Gorod

The things you learn while researching blog posts.

This one’s about a metal concert that’s going down at the SCES Club on Tuesday April 12. The headline act is the French death metal band Gorod. They’ve been around since 1997, and apparently when they first started they went by the name Gorgasm. Shortly after releasing their debut album Neurotripsicks in 2004, though, they switched their name to Gorod to avoid confusion with an American band that also went by the name Gorgasm.

And that’s not all. When I delved a little deeper, I found there was a 1990 horror movie called Gorgasm about a psychotic call girl, and I’m quoting from the IMDb database here, who has “a strange obsession with giving men the ultimate climax.”

Don’t know if that flick was the initial inspiration for either of the band’s names, but since adopting Gorod as their name this French metal band has released five additional albums — the most recent being A Maze of Recycled Creeds in 2015.

Joining Gorod on the bill at the SCES Club on Tuesday are Bookakee, Oracles of Oppression and Dystopian Wasteland. Doors are at 7 p.m., and tickets are a very reasonable $10.

Here’s Gorod’s video for their song “Inner Alchemy” off A Maze of Recycled Creeds:

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