The brainchild of left handed lead guitarist and founding
member Eric Hersemann, GIGAN has been challenging the mortal laws of extreme music and creativity since early 2006. Forged around the simple notion that the imagination should be art's only limit, GIGAN's style of creative delivery has simultaneously invoked reactions of amazement, disbelief, shock, awe and ultimately- respect.
GIGAN's first official release was in January 2007 under the guise of the "Footsteps of GIGAN" ep. While originally recorded with the purpose of being a simple demo only, independent record label Index Entertainment thought so much of the recording that they signed GIGAN and released "Foosteps of GIGAN" upon the unsuspecting masses. "Footsteps..." captured the attentions of several major music magazines and websites that felt GIGAN was a force to be reckoned with and a new voice for a starving extreme music scene fraught with regurgitations and well marketed, "logo metal". Regional headlining shows and opening slots for other national acts followed while Eric began completing the music and lyrics for what would eventually be GIGAN's first full length album: "The Order of the False Eye".
2008-2010 saw GIGAN touring relentlessly in support of "The Order of the False Eye" with several high profile tours and over one hundred-plus shows. GIGAN has toured and shared the stage with Cattle Decapitation, Vital Remains, Misery Index, Psyopus, Lightning Swords of Death, Valdur, Book of Black Earth, SWWAATS, Threat Signal, Lecherous Nocturne, The Destro, Bleed The Sky, Enfold Darkness, Intronaut, Mouth of the Architect, Minsk, Zoroaster, Goatwhore and more!
Early 2010 saw Eric beginning to finish off the first songs for GIGAN's incredible second opus..."Quasi-Hallucinogenic Sonic Landscapes". Tapping the legendary extreme metal label Willowtip records for the worldwide release of "Quasi-Hallucinogenic Sonic Landscapes", GIGAN will certainly be busy supporting what is now the current pinnacle of the GIGAN musical movement. GIGAN once again returned to Semaphore studios and Sanford Parker in November 2010 to record this new monster. The recording process was amazing and the results are plain to hear. Song titles like "Mountains Perched Like Beasts Awaiting the Attack", "Suspended in Cubes of Torment" and "Transmogrification Into Bio-Luminoid" prove that the concepts on this album are reaching further and further into the GIGAN Universe. This release is also the first time GIGAN's music will be formatted to vinyl lp's as well as cd's! Thus, finally allowing the listener to fully appreciate the subtle, audible nuances of the GIGAN Universe! Featuring the same boundary-pushing musical and technical extremity, but also some new elements, instruments and approaches to delivery- "Quasi-Hallucinogenic Sonic Landscapes" will surprise and delight both original and new GIGAN devotees...and the legacy continues...