North Dakota’s favorite death metal/grind unit GORGATRON has unveiled a new lyric video for “Pathogenic Automation,” the title track off the band’s imminent new full-length.
Comments vocalist Karl Schmidt of the track, “Whenever I write lyrics, I focus on the rhythmic aspect first and then try to fit a theme into what I’m doing. ‘Pathogenic Automation’ is no exception. There are usually multiple meanings to the words that end up being lyrics. The title track is about a disease that spreads quickly from host to host that turns biological beings into fully mechanized robots with a desire to slaughter. I also threw in a story about a mad scientist who starts all of this. This would make a terrible sci-fi action movie that went straight to DVD.”
Adds bassist Cameron Dewald of the clever clip, “With all the chaos going on in the world on hour every hour, I thought it would be cool to have a newscaster rattling off the lyrics while chaos ensues in the background. I hit up Karl and asked him if he had a suit and if I could set up a green screen in his living room. The rest, as they say, is history…”
Find the band’s previously released videos for “Impostor Syndrome,” “Usurpation,” and “Insurmountable” below.
Anchored in the old-school stylings of death and thrash, the nine-track Pathogenic Automation was recorded by the band, mixed and mastered by GORGATRON guitarist Neal Stein (El Supremo, Egypt), and spews forth a forty-one minute maelstrom of sonic brutality punctuated by a variety of introspective themes.
Pathogenic Automation, which includes cover art by Aghy R Purakusuma (Pure Wrath, Stillbirth, Numen), will see CD release independently on August 28th with worldwide digital distribution by Blood Blast, a new service powered by Nuclear Blast and Believe Music. Find preorders at the GORGATRON website at THIS LOCATION and Indiemerch HERE. Fans of Suffocation, Morbid Angel, Necrophagist, Hate Eternal, Sepultura, Megadeth, Origin, Municipal Waste, Skinless, Goatwhore, Razor, Nile, and the like, pay heed.
Forged in 2006 and named in honor of a giant Mooninite that appeared in Aqua Teen Hunger Force, GORGATRON has released two full-lengths — 2010’s debut Torturtorium and 2015’s Inner Supremacy. Lauded by underground media in the proverbial know, Teeth Of The Divine championed the band’s, “awesome, crushingly groovy death,” Toilet Ov Hell crowned them, “hella-fucking-balls-to-the-wall-awesome,” adding, “GORGATRON delivers headbanging riffs enough to give even the most static of concert goers a stiff neck,” while Zombie Ritual ‘Zine hailed, “an excellent piece of brutal and destructive death metal.” GORGATRON has embarked on multiple DIY tours and appeared on various metalfests nationwide sharing stages with the likes of such acts as Anthrax, Testament, The Black Dahlia Murder, Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch, Anal Cunt, Defeated Sanity, Anal Blast, Origin, Pathology, Machine Head, Vital Remains, Havok, Weedeater, Devourment, and many others.