clicked, this is gonna be it, but I didn't have any clue, I wasn't very educated on the Tibetan culture. This mandala thing gets so complex, you could study it for 25-30 years before you know exactly what you're talking about, so I said, 'Okay, I'll take it from a different angle.' It's not a National Geographic documentary either. It's very poetic and very epic. This is my vision. I have no pretension about telling 'truth'; it's how I feel about these people."

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I've listened to this a few times now and I think it's awesome. The music is a bit more restrained, but it still sounds like a Gorguts song. I can't wait to hear the rest of the album!

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I don't know if I'm in the minority or not, but Gorguts' first few albums are amazing but I really don't like their "prog" stuff.
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I don't know if I'm in the minority or not, but Gorguts' first few albums are amazing but I really don't like their "prog" stuff.
I love the first two, I'm not big on Obscura, but then I also love From Wisdom.

Obscura is a little too much experimentation for me, whereas From Wisdom has a better balance with songwriting.

New song crushes
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New song crushes
This. It's probably going to be the metal album of the year for me if the rest is as good as this.
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This. It's probably going to be the metal album of the year for me if the rest is as good as this.
Agreed
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