Gorguts release outtake ‘Beseiged’ from EP ‘Pleiadas’ Dust’

By on 5 April 2016

Gorguts have released an outtake ‘Beseiged’ from forthcoming EP ‘Pleiadas’ Dust‘ out 13 May on Season of Mist. ‘Pleiadas’ Dust’ is a concept based around the medieval ‘House of Wisdome’ in the city of Baghdad.

Luc Lemay told us:

“With ‘Besieged’, the composition that is ‘Pleiades’ Dust’ reaches its last segment. I wanted to have a ‘Funeral March’ feel to it, since it is a dramatic point in the story, when the Mongol invaders destroy the library and most of the books are thrown in the Tigris river. Musically, I wanted to pay tribute to 3 things with the opening doom riff. First, in the progression of the doom riff, throughout the four repeats, I wanted to expose the theme in unison and in counterpoint, among the string instruments, that gets more complex each time. This constitutes an ode to Penderecki’s second violin concerto, which introduces a funeral march feel right after the cadenza. Second, is the guitar tone represents a big nod to the sound of Sunlight studio / HM2. I am absolutely crazy about this guitar tone, which we find on the first ENTOMBED album and also the BLOODBATH records. Those had a massive influence on me, when I was writing ‘Considered Dead’.

Third, is the ‘doom riff” guitar work that I originally discovered on the first PARADISE LOST album. I was so intrigued by this dark feel in their writing style and that was also a huge influence for the distinct dual guitar riffs on ‘Considered Dead’. Therefore this is a tribute to Greg Mackintosh.”

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