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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.
Apocalyptica is set to release its seventh studio album, "7th Symphony," on August 23rd (August 20th in Germany). The majority of the album was produced by Joe Barresi (Tool, Queens Of The Stoneage, Bad Religion etc.) with two other songs produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Motörhead, Papa Roach).
The first single, “End Of Me,” features Gavin Rossdale, best known as the vocalist of the British alternative rock band Bush. The album also features a number of other notable guest performances: Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo plays on "2010"; "Bring Them To Light" features Joseph Duplantier, singer and guitarist of the French death metal band Gojira; "Broken Pieces" is a cooperation with Flyleaf singer Lacey Sturm; and "Not Strong Enough" is sung by Brent Smith (Shinedown).
The band is set to promote the release of the new album with a worldwide tour in 2010 and beyond. The following dates have been confirmed already:
May 21 Nashville, TN – WUBZ Hootenanny
May 22 Louisville, KY – Headliners
May 23 Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range
May 29 Indianapolis, IN – WRZX "May Day"
Jul. 08 Mexico City, MX – Metropolitain Theatre
Jul. 09 Mexico City, MX – Metropolitain Theatre
Jul. 15 Cadott, WI – Rock Fest
Jul. 16 Pontiac, MI – Eagle Theatre
Jul. 17 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Jul. 18 Quebec City, QE – Summer Festival
Jul. 29 Luzern, CH – Blue Balls Festival
Jul. 30 Loreley, DE – Rockarea Festival
Jul. 31 Knebworth, UK – Sonisphere Festival
Aug. 07 Pori, FI – Sonisphere Festival
Aug. 12 Moscow, RU – B1
French death metal outfit Gojira has announced that they are currently recording a new EP, which is to be released in download format later this year. All money made from the release, will go to the ocean conservation society Sea Shepherd. Stay tuned for further information.
Metallica has announced that Fear Factory, Gojira and Volbeat will be the opening acts for the upcoming European tour.
The band comments: "Whew . . . we had a great run in Latin America and are gearing up to head back to Europe next month after a short break. We're happy to report that Fear Factory and Gojira have graciously agreed to hang with us for the April shows, while Lars' Danish buddies Volbeat have signed up for the May shows (with the exception of May 22 in Tel Aviv, where local band Orphaned Land will take the stage)...
"We'll see YOU out there starting April 13 in Oslo, Norway."
Here are the tour dates for the European tour: More...
The organisers of the Czech Republics Brutal Assault festival has announced two more bands for this years edition of the event. New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front will now be performing at the festival, along with other new confirmation, Swedish black metal artists Watain. The festival takes place in the town of Josefov from August 12th-14th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
GOJIRA has announced that its only show in the United Kingdom will be its act on the Bloodstock Open Air Festival bill. Although GOJIRA has stated it will be playing more shows in the US, no new tour dates have been released as of yet. The current Bloodstock Open Air Festival lineup is as follows:
OBITUARY, ROSS THE BOSS, RAGE, ANDROMEDA, BEHEMOTH, DEVIN TOWNSEND, DORO, LEAVES EYES, SUFFOCATION, DREAM EVIL, CANNIBAL CORPSE, KORPIKLAANI, GWAR, CHILDREN OF BODOM, FEAR FACTORY, AMORPHIS, GOJIRA
The Bloodstock Open Air Festival is currently scheduled for August 13th, 14th, and 15th.
The Haunted has announced that they've been nominated for a Danish Metal Award for their latest album, "Versus," in the category of "Best International Metal Album." The other nominees are:
GOJIRA: The Way of All Flesh
MASTODON: Crack the Skye
THE HAUNTED: Versus
HEAVEN & HELL: The Devil You Know
SATYRICON: The Age of Nero
The Danish Metal Awards takes place January 16, 2010 at Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark. Tickets are 290 Danish kroner can be purchased at Billetnet.dk.
Metal Injection has posted an entire set of pro-shot Gojira video footage from their April 4, 2009 performance at the Garorock Festival in Marmande, France. The setlist included:
The Heaviest Matter In The Universe Live
Flying Whales Live
A Sight To Behold Live
The Way of All Flesh Live
You can check out the first video below, with the rest after the jump.
The Heaviest Matter In The Universe
When shows have similar-sounding bands on the bill, it’s hard to write a good show report. When the bands sound very different from each other, the experience becomes very different. Gojira brought along scary psychedelics Zoroaster and hard-to-classify Burst. The show was diverse but very heavy and complex. While Gojira is on tour with Metallica, they are taking the time on off-days to play in the cities that the big show is missing. Any one who goes to see Gojira’s headline show will be very glad that the band made the decision to fill in the gaps. More...
Lazarus A.D. has announced the following show in Milwaukee, WI with Gojira, Burst and Zoroaster:
"We have a warm up show at the Rave on October 7th. We are direct support for Gojira, and if you haven't heard they are touring with Metallica right now. We will be selling tickets for $12, which is cheaper than the door! Message us for tickets and info, and let's make this a kickass show! We will be unveiling some new material for you before we head off to Japan for Loud Park!"
Lazarus A.D. just premiered the new video for "Revolution," off the latest album, "The Onslaught.." Check out the video at www.ultimate-guitar.tv
Gojira recently announced that have started a new fan site called "World To Come". Here are all the fun things you get for joining this fan club:
*Exclusive World to Come shirt
*Access to a members-only website, with updates from the band, tour diaries, on-line chats with band members, a forum, and media available only to World to Come members
*Contests (such as meet & greets on select tours, guest list passes, etc.
*Monthly random give-aways (merchandise, used drumsticks, signed posters, used cymbals, guitar pedals, guitar picks, signed CD inserts, and more!)
Metallica has announced that Lamb Of God will be unable to join them on tour in December so in their place will be Machine Head. A message from the band reads as follows:
"While we are still enjoying our European summer vacation, a quick note here about the Fall shows in North America. Our French friends Gojira will be joining us, along with Lamb of God, for shows September 14 - October 18, while Lars' brethren from Denmark Volbeat will hanging for the shows October 26 – December 12. One other quick thing - unfortunately Lamb of God cannot continue on with us in December, so we'll have Machine Head out on those dates!
"See you out there!"
France's GOJIRA have announced a series of headline dates on off days from the Metallica/Lamb of God tour which goes from September 14th thru October 18. Support on these shows will come from Zoroaster and Burst. The dates are as follows:
9/21/09 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
9/22/09 Ottobar, Baltimore MD
9/24/09 The Masquerade, Atlanta GA
9/25/09 The Hangar, New Orleans, LA
9/27/09 Warehouse Live, Houston TX
10/2/09 The Social, Orlando FL
10/5/09 Valarium, Knoxville TN
10/6/09 Pop's Nite Club, St. Louis (w/ Goatwhore, The Berzerker, Warbringer)
10/7/09 The Rave Bar, Milwaukee WI
10/9/09 The Pearl Room, Mokena IL
As previously reported, French death metal act Gojira has recently been added to Metallica's Fall tour of North America along with Lamb Of God and Volbeat. Speaking on the tour, Gojira vocalist/guitarist Joseph Duplantier said:
"Metallica has invited us to open for them on the first part of their North American tour this fall. Fifteen shows around US and Canada with Lamb Of God as main support. Metallica has been our main influence since we started playing music, and we can say that this announcement is a dream come true."
Metallica has announced that in addition to Lamb Of God, Gojira and Volbeat will also be joining them on their North American tour this Fall. A message from the band reads as follows:
"While we are still enjoying our European summer vacation, a quick note here about the fall shows in North America. Our French friends GOJIRA will be joining us, along with LAMB OF GOD, for shows September 14 – October 18, while Lars' brethren from Denmark VOLBEAT will hanging for the shows October 26 – December 12. One other quick thing – unfortunately Lamb of God cannot continue on with us in December, so we'll have more news about those shows for you later. See you out there!"
The tour dates are as follows: More...
French death metal band, Gojira, has added the following four songs to their MySpace page:
"Esoteric Surgery," "Flying Whales," "World To Come," and "Escape (Metallica cover)."
French extreme prog metal band, HACRIDE, has posted the new song, "My Enemy," on their MySpace page. The song comes from their upcoming album, "Lazarus," to be released on Listenable Records by the end of the month
HACRIDE singer Samuel Bourreau talks about this new track, "My Enemy is the final chapter of 'LAZARUS,' it is the result of the album history and music. This ten minute song is introduced by a first part which is massive and oppressive with efficient riffs, before heading to a hypnotic musical universe and finishing in a deep and intense mood." More...
Gojira has announced the following 2009 European summer festival appearances:
6/12 SKABAZAC festival (France)
6/19 KOBETASONIC festival (Spain)
6/20 HELLFEST festival (France)
6/26 TUSKA OPEN AIR FEST (fin)
6/27 GRASPOP Festival (Belgium)
7/03 ROSKILDE (Danemark)
7/05 EUROCKENNES de BELFORT (France)
7/18 DOUR festival (Belgium)
7/27 ATHENS festival (Greece)
8/01 ROCKENSTOCK festival (France)
In addition to the recently announced tour dates, Devildriver will be headlining this summer's Thrash & Burn Tour.
Frontman Dez Fafara has laid out an outline of the band's rough itinerary into 2010:
"Sailors would say " tie a knot ", meaning tie yourself off to something and hold the fuck ON ! Here we GO. Literally! More...
French death metal group Gojira will be embarking on a headlining tour of North America later this year and will be joined on the trek by The Chariot and Car Bomb.
The tour dates are as follows:
1 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
2 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
3 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore at The TLA
4 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
6 - New York, NY - Blender Theatre at Gramercy
7 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
8 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club
9 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's
10 - Chicago, IL - Logan Square Auditorium
11 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4
14 - Murray, UT - Murray Theater
17 - Vancouver, BC - Richards On Richards
18 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
19 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
21 - San Francisco, CA - Slims
22 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House
24 - Hollywood, CA - The Key Club
Rumours are spreading that Korn will bring back their Family Values tour this year with themselves as headliners. The biggest rumour is that the recently reunited Limp Bizkit will be on the bill as co-headliner. Other names being thrown around include Suicidal Tendencies, Gojira, Serj Tankian, Haste The Day, Incubus and legendary rapper Ice Cube, who appeared on the 1998 edition of the tour.