“Consider them the Ernest Hemingway of modern metal: Their range may be extremely limited, but within those narrow boundaries, they have no peer. L’Enfant Sauvage rides a double-kick-drum-fueled drag racer straight to hell, making just enough stops along the way for deceptively pretty harmonies (“The Axe”) and bonus blasts of feedback (“Mouth of Kala”) to keep the headbangers smiling. Metal means a lot of different things in 2012, but this is what most people think about when they think about metal.”
Roadrunner announces that Spin.com has issued its list of the 20 Best Metal Albums of 2012, and Gojira‘s L’Enfant Sauvage came in at #12. Even better, they’ve put together a free 20-song mixtape that includes the song “The Axe”, from that album, alongside tracks from all the other albums on the list. Download it here!
Jägermeister is proud to announce its third Jägermeister Music Tour in March 2013. The six-date tour will be headlined by the mysterious cult known as GHOST and will be joined by GOJIRA and THE DEFILED.
Gojira said: “We can’t wait to get back to the UK and kick some more ass!!! The fans in the UK give off some of the best energy, and we’ll be right there to give it back”
Stitch D, vocalist of The Defiled added: “We’re over the moon to announce we will be a part of next years Jägermeister music tour. This will be the 3rd year we’ve been a part of it and this year will be the biggest and the best one yet! And to be on the same bill as probably our favourite band at the moment, Ghost, and the mighty Gojira is an absolute honour! Can’t wait! Bring on the Jäger!”
18 – Sheffield, UK – O2 Academy
19 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
20 – Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
22 – Bournemouth, UK – O2 Academy
23 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
24 – Brixton, UK – O2 Academy
At an incredible one off price of just £5.00 per person – thanks to Jägermeister subsidising admission – and with a mighty metal meal of a line-up, tickets for the 2013 Jägermeister UK Music Tour are likely to sell out very quickly.
Tickets will be available from 9am on November 30th from Ticketweb.co.uk or 0844 477 2000 (18-plus only).
Roadrunner has announced that Gojira recently played their 666th show at The Garage in Glasgow, Scotland. Naturally, this is an important milestone for any metal band, so they made the most of it – Joe Duplantier wore a special T-shirt, and his brother Mario wore an equally special wig to address the crowd. Watch a clip from the show now below.
Tickets for the band’s North American tour are available now – if you buy yours before December 1, you’ll get free downloads of two songs (“Love” and “Toxic Garbage Island”) from their recent show at the Studio at Webster Hall in New York, and a complete live show from their current European tour! Find a show near you and order now!
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Gojira are on the road in Europe right now, and they recently played the song “The Gift of Guilt”, from their latest album L’Enfant Sauvage, live for the first time ever in St. Petersburg, Russia. You can check out a surprisingly high-quality (audio and video) recording of that October 23 performance below now.
The trek, which was announced during this weekend’s edition of Full Metal Jackie‘s nationally syndicated radio show, will also include support from THE ATLAS MOTH.
The dates are as follows:
Jan. 14 – Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
Jan. 15 – Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB
Jan. 16 – Odeon Events Centre – Saskatoon, SK
Jan. 17 – MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB
Jan. 19 – Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC
Jan. 20 – Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
Jan. 21 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
Jan. 23 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
Jan. 24 – Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
Jan. 25 – Henry Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Jan. 28 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
Jan. 29 – Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
Jan. 31 – Granada Theatre – Dallas, TX
Feb. 01 – White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
Feb. 02 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
Feb. 04 – State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL
Feb. 05 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Feb. 07 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
Feb. 08 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Feb. 09 – Mr. Smalls – Millvale, PA
Feb. 12 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Feb. 13 – Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
Feb. 14 – Le National – Montreal, QC
Feb. 15 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Feb. 16 – Theater of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
GOJIRA‘s fifth album, “L’Enfant Sauvage”, sold almost 11,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 34 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, “The Way Of All Flesh”, opened with 4,200 units back in 2008 to land at No. 138.
“L’Enfant Sauvage” entered the official chart in France at position No. 7 (No. 17 on the digital chart).
“L’Enfant Sauvage” (which translates to “The Wild Child”) features 11 tracks of mind-bending, thunderous metal. The CD was recorded at Spin Recording Studios in Long Island City, New York with co-producer Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GOD).
“Epicloud”, the latest album from Devin Townsend to be released under the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT banner, was issued on September 18 in North America and September 24 in Europe via InsideOut Music. The CD features a guest appearance by former THE GATHERING frontwoman and previous Devin collaborator Anneke Van Giersbergen.
“Epicloud” is available in the following formats: standard CD jewel case; limited-edition digipack with bonus CD; double vinyl gatefold with an exclusive bonus track; and digital download on iTunes with two exclusive bonus tracks, “Cry Forever” (demo) and “Take My Ego” (demo).
French GOJIRA has released a new lyric video for the song “Liquid Fire”, the track comes off their album L’Enfant Sauvage. Check it out below.
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We recently brought Gojira frontman Joe Duplantier into the office for an interview, and you can watch part of our conversation above now. In this clip, he talks about recruiting his brother Mario to play drums; the very first Gojira show; what the French metal scene was like when the band first began; and more. Enjoy!
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Gojira has released a new lyric video for “The Axe,” the third track from their latest album, L’Enfant Sauvage. Like their recent clip for “Explosia,” it’s built around a single still image shot by drummer Mario Duplantier, who’s quite a talented photographer. Stare at it now below!