Gorguts is going on European summer tour!

Gorguts will kick off their European summer dates  at Brutal Assault Festival in Jaromer, Czech Republic tomorrow, August 9th. Right after, the Canadian death metal pioneers will perform at Belgiums Ieper FestivalVagos Metal Fest in Portugal, and Germany’s Summerbreeze before embarking on four special package shows, which are featuring Gorguts alongside Fallujah, Havok, Revocation, and opener Venom Prison. After these special dates, the rampage continues with a regular tour in support of Converge together with Havoc and Revocation.

Gorguts

Festivals:
09 Aug 17 Jaromer (CZ) Brutal Assault
11 Aug 17 Ieper (BE) Ieper Festival
13 Aug 17 Vagos (PT) Vagos Metal Fest
18 Aug 17 Dinkelsbühl (DE) Summer Breeze

GORGUTS poster EU 2017

Gorguts
+Fallujah +Revocation +Havok +Venom Prison
14 Aug 17 Wiesbaden (DE) Schlachthof
15 Aug 17 Leipzig (DE) Naumanns (Fallujah, Revocation, Havok, Venom Prison)
16 Aug 17 Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg (Fallujah, Revocation, Havok, Venom Prison)
17 Aug 17 Oberhausen (DE) Kulttempel (Fallujah, Revocation, Havok, Venom Prison)

GORGUTS EU 2017 poster

Gorguts
+Converge +Havok +Revocation
20 Aug 17 Wrocław (PL) Zaklęte Rewiry
21 Aug 17 Bratislava (SK) Majestic Music Club
22 Aug 17 Wien (AT) Arena
23 Aug 17 München (DE) Backstage Halle
24 Aug 17 Aarau (CH) Kiff
25 Aug 17 Paris (FR) Trabendo

Gorguts will be performing in support of their previous albums as well as their critically highly acclaimed latest EP ”Pleiades’ Dust”. which is still available in various formats via the Season of Mist shop.

GORGUTS album artwork

The artwork of the EP that contains only its epic title track was created by renowned Polish artist Zbigniew M. Bielak

Canada’s long-running and much loved craftsmen of technical death metal are returning with a 33-minute song. Entitled ” Pleiades’ Dust ” this complex, image evoking, and masterly arranged eponymous track fills an entire EP. Expect the unexpected, when it comes to Gorguts.

In an age of a postulated clash of cultures, mastermind Luc Lemay delivers a piece of music that is conceptually and lyrically based on the “House of Wisdom“, a medieval library based in Baghdad and at the heart of the Golden Age of Islam with its many scientific breakthroughs in various fields of learning.

Vocalist and Guitarist Luc stated this:

“It is a story about curiosity, beautiful minds and sadly, about how man destroys great discoveries and achievements.” Musically there is more narrative feeling as each section is introduced in such a way that every riff has the space to evolve like a character in a story.

Few extreme bands can boast the pedigree of Gorguts. During their early days as part of death metal’s first wave, they created a legacy of legendary releases including their debut album ”Considered Dead ”(1991) and its more experimental and technical follow-up ”Erosion of Sanity” (1993). After a hiatus of five years, Luc Lemay returned with a new line-up, which released the highly acclaimed and seminal third full-length ”Obscura”(1998). By then Gorguts had been busy at expanding and redefining the language of death metal. With a new line-up that left Lemay as the sole original member, the next milestone album was released under the title ”From Wisdom to Hate ” (2001).

GORGUTS picture by Jimmy Hubbard

Yet again the band went into hibernation, while their musical legacy continued to inspire and thrive as their native Quebec became a focus for technical death metal with acts such as Cryptopsy, Neuraxis, and Beyond Creation to name but a few following in their footsteps. After more than a decade of silence, mastermind Luc Lemay unleashed ”Colored Sands” (2013) with an all-star line-up including Colin Marston (Behold The Arcotpus), Kevin Hufnagel (DYSRHYTHMIA), and John Longstreath (Origin, Skinless), who has in the meantime been replaced by Patrice Hamelin (Quo Vadis, Beneath The Massacre).

Now Gorguts return with their most experimental song so far that combines all their virtues into one massive masterpiece. Lean back and listen carefully!

Artwork by Zbigniew M. Bielak, check out the links, below:

Facebook:www.facebook.com/zbigniewmbielak/
Website:https://shop.e-kunst.com/artist/zbigniew-m-bielak

Shophttp://smarturl.it/GorgutsPleiades

Available formats:
Digipak CD
Gatefold vinyl album in various colours

Line-up:
Luc Lemay: Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Kevin Hufnagel: Rhythm & Lead Guitar
Colin Marston: Bass
Patrice Hamelin: Drums
Style: Progressive / Technical Death Metal

Press-kithttps://presskit.season-of-mist.com/Gorguts

Booking:
Europe: marco@avocado-booking.com
North Amercia: dan@circletalentagency.com

Links:

Facebook:www.facebook.com/GorgutsOfficial
Website:www.gorguts.com
Bandcamp:http://gorguts.bandcamp.com/
Reverbnation Website:www.reverbnation.com/gorguts

Streaming of their latest last years album  ” Pleiades’ Dust ”  is available here, enjoy it:

 

ARMSTRONG METAL FEST Offer Free Digital Sampler For 2017 Line Up!

Situated in the Okanagan Valley with the beautiful backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, ARMSTRONG METALFEST, now in its ninth year, is British Columbia’s largest gathering of metalheads from across Western Canada and beyond. The fest has put together a free digital sampler to give fans a taste of this year’s 2017 line up being held on July 14th and 15th at the Hassen Arena in Armstrong, BC. This year’s headliners include Boston’s tech death / thrash titans REVOCATION, Vancouver’s reggae-metal fusion NINJASPY, Canadian 80’s thrash legends AGGRESSION and Vancouver Whammy Award Best Local Metal Artist winner GOLERS among many more from across the country. (Full list of bands and set times below.)

To get your free download of AMF’s Mountain Moshpit Vol. 2 featuring over an hour of headbanging tunes, please visit the following link:
https://armstrongmetalfest.bandcamp.com/album/armstrong-metalfest-2017-mountain-moshpit-vol-2 

Weekend pass available for $120 CAD regular pre-sale with camping included in ticket price. Weekend of festival, the weekend pass will be $160 CAD at the festival gate. Day pass will be available at the festival gate only for $70 CAD. Camping is an additional $20 CAD for day pass per night. Please visit the following link for details and purchase: https://armstrongmetalfest.ca/tickets/

ARMSTRONG METALFEST 2017 Line-Up & Set Times:

Friday, July 14
SET TIMES – BAND
11:00am – 11:25am – DAHLMERS REALM (Edmonton, AB) (Broken Neck Radio People’s Choice Winner) – https://www.facebook.com/dahlmersrealm
11:35am – 12:00pm – SPORE (Nelson, BC) – https://www.facebook.com/sporemetal
12:10pm – 12:35pm – THE AVULSION (Lethbridge, AB) – http://theavulsion.bandcamp.com
12:45pm – 1:10pm – SERAPHIC NIHILIST (Prince George, BC) – http://seraphicnihilist.weebly.com
1:20pm – 1:45pm – ARKENFIRE (Kelowna, BC) – http://www.arkenfire.com
1:55pm – 2:20pm – ATROUS LEVIATHIAN (Victoria, BC) – https://www.facebook.com/AtrousLeviathan
2:30pm – 2:55pm – OSSIFIC (Winnipeg, MB) – http://ossific.bandcamp.com
3:05pm – 3:30pm – NOMAD (Enderby, BC) – https://www.facebook.com/nomadmetalband
3:40pm – 4:05pm – ZUCKUSS (Vancouver, BC) – http://www.zuckuss.net
4:15pm – 4:40pm – APOLLYON (Kelowna, BC) – https://apollyon-ca.bandcamp.com
4:50pm – 5:15pm – EXPAIN (Vancouver, BC) – https://expainband.bandcamp.com
5:25pm – 5:50pm – DROP DEAD FRED (Kelowna, BC) – https://www.facebook.com/DropDeadFredOfficial
6:00pm – 6:30pm – WMD (Calgary, AB) – http://www.whenmindsdevelop.com
6:40pm – 7:10pm – ANGELMAKER (Vancouver, BC) – http://angelmaker.bandcamp.com
7:20pm – 7:50pm – EXIT STRATEGY (Calgary, AB) – http://exitstrategycalgary.bandcamp.com
8:00pm                     100 MAN SHOTGUN (Beer Event)
8:15pm – 8:50pm – ODINFIST (Armstrong, BC) – https://odinfist.bandcamp.com
9:10pm – 9:55pm – XUL (Vernon, BC) – https://xulmetal.bandcamp.com
10:15pm – 11:00pm – NINJASPY (Vancouver, BC) – http://www.ninjaspy.net
11:20pm – 12:20am – GOLERS (Vancouver, BC) (Vancouver Whammy Award Best Local Metal Artist winner) – https://www.facebook.com/The-Golers-Inbred-Militia–103231376426551
Saturday, July 15
SET TIMES – BAND
11:00am – 11:25am – TRAIN BIGGER MONKEYS (Calgary, AB) – http://www.trainbiggermonkeys.com
11:35am – 12:00pm – THE DRAGSTRIP DEVILS (Kelowna, BC) – http://thedragstripdevils.bandcamp.com
12:10pm – 12:35pm – GATEKEEPER (Vancouver, BC) – http://gatekeepervinland.com
12:45pm – 1:10pm – GARDENER (Vernon, BC) – https://gardenerwasted.bandcamp.com
1:20pm – 1:45pm – TALES OF THE TOMB (Edmonton, AB) – http://www.talesofthetomb.com
1:55pm – 2:20pm – CELL (Winnipeg, MB) – https://cellandvoid.bandcamp.com
2:30pm – 3:00pm – CITIZEN RAGE (Calgary, AB) – https://www.facebook.com/Citizen-Rage-408722289229035
3:10pm – 3:40pm – GLADIUS SKY (Vernon, BC) – https://www.facebook.com/GladiusSky
3:50pm – 4:20pm – SLAGDUSTER (Grand Forks, BC) – http://www.slagduster.com
4:30pm – 5:00pm – GALACTIC PEGASUS (Vancouver, BC) – http://www.galacticpegasus.com
5:10pm – 5:40pm – EYE OF HORUS (Edmonton, AB) – https://eyeofhorusofficial.bandcamp.com
5:50pm – 6:25pm – DEAD QUIET (Vancouver, BC) – http://deadquiet.bandcamp.com
6:25pm – 6:50pm – TRASH WRESTLING EVENT
6:50pm – 7:30pm – TERRIFIER (Vancouver, BC) – https://terrifier-tym.bandcamp.com/album/weapons-of-thrash-destruction
7:30pm – 7:55pm – TRASH WRESTLING EVENT
7:55pm – 8:35pm – COCAINE MOUSTACHE (Vancouver, BC) – http://www.cocainemoustache.com
8:35pm – 9:00pm – TRASH WRESTLING EVENT
9:00pm – 9:45pm – PLANET EATER (Regina, SK) – https://planeteater-sk.bandcamp.com
10:10pm – 10:55pm – AGGRESSION (Vancouver, BC) – http://www.rawthomatopokay.com
11:15pm – 12:15am – REVOCATION (Boston, MA) – http://www.revocationband.com

About:

Taking influence from Europe’s music festival circuit, Armstrong Metal Fest is a heavy metal celebration that encourages metal heads from across Canada and the globe to mosh and camp with the backdrop of great outdoors of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. What started as a backyard party in 2009 with nothing but eleven local metal bands such as Terrifier, Xul and Odinfist to name a few, has grown into a a huge success admired by the Western Canadian Metal scene. 2016 was the eighth year of the festival and was its largest year for music and attendance. Previous years of the festival have seen line ups with Cattle Decapitation, Suffocation, Beyond Creation, Dayglo Abortions, Rivers of Nihil, The Zenith Passage, Anciients, Bison BC, Striker, Crimson Shadows, Holy Grail, Archspire, Cryptopsy, Unleash The Archers, Divinity, Into Eternity, Ninjaspy, Vesperia, XUL, Odinfist, Death Toll Rising, Gomorrah among many others.

For more info, please visit www.ArmstrongMetalFest.ca

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WCMFA:

Armstrong MetalFest – http://www.armstrongmetalfest.ca
Calgary Metalfest – http://www.calgarymetalfest.com
Days of The Dead – https://www.facebook.com/DaysOfTheDeadRD
Farmageddon Open Air – http://www.farmageddon.ca
Loud As Hell – http://www.loudashell.com
Metalocalypstick – http://metalocalypstickfest.rocks
Metallion – http://www.facebook.com/metallionfestival

Sponsors / Partners:

The Green – http://www.thegreen.ca
Absolute Underground Mag – https://www.facebook.com/AbsoluteUndergroundTV
A.M.I. Clothing – http://www.okanagangear.com
Asher Media Relations – http://www.ashermediarelations.com
Askew’s Foods – http://www.askewsfoods.com/index.php
Big Rock Brewery – http://bigrockbeer.com
Broken Neck Radio – http://www.brokenneckradio.com
Calgary Beer Core – http://www.calgarybeercore.com
Canada’s Extreme Metal Radio​ – http://www.xtrememetalradio.ca
Metal Master Kingdom – http://www.metalmasterkingdom.com
Metal Nation Radio – http://www.metalnationradio.com
Muninn’s Post – http://www.muninnspost.com
Ogologo – http://www.ogologo.ca
PureGrainAudio – http://www.puregrainaudio.com
Rancho Vignola – http://www.ranchovignola.com

Suffocation announce ”Beyond The Dark Light” European Tour 2017 in August!

Death metal masters  Suffocation annouched their European tour for August, be ready for some nasty brutal shit, death is coming your way. They will also release a new album ”… Of The Dark Light”, which will be out in June 9th, via Nuclear Blast Records. They will go on this tour to present and play live tracks from thier new upcoming album. After the U.S with Morbid Angel, Revocation and Withered, they will play 24 shows in 12 countries. Get ready for sufering with Suffocation.

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Here is the statment of the band, about the tour:

”EUROPE! We can’t wait to see our fans this summer!”

Guitarist Terrance Hobbs comments this about the tour:

”Looking forward to coming back to Europe and seeing all of our fans! We’re going to be bringing you some new brutal tunes from out latest release ”…Of The Dark Light”. So prepare to go ”Beyond The Dark Light” with us and see you in the pit!”

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”Beyond The Dark Light European Tour 2017” dates:

05.08: Saint Maurice de Gourdans – Sylak Open Air (FRA)
06.08: Zürich – Werk21 (CHE)
07.08: München – Backstage (GER)
08.08: Dresden – Eventwerk (GER)
09.08: Wien – Viper Room (AUT)
10.08: Jaromer – Brutal Assault Festival (CZE)
11.08: Terchová – Terchovský Budzogáň (SVK)
12.08: Rasnov – Rockstadt Extreme Fest (ROU)
13.08: Novi Sad – The Quarter Club (SRB)
14.08: Budapest – Dürer Kert (HUN)
16.08: Bellinzona – Pit Club (CHE)
17.08: Dinkelsbühl – Summerbreeze (GER)
18.08: Wolfsburg – Hallenbad (GER)
19.08: Méan – Metal Méan Fest (BEL)
20.08: Saint-Nolff – Motocultor (FRA)
22.08: Lindau – Club Vaudeville (GER)
24.08: Brügge – Get Entrepot (BEL)
25.08: Andernach – Deathfeast (GER)
26.08: Eindhoven – Dynamo (NLD)
27.08: Bristol – Bierkeller (UK)
28.08: Sheffield – O2 Academy (UK)
29.08: Glasgow – Audio (UK)
30.08: Newcastle – Riverside (UK)
31.08: London – Underworld (UK)

 

ARMSTRONG METAL FEST Reveal Set Times For 2017 Line Up w/ REVOCATION, NINJASPY, AGGRESSION!

ARMSTRONG METALFEST reveals the set times for their 2017 line up being held on July 14th and 15th at the Hassen Arena in Armstrong, BC. This year’s headliners include Boston’s tech death / thrash titans REVOCATION, Vancouver’s reggae-metal fusion NINJASPY, Canadian 80’s thrash legends AGGRESSION and the Broken Neck Radio people’s choice winner GOLERS among many more from across the country. (Full list of bands and set times below.)

Situated in the Okanagan Valley with the beautiful backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, ARMSTRONG METALFEST, now in its ninth year, is British Columbia’s largest gathering of metalheads from across Western Canada and beyond.

Promo Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9zHeA2pKWs
2016 AMF Free Digital Sampler – https://armstrongmetalfest.bandcamp.com/album/armstrong-metalfest-2016-mountain-moshpit-vol-1

(over 90 minutes of headbanging tracks from bands on the 2016 line up)

Festival co-founder Jesse Valstar comments:

“The team members of West Metal Entertainment poured their sweat and blood into making this year’s line up for Armstrong Metalfest the best year yet! A large portion of this year’s line up consists of bands who will be releasing albums in 2017. The fact that so many bands in Canada are able to write and record quality material is a real testament to the thriving metal scene we have. The band submission process is a grueling gauntlet of awesomeness, but personally I love every second I dedicate to the brilliant artists of Canadian Metal! 

I am especially excited to have Revocation on this year’s edition of Armstrong Metalfest. Their style is hella fitting for the festival and I know they will be well received! Also, their album “Great Is Our Sin” is fantastic front to back. I’ll be front row center screaming my heart out for sure!

 

I am very proud of the work our team has put into year nine of Armstrong Metalfest. Our work is paying off, so far this year we have broken every record for ticket sales we have ever had. As a community we built this festival from the ground up. As the festival grows, so does our community. We are all proud of this big beautiful beast!”

Weekend pass available for $120 CAD regular pre-sale with camping included in ticket price. Weekend of festival, the weekend pass will be $160 CAD at the festival gate. Day pass will be available at the festival gate only for $70 CAD. Camping is an additional $20 CAD for day pass per night. Please visit the following link for details and purchase: https://armstrongmetalfest.ca/tickets/ 

 

ARMSTRONG METALFEST 2017 Line-Up & Set Times:

Friday, July 14
SET TIMES – BAND
11:00am – 11:25am – DALMERS REALM
11:35am – 12:00pm – SPORE
12:10pm – 12:35pm – THE AVULSION
12:45pm – 1:10pm – SEREPHIC NHILIST
1:20pm – 1:45pm – ARKENFIRE
1:55pm – 2:20pm – ATROUS LEVIATIAN
2:30pm – 2:55pm – OSSIFIC
3:05pm – 3:30pm – NOMAD
3:40pm – 4:05pm – ZUCKUSS
4:15pm – 4:40pm – APPOLYON
4:50pm – 5:15pm – EXPAIN
5:25pm – 5:50pm – DROP DEAD FRED
6:00pm – 6:30pm – WMD
6:40pm – 7:10pm – ANGELMAKER
7:20pm – 7:50pm – EXIT STRATEGY
8:00pm                 100 MAN SHOTGUN (Beer Event)
8:15pm – 8:50pm – ODINFIST
9:10pm – 9:55pm – XUL
10:15pm – 11:00pm – NINJASPY

11:20pm – 12:20am – GOLERS

Saturday, July 15
SET TIMES – BAND
11:00am – 11:25am – TRAIN BIGGER MONKEYS
11:35am – 12:00pm – DRAGSTRIP DEVILS
12:10pm – 12:35pm – GATEKEEPER
12:45pm – 1:10pm – GARDENER
1:20pm – 1:45pm – TALES OF THE TOMB
1:55pm – 2:20pm – CELL
2:30pm – 3:00pm – CITIZEN RAGE
3:10pm – 3:40pm – GLADIUS SKY
3:50pm – 4:20pm – SLAGDUSTER
4:30pm – 5:00pm – GALACTIC PEGASUS
5:10pm – 5:40pm – EYE OF HORUS
5:50pm – 6:25pm – DEAD QUIET
6:25pm – 6:50pm – TRASH WRESTLING
6:50pm – 7:30pm – TERRIFIER
7:30pm – 7:55pm – TRASH WRESTLING
7:55pm – 8:35pm – COCAINE MOUSTACHE
8:35pm – 9:00pm – TRASH WRESTLING EVENT
9:00pm – 9:45pm – PLANET EATER
10:10pm – 10:55pm – AGGRESSION
11:15pm – 12:15am – REVOCATION

About:

Taking influence from Europe’s music festival circuit, Armstrong Metal Fest is a heavy metal celebration that encourages metal heads from across Canada and the globe to mosh and camp with the backdrop of great outdoors of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. What started as a backyard party in 2009 with nothing but eleven local metal bands such as Terrifier, Xul and Odinfist to name a few, has grown into a a huge success admired by the Western Canadian Metal scene. 2016 was the eighth year of the festival and was its largest year for music and attendance. Previous years of the festival have seen line ups with Cattle Decapitation, Suffocation, Beyond Creation, Dayglo Abortions, Rivers of Nihil, The Zenith Passage, Anciients, Bison BC, Striker, Crimson Shadows, Holy Grail, Archspire, Cryptopsy, Unleash The Archers, Divinity, Into Eternity, Ninjaspy, Vesperia, XUL, Odinfist, Death Toll Rising, Gomorrah among many others.

For more info, please visit www.ArmstrongMetalFest.ca

 

WCMFA:

Armstrong MetalFest – http://www.armstrongmetalfest.ca
Calgary Metalfest – http://www.calgarymetalfest.com
Days of The Dead – https://www.facebook.com/DaysOfTheDeadRD
Farmageddon Open Air – http://www.farmageddon.ca
Loud As Hell – http://www.loudashell.com
Metalocalypstick – http://metalocalypstickfest.rocks
Metallion – http://www.facebook.com/metallionfestival

Sponsors:

The Green – http://www.thegreen.ca

Absolute Underground Mag – https://www.facebook.com/AbsoluteUndergroundTV

Asher Media Relations – http://www.ashermediarelations.com

Askew’s Foods – http://www.askewsfoods.com/index.php

Broken Neck Radio – http://www.brokenneckradio.com

Canada’s Extreme Metal Radio​ – http://www.cemr.ca

Metal Master Kingdom – http://www.metalmasterkingdom.com

Metal Nation Radio – http://www.metalnationradio.com

PureGrainAudio – http://www.puregrainaudio.com

Rancho Vignola – http://www.ranchovignola.com