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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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Gojira Reveals "Magma" Details

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...

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Gojira Premieres New Song & Music Video "Stranded"

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.

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Gojira Announces "Magma" Release

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.

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Gojira Posts New Album Tease

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!

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Gojira Working On New Album

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.

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Gojira Premieres New Live Video "Ocean Planet"

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.

OCEAN PLANET - Live at Musilac 2015 (FRA)

First and unique pro shot of our song "OCEAN PLANET" - Live at the french Musilac Festival 2015

Posted by Gojira on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

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Gojira Cancels Shows Due To Death In Family

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.

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Gojira Posts Spring 2014 Tour Documentary

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.


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Roadrunner Records Releases Summer Sampler

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...

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Sonisphere Festival 2014

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...

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Gojira Posts Tour Video

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.

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Gojira Posts New Music Video

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."

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Gojira Posts Clip From New Book/DVD

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.

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Exodus Playing Rock On The Range

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...

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Mario Duplantier Drum Footage Posted Online

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!"

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Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 Day Three Slayer Sunday

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...

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Gojira Releases Live Video

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."

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4ARM Gearing Up For Tour With Slayer

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...

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Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 Schedule Announcement

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.

Metal Underground brought you the news on past Fun Fun Fun festivals including reports on Danzig, Slayer and The Sword

Check the schedule below to determine when to see bands such as Slayer, Gojira, Flag, Pelican, Cro-Mags, Quicksand and Body Count. More...

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Slayer Expands Fall Tour Schedule

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...

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