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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...
Gojira guitarist and vocalist Joe Duplantier recently offered the following comments in regards to the band's forthcoming new full length album, which is currently expected for a November release date:
"It’s Gojira but wiser and heavier. Our music is always evolving. I hope there is more to come from us! I believe we can get heavier and deeper and more magical than before. I respect everything that’s been done before, but I hope we’re digging in another direction. It’s not a technical direction. It’s a more spiritual direction. I think we’re getting closer to the core of why we’re doing this music. It’s hard to describe it. Until I hear the new album it’s hard to have a clear vision of it. Fuck it, it’s just better!"
You can also listen to the new Gojira song "Of Blood and Salt," which is off the "Sea Shepherd" EP, by navigating to this location.
A new song from European metal act Gojira titled "Of Blood and Salt" has made its way online. The track features guest appearance from Devin Townsend and Fredrik Thordendal of Meshuggah. The song is taken off the band's "Sea Shepherd" EP. You can check out the track in the player below.
Notable metal bands have been revealed to be taking part in the forthcoming Australian "Soundwave Revolution" tour. The four date trek, which features over thirty bands in total, will begin in Brisbane on September 24, 2011. You can view the list of confirmed metal bands as well as the tour dates below.
Set Your Goals
The Devin Townsend Project
The Damned Things
Every Time I Die
Funeral For A Friend
Times of Grace
The Acacia Strain
In This Moment
The Word Alive
Pop and rock acts are also scheduled to appear*
09/24 Brisbane, QLD – Soundwave Revolution 2011
09/25 Sydney, NSW – Soundwave Revolution 2011
09/30 Melbourne, VIC – Soundwave Revolution 2011
10/01 Adelaide, SA – Soundwave Revolution 2011
10/03 Perth, WA – Soundwave Revolution 2011
French extreme metal outfit Gojira has announced that the band is currently at work on both a live DVD, and the next full length studio album. A message from the band reads as follows:
"We are currently working on a live DVD with important bonus section: The Way Of All Flesh From The Inside, the Sea Shepherd EP, (a non profit operation with a lot of people involved is a bit complicated to wrap, but we're getting there and we promise to release these songs soon).
"We're also composing a new album! We've written pretty much half of it, and we are very excited by this new material. It's a big step for us. These songs are original and a good reflection of what we are today.
"We are so focused on these things, that sometimes we forget to communicate with you guys, but we'll try to post more updates from now on. Big thanks to all of you for your patience and support. Cheers from the practice room!"
The organisers of the British leg of the Sonisphere festival has announced eight more bands for this year's event. Amongst the new confirmations are rap legends House Of Pain, Swedish metal outfit Arch Enemy and Fozzy, the band fronted by wrestling superstar Chris Jericho and featuring members of Stuck Mojo. Also newly confirmed for the bill are Youmeatsix, Sum 41, All Time Low, Periphery and Grinspoon. The festival will be held at Knebworth from July 8th-10th and features the following lineup:
All Time Low
House Of Pain
Kids In Glass Houses
One Minute Silence
Protest The Hero
Sisters Of Mercy
Car Bomb vocalist Michael Dafferner will premiere his independent film "[why_you_do_this]" next week at the Queens World Film Festival. This world premiere will be on Friday, March 4th at 7:00pm EST at The Renaissance Auditorium (81st Street & 37th Ave) in Jackson Heights, NY. An event flyer can be viewed here and more information on the Queens World Film Festival is available at QueensWorldFilmFestival.com.
"[why_you_do_this]" is a feature-length documentary about money, touring, and technical metal. The film features interviews with members of LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA, GOATWHORE, CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED, THE CHARIOT, BELLA MORTE, LAST CHANCE TO REASON and CAR BOMB. An official trailer can be seen here and additional information on "[why_you_do_this]" can be found at the film’s IMDB page.
Car Bomb has been writing for the follow-up album to the band's debut full-length "Centralia." Writing and recording updates will be posted shortly.
The organizers of the British leg of the Sonisphere Festival have confirmed a further nine bands for the event, which include Limp Bizkit, Gojira, Volbeat, Protest The Hero, Kids In Glass Houses, Gallows, One Minute Silence, Inme, and The Sisters Of Mercy. The event will be held at Knebworth from July 8th - 10th and will feature the following lineup:
The Sisters Of Mercy
Kids In Glass Houses
Protest The Hero
One Minute Silence
French death metal band Gojira has issued the following update on the progress of their new album:
"Gojira will be in Los Angeles next week in the studio with Logan Mader, recording an EP to support the action of Sea Shepherd led by Paul Watson. A lot of people are showing their support already. We'll have very special guests singing on these 4 songs."
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.