*This is a part of our State Of The Art series, showcasing bands every Monday from the featured state.*
This month’s state is Indiana!
Hailing from Evansville, Indiana, Gorgantherron is a trio of mass destruction. They take you back to the early days of metal with a modern twist and with the modern studio techniques. Consisting of Clint Logan riffing on guitar and vocal duties, Toby Richardson slapping the bass, and Chris Flint hitting the skins, Gorgantherron has unleashed two releases, their full length album, ‘Second Sun’ in 2015 and a 6 song EP in 2012. The band creates music that would fit best within the stoner and doom genres but, they should appeal to any audience that loves a good riff and heavy vocals. Opening for the bands; BloodTribe, Seize The Empire, The Alphaincident, Blizaro, King Snake, and performing at the inaugural Doomed & Stoned Fest in their home state of Indiana in 2016 they have captivated audiences for the last 3 years.
When playing live, Gorgantherron, is a great band to watch. Upon my first viewing of the band, I had no idea what to expect. After the first song, I was hooked. They’re not flashy on stage. They don’t run around, jump in the air, or smash their instruments. They stand in one relatively spot and let the music do the talking. They also have an interesting band bio that showcases a dramatic and out of this world beginning for the band. The legend goes like this. In 1968, a top secret mission preformed by the military, launched three chimpanzees into space to test a new vessel that would travel to the end of the galaxy. Covered by the media as a weather balloon launch, they sent them up for several years. In 1972, the last communication was received. In early 2010, scientists discovered an unknown object traveling at remarkable speeds. They tracked it until it crash landed in rural Indiana. It was the wreckage of the mission from 1968. Upon examination, there was no sign of the chimps but, the ship was still playing Black Sabbath’s “Master of Reality” and the first two Iron Maiden albums. Months later, three men appeared and claimed that they were the missing chimpanzees.. They had been captured and studied by a race of beings who call themselves the Gorgantherron. Only listening to doom and black metal, the three men was trained by the Gorgantherrons in the art of guitar, bass, and drums. Then they were hurled back to their home town to warn them of the consequences of their petty, selfish ways. Who doesn’t like a space traveling band? Sci-fi and metal, what a great combination. Imagine Ian Paice on drums, Cliff Burton on bass, and Tony Iommi w/ the voice of James Hatfield on guitar and vocals, there you have Gorgantherron. I would recommend this band to anyone who likes the classic metal sounds of the late 60’s to the early 80’s. Be on the lookout for these brothers of riffs.