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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.
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.
Guns N Roses has officially been confirmed for this years edition of Spain's Kobetasonik Festival which takes place in the city of Bilbao between June 19th and 20th. Also on the bill will be Motley Crue, Anthrax, Marilyn Manson, Trivium, Dragonforce, Hatebreed, Cradle Of Filth, Papa Roach, Devildriver, Gojira, God Forbid and more.
French death metal band Hacride have announced that they will be supporting Gojira for a one off show at La Vapeur in Dijon, France on April 20th. The promotional poster for the show can be viewed here.
The Eyes of a Traitor has issued the following update about an upcoming tour alongside Gojira:
"Danish band PILGRIMZ has been added to the tour bill - however TEOAT will remain as main support on all UK dates and PILGRIMZ will be opening the tour bill. We can't wait to get on the road with these guys."
The currently announced tour dates are as follows: More...
French metallers, GOJIRA, have announced their first European headlining tour. The tour, entitled "The Way Of All Flesh Tour 2009," is in support of their latest album, "The Way Of All Flesh."
The tour dates are as follows:
01/30 - Reims - La Cartonnerie FR
01/31 - Strasbourg - La Laiterie FR
02/01 - Lyon - Le Transbordeur FR
02/03 - Annecy - Le Brise Glace FR
02/04 - Monaco - Salle Du Canton FR
02/05 - Marseille - Espace Julien FR
02/06 - Montpellier - Le Rockstore FR
02/07 - Toulouse - Le Bikini FR
02/09 - Bordeaux - Le Barbey FR
02/11 - Nantes - L’olympic FR
02/12 - Rennes - L’antipode FR
02/13 - Caen - Le Big Band Café FR
02/14 - Tourcoing - Le Grand Mix FR - SOLD OUT
02/15 - Paris - L’élysée Montmartre FR
02/17 - Poitiers - Le Confort Moderne FR
02/18 - Grenoble - Le Summum FR
02/19 - Limoges - Salle John Lennon FR
02/20 - Biarritz - L’atabal FR
02/21 - Biarritz - L’atabal FR
03/10 - Leeds - Cockpit - UK
03/11 - Birmingham -Barfly - UK
03/12 - Glasgow - Classic Grand - UK
03/13 - Sheffield - Corperation - UK
03/14 - Dublin - Academy - IE
03/15 - Belfast - Lime Light - UK
03/17 - Stoke - Sugarmill - UK
03/18 - Norwich - Waterfront - UK
03/19 - Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms - UK
03/20 - Oxford - Zodiac - UK
03/21 - Bristol - Academy 2 - UK
03/22 - London - Underworld - UK
03/24 - Colchester - Arts Centre - UK
04/04 - Marmande - Garorock Festival - FR
04/11 - Essen - Turock - DE
04/12 - Bielefeld - In Move - DE
04/13 - Hambourg - Le Logo -DE
04/14 - Berlin - Le Knaack - DE
04/15 - Frankfort - Nachtleben - DE
04/16 - Cologne - Underground - DE
04/17 - Esch Sur Alzette - Rock Hall - LUX
04/18 - Voselaar - Le Biebob - BE
04/20 - Dijon - La Vapeur - FR
04/21 - Rouen - Le 106 - FR
04/22 - Lille - Aeronef Paradis Artificiel - FR
04/23 - Bourges - Printemps De Bourges - FR
04/24 - Geneve - L'usine - CH
04/25 - Winterhur - Salzhaus - CH
04/27 - Copenhague - Pumpehuset - DK
04/28 - Arhus - Voxhall - DK
Danish metal band, Hatesphere, have announced a headlining European tour entitled, "Alive And Dressed To The Nines Tour." The tour dates are as follows:
04/02 - K17, Berlin, Germany
04/03 - Martys Club, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
04/04 - DK Serikova, Plzen, Czech Republic
04/05 - Randal Club, Bratislava, Slovakia
04/06 - Orto Bar, Ljubljana, Slovenia
04/07 - Viper Room, Wien, Austria
04/08 - Bergwerk, Millstatt, Austria
04/09 - Salzhof, Freistadt, Austria
04/11 - Easter Metal Meeting, Essen, Germany (w. Gojira)
04/12 - Juze, Oettingen, Germany
04/13 - Motorship Stubnitz, Rostock, Germany
04/14 - Logo, Hamburg, Germany
04/15 - Roxy, Flensburg, Germany
04/16 - Posten, Odense, Denmark
04/17 - Voxhall, Aarhus, Denmark
04/18 - The Rock, Copenhagen, Denmark
04/24 - Dachstock Reitschule, Bern,Switzerland
04/25 - Salzhaus, Wintertur, Switzerland (w. Gojira)
04/26 - Backstage, Munchen, Germany
04/27 - Nachtleben, Frankfurt, Germany
04/29 - Klangstation, Bonn, Germany
04/30 - Exhaus, Trier, Germany
Plenty more bands have been confirmed for this years edition of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest. Among the new names confirmed are Deicide, Gojira, Pentagram, Amebix and Soilent Green. A press release from the festivals organizers reads as follows:
As promised, here is the list to be added to that of December 2008!
Nobody will be surprised to see names to satisfy all those who are fans of Hellfest and it will be Christmas all over again!
"Who can already boast having seen the fathers of American Doom PENTAGRAM, the American Black Sabbath founded by Bobby Liebling who, unfortunately, didn't have as much fame but, nevertheless remains THE reference for all fans of these slow and wicked musics! The first and only date in Europe will be at Hellfest! the real godfather of US Doom!
"Not to forget without whom such artists as Neurosis, Napalm Death, Sepultura and many others, would never have found their different sounds! The inventor of Crust, AMEBIX is back in Europe for one date only, connaisseurs will be happy and all others will listen attentively as extreme music wouldn't be the same without them! More...
Season of Mist announces that French death metallers, Trepalium, have just been added to the roster. A member of the Klonosphere, a group of French metal bands featuring Klone, Hacride, Mistaken Element and many others.
"XIII," Trepalium's third album, will be released in February in France, Benelux and Switzerland only. More...
French death metal act Gojira has announced a headlining tour of the United Kingdom which will kick off in March. No word yet on who will be supporting them.
The tour dates:
10 - Leeds, UK - Cockpit
11 - Birmingham, UK - Barfly
12 - Glasgow, UK - Classic Grand
13 - Sheffield, UK - Corperation
14 - Dublin, UK - Academy
15 - Belfast, UK - Lime Light
17 - Stoke, UK - Sugarmill
18 - Norwich, UK - Waterfront
19 - Portsmouth, UK - Wedgewood rooms
20 - Oxford, UK - Zodiac
21 - Bristol, UK - Academy 2
22 - London, UK - Underworld
24 - Colchester, UK - Arts Centre
Gojira are now disclosing the band's brand new video "All the tears." It was directed and made by Spanish artist Jossie Malis.
Drummer Mario Duplantier comments "We first came accross Jossie 's work with his astounding animated films : Bend It to Machine (www.benditomachine. com) and we really liked the way he told stories in a very mysterious and unusual manner. His enigmatic animations deal with serious issues and are yet always permeated with a sense of poetry. We, as music writers, are trying to mix very different emotional atmospheres. We are happy to present a visual / audio work that gathers the sort of brutality of our music with the sensibility of his drawings."
The video can be viewed below. More...
Massachusetts based metallers All That Remains has announced that they will not be joining In Flames on their tour of the United States which also includes 36 Crazyfists and Gojira due to throat problems with lead singer, Phil Labonte.
A message from the band reads as follows: "Sorry, but we aren't gonna be at any more of the shows on the In Flames tour. We'll have a press release probably [later today, Monday, December 1]. The holiday weekend has prevented an official release 'cause everyone at the label had gone home when the decision was made to drop. Sorry and we'll figure some way out to make it up to you guys. Thanks and we hope you have a happy holidays and a happy New Year."
The Commodore Ballroom is easily one of the best live venues in Vancouver so I was stoked to see In Flames play there on the evening of November, 17th. A half hour before doors opened, there was already a horde of metal fans stretched down the block eagerly awaiting a packed line-up that included Portland's 36 Crazyfists, France's Gojira, All That Remains and the headliners In Flames. The show did not disappoint. Here's how it went down. More...
Gojira drummer Mario Duplantier recently spoke with Radio France International, during which he described the bands first show in North America: "We arrived in Montreal where we had a great and warm welcome, just as usual, we noticed that the people from Quebec seem to like French bands in general. This first show at Metropolis was sold out and people were very enthusiastc and wild during our show, we felt somewhat overwhelmed by the crowd's energy... that was awesome! We really need to go back there for a headlining show next time!”
He added: “Our set-list is pretty different from when we play in Europe, we are openers here. So we just play 35 minutes every night and that's a little bit frustrating with 4 albums of songs to choose from. We try to strike a balance between the more accessible tracks and the more violent ones, also, when we only have such a short playing time, we're just trying to be efficient and straight to the point.”