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Latest Gojira News

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.

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At The Gates Confirmed For Bloodstock 2018

The organisers of the Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced some more names, including Swedish melodic death metal pioneers, At The Gates, as well as groove metal originators Exhorder, who will play the Ronnie James Dio stage and Sophie Lancaster stage respectively, while joining Exhorder on the Sophie stage will be sludge metal outfit Weight Of The Tide and death metal group Sangre. The festival will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire and will be held from August 9th - 12th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Ronnie James Dio Stage:
Judas Priest (Headliner)
Gojira (Headliner)
Nightwish (Headliner)
At The Gates
Suicidal Tendencies
Mr. Big
Venom Inc.
Wednesday 13
Orden Ogan
Memoriam More...

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Bloodstock Open Air Adds Four More Bands To Lineup

The organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has confirmed a further four bands to perform at next year's edition of the festival, including German heavy metal legend Doro, who will be headlining the Sophie Lancaster stage on the Friday night. Also added to the event are death metal supergroup Bloodbath, who will also perform on Friday, but on the Ronnie James Dio stage, while Greek symphonic death metal veterans Septicflesh and the Chris Jericho fronted heavy metal group Fozzy will also play the RJD stage, on Saturday and Sunday respectively. The festival will take place in Catton Hall, Derbyshire from August 10th to 12th. More bands will be confirmed over the coming year, including plenty of unsigned talent.

The current lineup is as follows:

Friday: Ronnie James Dio Stage
Judas Priest

Friday: Sophie Lancaster Stage

Saturday: Ronnie James Dio Stage
Orden Ogan

Sunday: Ronnie James Dio Stage

Sunday: Sophie Lancaster Stage

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Gojira Announces Tour With Torche

Gojira just announced details of a U.S. headline tour with special guests Torche and Code Orange, which is set to get underway October 2nd at the House of Blues in Cleveland, OH.

Artist presale tickets for the new headline dates will be available today at 2:00 PM local time, followed by a Spotify presale on Wednesday, August 9th at 10:00 AM eastern time and finally a venue / promoter presale which begins Thursday, August 10th at 10:00 AM local time. General tickets for all dates will go on Friday August 11th at 10:00 AM local time.

Gojira is currently out on the road wrapping up a run of North American dates on Metallica’s WorldWired Tour, which will continue through August 16th. The west coast trek also includes a string of Gojira headline dates with Pallbearer that run through August 12th.

This fall, Gojira will make an array of U.S. festival appearances with performances set for Louder Than Life (9/30), Rock Allegiance (10/7), Houston Open Air (10/14), Aftershock (10/21) and more. The upcoming fall dates will also include a very special one night only performance with Converge at Brooklyn, NY’s recently opened Brooklyn Steel on September 28th. More...

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Monster Energy Houston Open Air Announced

A hard-hitting music lineup has been announced for Monster Energy Houston Open Air for Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

Five Finger Death Punch, Prophets of Rage, Stone Sour, Marilyn Manson, Mastodon, Halestorm, In This Moment, Gojira, Of Mice & Men and Suicidal Tendencies lead a lineup of 25 bands performing on two stages.

Monster Energy Houston Open Air also features multiple onsite experiences and a Texas-sized food experience underscoring Houston’s emergence as a great American food city. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 16th at 10:00 AM CT right here.

Zoltan Bathory, guitarist of Five Finger Death Punch said, "Every time we’ve played Houston it's always been a great time. There are a lot of rock and metal fans there and we’ve always had massive crowds. So it was just a question of time for the city to get its own big Rock Festival. We are glad to see that it finally happened and are honored to be a part of it.” More...

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Psycho Las Vegas Unveils Full Daily Lineup

In less than three months, the 2017 edition of Psycho Las Vegas will make its descent upon the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Set to commence on August 18th and run through August 20th, 2017 with a pre-party to be held on August 17th, the event flaunts a lineup that includes headlining sets from Atlanta goliaths Mastodon, psychedelic rock legends The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and heavy metal icon King Diamond performing the zenith "Abigail" opus in its entirety.

Today the festival's organizers are pleased to unveil the day-to-day lineups as well as single day ticket options. Tickets are selling fast and you can secure yours right here, while the full lineup is available below. More...

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Gojira Announces Tour With Pallbearer

Gojira just announced North American headline dates with special guests Pallbearer and Oni in support of the "Magma" album. This summer trek is set to get underway July 30th at the UC Theatre in Berkeley, CA.

The announce comes hot on the heels of Gojira joining Metallica as special guests on the "WorldWired" headlining tour. Below you can see all upcoming, currently announced Gojira 2017 tour dates.

+ With Pallbearer
* With Oni
‡ With Metallica and Avenged Sevenfold
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Metallica Kicking Off North American Tour

Metallica will kick off the WorldWired 2017 North American tour in support of latest album "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct" tonight in Baltimore, MD at M&T Bank Stadium.

The tour will crisscross its way across North America into the summer, marking the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Award winning band's first proper North American tour since 2009. Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat will be the main support acts for the tour run. See below for a list of all confirmed dates and visit this location for complete ticket info.

"Hardwired...To Self Destruct" was released on November 18th via Metallica's own Blackened Recordings record label and debuted at No. 1 around the world, selling over 800,000 copies worldwide in its first week. The album was produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. More...

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Gojira Releases "The Cell" Music Video

Gojira released a new music video for the song "The Cell." The song is lifted from the Grammy Award wining opus "Magma," which is available now via Roadrunner Records.

The video, directed by Drew Cox, sees Gojira delivering a pummeling and dynamic performance captured by a thermal-imaging camera. Check out the clip here:

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Gojira Gearing Up For U.S. Touring

Gojira just announced a run of U.S. headline dates, which will see the acclaimed group joined by Kyng (5/2 - 5/3), followed by dates with Deafheaven and Code Orange (5/16 - 5/18). Tickets for all dates will be available Friday, February 17th at 10:00AM local time. For tickets and more information visit this location.

The announcement follows Gojira’s recent Grammy nominations for Best Metal Performance with the "Silvera" track and Best Rock Album for "Magma" at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.

Furthermore, Gojira was recently announced as support for Metallica on a string of North American dates, joining the WorldWired tour along with Avenged Sevenfold on July 29th at Los Angeles, CA’s Rose Bowl and continuing on the road through August 16th.

Additionaly, this coming spring Gojira is set to embark on a string of U.S. dates with Opeth that will kick-off May 4th at Nashville, Tennessee’s War Memorial Auditorium and will also see Gojira performing festival sets at Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion (May 5th) and Rock On The Range (May 19th-21st). More...

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Gojira, Nile Drop Off 70,000 Tons Of Metal Roster

Just a week before the seventh installment of 70,000 Tons of Metal shoves off from Port Everglades, Florida bound for Labadee, Haiti - UMC promoter Andy announced that Gojira and Nile were forced from the roster. This brings the total bands to 57, with one and two replacement acts left to be revealed.

The announcement reads: "Sailors! This is your Skipper speaking. Unfortunately, I have some bad news to share with you.

"Gojira will not be joining us on board next week. This is due to a serious medical issue of a very close family member that requires them to get back home at a moment's notice should the situation get worse. This is possible while they are on tour in their home country, but not while they are on a ship at Sea at the other end of the world. I am sure I speak for all of us when I send this message to France: Nous souhaitons de tout cœur beaucoup de force et de confiance, ainsi qu'un bon rétablissement!

"If that was not enough bad news, there's more. We will also be sailing without Nile. The situation there is that their new bass player will not receive his visa in time for the cruise. Normally he would not need one if they would only play the cruise, but since they are also going on tour in the US right afterwards he unfortunately needs a US work visa. Together with their management I tried to move heaven and earth to make this happen but at this point we are simply out of time.

"Trust me that I am as frustrated as all of you about this situation. I am working around the clock to fill this gap it has created in our line-up.

"I will make sure that we have adequate replacements on board 70,000 Tons of Metal, The Original, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise. Stay tuned!"

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70000 Tons Of Metal: Line Up Complete

In exactly 9 days 3000 metal fans will be on board the 2017 edition of 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise.

4 Days, 60 Bands, 1 Cruise Ship and only 3000 Tickets – Round 7 of The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise will sail February 2-6 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Labadee, Haiti on board the "Independence Of The Seas".

Haven’t booked your ticket yet? Click here to book now! Don’t wait, only a select number of Single Tickets and Private Cabins are left. You don’t want to miss this trip of a lifetime!

Check out the entire 2017 line-up below: More...

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Devin Townsend Project To Support Opeth

Devin Townsend Project's new album "Transcendence" was nominated as one of the best metal albums of 2016 in our reader poll, and now the band is gearing up to support Opeth and Gojira in May while supporting the album. DTP comments:

"Apart from the May 6th festival In Philly (which we've announced earlier today), we can now confirm that the DTP will support Opeth & Gojira's co-headlining tour on all club dates (except Charlotte and Somerset)."

May 4 - Nashville TN, War Memorial Auditorium
May 6 - Philadelphia PA, Electric Factory
May 7 - Sayreville, NJ, Starland Ballroom
May 9 - Chicago IL, The Vic Theatre
May 11 - Denver CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre
May 12 - Kansas City KS, Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midlands
May 13 - Indianapolis IN, Egyptian Roon at Old National Theatre More...

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Gojira Coming To Nail The Mix

Nail The Mix returns in December for Gojira's sledgehammer heavy classic "Toxic Garbage Island" with The Way Of All Flesh producer Logan Mader at the helm. Mader and NTM are handing the reins over to Nail The Mix subscribers to re-mix the entire track yourself.

When you hear a Gojira song, there's no questioning who's distinct sound is blasting through the speakers. With that said, are you ready to prove you've got the chops to make this mix your own?

Nail The Mix's Eyal Levi states,"When 'The Way Of All Flesh' by Gojira came out, it was one of those WTF moments in terms of power, energy, aggression, punch and power in a Metal mix. I know that for myself and many of my peers, tracks off that album became some of our go-to reference mixes for what metal should sound like, to this day! To actually have Logan Mader walking us through how he mixed it, along with getting to work with the actual tracks by one of my favorite Metal bands of all time is not only a professional milestone for Nail The Mix, but a personal one as a fan of music." More...

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Northern Invasion Lineup Revealed

Soundgarden and Kid Rock will headline the third annual Northern Invasion this coming Saturday, May 13th and Sunday, May 14th at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, WI.

Northern Invasion hosts the biggest rock bands for over twelve hours each day on three stages, and offers a top tier campground experience. In 2016, Northern Invasion expanded to two full days, with over 45,000 in attendance. The music lineup for Northern Invasion 2017 is as follows:

Soundgarden, Kid Rock, Godsmack, The Offspring, Bush, Papa Roach, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Amon Amarth, Opeth, In Flames, Gojira, Pierce The Veil, Sum 41, The Struts, Motionless In White, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Story So Far, Nothing More, Fozzy, Every Time I Die, Rival Sons, Attila, Starset, I Prevail, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Volumes, Bad Omens, As Lions, Radkey, Dorothy, Sylar, Wage War, Bleeker, Goodbye June, Badflower, The Charm The Fury, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Citizen Zero, and more.

"Looking forward to bringing the Smack to Northern Invasion,” said Godsmack’s Sully Erna. It’ll be awesome to share the stage with so many great artists."

Gavin Rossdale of Bush said, “We are so excited to come play the Northern Invasion. So many killer bands I want to see…starting with Soundgarden. We plan on bringing the fire.”

Presale weekend tickets and layaway packages, as well as hotel, camping and VIP packages, are available for purchase starting Tuesday, December 13th at 10:00 AM CST via this location. More...

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2017 Grammy Nominees Revealed

It's Grammy Award nomination time again, which is always an odd experience for metal fans. There's only one actual metal category - Best Metal Performance - and no category for actual metal albums to win.

Best Rock Album occasionally has heavy metal releases, but usually only of the most well known bands that aren't representative of the best metal had to offer in any given year.

In a move that literally left the audience scratching their heads, earlier this year Ghost took home the Best Metal Performance for the 2016 Grammy Awards.

Today the nominees are announced for the upcoming 59th annual 2017 Grammy Awards. These songs are now in the running for Best Metal Performance:

- "Shock Me" by Baroness
- "Silvera" by Gojira
- "Rotting In Vain" by Korn
- "Dystopia" by Megadeth
- "The Price Is Wrong" by Periphery

Alright, it's prediction time: who do you think is going to win the 2017 Grammy Best Metal Performance?

Gojira's "Magma" album also managed to land in the Best Rock Album category alongside the likes of Blink-192, Weezer, and Panic! At The Disco.

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Gojira Nominated For Grammy Awards

Roadrunner Records’ group Gojira just garnered its first-ever Grammy nominations, earning nods for Best Metal Performance for the song “Silvera” and Best Rock Album for acclaimed new LP "Magma" at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.

The band commented on the momentous occasion: “We are honored and excited to receive our first Grammy nominations for ‘Best Metal Performance’ and ‘Best Rock Album’ of 2016. We want to thank the Gojira fans around the world who have continued to help us achieve many firsts with 'Magma.' We couldn't be more proud and grateful.”

Earlier this year Gojira’s "Magma" took the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart marking the first time a French band held the #1 spot on the chart in its nine year existence. More...

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Carolina Rebellion 2017 Lineup Revealed

Soundgarden (Friday), Def Leppard (Saturday) and Avenged Sevenfold (Sunday) will headline the 7th annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion May 5, 6 and 7 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC.

Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion presale tickets and layaway packages, as well as hotel, camping and VIP packages, are on sale now at this location. In 2016, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion had another record breaking year with over 90,000 fans in attendance, so fans are encouraged to buy early and save and to be sure to secure a ticket for 2017.

The lineup for Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion is as follows: Soundgarden, Def Leppard and Avenged Sevenfold, A Perfect Circle, Korn, The Offspring, The Cult, Volbeat, Mastodon, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Seether, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, Tesla, Pierce The Veil, The Pretty Reckless, Eagles of Death Metal, Highly Suspect, Coheed and Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Opeth, Amon Amarth, Sum 41, Skillet, Machine Gun Kelly, Gojira, In Flames, In This Moment, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Falling In Reverse, Motionless In White, Nothing More, Beartooth, Starset, Rival Sons, Every Time I Die, Fozzy, All That Remains, The Amity Affliction, I Prevail, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Kyng, Crobot, Radkey, Volumes, Dorothy, As Lions, Fire From The Gods, Goodbye June, Sylar, Wage War, Badflower, DED, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Charm The Fury, Royal Republic, Mother Feather, Cover Your Tracks, and Citizen Zero. More...

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Gojira To Perform With Opeth

Having just concluded a massive headline North American tour in support of new album "Magma," Gojira today announces an additional U.S. date at the renowned Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. The performance will take place on May 11th and will see Gojira joined by Sweden’s Opeth.

Earlier this year Gojira’s "Magma" claimed the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart, marking the first time a French band has held the #1 spot on the chart in its nine year existence. Opeth has also been out on the tour circuit in support of latest release "Sorceress" (reviewed here). More...

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Car Bomb Uploads New Song & Music Video

Car Bomb premieres a new song and music video entitled "Black Blood", taken from the upcoming new album "Meta", which will be out in stores October 28 via Bandcamp. The album features guest appearances from Gojira's Joe Duplantier and Suffocation's Frank Mullen.

Check out now "Black Blood" below.

"Meta" was produced by Gojira's Joe Duplantier and Car Bomb guitarist Greg Kubacki, and mixed and mastered byJosh Wilbur (Megadeth, Lamb of God, Hatebreed, Escape the Fate). More...

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Gojira Releases New Music Video

Today Gojira releases an official new video for "The Shooting Star," taken from latest album "Magma," which is available now on Roadrunner Records. The mind-bending video was directed and animated by Markus Hofko.

"Magma" (available for full streaming here) managed to take the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart, #4 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart, #6 on Billboard’s Tastemaker Albums chart and Top 25 on the Billboard 200. More...

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