Gorguts

Savage Party & Ripping Headaches Presents

Gorguts

Defeated Sanity, Exist, Outer Heaven

Thu, June 22, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$20 ADV $22 DOS

This event is all ages

Gorguts
Gorguts
GORGUTS, long-running Canadian craftsmen of technical death metal have returned! After more than a decade of silence, mastermind Luc Lemay unleashes "Colored Sands", a new brand of pestilent fury featuring an all star line-up including John Longstreath (ORIGIN, SKINLESS), Colin Marston (BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS) and Kevin Hufnagel (DYSRHYTHMIA). Few extreme bands have 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 follow-up "Erosion of Sanity" (1993). The latter witnessed the Canadians becoming more experimental and technical. After a hiatus of five years, Luc Lemay returned with a new line-up, which released the acclaimed third full-length "Obscura" (1998). By then GORGUTS had fully transformed into one of the most progressive and influential bands in extreme music, which remained impervious to trends, while expanding and redefining the language of death metal. With a new line-up that left Lemay as the sole original member, another milestone album was released. On "From Wisdom to Hate" (2001) the Quebecois successfully merged the brutal and more direct approach of their earlier albums with the complex arrangements of "Obscura". Just as GORGUTS seemed on the verge of making the first decade of the new century their own, the band was hit by business and personal issues and went on hiatus. 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. Now the masters are back to deliver the stunning masterpiece the metal world has been awaiting so long. Brace hard or get swept away by the mind blowing storm of "Colored Sands"!
Defeated Sanity
Defeated Sanity
Progressive Brutal Death Metal from Germany
Outer Heaven
Simply put, the Douglassville, Pennsylvania quartet known as Outer Heaven is "new school death metal with an old school feel" (DECIBEL Magazine). But the carefully crafted mix of doom, sludge, death metal, a dash of black metal, and a heaping serving of hardcore breakdowns that Outer Heaven brings to the table is anything but simple. Game changer, yes. Simple, no.

Founded in 2012 (and discovered by Melanie at Melotov after Jami of Code Orange posted a link to their demo), Outer Heaven is a familiar name in the hardcore scene, having played recently with bands like Full of Hell, Enabler, and Old Wounds. But on their debut EP "Diabolus Vobiscum", (which translates to "Satan Be With You"), the band dives headfirst into the abyss, showing total commitment to its sound: minimal, unearthly doom-death. From slithering dirges to mid-tempo headbangers, "Diabolus Vobiscum" is thoroughly soaked in evil, thanks in part to its cavernous production job. The EP was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Outer Heaven frontman Austin Haines at his own Black Beacon Sound in Douglassville, Pennsylvania.

Haines is backed by guitarist Jonathan Kunz (a founding member of Rivers of Nihil), bassist Phil Jaquez, and drummer Paul Chrismer.
Venue Information:
Metro Gallery
1700 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD, 21201
http://themetrogallery.net/