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Technical death metal overlords Gigan, release new song from upcoming album


Technical death metal isn’t always the easiest genre to sell to the average metalhead. While it comes in a number of forms, it has the tendency to be overly abrasive, to a point where sometimes, one could argue it is obnoxious. The technicality in question doesn’t necessarily come from progressive or expansive song writing, but instead from how insanely fast they can play a section, or how many notes they can implausibly jam together in a semi-coherent passage and call it a song.

That may be a little harsh, but we all know that many bands that can be accused of this certainly aren’t entirely innocent, even if we do like them. Gigan are one of these such technical death metal bands, but they differentiate themselves from the rest of the scene by implementing a strong psychedelic aesthetic. This almost classic sensibility is an interesting juxtaposition to their science fiction themed technicality ala Rings Of Saturn.

The band have been hard at work on their new album, which is titled Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery And Super Science which will be released later this year. The band have just made a new song called “Influence Through Ritualistic Projection” available online via Soundcloud. Check it out below:

Lead guitarist and founder Eric Hersemann says this about the album:

“Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery and Super Science is the best musical representation of Gigan so far, as it captures the essential elements of the first three releases while still stretching the existing boundaries of the Gigan universe! I had more time to work on this album and the result is a detailed and mesmerizing assault of psychedelic extreme metal! The production also came out spectacularly, with natural sounds and tones complemented by an unearthly ambiance and enigmatic vibe.”

Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery And Super Science will be released on October 15th via Willowtip Records.

What do you guys think? Do you like technical death metal? Do you enjoy Gigan’s psychedelic brand? Sound off in the comments!

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