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Gojira Signs With Roadrunner Records, Gearing Up To Record New Album

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."

The band's Roadrunner debut will be its fifth album overall. The band will record in New York City, also the label's headquarters, in November 2011, with a spring 2012 release date being eyed. Joe Duplantier will serve in a co-producer capacity along Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God).

“I’ve been a huge Gojira fan ever since their monumental From Mars to Sirius album and have been actively pursuing them ever since," Roadrunner Senior VP of A&R Monte Conner said. "I am thrilled to finally be welcoming them to the Roadrunner family. Gojira are one of the best bands in metal today, with a sound and style all their own. Their live shows are unreal, from the level of playing, to the intensity, to the Godzilla like stomp that hits you in the chest."

In other Gojira news, the band will perform as part of Australia's Soundwave Festival, which is slated for February 2012.

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1. KickAssDuke writes:

It would be awesome to find out where in NYC these guys are recording. Sitting in on the recording of the new album would be truly fantastic.

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2. THRASH TILL DEATH writes:

Gojira is awsome. hope this puts them even more on the map. whale metal!!!

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3. Blindgreed1 writes:

RR will fvck this up somehow i'm sure.

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4. n0thinghead writes:

God, please don't let roadrunner ruin Gojira \m/

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5. hunter88 writes:

@blindgreed u are so right. gojira kicks mega a$$ tho.

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6. Valentine_no_more writes:

More popularity for these guys through roadrunner.

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