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This summer, two of the biggest names in metal, Lamb of God and Dethklok will join forces for a 34-show North American tour kicking off on August 1st in Seattle, Wash. The three-time Grammy Award-nominated band from Richmond, VA and the world’s most brutal animated death band from Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse animated series will shred their way through cities throughout in the U.S. and Canada ending September 15 in San Francisco, CA.
The upcoming Dethklok and Lamb of God with Gojira summer tour marks the return of Lamb of God to North American stages where they will support latest album "Resolution," which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart when it was released earlier this year.
As in tours past, Brendon Small, the co-creator and composer behind Dethklok, will bring the animated band to life on stage each night alongside an all-star band including the legendary Gene Hoglan, Bryan Beller and Mike Keneally. Building on the success of "Dethklok: The Dethalbum" and "Dethklok: The Dethalbum II" from Williams Street Records, Small is currently in the studio working on the band’s third album release scheduled for later this year. Additionally, new episodes from the fourth season of Metalocalypse currently air on Adult Swim Sundays at 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT). More...
This Sunday is Mother's Day, and Roadrunner Records though it would be nice to let some of the label artists represent for their moms, who supported their kids' musical ambitions early on. Roadrunner asked two simple questions - "Does your mom like/support your band?" and "What's your mom's favorite song by your band?"
Max Cavalera, Sepultura/Nailbomb/Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy: "Yes, my mom was our first big supporter. She let everybody camp in our house. Our house was always full of metal kids. Her favorite song is 'Innerself' [from Sepultura's Beneath the Remains]. I think she likes the lyrics, because it was about when I was living in Brazil and she remembers that period of our life."
Tyler Connolly, Theory of a Deadman: "My mother is a big supporter of our band, of course, and always wants to make sure we wear our seat belts on our tour bus. I don't think she has a favorite song, but always wonders where I got my terrible potty mouth from. We usually roll through her home town once a year and she's the best at wrangling sluts for me. I love my mom."
Phil Demmel, Machine Head: "My mom, being a musician, was supportive of my interest in music from the word go. Her and my father cultivated my 'hobby' doing everything from matching me dollar for dollar on my first guitar, videotaping my earliest gigs at the seediest Bay Area bars/clubs, to standing on stage with me in front of 60,000 people in her native Portugal when we opened for Metallica. She loves our acoustic material. Our songs 'Descend the Shades of NIght' and 'Darkness Within' are favorites." More...
From the creators of the country’s largest touring heavy music festival experience and presented in conjunction with Hal Roseman of Rose Tours comes the first annual Mayhem Festival Cruise, taking place aboard the Carnival Imagination.
The maiden voyage sets sail on Friday, December 7th, 2012 from the Port of Miami, FL and travels to the Bahamas, returning to the mainland on Monday, December 10th. Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 3rd at 12pm EST with payment plans available. Get them before they’re “lost at sea” by heading over to this location.
Hosted by Jose Mangin of Sirius XM Liquid Metal, fans will experience a blistering 90-minute set from each one of these killer heavy metal bands: Lamb of God, Machine Head, Anthrax, Hatebreed, Suicide Silence, and Kingdom of Sorrow - as well as additional showcase sets from Century Media, Metal Blade Records, Roadrunner Records and Sumerian Records artists including Gojira, Periphery, Born of Osiris, Battlecross, Otherwise, Girl on Fire, Anti Mortem, and Gypsyhawk. Mayhem veterans JDevil (Jonathan Davis of Korn) and DJ Starscream (Sid of Slipknot) will also perform full DJ sets each night. More...
Gojira is set to release new album "L'Enfant Sauvage" on the 25th of June and you can now hear the title track from the album on Pitchfork's website. Click here to check it out.
The album's track listing is as follows:
2. L'Enfant Sauvage
3. The Axe
4. Liquid Fire
5. The Wild Healer
6. Planned Obsolescence
7. Mouth Of Kala
8. The Gift Of Guilt
9. Pain Is A Master
10. Born In Winter
11. The Fall
12. This Emptiness
13. My Last Creation More...
Gojira has announced "L'Enfant Sauvage" as the title of the band's Roadrunner Records debut and fifth studio album. The title translates to "The Wild Child," features 11 tracks, and will be released June 25th in store and digitally. Recorded at Spin Studios in New York, the album is produced by Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God).
"When you become a musician, you don't have a boss telling you what to do so you have to be very responsible," singer/guitarist/songwriter Joe Duplantier says, shedding a little light on the title and its meaning. "With freedom comes responsibility so I'm asking myself, 'What is freedom? What does it mean to me?' L'Enfant Sauvage reflects on that. There's no answer though. There's just life and questions."
The track listing is as follows:
2. L’Enfant Sauvage
3. The Axe
4. Liquid Fire
5. The Wild Healer
6. Planned Obsolescence
7. Mouth Of Kala
8. The Gift Of Guilt
9. Pain Is A Master
10. Born In Winter
11. The Fall
The organisers of the British leg of the Sonisphere festival have announced that they have had to cancel this years event, which was set to feature headline performances from KISS, Faith No More and Queen + Adam Lambert, amongst others. The statement from the organisers reads as follows:
"It is with very heavy hearts and much regret that we announce the cancellation of Sonisphere Knebworth 2012.
"Putting the festival together in what is proving to be a very challenging year was more difficult than we anticipated and we have spent the last few months fighting hard to keep Sonisphere in the calendar. Unfortunately circumstances have dictated that we would be unable to run the festival to a standard that both the artists and that Sonisphere’s audience would rightly expect. More...
The organizers of the Heavy MTL festival have now announced the lineup for the 2012 edition, which will take place on August 11th and 12th in Montreal. Further details on the festival are available here, and the currently announced lineup is as follows:
Saturday August 11th
SYSTEM OF A DOWN
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
JOB FOR A COWBOY
VEIL OF MAYA
American nu metal veterans Limp Bizkit have been confirmed as the final headliner for this year's edition of Belgiums largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting. Also newly confirmed for the festival are Behemoth, Black Label Society, Godsmack, Slash and All Shall Perish, while the organisers have also announced that Young Guns and Lagwagon have pulled out of the event. Graspop Metal Meeting will take place in Dessel, Belgium from June 22nd - 24th and will feature the following lineup, with more to be announced shortly:
Ozzy Osbourne and friends (Headliner)
Limp Bizkit (Headliner)
Guns N Roses (Headliner)
All Shall Perish
August Burns Red
Black Label Society
Black Veil Brides
Children Of Bodom
The organisers of Belgiums largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have confirmed a further nine names for this years edition of the event, including French death metal outfit Gojira, English doom metal veterans My Dying Bride and American hard rock legends Twisted Sister, as well as I Killed The Prom Queen, Cancer Bats, Lagwagon, While She Sleeps, Black Spiders and Kobra And The Lotus. Graspop Metal Meeting will take place in Dessel, Belgium from June 22nd - 24th and will feature the following lineup, with more to be announced shortly: More...
Listenable Records is offering fans a free 22-track sampler, which is now available for streaming and download here. The album, which features tracks from many of Listenable's diverse roster of artists - past and present - includes Gojira, Svart Crown, Sarah Jezebel Deva, 77, Hate, SerpentCult and many more. Following the jump is the official video of Betraying The Marytrs' song "Man Made Disaster." They are featured on this compilation with their track "Martyrs." The full sampler tracklisting follows below:
"Hate Worldwide" taken from the album "Amsterdamn Hellsinki"
"Yama's Messengers" taken from the album "The Way of All Flesh"
03- STEPHAN FORTE
"Duat" taken from the album " "The Shadows Compendium"
04- SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA
"The World Won't Hold Your Hand" taken from the album "The Corruption of Mercy"
05- BETRAYING THE MARTYRS
"Martyrs" taken from the album "Breathe in Life"
"Phoenix On Fire" taken from the album "Heads Will Roll"
"Into A Demential Sea" taken from the album "Witnessing the Fall"
"Lux Aeterna" taken from the album "Erebos"
"Once A Burden" taken from the album "Abyss Masterpiece"
"Deathstrip" taken from the album "Code of Consequences"
"Villains" taken from the album "For Death, Glory and the End of the World"
"Impact" taken from the album "Regiment Ragnarok"
"Come Back from the Dead" taken from the album "Rotten Death"
14- THE ORDER OF APOLLYON
"Never" taken from the album "The Flesh"
"Death Rattle" taken from the album "Fester And Putrefy"
"High Decibels" taken from the album "High Decibels"
"Convicted ( Live )" taken from the live cd /dvd "Layers of Live"
"The Flesh of All Damned" taken from the album "Signs of Decay"
19- ELECTRIC MARY
"OIC" taken from the album "III"
20- THE RED SHORE
"The Seeds of Annihilation" taken from the album "The Avarice of Man"
21- THE ORDER OF APOLLYON
"Word" taken from the album "The Flesh"
22- SERPENT CULT
"Growth of the Soil" taken from the album "Raised by Wolves" More...
In a recent discussion with Alternative Music Hub Gojira drummer Mario Duplantier had the following to say about the band's forthcoming new studio album.
"We have a title but we can’t reveal it yet. The title will be surprising. We need to decide on the songs. At the moment we have 14 or 15 songs recorded but personally I would love to have all the songs on the album. I think we are keeping two songs as bonus tracks or something special. The album is simpler; there is more space and atmosphere which makes it massive. I think we created something big, catchy, kept the violence but we are more subtle this time."
The album is currently planned for a late 2012 release through the band's new label home Roadrunner Records.
French act Gojira will be releasing a new full-length album later this year through Roadrunner Records, and the band has now posted a fourth studio video update online. Check out the vocal recording footage below, or find the previously posted third studio clip featuring bass recording at this location.
French metallers Gojira are currently in the process of recording a new album set for release via Roadrunner Records in 2012. The band has now checked in with another studio video clip, which can be viewed below. You can also find the band's last studio clip at this location.
Gojira also recently discussed the upcoming album in an interview with Metal Sucks. Check out the highlights by heading over to this location.
Gojira has signed to Roadrunner Records for the release of a new album, which is set to drop in 2012. More footage has now been posted online offering a glimpse of the band's time in the studio. Check out the clip below, or find the previously posted first studio clip at this location.
MetalSucks' Axl Rosenberg recently visited Gojira's Joe Duplantier (guitars/vocals) and Mario Duplantier (drums) at Spin Recording Studios in Long Island City, where the band is hard at work recording its Roadrunner debut. The Brothers Duplantier discussed their new album, signing with Roadrunner, working with producer Josh Wilbur, the long-delayed "Sea Shepherd" EP, and more. Excerpts from the chat follow:
MS: Can you tell me anything about the actual music on the new album? How is it different from other Gojira albums? Did you have a vision for it going into the process?
Joe Duplantier: It's more mature.
MS: How so?
JD: There's less bullshit. [laughs] There's more intensity and simplicity at the same time. Drum-wise, for example, Mario has been serving the music, but with a lot more of his experience in the drumming, and a lot of reflection in the work. His drum fills, for example, are be simpler, yet more technical. For a real drummer to hear [what he's doing], they'll go "Holy shit, man. What did you do?" For someone who is not into drumming, they'll go through the song and say "Wow, cool." There's more technique and more experience.
Mario Duplantier: It's more ambitious. There's a space in the songs. [hums a riff] It's more... [looks to Joe]
JD: It's hard to talk about it, really.
MS: Going into it, did you say we want to make something more open and more ambitious, or is that just how it turned out in the songwriting process? More...
Read the full article at Metal Sucks.
French metal band Gojira, having recently signed with Roadrunner Records, is busy in the studio recording new material for an album that will come out in 2012. Gojira has posted a video of the band in the studio doing drum tracking, with more videos to follow on Gojira's official YouTube channel. More...
Roadrunner Records announced today the addition of French metal behemoths Gojira to the label.
Gojira is comprised of vocalist/guitarist Joe Duplantier, who has a previous relationship with Roadrunner, having played bass on Cavalera Conspiracy's debut "Inflikted," along with guitarist Christian Andreu, bassist Jean-Michel Labadie and drummer Mario Duplantier, who is also Joe's brother.
"We are so stoked to walk with the legendary Roadrunner," Joe said about the new partnership. "We discovered Sepultura, Machine Head, Death, Fear Factory and so many other great bands thanks to these guys. Roadrunner has been a great source of inspiration for us as metal fans. It's an honor to be part of this family today as a band. We feel we'll get the right support at the right moment in our career. We cannot wait to release our new record and get back on the road." More...
French band Gojira entered a New York studio to record its fifth studio release and the first since the 2008 release "The Way Of All Flesh."
The band is targeting an early 2012 release, with a special EP on the way sooner which will feature special guest appearances from Devin Townsend, Meshuggah’s Fredrik Thordendal, Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe, In Flames singer Anders Fridén, and Soulfly's Max Cavalera.
Gojira is also seeking a new record deal.
Although it wasn't expected until December, the organizers of Australia's Soundwave Festival have made their second band announcement. Joining the 60 bands already announced are Staind, Wednesday 13, Unearth, Cathedral, Shadows Fall, Heaven Shall Burn, Your Demise, Kittie, and 14 other (mostly non-metal) bands.
Hole has pulled out of the festival after frontwoman Courtney Love refused to play before Limp Bizkit. Soundwave boss AJ Maddah said on Twitter that he was "relieved we got the moody old cow off the bill. [There’s] no point talking her back, only for her to cancel later, or turn up & act like a rotten twat to other artists, fans, etc."
A third announcement in early December will add another five bands to the lineup, and Danzig is one of the confirmed possibilities. More...
Organizers of the Australian Soundwave Festival have made the first official lineup announcement. Joining the reformed Coal Chamber as previously reported will be headline acts System Of A Down, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Marilyn Manson, Machine Head, Lamb Of God and Trivium as well as 53 other bands.
Bands of particular interest to metal fans include Devin Townsend Project, Dillinger Escape Plan, Black Label Society, Mastodon, Steel Panther, Meshuggah, Hatebreed, Biohazard, Dragonforce, Gojira, Kvelertak, Hellyeah, Chimaira, Watain, and Turisas.
A second announcement for the series of one day festivals is reportedly coming in December, with 88 bands expected to be included in the final billing. More...