GORGATRON

DEATH METAL FROM FARGO ND

Member line up

Guitar - Paul Johnson

Bass - Cam Dewald

Drums - Matt Johnson 

Vocals - Karl 'RiceGrinder' Schmidt

 

Managment 

Extreme Management Group, Inc
Contact: Mark Muller
Email: EMG.markMuller@gmail.com

booking

Booking Contacts:

EMG.markMuller@gmail.com
cameron.gorgatron@gmail.com

realtreeexplorer@live.com

 

Music Stream

Second Album Inner Supremacy 2015

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First Album Torturetorium 2010

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PRESS

“What happens when you Google “Fargo death metal”? Gorgatron happens, that’s what... Doomishly loud, and scarily fast music” -Diane Miller high plains reader

“These dudes are pretty damn brutal I’m sure any death metal fan will enjoy this. Check them out!” -Deathcore Essence Blog

”An excellent piece of brutal and destructive death metal coming from North Dakota, and will definitely call your attention if you are a worshiper of death metal ala old school mixed with old grind-core elements.” - Victor Varas zombie ritual fanzin

”GORGATRON have laid waste to posers in North Dakota, and claimed the title of best unsigned band in the state for themselves” -Toilet Ov Hell

”Just when you think a band has thought of all the ways to use the word gor(e), along comes yet another new iteration that will surprise you, this one by way of the band Gorgatron” “this quartet from Fargo, North Dakota, of all places (great movie by the way) plays a Dying Fetus/Suffocation style of lurching, head-banging death metal. You get some furious blasts and catchy grooves, along with an awesome death growl from vocalist Karl “Rice Grinder” Schmidt.” -TEETH OF THE DIVINE

”If you are familiar with the upper midwest independent metal scene, the name Gorgatron is not an unfamiliar moniker. The band has been touring relentlessly in the region for several years, playing 100s of shows.
The original full length album “Torturetorium” was released completely DIY in 2010 and brought the band its original recognition. With a full lineup in place and solidified the band hit the road and played everywhere and anywhere they could.”
-ZERO BUDGET RECORDS

”This week we feature our arguably heaviest band, North Dakota’s Gorgatron. Gorgatron may not be the longest running band on ZBR, but they are one the Midwest longest running and hardest working bands. The band is ALWAYS on the road, playing shows and having impromptu wrestling events. They have two full lengths out currently,the latest “Inner Supremacy” was recently released through us and we could be more proud to have them aboard! The band may take their music seriously, but their live show is always full of excitement and often laughs. If you have not experienced a live show, we highly recommend taking some time to go meet the guys and hang out with them in their preferred environment.” -ZERO BUDGET RECORDS 2014


 
 

past tours/shows/venues

(from 2008-2017 Gorgatron has shared the stage with many notable band, Black Dahlia Murder, Goatwhore, Skeleton Witch, Anal Cunt, Anal Blast, Machine Head, Vital Remains, Havok, Weedeater, Eat The Turnbuckle, Beyond Creation, Mortician, Gorgasm, Visceral Disgorge, Jucifer, Unmerciful...)

2017 DATES

4/20 - Fargo, ND @ THE AQUARIUM 

4/21 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ THE HEXAGON 

4/23 - CHICAGO, IL @ THE FALLOUT

4/24 - WYOMING, MI @ 36TH ST LOUNGE

4/25 - DETROIT, MI @ NEW DODGE

4/26 - TOLEDO, OH @ LONGHORN SALOON

4/27 - CINCINATI, OH @ EVERYBODYS RECORDS

4/28 - ALLENTOWN, PA @ JABBER JAWS

4/29 - MONTCLAIR, NJ @ THE MEATLOCKER

4/30 - BROOKLYN , NY @ BROOKLYN BRAZZAR

5/2 - EASTHAMTON, MASS @ THE OHM

5/4 - PHILIDELPHIA, PA @ CENTURY

5/5 - RICHMOND, VA @ 25 WATT

5/6 - YORK, PA @ THE DEPOT

5/7 - PITTSBURGH, PA @ HOWLERS COYOTE 

5/8 - CHARLOTTE, NC @ THE STATION

5/9 - CANTON, OH @ BUZZBIN SHOP

5/10 - ST LOUIS, MO @ SAN LOO

5/11 - TOPEKA, KS @ JNJ'S GALLERY BAR

5/12 - SIOUX FALLS, SD @ BIGS

6/17 - FARGO. ND @ THE AQUARIUM

8/18 - FARGO, ND @ THE AQUARIUM 

8/19 - SIOUX FALLS, SD @ BIGS

8/20 - TOPEKA, KS - J&J'S

 

2016 DATES

3/26 - FARGO, ND @ THE AQUARIUM

4/15 - MINNEAPOLIS,MN @ CLUB UNDERGROUND

5/6 - MINNEAPOLIS,MN @ THE POSER STRONGHOLD

5/7 - MILWAULKEE, WI @ THE METAL GRILL

5/11 - FARGO, ND @ THE AQUARIUM

5/14 - ST CLOUD, MN @ THE KELLER

6/1 - FARGO, ND @ Rick's Bar W/ MURDER JUNKIES, 

6/2 - BISMARCK, ND @ rhythm records W/ MURDER JUNKIES 

6/3 - MINOT, ND @ VEGAS HOTEL

6/4 - BILLINGS, MT @ THE RAIL YARD

6/5 - BOISE, ID @ THE SHREDDER

6/7 - LONG BEACH, CA @ Blacklight District Lounge

6/9 - LAS VEGAS, NV @ Las Vegas Death Fest

6/10 - MESA, AZ @ CLUB RED

6/11 - ALBUQUERQUE, NM @ THE ARMORY

6/12 - DENVER, CO @ Bar Bar (Carioca Café)

6/13 - PUEBLO, CO @ THE RAINBOW BAR

6/15 - EL PASO, TX @ LARRY O's LOUNGE

6/16 - LUBBOCK, TX @ DEPOT OBAR LIVE

6/17 - DALLAS, TX @ Renos Chop Shop

6/21 -  MONROE, LA @ SALS

6/22 - OKLAHOMA CITY, OK @ THE MUSIC ROOM 

6/25 - TOPEKA, KS @ B&B Backyard (TOPEKA METAL FEST)

11/26 - FARGO, ND @ THE AQUARIUM 

11/19 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ OPINION BREWING

7/2 - SIOUX FALLS, SD @THE BONUS ROUND

 

2015 Dates

1/10 - FARGO, ND @ THE AQUARIUM

3/13 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ MILL CITY NIGHTS

3/14 - FARGO, ND @ THE NEW DIRECTION

4/3 - Saint Cloud,MN @ The Keller Bar

4/4 - Madison,WI @ The Wisco 

4/5 - Chicago,IL @ Live Wire Lounge 

4/6 - Toledo,OH @ Frankie's Inner City 

4/8 - Providence,RI @ DV8 

4/9 - New York,NY @ Fat Baby 

4/10 - Philadelphia,PA @ Infest 

4/11 - Philadelphia,PA @ Infest 

4/12 - Buffalo,NY @ Broadway Joe's 

4/13 - Akron,OH @ The Empire Concert Club 

4/14 - Ypsilanti,MI @ The Maidstone Theater 

4/15 - Omaha,NE @ The Hideout 

4/16 - Des Moines,IA @ Vaudeville Mews 

4/17 - Sioux Falls,SD @ Total Drag 

4/18 - Minneapolis,MN @ Club Underground

5/16 - STARBUCK, MN @ THE DOOM ROOM

5/22 - FARGO,ND @ RICKS

6/5 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ CLUB UNDERGROUND

6/12 - KANSAS CITY, MO @ RIOT ROOM

6/27 - STARBUCK, MN @ UDDERFEST

8/15 - SIOUX FALLS, SD @ BIGS

8/28 - FARGO, ND @ THE AQUARIUM 

8/29 - HARWOOD, ND @ FULLY LOADED WRESTING EVENT

9/7 - FARGO, ND @ THE AQUARIUM  

9/19 - SIOUX FALLS, SD @ BIGS

10/30 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ CLUB UNDERGROUND

 

2014 Dates

 

3/29 - FARGO, ND @ THE NEW DIRECTION

4/17 - The What's Up Lounge- Mankato, MN

4/18 - Encore Productions- Sioux Falls, SD

4/19 - Knickerbockers- Lincoln, NE

4/20 - J&J's - Topeka, KS

4/21 - The Mad Magician- St. Louis, MO

4/23 - Bada Brew- Crest Hill, IL

4/24 - The Metal Grill- Milwaukee, WI

6/6 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ F#*K MOUNTAIN

6/7 - DES MOINES, IA @ HELL OVER IOWA

6/14 - STARBUCK, MN @ UDDERFEST

7/15 - FARGO, ND @ THE HUB 

7/25 - ST PAUL, MN @ THE AMSTERDAM

7/26 - EAU CLAIRE, WI @ HOUSE OF ROCK

7/31 - FARGO, ND THE NEW DIRECTION

8/16 - SIOUX FALLS, SD @ ODDFEST

8/23 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ DOUGFEST

8/29 - DES MOINES, IA @ HULL AVE TAVERN

8/30 - SPRINGFIELD, MO @ NPM

9/5 - CHICAGO, IL @ UNDERGROUND LOUNGE

9/6 - MILWAUKEE, WI @ FRANKS POWER PLANT

11/1 - SIOUX FALLS, SD @ BIGS

 

 2013 Dates

2/14 - FARGO, ND @ THE AQUARIUM 

2/15 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ THE TERMINAL BAR

2/16 - SUPERIOR, WI @ NORMS B&B 

4/6 - FARGO, ND @ THE NESTER TAVERN

4/27 - FARGO, ND @ THE NESTER TAVERN

5/12 - FARGO, ND @ THE NEW DIRECTION

5/25 - AKEXANDRIA, MN @ THE BARN

6/1 - MOORHEAD, MN @ THE GARAGE

6/7 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ CLUB UNDERGROUND

6/8 - DES MOINES, IA @ HULL AVE TAVERN

6/15 - STARBUCK, MN @ UDDERFEST

7/4 - FARGO, ND @ THE SIDE STREET

7/5 - HERMAN, NE @ THE GOAT HOUSE

7/6 - OMAHA, NE @ THE HIDEOUT (endfest)

7/7 - DES MOINES, IA @ HOUSE OF BRICKS 

7/8 - ROCKFORD, IL @ DISASTER HOUSE 

7/9 - MILWAUKEE, WI @ THE BORG WARD 

7/10 - MILWAUKEE, WI @ ROCKATLON

7/11 - APPLETON, WI @ MARITIME TAVERN

7/12 - SUPERIOR, WI @ HAMMER FEST

7/13 - SUPERIOR, WI @ HAMMER FEST

7/24 - FARGO, ND @ THE AQUARIUM 

7/27 - MANKATO, MN @ THE WHATS UP LOUNGE

8/25 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ THE TRIPLE ROCK

8/26 - FARGO, ND @ THE AQUARIUM

8/29 - MANDAN, ND @ O.N.E.

8/30 - FARGO, ND @ THE AQUARIUM 

8/31 - GRAND FORKS, ND @ OJATA RECORDS

9/14 - STARBUCK, MN @ RUBFEST

9/28 - MINNEAPOLIS @ CLUB UNDERGROUND

10/25 - MANKATO, MN @ THE WHATS UP LOUNGE

11/1 - FARGO, ND @ THE AQUARIUM 

12/16 - FARGO, ND @ THE AQUARIUM 

 

2012 DATES

 

4/20 - FARGO, ND @ THE NESTOR TAVERN 

5/4 - MANDAN, ND @ THE POST 

5/5 - MINOT, ND @ THE CHICAGO CLUB

6/8 - SAUK RAPIDS, MN @ BUBBAS

6/9 - FARGO, ND @ THE NESTOR TAVERN

6/16 - MANDAN, ND @ EAGLES 

6/23 - FARGO, ND @ THE NEW DIRECTION

7/7 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ CLUB UNDERGROUND

7/14 - ALEXANDRIA, MN @ HAPPY FEST

7/18 - FARGO, ND @ THE AQUARIUM 

7/21 - DULUTH, MN @ NORTHERN HAMMERFEST

8/2 - FARGO, ND @ THE NESTOR TAVERN 

8/10 - ST PAUL, MN @ STATION 4

9/29 - GRAND FORKS, ND @ THE HUB

10/4 - FARGO, ND @ THE AQUARIUM 

 

2008-2011 DATES

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