Arts & Entertainment

Gutted the Band readies to release first album

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick — Having launched in 2012, Gutted the Band is about to launch a first album.

Soon, everyone can reconnect or discover the and in two launches. The first will take place on Saturday, August 19, from 7-9 p.m. at the Arts Center in Edmundston, while the second will be held on Friday evening, Sept. 8, at Café d’la Vieille Forge, located in Saint-Jacques sector.

Comprised of Jean-Denis Migneault (drums), Mathieu Lang (lead guitar), Stéphane Charest (acoustic guitar), Ricky Nadeau (vocals), Sam Thériault (bass) and Bradley Bernier (guitar), the group stands out with a style that members describe as “thrash country.”

With respect to the group’s repertoire, it includes mostly original material.

“Although we sometimes offer interpretations, we’re really focused on the composition and promotion of our own material,” the musicians explained.

On the self-titled album “Gutted the Band,” people can hear 12 original songs,  inspired by life in general.

“We are inspired by life in general. While some talk about politics, others refer to the importance of having a good time and not worrying. Sometimes we address societal problems, personal or otherwise,” band members aid.

“For this first album, recorded at the Arts Center and Studio Three Miles, artists confirm that the project will meet a demand of the people.

“Many people were asking when they could get our material. We play music and compose for fun, but we believed that it was time to start our own album,” according to the band.

All are welcome to attend the launches. Band members added Dominic Toussaint originated the concept of the album cover, with conception and work done by SamThériault.

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