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Below is our complete Gojira news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
France's Gojira has issued the following statement about cancelling upcoming shows due to a death in the family:
"We are deeply saddened to report that the brothers Joe and Mario Duplantier's mother passed away last night. As a result, Gojira will be postponing their upcoming performances this week in Luxembourg July 6th, Martigny July 7th, and Prattein July 8th.
"Best efforts will be made to reschedule these dates, and refunds will be available at point of purchase. We sincerely thank all of you for your understanding and support during this difficult time."
Fans can express their condolences to the members of Gojira by heading over to the band's Facebook profile here.
Gojira documented their successful spring 2014 tour with Mastodon.
You can now watch this gem of a 20 minute documentary showcasing their time on the road in the US below.
The Roadrunner Records Summer Sampler is now online: head over to Noisetrade here to download your free copy. The track listing is as follows:
1. Stone Sour - 'House of Gold & Bones'
2. Killswitch Engage - 'A Tribute To The Fallen'
3. Trivium - 'Through Blood And Dirt And Bone'
4. Gojira - 'The Axe'
5. King 810 - 'Fat Around The Heart'
6. The Amity Affliction - 'Pittsburgh'
7. Theory Of A Deadman 'Drown'
8. WeAreHarlot - 'Denial'
9. Black Stone Cherry - 'Me and Mary Jane'
10. Marmozets - 'Why Do You Hate Me'
11. Dream Theater - 'The Enemy Inside'
12. The Devil Wears Prada - 'Sailor’s Prayer'
13. Heartist - 'Pressure Point'
14. Kvelertak - 'Kvelertak'
15. Opeth - 'Cusp of Eternity' More...
Sonisphere Festival returned to Finland last week, to start off the festival season in Helsinki with a bang! Despite the fact that it is Spring and we’ve had hot weather rivaling the Mediterranean this year; we were instead treated to a cold downpour, which only the bravest of metal fans dared endure. Despite the less then summery weather, the turnout was dense, though admittedly covered in less then festive rainwear.
The dark sky was a glaring contrast to the laid back vibe of the festival hosted by Live Nation. Still the atmosphere remained upbeat; as Metallica and Slayer were to be headlining; and the instinct to nest indoors was trampled by the drive to see two such legends live! More...
Gojira's tour with Mastodon and Kvelertak launched on April 28th, and the band has posted a video clip online from the San Francisco stop.
Watch below for cameo appearances from two of Mario Duplantier's drumming peers - Brann Dailor of Mastodon and Dave McClain of Machine Head. The Mastodon / Gojira / Kvelertak tour continues through May 17th.
Gojira also recently released a new music video for the track "Born In Winter," which can be seen at this location.
Gojira has released a new music video for "Born In Winter," which can be seen below courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com.
The track comes off the band's 2012 studio album "L'enfant Sauvage." Gojira also released a new live CD/DVD/photo book earlier this month titled "Les Enfants Sauvages."
Gojira's live CD/DVD/photo book "Les Enfants Sauvages" is out now. A limited edition item not found in stores, it comprises a 60-page hardcover book of photos from the band's last two years on the road supporting 2012 studio album "L'Enfant Sauvage," along with a CD and DVD recorded and filmed at London's Brixton Academy.
"Les Enfants Sauvages" It's available now via the Roadrunner webstore here. You can also check out "Flying Whales" from the DVD in the player below.
The Rock On The Range festival will bring the likes of Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Kid Rock and many more to Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH on May 16, 17 & 18.
To guarantee that festival-goers will experience true, blistering heavy metal during this monumental weekend, Bay Area thrash legends Exodus are also confirmed to bring on the brutality, Saturday, May 17th!
Gary Holt states, “Exodus is super fired up to announce our participation in the year’s Rock On The Range! It’s our honor to share the stage with so many amazing artists and we will do our best to see to it that shit hits the proverbial fan when we take the stage!”
The full lineup consists of: More...
Roadrunner Records has released drum cam footage of Mario Duplantier, which can be found below. The label also comments:
"The Roadrunner Drum Cam is back! We parked our trusty GoPro Hero3 alongside Gojira drummer Mario Duplantier when the band opened for Slayer in New York the night before Thanksgiving, and now you can watch him play 'L'Enfant Sauvage,' the title track from the band's 2012 album. Enjoy!"
Slayer played Fun Fun Fun Fest on Sunday two years ago. The promoters of the fest, Transmission Events, must see the value in making Sunday its metal day. As was experienced on Sunday two years ago, we left the park Sunday night with the metallic taste of Slayer in our mouths. My hunt for steel started at 12:30 when 4arm (read xFiruath’s interview) took the stage. I had no problem making this early show since I skipped the Nites shows on Saturday. Unfortunately for the Aussie modern thrash group, most of the fest’s attendees found 12:30 too early in the day. The 20 or so people who did make the early show were treated to one of the best performances of the weekend. More...
Gojira's new video for the track “The Gift of Guilt” from last year’s "L’Enfant Sauvage" captures the band's live show in all its glory.
Filmed at London’s O2 Brixton Academy, it’s not quite as good as seeing the band live in the flesh, but it’s definitely the next best thing: watch it exclusively at MetalSucks here. The site comments:
"Gojira are truly something special; they’re one of the few bands in metal whose live performances are more like religious experiences than concerts. They bring all the energy you could possibly want from an extreme music act to the stage with them, but there’s also a gracefulness to the way they perform.
"As if that weren’t enough, Gojira have teamed up with Roadrunner Records labelmates Kvelertak to release a live EP, completely free, available right now. Each band has three songs on the EP including the version of Gojira’s 'The Gift of Guilt' in the video."
Australian thrash metal export 4ARM is gearing up for an extensive North American tour with the legendary Slayer, set to commence this month in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Direct support on the five-week-plus trek will come from French extreme metal act Gojira. A promotional video for the tour can be seen below.
When asked about the opportunity to tour with one of 4ARM's greatest influences, drummer Michael Vafiotis commented:
"It's no secret we have been hugely influenced by Slayer ever since we picked up our instruments, and now to actually be given the opportunity to tour with the band that I've personally grown up listening to for over to 15 years is beyond my wildest dreams. All I can say is that I can't wait to get back to North America and 'SLAY' the hell out of what will be the biggest tour of our careers to date."
4ARM is touring in support of its third studio album, 2012's "Submission for Liberty," which released on Rising Records. More...
AUSTIN, TX (SEPTEMBER 12, 2013) - The eighth annual FUN FUN FUN FEST (FFF Fest) unveils the daily schedule of music and comedy performances during the festival at Auditorium Shores in Austin November 8-10, 2013. Also just announced, is the FFF Nites lineup, which are the nightly after parties free with a festival wristband.
"There's really something for everyone in this year's daily lineup. Folks are in for a special treat on any of the three days," says FFF Fest Founder Graham Williams. "We're very excited about the amazing list of FFF Nites artists who help us keep the music going all weekend long."
Festival producers Transmission Events are once again bringing a mix of new, up-and-coming talent, rare performances, and fan favorites each day of the festival. And, the fun will continue after the park closes each night during FFF Nites with shows at participating venues all around Austin. The music of FFF Fest combines everything from indie rock to hip-hop, punk to electronic, metal to folk, comedy to action sports.
Check the schedule below to determine when to see bands such as Slayer, Gojira, Flag, Pelican, Cro-Mags, Quicksand and Body Count. More...
Following a summer of storming through Europe, South America, and Mexico while topping the bills at solo shows and major festivals, Slayer will headline its first North American tour in two years.
The five-week-plus trek will kick off on October 22nd in Anchorage, Alaska, oddly enough marking the first time the band has played there since October 23rd, 1996. The tour will include the band's previously announced return to New York's Theatre at Madison Square Garden and the Hollywood Palladium, venues the band hasn't performed at in 25 years.
Slayer - Tom Araya/bass vocals, guitarist Kerry King, drummer Paul Bostaph, and guitarist Gary Holt, who continues to fill in for the late founding member Jeff Hanneman - will have Gojira and 4ARM support on all dates.
While still recovering from the devastating loss of Jeff Hanneman, Araya and King have begun to work on new material and hope to spend some time in the studio prior to this tour.
With more dates to be announced, confirmed dates for Slayer's 2013 Fall North American tour are as follows: More...
Roadrunner Records has issued the following announcement about releasing a retrospective box set:
"On October 1, we'll be releasing 'XXX: Three Decades of Roadrunner Records,' a four-disc box set that chronicles our first thirty years in existence.
"Each disc in the set will reflect a period in our history, with artists such Mercyful Fate, Deicide, Brujeria, Suffocation, Type O Negative, Slipknot, Machine Head, Sepultura, Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Dream Theater, Opeth, Gojira, Airbourne, Black Stone Cherry, and Rush being represented.
"Furthermore, the set will feature liner notes written by Decibel contributor Chris Dick in addition to quotes from founder Cees Wessels; legendary A&R guru Monte Conner; and artists such as King Diamond, Sepultura/Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy mastermind Max Cavalera, Trivium frontman Matt Heafy, Opeth leader Mikael Åkerfeldt, Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison, and more."
Gojira frontman Joe Duplantier was interviewed backstage at Sweden's Getaway Rock Festival by Access: Rock.
In the clip available below, he talks about making mistakes onstage, perfectionism in the studio, and in life in general. You can also check out Gojira's music video for "Liquid Fire" at this location.
As previously reported the 2013 installment of the Bloodstock Open Air Festival in Derbyshire, United Kingdom is streaming now and all weekend long.
To view all the action, head over to the live stream now.
Headliners Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax are scheduled to be part of the action. The festival will also feature appearances from: King Diamond, Accept, Voivod, Municipal Waste, Firewind, Dark Funeral, Ex Deo, Death Angel, Avantasia, Sabaton, Gojira, Katakylsm, Hell, 3 Inches Of Blood, Beholder, Stormbringer, Devildriver, Exodus, Amorphis, Fozzy, Whitechapel and Gama Bomb to name a few. For a schedule of bands, head over to this location. More...
Slayer will headline concerts at two venues the band hasn't played in 25 years - the Hollywood Palladium on Monday, October 28th, and New York's Theater at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, November 27th. Gojira and 4ARM will support.
Registered Slayer Fan Club members will be receiving a special email offering them "first-access" to purchase tickets through a special pre-sale that begins tomorrow. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, August 9 at 10AM local time. Log onto Slayer's website for more ticketing info.
This will be the first time that Slayer - Tom Araya/bass, vocals, guitarist Kerry King, drummer Paul Bostaph, and guitarist Gary Holt, who continues to fill in for the late founding member Jeff Hanneman - will play a concert in New York since The Big Four concert at Yankee Stadium on September 14th, 2011, and the band's first Hollywood show since 2010's Jagermeister Music Tour.
Slayer has also been confirmed to play the Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 to be held at the Auditorium Shores in Austin, TX November 8-10.
While recovering from the devastating loss of Hanneman, Araya and King have begun to work on new material and hope to spend some time in the studio prior to these dates.
The 2013 installment of the Bloodstock Open Air, scheduled to begin on Thursday August 8th and continue through Sunday, August 11th, will be broadcast live from Derbyshire, U.K. via the live stream at Daily Motion, or by simply bookmarking this page and coming back to watch the entire feed in the player right here:
The schedule for bands to be streamed live has not yet been finalized, however, headliners Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax are scheduled to be part of the action. The festival will also feature appearances from: King Diamond, Accept, Voivod, Municipal Waste, Firewind, Dark Funeral, Ex Deo, Death Angel, Avantasia, Sabaton, Gojira, Katakylsm, Hell, 3 Inches Of Blood, Beholder, Stormbringer, Devildriver, Exodus, Amorphis, Fozzy, Whitechapel and Gama Bomb to name a few. For more information, head over to this location. More...
Sweden's Civil War, who just issued the debut full length LP "The Killer Angels" (see review at this location), have been added to the lineup for the Getaway Rock Festival, to be held on August 8-10, 2013 in Gasklockorna, Gavle Sweden. The festival includes appearances from over 60 bands, including System of a Down, In Flames, Deep Purple and Lamb Of God.
The band made the announcement: "We are very happy to announce that we will do a show in Gävle and Getaway Rock Festival on August 10. This year’s line-up includes System Of A Down, Deep Purple, In Flames, Testament, Gojira among others. Furthermore, we want to send out a huge thank you to all of you who supported us with getting our album. We are overwhelmed with the reception you’ve given it, we salute YOU!"