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Gorguts Announce New EP “Pleiades’ Dust”, Stream “Wandering Times”


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Gorguts will release a new EP by the name of “Pleiades’ Dust” through Season Of Mist on May 13th. The effort consists of a single track that clocks in at over 30 minutes. Band mastermind Luc Lemay commented:

“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.

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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.”

You can hear the excerpt he mentions above, “Wandering Times“, below courtesy of Stereogum. The band had Zbigniew M. Bielak (Mayhem, Ghost) illustrate the cover art for the effort, which you can view below. As was previously reported, the band will be touring Europe and the UK beginning late next month on this tour with Psycroptic, Dysrhythmia and Nero di Marte.

Gorguts - Pleiades' Dust

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