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GOROD: The Orb Full-Length From French Technical Death Metal Behemoths Out Now And Streaming; US Headlining Tour To Commence Next Week

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Mathieu Pascal – guitar
Benoit Claus – bass
Julien “Nutz” Deyres – vocals
Nicolas Alberny – guitar
Karol Diers – drums

The Orb, the long-awaited seventh studio album from Bordeaux, France-based technical death metal outfit,GOROD, is out now!

The follow-up to the band’s critically lauded Æthra full-length stands as their most accomplished work of their twenty-six year career. With The Orb, the quintet delivers both a synthesis of their previous efforts and opens to new, more accessible horizons. Far from being an average classic tech death act, GOROD continually diversifies its inspirations. With a unique groove mingled with melodies and rich harmonies inspired by ‘70s jazz, funk, and rock, their progressive and sophisticated approach to their sound has always given them a unique identity. The Orb furthers that trajectory.

Stream The Orb at THIS LOCATION.

The Orb was produced by David Thiers at Secret Place Studio and is available on CD, LP, and digitally at THIS LOCATION

View the band’s previously released video for The Orb’s title track HERE, “We Are The Sun Gods” HERE, and a lyric video for “Breeding Silence” HERE

GOROD’s art is fully expressed on stage thanks to their explosive energy and mind bogglingly tight live performances. In conjunction with the release of The Orb, GOROD will return to North America for a month-long headlining run. The Orb Release Tour will begin March 16th in Brooklyn, New York and run through April 15th in Richmond, Virginia. Support will be provided by Cognitive, Summoning The Lich, and Flub. Purchase tickets at THIS LOCATION. See all confirmed dates below.

GOROD w/ Cognitive, Summoning The Lich, Flub:
3/16/2023 The Meadows – Brooklyn, NY
3/17/2023 Atlas – Washington, DC
3/18/2023 Black Forge – Pittsburgh, PA
3/19/2023 No Class – Cleveland, OH
3/20/2023 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
3/21/2023 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
3/22/2023 X-ray – Cudahy, WI
3/23/2023 Zymurgy – Menomonie, WI
3/24/20231867 – Lincoln, NE
3/25/2023 Roxy Theater – Denver, CO
3/26/2023 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
3/27/2023 Shredder – Boise, ID
3/29/2023 The Big Dipper – Spokane, WA
3/30/2023 Funhouse – Seattle, WA
3/31/2023 High Water Mark – Portland, OR
4/01/2023 Old Ironsides – Sacramento, CA
4/02/2023 The X Bar – Cupertino, CA
4/03/2023 1720 – Los Angeles, CA
4/04/2023 The Underground – Mesa, AZ
4/06/2023 Tumbleroot – Santa Fe, NM
4/07/2023 Haltom Theater – Dallas, TX
4/08/2023 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
4/09/2023 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
4/10/2023 Downtown Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
4/11/2023 Crowbar – Tampa, FL
4/12/2023 The Haven – Orlando, FL
4/14/2023 Milestone – Charlotte, NC
4/15/2023 The Bike Shop – Richmond, VA

“…GOROD’s flair for the extreme in both musicianship and musicality is given plenty of breathing space to explore. Yes, the riffs are hard to play, but there is a sort of catchy playfulness in what is generally a 2serious4u type of music… With a penchant for the more progressive end of death metal… GOROD’s oddball songwriting and chord progressions are truly the shining point here.” – Decibel Magazine

“…the gold standard of technical death metal… In a style of music like tech-death, where there are literal hundreds of bands that are absurdly talented at performing intricate, elaborately layered songs, it takes something special to elevate yourself, and GOROD’s songwriting abilities have always been the extra factor that helps them stand out. The Orb serves as a helpful reminder that GOROD have earned every bit of hype and deserve every bit of respect that they get.” – No Clean Singing 

“…there is a plethora of mind blowing talents throughout the ranks of the tech-death genre but GOROD display phenomenal ingenuity that few can contend with. The Orb is daringly inventive and doesn’t come close to becoming tiresome. This kind of style can easily become overwhelming but the French outfit have such a smooth, silky output that it’s simply a joy to exist in the same era as such a forward thinking collective.” – Distorted Sound

“The Orb is a technically masterful record written and arranged by musicians well-versed in their craft over decades in the scene. GOROD doesn’t shy away from introducing new elements, repurposing elements from other bands/genres, yet still anchoring their riffs and songs to a very firm and familiar ground.” – Metal Wani

“The level of compositional sophistication and instrumental dexterity… is stunning, and yet it is emblematic of GOROD’s approach across the entire album. They fuse devastating heaviness and smooth melodicism with ease and bolster their technical sleights of hand with intuitive song construction and catchy, accessible choruses.” – Last Rites

“The Orb showcases how important GOROD is for any metalhead and the genre as a whole. They show even at an older age they still have it and you can mix some groove with brain melting riffs and speeds. The band puts on an absolute masterclass on this album and you should take the time to absorb in it.” – Technical Music Review

“If you’re a longtime GOROD fan, you need this album. If you’re a new GOROD fan, you need this album” – Noob Heavy

“…the tech death… album for people who do not enjoy tech death.” – Nine Circles

“The Orb is a diverse and well-crafted album…one of their most wide-ranging, ambitious, versatile, and effective albums yet. If you’re a fan of forward-thinking heavy music, then don’t miss out on this.” – Wonderbox Metal

Track List:

1. Chrematheism
2. We Are The Sun Gods
3. The Orb
4. Savitri
5. Breeding Silence
6. Victory
7. Waltz Of Shades
8. Scale Of Sorrows
9. Strange Days

By Metal Lair

Propter Music Connoisseur, music for refined taste.

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