According to Roadrunner Records, ArtistDirect.com has published an exclusive joint interview with Gojira‘s Joe Duplantier and Slayer‘s Tom Araya. The two talk about balancing touring and parenting, how to run a smooth operation on the road, and more.
Gojira by Randy Blythe
Says Joe, “When you have the proper crew, they respect the support bands, and they make everything easier. If we have the smallest problem, we just talk to one of them, and it’s fixed right away. Everyone is helping one another. You know it of course, but you have a great crew. It helps.”
He also talks about being a Slayer fan, saying, “Someone gave me a cassette of Reign In Blood and one of South of Heaven. I had just discovered Metallica at the time, and that was the fastest and most evil music I was listening to [Laughs]. I heard Slayer, and I was like, ‘Holy shit! What is this?’ I remember looking through the window of the bus and seeing all of the buildings, houses, and people in the street, and all of a sudden, I was completely disconnected from reality. It’s a very precise feeling that I still have today when I think about it.”
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Find a Slayer/Gojira show near you!
According to Roadrunner Records, GOJIRA have premiered a live video for “The Gift of Guilt” from their album L’Enfant Sauvage, exclusively at MetalSucks! Head over there to check it out, and while you’re there, sign up to download a free live EP that includes three tracks from Gojira (“L’Enfant Sauvage,” “The Axe,” and “The Gift of Guilt”) and three from Kvelertak (“Kvelertak,” “Bruane Brenn,” and “Evig Vandrar”)!
Gojira are on tour with Slayer and 4Arm beginning October 25—find a show near you!
According to Roadrunner Records, GorillaVsBear has asked eight artists appearing at this year’s Fun Fun Fun Fest (November 8-10, in Austin, TX) to pick a song for a “Roadtrip Mixtape” and you can hear GOJIRA‘s choice, along with the others, at this link!
Gojira‘s North American tour with Slayer and 4ARM begins October 25 and runs through November 30—find a show near you!
According to Roadrunner Records, GOJIRA will be supporting SLAYER on that band’s upcoming tour, and the two frontmen—Joe Duplantier and Tom Araya—sat down for an exclusive conversation with ArtistDirect.com.
Joe compares the two bands, saying, “We use no effects, no computers, and no crazy samples. It’s like a raw, old school formula. It’s two guitars, one bass, drums, and a guy screaming in a microphone. It’s the mighty Slayer! …When we received the offer to be main support for Slayer in North America, we were like, ‘Yes!'”
He also talks about singing and playing guitar at the same time, saying, “It becomes almost natural. It’s like one effort into two different things, but it’s the same effort the body does. I find it’s a very physical thing. Now, when I’m in the studio tracking vocals, I feel a little lost without the guitar because I’m so used to doing both at the same time.”
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Gojira‘s tour dates with Slayer kick off October 25 and run through November 30; find a show near you!
Roadrunner Records issues:
GOJIRA drummer Mario Duplantier is an accomplished painter, who sells his paintings (some on canvas, some on used drumheads) through his personal website. He’s recently put a bunch of new work from this summer on sale; you can see some of them above, and the rest at this link. Of course, he’ll be selling more of his work at the merch table when Gojira comes around on tour with Slayer this fall—find a show near you!
Mario Duplantier – Arbre sur une planète
According to Roadrunner Records, GOJIRA will be embarking on a full North American tour with SLAYER in October and November, with additional support coming from 4ARM. Dates are as follows, with more to be announced soon:
10/25/13 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
10/28/13 Los Angeles, CA The Palladium
11/08/13 Minneapolis, MN Myth
11/10/13 Austin, TX FunFunFun Festival
11/12/13 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
11/13/13 Dallas, TX Southside Music Hall
11/15/13 Chicago, IL Aragon
11/16/13 Detroit, MI The Fillmore (State Theater)
11/17/13 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
11/19/13 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
11/20/13 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
11/26/13 Wallingford, CT Oakdale Theater
11/27/13 New York, NY Theater at MSG
11/29/13 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
11/30/13 Boston, MA Tsongas Arena
Roadrunner Records has issued as follows:
Anybody who knows anything about GOJIRA knows that they’re keenly interested in and involved with environmental causes. So on this Earth Day, here’s a clip of them playing “Toxic Garbage Island” live at the Eurockeénes Festival in 2009. It comes from the DVD portion of the deluxe version of L’Enfant Sauvage, which is available now in the Roadrunner webstore!