The Best Band in North Dakota is Gorgatron

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Back in August 2014 we asked you to help us find the best unsigned bands in America. After listening to literally (figuratively) tons of submissions and being split evenly between them all, we finally narrowed down our pick for the LEGENDARY state. The best band in North Dakota is Gorgatron.

What can I say about death metal and grind that hasn’t been said before by better people than I? Probably nothing. So instead of trying to use words that we’ve all used before, or finding those same words in a thesaurus to come up with questionable alternatives, I’m going to jump straight to talking about the band. Good? Good.

Gorgatron is hella-fucking-balls-to-the-wall-awesome. They aren’t breaking any boundaries, they aren’t pushing any envelopes, they aren’t changing any paradigms. What they are doing is producing quality death metal with a dash of grind to keep things interesting. Do you want blasts? Chromatic riffing? Br0074l vocals? Then get your ass in here and listen. Gorgatron delivers headbanging riffs enough to give even the most static of concert goers a stiff neck. And yet Gorgatron continues in the time honoured traditions of musicians past: they’re goofy as hell. Give it a go:

In case you missed it, let’s look at that again:

HIlarity

The Singer Gives No Fucks

 

I don’t know about you, but I love bands who can play sweet metal and not take themselves too seriously. But I know you don’t trust me (since I’m an admitted poser), so let’s hear it from our other esteemed judges:

Dagon: “If you’re one of those guys who take themselves way too seriously and think metal & humor should never be combined, turn away. Or better yet, press play and get your head out of your ass. Gorgatron is a funny band, as their videos and stage antics will show. But they’re not gimmicky, because their humor is backed up by great riffs, precise musicianship and, more importantly, very solid songwriting. These guys sound like they should have already been signed.”

Spear: “They’ve got a killer live show.”

So there you have it. Give Gorgatron a like on Facebook and listen to more of their music on Reverbnation (I know, I’m sorry).

Honorable Mention: 

Ceiling Walker (sludge-ish skramz) – Find them on Bandcamp


The Toilet ov Hell is on an absurd quest to find the best unsigned band in each state of this glorious union. The purpose? To shine the spotlight on bands that deserve more exposure. Also, we’re going to determine once and for all the greatest state in the nation. Each state winner is decided by a collection of 25 judges. After we’ve announced the winner of each state, we’re gonna throw them all in a winner-take-all bracket and leave the votes up to you. Who will be the best unsigned band in the United States? Which state is superior? We can’t wait to find out.

Previous winners:

Alabama — Phylum
Alaska — Terraform
Arizona – Take Over And Destroy
Arkansas – Torii
California – Destroy Judas
Colorado – The Sleer
Connecticut – Autumn’s Eyes
Delaware – Sloss
Florida – Capracide
Georgia – Lost Hours
Hawaii – Darkest Path
Idaho – Rotten Hand
Illinois – Deus Ex 
Indiana – Thorr-Axe
Iowa – Blizzard at Sea
Kansas – Bummer
Kentucky – Ad Infinitum
Louisiana – Withering Light
Maine – Sylvia
Maryland – Bereave
Massachusetts – Scaphism
Michigan – Blackgate
Minnesota – Noble Beast
Mississippi – Jared Moran (Yzordderrex/Uzumaki)
Missouri – Existem
Montana – Martriden
Nebraska – Borealis
Nevada – Elephant Rifle
New Hampshire – Eerie
New Jersey – Black Table
New Mexico – Void Ritual
New York – HUSH.
North Carolina — The Seduction

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  • Tyree

    These guys must be Moon Masters. Do they harvest their craps?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G9DVvYmQNA

    • Guacamole Jim

      I actually emedded this exact video somewhere in the post. I was hoping people would get on the reference.

      • Dr. W.’s Tentacles

        I can’t find it.

        • Tyree

          It’s in the word Gorgatron at the end.

          • Dr. W.’s Tentacles

            Haha, I got it shortly after typing that. I was double-checking all the periods to see if he did something sneaky.

          • Guacamole Jim

            Hiding in plain sight.

          • I’m glad I clicked “hella-fucking-balls-to-the-wall awesome”

        • Dr. W.’s Tentacles

          Nevermind, I found it.

      • A Blue Whale’s Used Condom

        I’m not getting it.

        • Guacamole Jim
          • A Blue Whale’s Used Condom
          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            i hate when i lose things in the grass…

          • A Blue Whale’s Used Condom

            Then Tom Hanks has to fap all over it!

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            he was banging that volleyball for a while right?

          • Diarrhea

            Well, he was alone on an island, and probably didn’t feel like banging any more boars or Tapirs, sooooooooooooo……………

    • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

      im so confused
      right now!

  • Tyree

    I’d just call this band death metal. Grind is pushing it.

    Edit: Bro Death Metal

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Partydeath

  • Smorgasbordatron

    • Dr. W.’s Tentacles

      Gorgutsatron.

  • Shrimp in a Pizza Box

    This is some really good stuff, definitely digging it. Also, they got an album on spotify, this makes me a really happy shrimp.

  • HessianHunter
    • Shrimp in a Pizza Box

      These guys definitely got the Riffs, but (OPINIONS HERE) those vocals are pretty annoying.

      • The vocals sound like the Refused but that can be considered an aquired taste for some.

  • Tyree

    Reverbnation can go fuck its self. Die already!

    • I’ve got a good feeling about Pure Volume making a comeback.

      • Dr. W.’s Tentacles

        Myspace music.

        • Tyree

          I used that a lot back in high school for listening to new bands. How the times have changed.

          • Dr. W.’s Tentacles

            Same. I actually think that’s where I first heard Celtic Frost, oddly enough.

          • Tyree

            Yeah, I remember people were just uploading classic albums and songs to Myspace at one point. It was getting out of control. So random.

        • I’m finding it impossible to figure out how to listen to any band that has music on myspace nowadays. No excuse for not having a bandcamp page now.

        • A Blue Whale’s Used Condom

          I’m waiting to see just how miserably Tidal dies off. I got $10 on a Kanye or Jay Z “people just don’t care about the music anymore” speech afterwards. I called it!

    • Seriously! the fastest way to make me not care about your band is to use only reverbnation.

      • A Blue Whale’s Used Condom

        What’s Reverb Nation?

        • You don’t want to know

        • CyberneticOrganism

          The BDubs of music streaming & promotion; an alternate myspace

          • A Blue Whale’s Used Condom

            GAH, that sounds horrifying!

          • CyberneticOrganism

            GAH!

          • Diarrhea

            Gadzooks!

          • CyberneticOrganism

            SNUH!

          • Diarrhea

            Make ’em say Uggggggggh Nah nah nah nah!

    • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

      Whats this Reverberation crap? Is this another young people thing Im not familiar with?

      • Tyree

        Yup. Stay away clown!

  • tertius_decimus

    Jokes aside, this is the funniest metal clip (which went through right production: camera job, directing, editing job, etc) I saw in my life, alongside with Revocation’s “The Grip Tightens”.

  • This is great, I like when modern death metal bands don’t give in to being all pretty and proggy

  • Dagon

    Fun fact: North Dakota’s population is a fourth of my city’s metropolitan area.

    And by city I mean village and forests and stuff.

  • Dagon

    Since we’re posting fun videos of heavy songs I’m gonna plug Raimundos in here.

    This is a song about grinding against someone in a crowded bus and getting locked up. The chief of the police station is a cross dresser. Brazil in the 90s was interesting.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peVqN0hFDdY

  • A Blue Whale’s Used Condom

    These guys are pretty fucking badass (reminds me a bit of Krisiun), and the guitarist gets super powers when you give him cheddar popcorn. 9.5/10 tendies.

  • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

    I love them.

  • ENSWOLENMENTBEARD, BASED LAWD©

    Azn plus a fat guy with a shirt that says “I’m fat lets party.” Sold.

  • Scrimm

    I’de bet money that this band also used the same artist for their logo as mine did.

    • ENSWOLENMENTBEARD, BASED LAWD©

      Dat photoshop emboss >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

      • Tyree
        • ENSWOLENMENTBEARD, BASED LAWD©

          #horsesbripped

          I gladly offer my mspaint services (done on a laptop touchpad) for anyone who needs a logo

          • Scrimm

            Have another project that may need on in the near future.

          • ENSWOLENMENTBEARD, BASED LAWD©

            Once I can get a PC up and running I can offer trve logo/album art services.

          • Scrimm

            Nice

        • Scrimm

          Not a fan?

          • Tyree

            Not when death metal logos rely on it.

          • Scrimm

            Can totally see that. I had 2 done. One uses that, but it doesn’t bother me much because I like the rest of the design a lot. Still not sure which one to use.

    • JWG

      …and I swear I’ve seen it in a 90’s Mortal Kombat clone, too.

  • A Blue Whale’s Used Condom

    I’ll leave this here for ya. 😉

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_7EBh2Nu3A

    • tertius_decimus

      Awesome band. Discovered them few months ago. Can’t stop listening.

      • Diarrhea

        Right now I’m on a Native Construct binge, big time.

    • i can dig this! i see a familiar face: David Maxim Micic is featured on track 8 🙂

  • CyberneticOrganism

    I’M FAT LETS PARTY

    • The Beargod

      No thanks, Tom Hanks.

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Because it’s in the video, you see

        • The Beargod

          Obviously I don’t/didn’t see.