• Gigan, in what’s almost certainly the least metal promo photo of 2011

I’ve had Gigan on the brain lately, on account of they were supposed to come through town a couple weeks ago with Dark Funeral and Inquisition. That tour, which I was very much looking forward to, got canceled—surely a huge disappointment for the band, and definitely a serious financial blow. So I thought I’d give ’em a little love with today’s 12 O’Clock Track.

Gigan recorded Quasi-Hallucinogenic Sonic Landscapes (Willowtip), the 2011 album on which “Transmogrification Into Bio-Luminoid” appears, in Chicago with Sanford Parker. Guitarist Eric Hersemann, the band’s main creative force, is a native Chicagoan, and last year he moved back here from Tampa, Florida, where he’d founded Gigan in 2006.