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Gürschach (pronounced Ger-shock) is a four-piece Experimental Metal band from the San Francisco Bay Area, whose main vision is to create an unfamiliar, yet captivating listening experience for their audience.
X, Leyland Reid, and Daniel Justo- Sanchez originally formed the band in late 2011, mostly playing songs that X and Leyland both wrote together while they were still in high school. It wasn't until 2014 that Scotty McRib joined the band to complete the lineup. On October 10, 2015, Gürschach released their first EP, BEAUTIFUL NIGHTMARES, independently on a micro-budget, as an embodiment of the phrase DIY. The music on the EP would be the first and last time the band would release a straightforward Thrash Metal record.
After touring through 2016 and 2017, the quartet returned to the studio to complete their first full-length album, DARK MATTER, on December 1, 2017. 3 music videos and 2 lyric videos were produced to promote Dark Matter, with "UNDEAD EMPIRE" and "INNOCENT BLOOD" garnering the lion's share of media attention. The band continued to tour through 2018 and 2019, embarking on the Kiss Our Jobs Goodbye Tour in 2019 and joined festivals such as Death In The Dunes and Redwood Metalfest.
In 2020, Gürschach released a reimagined version of Metallica's infamous title track "ST. ANGER" from 2003 with a total production overhaul. Upon upload, it quickly spread throughout the heavy metal scene on a global scale, and still continues to attract massive amounts of attention to this day. Following this, the group prepared original tracks from home during the pandemic which would ultimately complete the HYPNOTIC DISASTERS EP, kicking off the promotion with their version of Slayer's iconic DEAD SKIN MASK. Their new EP is available on all major streaming services, and the group seeks to play at a venue near you soon!