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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.
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.”
Prog-metal colossus Gojira have finally unleashed the video for "Vacuity," the first single for their skull-crushing new album The Way of All Flesh. Filmed by directors Julien Mokrani and Samuel Bodin with a RED video camera (the type used by Peter Jackson in the Lord of the Rings series,) "Vacuity" was described by guitarist/vocalist Joseph Duplantier to UK's Rock Sound magazine as being "about the Buddhist meaning of the word which is emptiness not nothingness, the ultimate presence. It was very hard to picture that concept in a video so we told the story of a girl carrying her own casket as the whole album is about facing your death and your pain." More...
French death metallers Gojira has posted the following message online:
"We had planned to stream the whole The Way Of All Flesh album from September 29th up to October 5th. Unfortunately, due to problems with the brand new MySpace player, we 're only able to stream ten songs. We hope that the last 2 songs 'Oroborus' and 'Vacuity' will be on the player soon.
"We're sorry for the inconvenience and are hoping it will not affect your listening. Thanks for your understanding."
You can listen to the majority of the bands new album, "The Way Of All Flesh" by heading to the bands Myspace page.
Massachusetts' ALL THAT REMAINS have posted another song, "Two Weeks," from the band's forthcoming album, "Overcome," on the band's MySpace page."This is the first time I've done a song that has singing from beginning to end," frontman Phil Labonte says."It was something I had wanted to do for some time, but ATR isn't gonna put out something half-assed and most of you guys know I'm always growing as a vocalist and we're always growing and changing as a metal band.This feels right and it's not the same 'here's our all singing ballad' kind of thing; it's still metal as hell!" More...
Vocalist of Alaskan metallers, 36 CRAZYFISTS, Brock Lindow issues the following statement regarding the band’s upcoming five months of non-stop touring:
“MAYHEM is all wrapped up, and it was the greatest summer ever! Hanging out with all the awesome bands and crews was something we will never forget. Now, charging full steam ahead into the fall with so many shows to play, it’s really gonna be a killer end to this already awesome year for us! We'll see everyone at the shows!” More...