The Best Band in North Dakota is Gorgatron


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:


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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