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Gorguts announce new EP, stream new music

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 9:37 AM PT

Official press release:

Critically-acclaimed death metal pioneers Gorguts have announced a new EP. The EP, titled Pleiades' Dust will be released by Season of Mist worldwide on May 13th. A unique and incredibly ambitious concept masterminded by band founder Luc Lemay, Pleiades' Dust runs as a single, continuous track that spans over 30 minutes of total run-time.

Gorguts are streaming the first excerpt from Pleiades' Dust. The excerpt, titled "Wandering Times," is streaming now at Stereogum.com. 'Pleiades' Dust' is available for pre-order across several CD and LP formats at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

Regarding the album, Luc Lemay comments: "As our EP 'Pleiades' Dust' consists out of a single long narrative composition, it was not written with the intention of being edited in segments. As the storyline proceeds in chapters though, I was able to isolate this part called 'Wandering Times' which will give the listener a good idea of the composition aesthetics which are present throughout the whole piece. The lyrics tell the story of the 'House of Wisdom', which is referring to a library that was based in Baghdad sometime between the 8th and the 13th century. There much of the intellectual activity of the Middle Age took place while Europe was stuck in the Dark ages after the fall of Rome. Many scientific discoveries were made at the time such as algebra, optics, astronomy, and many more... Without the translation movement that brought this library to life, we would have never had the Renaissance that we know. It is a story about curiosity, beautiful minds and sadly, about how man destroys great discoveries and achievements."

The album art for Pleiades' Dust was illustrated by renowned artist Zbigniew M. Bielak (Mayhem, Ghost).

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