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".