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UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - have now opened up the 2017 installment to public sales. Check out how to plan your metal vacation using the link below.
In addition, the lineup is taking shape as an additional 20 acts were added to the bill, bringing the total announced at 36 of 60 bands, as follows:
Arch Enemy, Demolition Hammer, Devildriver, Draconinan, Dying Fetus, Gojira, Marduk, Moonsorrow, Omnium Gatherum, Orden Ogan, Revocation, Saltatio Mortis, Serenity, Stamina, Stuck Mojo, Testament, Uli Jon Roth, Unleashed, Vreid and Xandria.
70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will set sail on February 2nd-6th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and for the first time will port in Haiti at Labadee.
The festival will once again be hosted by The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!
The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.
Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service. For more information or to book your high seas metal adventure, head on over to 70000tons.com.
Arch Enemy, Demolition Hammer, Devildriver, Draconinan, Dying Fetus, Gojira, Marduk, Moonsorrow, Omnium Gatherum, Orden Ogan, Revocation, Saltatio Mortis, Serenity, Stamina, Stuck Mojo, Testament, Uli Jon Roth, Unleashed, Vreid and Xandria join the previously named 16 acts, with 24 still to be announced: More...
I knew going into Saturday that it'd be in the most incongruous day of the festival since Disturbed were supported on their own tour by a number of hard rock acts which made the overall festival feel a bit disjointed. The heaviest acts on the tour were playing on the second stage while the radio rock acts tackled the main stage. The best way to describe it would be ADHD comorbid with DID.
One of the best parts of Chicago Open Air is that it's actually a place where I could wear arctic camo shorts and not look get weird looks from people. Granted, there are probably some other places. For instance, if I was ever tempted to go hunting in the jungles of Alaska or the frozen tundra of Florida, I'd break them out again. But for the most part, I was never going to wear them anywhere else. More...
Roadrunner Records’ act Gojira have debuted the official music video for "Low Lands."
Taken from the acclaimed chart topping new album "Magma," "Low Lands" can be viewed in the player below. The captivating video – directed by band members Joe and Mario Duplantier’s cousin, Alain Duplantier – was shot at the brothers’ family home in Ondres, France.
Joe Duplantier commented on the new visual stating, “It is an intimate and poetic piece directed by our dear cousin and friend Alain Duplantier. One of the ‘characters’ featured in this film is ‘Gayeres’ the family house where Mario and I grew up. We jammed to our first songs, started Gojira, and recorded most of our albums there. Our sister Gabrielle also contributed to the making of this video. We want to thank all the wonderful people who worked hard to make this happen and all our fans for supporting us with so much passion and respect. We hope you'll enjoy the trip as much as we do.”
Last month Gojira returned with the widely acclaimed new LP "Magma" to take the #1 spot on Billboard’s ‘Hard Rock Albums’ chart making them the first French band to hold the #1 spot on the chart in its nine year existence. The release of "Magma" marked the highest chart debuts of Gojira’s career landing them at #4 on Billboard’s ‘Top Rock Albums’ chart, #6 on Billboard’s ‘Tastemaker Albums’ chart and Top 25 on the ‘Billboard 200.’ Furthermore, Gojira earned career high chart positions around the globe including Top 10’s in France, Canada, Switzerland, Austria, Finland, and Norway with Top 15 debuts in Australia and Germany. More...
Roadrunner Records’ group Gojira just returned with new LP "Magma" to take the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart.
The release of "Magma' marks the highest chart debuts of Gojira’s career, landing at #4 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart, #6 on Billboard’s Tastemaker Albums chart and Top 25 on the Billboard 200.
Furthermore, Gojira earned career-high chart positions around the globe including Top 10’s in France, Canada, Switzerland, Austria, Finland, and Norway with Top 15 debuts in Australia and Germany.
Gojira commented on the momentous occasion stating, “We want to thank the Gojira fans across the globe who helped us achieve many firsts with the release of 'Magma' We couldn't be more proud and grateful." More...
French progressive metal outfit Gojira premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Magma", which will be out in stores coming Friday, June 17 via Roadrunner Records.
Check out now "Magma" in its entirety below.
French progressive metal outfit Gojira premieres another new song entitled "The Shooting Star", taken from the upcoming new album "Magma", which will be out in stores coming Friday, June 17 via Roadrunner Records.
Check out now "The Shooting Star" below.
"Magma" track listing: More...
Gojira's video for "Silvera" just came online, which hails from the upcoming album "Magma," available everywhere June 17th and up for pre-order right here. The new video was directed by Drew Cox and can be seen below. The "Magma" track listing is as follows:
1. The Shooting Star
3. The Cell
5. Yellow Stone
8. Only Pain
9. Low Lands
Roadrunner Records group Gojira has announced details of a massive North American headline tour arriving this fall. The nationwide trek will see Gojira joined by Tesseract and is set to kick-off September 21st at Silver Spring, Maryland’s The Fillmore.
From there Gojira will traverse North America through October where the tour will eventually wrap up on October 23rd at New York City’s Terminal 5 (tour itinerary below).
Earlier this month Gojira revealed details on new LP "Magma," which is heralded by the first single “Stranded.” This new album arrives everywhere June 17th. More...
Roadrunner Records group Gojira has announced details on new LP "Magma," due out June 17th. The follow-up album to 2012’s "L'Enfat Sauvage," this new album is heralded by the single “Stranded,” which is available below and directed by Vincent Caldoni.
Pre-orders for "Magma" are available today at this location with all orders receiving an instant grat download of “Stranded.” Exclusive bundles are also available, which include a limited edition 52 page hardcover book with exclusive photos, sketches and artwork from the creation of "Magma."
Additionally, all bundles also include a DVD and HD digital download of Gojira’s 2015 Rock In Rio performance.
Frontman Joe Duplantier commented: “We are very excited to release our new album MAGMA. We put everything we had into these songs. This album is our flesh and blood.” More...
Gojira premieres a new song and music video entitled "Stranded", taken from the upcoming new album "Magma", which will be out in stores June 17th via Roadrunner.
Check out now "Stranded" below.
The French metal masters from Gojira just released a teaser video previewing new music as well as revealing the album title and release date of their brand new album. Watch below to catch a glimpse of "Magma," which will drop on June 17th, 2016.
After posting some brief studio footage back in January, Gojira is ready to let the world in on a little bit more of the band's impending album.
Still in the works, you can see the band working on the follow-up to 2012's album release "L'Enfant Sauvage" in the video below, which features never-before heard music (thanks to Rollingstone.com for hosting the premiere). More details on the album are slated to land soon!
Gojira is currently working on a new album due to drop later this year, which will apparently feature some interesting flute / wind instrument segments.
A new video clip just came online showcasing segments from the band's time in the studio working on the follow-up to 2012's "L'Enfant Sauvage." Check it out below, and stay tuned for full details to arrive before too long.
Gojira premieres today a new live video for the track "Ocean Planet," taken from the band's July performance at the 2015 "Musilac" festival in France. Check it out below.
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."