Yahoo! unveiled this absolutely incredible Mondo poster for the SXSW premiere of the newly restored Gojira, the first ever Godzilla film from 1954.
Austin-based design studio Mondo commissioned an exclusive poster for the new big-screen version coming this summer. Designed by Phantom City Creative, it shows the big beastie literally rising out of the smoke of a smoldering city.
Explains the site, the design of the new “Godzilla” is directly inspired by the classic look of the creature from the 1954 original movie.
Gareth Edwards, the director of the new version, will be hosting a screening of the classic monster movie at the Ritz Alamo Theater in downtown Austin. The screening of the restored original Japanese version with 40 minutes not seen in the American edit is on Tuesday, Mar. 11 at 9:30pm, and attendees will receive a copy of the limited-edition poster. READ MORE
Making his first appearance in the 1954 Gojira, Godzilla is a giant monster that lives in the sea that comes from the ocean to feed on mankind.
Last night we revealed a connection between the 1954 film and the 2014 Godzilla remake – but imagine if the newest trailer had used footage from the original film!
Below you can watch a mash-up trailer that takes the 60 year old footage and combines it with the audio from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ remake! READ MORE
After playing the SXSW Film Festival this March, the original 1954 Gojira (Godzilla) will be opening in limited theaters across the country.
Reports this blog, Rialto Pictures is once again rolling out the uncut Japanese version of the 1954 classic, boasting a 60th Anniversary DCP (Digital Cinema Package) Restoration.
Directed by Ishiro Honda, and starring Takashi Shimura, Akira Takarada and Momoko Kochi, “American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.” READ MORE
For a brief two-week stint, the US is going to have the opportunity to see one of the best tour lineups I’ve heard of in a while: Mastodon with direct support from Gojira and Kvelertek. The tour kicks off April 29th in Portland, OR before finishing up at the Rock On The Range festival a few weeks later in Columbus, OH. All tour dates can be seen below.
Gojira’s Joe Duplantier commented, “We are really happy to join our friends Mastodon and Kvelertak on this North American tour. See you all on the road!”
Make sure to check out our exclusive interview from Joe right here. READ MORE
The full line-up for the 2014 Rock On The Range music festival has been announced and it’s being headlined by Guns N Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, and Kid Rock. The festival, which runs May 16th-18th in Columbus, OH will also see performances from bands such as Gojira, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Slayer, Staind, Five Finger Death Punch, and many more. The full line-up can be seen below. READ MORE
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
Nuclear Blast Entertainment recently announced that they had signed Killer Be Killed, a new metal supergroup that features (you ready for this?) guitarist/vocalist Max Cavalera (Sepultura, Soulfly), guitarist/vocalist Greg PUciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan), bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders (Mastodon), and drummer David Elitch (The Mars Volta). The band has been secretly locked in a Los Angeles studio where they have been working on their debut album, which is being produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Gojira) and will see a release in 2014.
Puciato tries to explain, saying, “It’s a bit of SABBATH-y doom, a bit of thrash, a bit of hardcore and punk,” while Cavalera expands, “This is a very special project. It’s a one of a kind thing, with a lot of potential. The album is a mix of heavy, fast and melodic songs.”
Cavalera adds, “I love the idea of Greg, Troy and I singing together, with David Elitch’s amazing drumming. Being a part of this is something quite different for me.”
Puciato comments, “There would be no point in doing this if it sounded the same as our other bands. Of any of our bands, it sounds the furthest away from mine, mainly because Dillinger is [guitarist/founder] Ben [Weinman]’s expression, musically.”
Sanders states, “Having met, created and recorded an album together, this experience has easily exceeded my initial expectations. The collective energy and mutual respect for one another eased the entire process and has been very therapeutic for me.” 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
And so another year comes to a close. 2012, just like any other year, you had your gems and you had your flops when it came to album releases. For this article, I’d like to give you my Top 10 albums of 2012 as well as several honorable mentions that didn’t exactly make the cut but were too good to leave unmentioned. So, read on to see my Top 10 Albums Of 2012!
Make sure to check out my worst 5 albums here. READ MORE
Michigan progressive metal band The Omega Experiment has signed to Listenable Records, the record label that saw the beginning careers of such bands as Gojira, Soilwork, Textures, and more. The band’s debut album (review) will be re-released in late-February/early-March 2013. A sophomore album is in the process of being recorded.
The band’s debut EP was praised by Devin Townsend and their self-titled full length was mastered by TesseracT‘s Acle Kahney. READ MORE
The official 2013 Grammy nominations list has been released and, as per usual, it takes the opportunity to laud and celebrate what the radios and mass media have been shoving down our throats for the past year (thank god we can use mp3 players and dictate what we want to listen to, right?). Now, I basically just completely ignored the vast majority of categories and immediately scanned down to find the four categories that interested me: Best Rock Performance, Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, Best Rock Song, and Best Rock Album. And what I found was pretty…well, it was pretty confusing. READ MORE
French extreme metal band Gojira has announced a full N. American touring schedule for this winter, beginning in mid-January and ending in mid-February. Support will come from The Devin Townsend Project as well as The Atlas Moth. VIP pre-sale will begin Tuesday, October 23 at 3PM local time, with public onsales to follow on Friday, October 26. Those who pre-order tickets before Dec. 1st will receive a free download of two live tracks: “Toxic Garbage” and “Love”, both of which were recorded at the August 2012 Webster Hall show in NYC. You will also receive a download of a full show from their current European tour. All tour dates are below.
Let me just say that I’m pretty peeved that they’re not making it through Michigan. Considering that DTP is supporting, there’s a damn good chance that they might perform “Of Blood And Salt“, which would just blow my mind. And I’m positive that right before they hit the first notes of that song, Meshuggah‘s Fredrik Thordendal would come riding in on a white horse, magical sunbeams shining behind him as his hair flows mystically. He wouldn’t dismount the horse, oh no. Rather, he would just float down, arms gently spread, a soft smile upon his face. A guitar would apparate around his neck and, suddenly, everything comes crashing down as the song begins. Seriously, I have $20 down that this will happen at one of the shows.
Check out our review of L’Enfant Sauvage here as well as our review of The Flesh Alive live DVD here. Gojira’s song “The Heaviest Matter Of The Universe” made #1 at my Top 25 Guitar Riffs That Make You Need To Headbang list here. READ MORE
Dethklok has announced a full headlining tour for this Fall that sees support coming from Machine Head, All That Remains, and The Black Dahlia Murder. This tour comes after the cancellation of the tour with Lamb Of God and Gojira. The full touring schedule can be seen below and tickets are available now. READ MORE
Lamb Of God has announced the first full headline tour since Randy Blythe’s incarceration and subsequent release from a Czech Republic prison. Direct support will come from In Flames while Hatebreed will tour from Oct. 30th through Nov. 19th at which point Hellyeah will take over the remaining tour dates. Sylosis has been confirmed as the opening act on all dates. This will be LoG’s first US tour in support of their album Resolution (review).
While I’m still a bit disappointed that the LoG/Dethklok/Gojira tour wasn’t able to take place, I’m pretty thrilled with this lineup! I’ve seen Lamb of God twice as well as In Flames twice and they both put on one hell of a show.
For full touring schedule, check out the dates below. READ MORE
We have arrived. The final five riffs that make you NEED to headbang. It’s been one helluva week getting to this point and I’m sure that many of you are dying to know which songs I’ve picked as the elite amongst the elite. If you’re not already too sore to move your head some more, head on inside for the ultimate dose of guitar riff punishment.
Make sure to check out 25-21, 20-16, 15-11, and 10-6. READ MORE
Although the tour with Lamb of God and Dethklok has been cancelled, French metal band Gojira isn’t letting that hold them back as they venture out on their small headlining tour. The stops will include shows at the Heavy TO Festival in Toronto as well as the Heavy MTL Festival in Montreal. The band will also be performing on the second day of Slipknot‘s inaugural Knotfest in Minneapolis. Tour dates are below.
Make sure to check out our review of Gojira’s latest album, L’Enfant Sauvage here. READ MORE
I feel like I kinda jinxed things in yesterday’s article about Randy Blythe where I stated that there was still no word on whether or not the Lamb Of God/Dethklok/Gojira tour was pushing forward. I was still harboring a completely unrealistic hope that the tour would continue, even if it had to reschedule the first few dates. Alas, that is not going to happen as word has broken that the tour is now officially cancelled.
Per LoG’s PR: “The band regrets the decision but the uncertainty of Randy’s release makes it impossible to carry on with the tour. Upon Randy’s release, it is the band’s intention to rebook a tour in the fall and at this time the band fully intends to participate in the Mayhem Cruise in December.”
They also add, “Lamb Of God wishes to thank Dethklok, Adult Swim and Gojira for their support and patience as well as all of the promoters who had dates on the tour. Last but certainly not least, the band thanks all of the fans who bought tickets for the tour and who have been supportive of Randy and the band over the last month that Randy has been held in Prague. Without the fans, there is no LAMB OF GOD.” READ MORE
More bad news for Randy Blythe, Lamb of God, and fans around the world as the singer has once again been denied release after posting $400,000 in bail. Blythe has been sitting in jail for over a month in Prague as he faces manslaughter charges stemming from the death of a concert goer in 2010.
In the United States, when someone posts bail, they are free to leave jail. Apparently this is not the case in Czech Republic. Rather, a prosecutor can detain the defendant while they issue a formal protest. In this situation, the prosecution issued the challenge a day after bail was posted. The lawyer will have to meet with the judge on Friday (July 27th) to explain their reasons. The judge will then have five days to deliberate on the reasoning and another five days to post a decision. So we’re looking at a possible Aug. 6th date at the earliest (this is if they don’t take into account “business days”). READ MORE
It’s Friday and there’s not better way to enter the weekend than with some Gojira blasting out of your speakers. With that in mind, Bloody-Disgusting is thrilled to bring you an exclusive live performance video of “A Sight To Behold”. The video, which you can watch below, was shot at the 2009 Garorock music festival and is part of one of the live concerts featured on the band’s latest live DVD/Blu-Ray The Flesh Alive (review). Already out in Europe, this 2-disc DVD+bonus CD set (1-disc Blu-Ray+bonus CD) will be released in the US on July 31st. You can pre-order your copy here.
Gojira’s latest album is L’Enfant Sauvage (review). The band will also be touring with Lamb of God and Dethklok later this summer. Tour dates are below. READ MORE
The rise of Gojira is nothing short of meteoric and wonderful. Hailing from Bayonne, France, this extreme metal band, who brilliantly blends technicality with melody, has garnered world wide praise with each of their releases. Interest spread so far and grew so large that Metallica had them as support for much of their late 2009 tour. They were once again invited to join Metallica during their European tour. This was all an opportunity for them to support their (at the time) newly released album The Way Of All Flesh.
All of this is the focus of Gojira’s latest live DVD, The Flesh Alive. Featuring two full concerts, three songs from another, and a 62-minute documentary, this DVD aims to give viewers a chance to enter the world of one of France’s heaviest and most fascinating bands. But does it succeed or leave the viewer feeling cheated? READ MORE
UPDATE: Lamb of God’s press team has stated that no formal charges against Randy Blythe have been made and that the case is still in the investigation stages. Management also wants to clarify the “altercation” that occurred in 2010. According to them, a fan jumped the barricade at the concert three times in an attempt to rush at Randy. On the third occasion security was unable to reach this fan in time. Randy pushed the fan back into the audience where, supposedly, he fell and hit his head. The investigation is apparently set to conclude this weekend and a formal statement will be issued on Monday.
According to the Czech news site Novinky, Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe has been arrested for manslaughter in the Czech Republic. The band was supposed to perform a show in Prague with All Shall Perish and Skeletonwitch but Blythe was detained by police immediately upon arrival, forcing the show’s cancellation. The details are still uncertain but it seems that Blythe got involved in an on-stage altercation with a fan back in 2010. The fan later died from his injuries.
A spokesperson for Lamb of God has stated that they believe Blythe is wrongly accused and they expect full exoneration. They also say that their lawyers are working on this.
Lamb of God will (hopefully) be touring alongside Dethklok and Gojira this summer. All details can be found here. You can also check out my review for their latest album, Resolution, here. READ MORE
Hailing from Bayonne, France, Gojira have been carving a name in the progressive metal world for several years. Blending technical aspects with epic, yet understated melodies, the band has created a unique sound, one that is ferocious and brutal yet far more accessible than most of the genres fare. Now, with their latest offering, L’Enfant Sauvage, the band will offer their sound to a much larger audience, thanks in part to their signing to Roadrunner Records. But is this album a step forward for the band? Read on for the review. READ MORE