A friend of mine asked me to name some bands that Gojira sounds like. I honestly drew a blank. I know of bands that have influenced the French metal outfit but I truly can’t think of any bands that sound like them. They’re just one of those rare bands that are completely unique, offering a fresh approach to the genre that is fierce, brutal, and incredibly fascinating. Add to all of this the fact that the band is incredibly concerned about the environment, the planet we live on, and the well-being of people as a whole, and you have band that transcends stereotypes.
I was lucky enough to be able to spend some time with guitarist/vocalist Joe Duplantier during their current tour with Slayer and 4ARM. We discussed the status of a new album, the Sea Shepherd EP (which features Devin Townsend), French horror films, and much more. Check out this exclusive interview below! READ MORE
Legendary thrash metal band Slayer has announced that they will be re-releasing each of their nine studio albums as well as their 1991 live album Decade Of Aggression on 180-gram vinyl. Each album is available individually and was remastered from the original analog flat master tapes. Also, 500 unmarked copies will feature blood red colored vinyl randomly inserted and sold in stores.
Long-time Slayer producer Rick Rubin states, “Slayer defines speed metal and these albums define Slayer. Listen at your own risk.”
Slayer is currently on tour with Gojira and 4ARM. All dates are below. READ MORE
Thrash metal titans Slayer have added more dates to their upcoming N. American headline tour, which sees support coming from Gojira and 4ARM. The tour begins in mid-October and goes through the entirety of November. It is the first Slayer N. American tour in two years. The full schedule can be seen below. READ MORE
Thrash metal legends Slayer have announced that they will embarking on a 5-week N. American tour that will begin in latish October and wrap up at the end of November. The confirmed opening acts are Gojira (HELL YES!) and 4ARM. The line up will be Tom Araya on bass and vocals, guitarist Kerry King, drummer Paul Bostaph, and guitarist Gary Holt (who continues to fill in for late guitarist Jeff Hanneman). The full tour schedule can be seen below. READ MORE
Bay Area thrash metal band Testament has announced an early 2013 headlining tour through much of N. America. Support will be coming from Overkill, Flotsam And Jetsam, and Australian band 4Arm.
“It’s a thrill to announce our upcoming dates with Overkill and Flotsam And Jetsam,” commented guitarist Alex Skolnick. “It’s a tour that brings together three different metal bands from three different regions: West Coast, East Coast and Southwest. All three bands sound very different from one another yet are highly compatible. All have been around the block (and the world) a few times and all have managed to keep a sound that feels current. This tour will be a ‘must see’ for fans who remember the early days of thrash/speed metal as well as those whose age is younger than the genre itself.”
The band is also making a VIP package available that includes a great deal of swag and a chance to win a Eric Peterson signature Dean guitar signed by the band. Check out all the tour dates and VIP package details below. READ MORE