Gorath - Calling It Quits After New Album


Gorath's vocalist Filip Dupont has recently been interviewed by metal-rules and confirmed that the band's new album The Chronicles Of Khiliasmos will also be their last and talked about the reasons behind this decision. The Chronicles Of Khiliasmos was released on November 30th and the vinyl release is scheduled for 2013.

Most relevant interview excerpts: "It really is our last album! It's our sixth full album, the perfect number for closing down a chapter, right? It will be very hard to find all other Gorath releases, because the labels who released them are disbanded and our stock is almost entirely sold out. The Chronicles Of Khiliasmos will be most likely the last chance for people willing to spread their love and hatred towards us, as our past will slowly disappear..."

"For many years I've put so much energy in this band: writing music, lyrics, art, merchandise, contracts, shows, promotion, networking, interviews, internet sites, et cetera. As a Belgian band we had great opportunities to play in places most Belgian bands will never play. We released albums on disc and vinyl and they all got excellent feedback, but it just takes too much of me. Let's say German and French bands have a big country to rely on. For us it's really hard to get noticed out there."

"Gorath doesn't give the satisfaction compared to the efforts put into it. There's a lack of recognition. The only option to reach a new level is doing real tours throughout Europe or the States, not just short weekend shows. Especially due to my job I can't take days off when I want to. Also, we often had to decline show offers, because many organizers threaten us ridiculously. We have very low demands, but we aren't puppets! Personally, it's stresses the hell out of me. It feels like my hands are tied on my back."

"This leaves open two options: 1. lower down our ambition or 2. quit. We rather choose to quit when we're on our best instead of slowly fading away into oblivion."

Gorath has a few last live dates this month like Paris on December 9th and Eindhoven on December 15th and they will play for about 2 hours including special songs and guest appearances on a farewell show in Beringen, Belgium on April 27th. Saille will be supporting the show.

Source: consouling.be
Band profile: Gorath
 
Posted: 07.12.2012 by Dizzeke


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07.12.2012 - 16:23
ImperialTroll
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It's a shame such awesome band isn't well recognized or given enough attention Anyway I hope the last album would be a true Grand Finale
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07.12.2012 - 16:25
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Written by Guest on 07.12.2012 at 16:23

It's a shame such awesome band isn't well recognized or given enough attention Anyway I hope the last album would be a true Grand Finale

True, their last album was really rather good indeed.
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07.12.2012 - 19:38
Mr. Doctor
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Man that fucking sucks. :\
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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11.12.2012 - 22:54
TheBigRossowski
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Fuckin' bummer, man :/
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That rug really tied the room together, did it not?
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