Gorguts is a Canadian technical death metal band from Sherbrooke, Quebec. Formed in 1989 by Luc Lemay, the band is moving towards avant-garde metal with the album Obscura. In 2002, the suicide of drummer Steve MacDonald led to the suspension of the group, until the announcement of its judgment in 2004, as well as training by members Luc Lemay and Steeve Hurdle of the Negativa group (which will publish an EP in 2006 ). In 2008, Luc Lemay announced a reactivation of Gorguts in parallel. Steeve Hurdle passed away in May 2012.
Gorguts is formed in 1989 by Luc Lemay (vocals and guitar), Gary Chouinard (guitar), Éric Giguère (bass) and Stéphane Provencher (drums). They record their first demo, in 1990, which will lead them to sign on the Roadrunner Records label. Their first album, Considered Dead , involves guitarist James Murphy on the song Inoculated Life and Chris Barnes to the chorus on the songs Bodily Corrupted , Rottenatomy and Hematological Allergy .
In 1993, they recorded their second album, The Erosion of Sanity, which is more experimental and technical than Considered Dead . However, it coincides with the death metal's popularity decline, and Roadrunner Records decides to send the band back>. The band stopped playing for five years, many fans thinking that he had separated>.
In fact, the writing of their third album was completed in 1993. Only for lack of labels, the album is postponed many times. Lemay, the only original member remaining, returns in 1998 to the Olympic Recordings label with a new formation including Steeve Hurdle (guitar), Steve Cloutier (bass) and Patrick Robert (drums). Under this training, they record their third studio album, Obscura, which will be considered "one of the most progressive albums, in and out of metal". "