With a May 13th release, the legendary Gorguts have been releasing more and more segments of their upcoming “Pleiades’ Dust” EP. A new piece of the puzzle arrived today with a stream of the track “Besieged”! You can give this a listen and check out the official press release below.

Critically-acclaimed death metal pioneers Gorguts are streaming another new movement from their forthcoming EP, Pleiades’ Dust. The movement, titled “Besieged” is streaming now at Guitar World.

Regarding the excerpt, Gorguts mastermind Luc Lemay comments: “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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