Gorod parts ways with drummerFrench progressive technical death metallers Gorod have parted ways with drummer samuel santiago. the band states: "the reasons for this split up only concern samuel and Gorod. no others statements will be made about this.
"the few gigs booked for the end of the year are confirmed and will be done with a temporary drummer. these gigs will be the the last concerning 'A perfect absolution'.
"in the following weeks, Gorod will focus and start to compose for a new album... and, we have few ideas, will search for a new drummer. more news soon."
Gorod's fourth full-length album, "A perfect absolution", was released in the U.S. on may 8, 2012 via unique leader records (march 2012 in europe through listenable records). the Cd was mixed by producer frédéric "elmobo" motte, who oversaw the recording of the drums, bass and vocals, while all guitars were tracked by Gorod's mastermind matthieu pascal at his bud records studio. the mix and the mastering were done at elmobo's conkrete studio by pascal and elmobo.
the lyrical concept of "A perfect absolution" is based on the history of kievan rus during the 10th century.
in the year 945, igor, king of kiev, was killed while collecting a "tribute" when he visited a neighbor pagan tribe (the derevlians) who lives in the forest. he left a widow, olga, who avenged him in an extremely harsh manner before converting to orthodox christianity.
"A perfect absolution" features guest guitar solos by christian muenzner (Obscura) and mike keene (The Faceless).