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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.

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Loads More Bands Confirmed For Hellfest

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:

"Hello everyone!

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...

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Trepalium Signs to Season of Mist

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...

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Gojira Announces U.K. Tour Dates

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:

March
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

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Gojira Posts New Video For "All The Tears" Online

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."

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All That Remains Leaves In Flames Tour

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."

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In Flames Plays the Commodore in Vancouver, BC

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...

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Gojira Drummer Posts Tour Report

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.”

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Gojira Posts New Video "Vacuity" Online

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...

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Gojira Posts Most Of New Album Online

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.

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All That Remains Posts New Song Online

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...

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36 Crazyfists Announces New US Tour Dates

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...

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Gojira Posts New Song, "Vacuity," Online

GOJIRA has launched a new song online at the band's official MySpace page.

The track, titled "Vacuity," comes from the forthcoming album, "The Way Of All Flesh," which is the follow-up to "From Mars To Sirius." More...

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In Flames Announces More Tour Dates

In Flames have added many more tour dates for their North American trek beginning in October. Joining them will be All That Remains, 36 Crazyfists and Gojira.

The tour dates are as follows:

November
6 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
7 - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
8 - Detroit, MI - Emerald Theater
10 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
12 - Minneapolis, MN - Myth
14 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
15 - Edmonton, AB - Events Center
17 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore
18 - Seattle, WA - Showbox Sodo
19 - Portland, OR - Roseland
21 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield
22 - Los Angeles, CA - The Nokia Club
23 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
24 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre
25 - Albuquerque, NM - Midnight Rodeo
26 - Denver, CO - Fillmore
28 - Dallas, TX - Palladium
29 - Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa
30 - Houston, TX - House Of Blues

December
2 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
3 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
4 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
5 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
6 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
7 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
9 - St. Louis, MO - Pageant
10 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave

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In Flames Announces Headlining Tour

In Flames have announced the first dates of their headlining North American winter tour. Joining them on the trek will All That Remains, 36 Crazyfists and Gojira.

The first two dates are as follows:

November 8 - Mount Clemens, MI @ Emerald Theatre
December 6 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

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Gojira Reveals New Album Tracklisting, Cover Art

GOJIRA has announced the track listing from their upcoming album, "The Way of All Flesh," which is set for a worldwide release on Oct. 13 via Listenable with the US release arriving in stores on Oct. 14 via Prosthetic Records.

The cover features artwork created by vocalist Joe Duplantier. Joe also drew the artwork for Gojira's previous album "From Mars to Sirius." The new album was tracked in Los Angeles with producer Logan Mader (Cavalera Conspiracy, Soulfly) and at the band's home studio in Bayonne in the south west of France.

As Joseph Duplantier told TOTAL GUITAR magazine, the album deals with their vision about life and death.
"The Way Of All Flesh' is everything we go through until death". GOJIRA will tour as special guests with IN FLAMES in Europe in Sept/October with US tour dates for the fall to be announced shortly. More...

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Gojira Frontman Talks About New Album and More

France’s metal titans GOJIRA are currently finishing the band’s forthcoming album, "The Way of All Flesh," which is currently slated for an October 14 release in North America through Prosthetic Records. The follow-up to the critically-acclaimed "From Mars To Sirius," the album will be available throughout Europe one day earlier through Listenable Records.

GOJIRA frontman Joe Duplantier recently spoke with MTV’s Chris Harris about the upcoming record. An excerpt from the conversation: "That's the theme — it's about death itself," explained. "It's also about the immortality of the soul. That's the main subject for us. Since we started to play and release albums, we've always talked about the same thing: the soul.

"This album's got a more dramatic feel to it, and some of the lyrics are almost cynical," continued Duplantier. "Usually, with my lyrics, I'm always positive. But on this album, I'm so pissed off with the situation on Earth right now, how we're abusing so much, and we take everything that we can take from the ocean, and we kill off endangered species. So in some of the songs, it's almost like a requiem for the Earth. This record is a lot darker — like, a lot darker, I would say. The music is darker and more violent."

Read the full article at MTV.com.

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Gojira Reveals New Album Title

French metallers Gojira have revealed that their new album will be called "The Way Of All Flesh" and it's scheduled for an October 13th release.

Gojira will be in Europe supporting In Flames this October, along with Volbeat and Sonic Syndicate. The dates are as follows:

October 3 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Dan Atelier
October 4 - Cologne, Germany - Palladium
October 5 - Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof
October 8 - Paris, France - Zenith
October 9 - Tilburg, Netherlands - O13
October 10 - Nancy, France - L..escale
October 11 - Lyon, France - Tranbordeur
October 13 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzamatazz 1
October 14 - Granada, Spain - La Copera
October 15- Madrid, Spain - La Riviera
October 16 - Bilbao, Spain - Rock Star Live
October 19 - Munich, Germany - Zenith
October 24- Dresden, Germany - Alter Schlachthof
October 25 - Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle

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Cavalera Conspiracy Bassist Sits Out Tour

Cavalera Conspiracy bassist Joe Duplantier will be unable to participate in the "Infliktour" this summer as the tour clashes with recording sessions of his main band Gojira. In his place will be Johnny Chow of Fireball Ministry.

Check out Cavalera Conspiracy live at the following dates: More...

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Gojira To Open for Metallica In France

GOJIRA have confirmed their appearance as an opener to METALLICA's only French show on Thursday the 14th of August in Arras (North of France). METALLICA have not played in France since their latest appearance at the Parc des Princes in 2004 and 25,000 people are expected. This will also be GOJIRA's only live date since their North American tour in November 2007.

The band is absolutely delighted to be sharing the stage with METALLICA as they expressed, " We're all big fans of the band and grew up as musicians by listening to their classic albums also, it was a major news for us to be added on the bill. We feel it's another achievement for us and we're truly honored."

The band is currently recording the follow up to the much acclaimed "From Mars to Sirius" album for a worldwide October release.

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In Flames Announces European Tour Dates

In Flames have lined up several shows in Europe. Joining them will be Sonic Syndicate, Gojira and Volbeat.

Confirmed dates are as follows:

Oct. 03 - LUX - Luxembourg - Dan Atelier
Oct. 04 - GER - Cologne - Palladium
Oct. 05 - GER - Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
Oct. 08 - FR - Paris - Zenith
Oct. 09 - NL - Tilburg - O13
Oct. 10 - FR - Nancy - L´escale
Oct. 11 - FR - Lyon - Tranbordeur
Oct. 13 - ES - Barcelona - Razzamatazz 1
Oct. 14 - ES - Granada - La Copera
Oct. 15 - ES- Madrid - La Riviera
Oct. 16 - ES - Bilbao - Rock Star Live
Oct. 19 - GER - Munich - Zenith
Oct. 24 - GER- Dresden - Alter Schlachthof
Oct. 25 - GER - Berlin - Columbiahalle

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