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Gojira Drops Stunning Video for ‘Silvera’

Posted on May 20th, 2016 by Chrissy Mauck

 

French progressive metal act Gojira have returned to the metal scene with a vengeance, delivering a stunning new video for second single “Silvera” off upcoming June 17 album Magma.

Directed by Drew Cox, live footage of the band feverishly performing on a rooftop is mixed with surreal and odd scenes including a woman dancing—first while sheathed in a stretchy white fabric and later in a cloud of white powder, another woman shedding black tar tears, a boy with a crown of thorns and a sky filled with bodies streaking upwards.

It’s a clip that, similar to the video for “Stranded,” leaves viewers searching for its hidden meaning.
See for yourself below …

 

Start Your Weekend with the New Gojira Single, ‘Stranded’

Posted on April 22nd, 2016 by Chrissy Mauck


Charvel signature artist Joe Duplantier and his French metal act Gojira are getting the weekend off to a killer start, with the release of a new video for new single “Stranded.” The band also released the album cover art for Magma, dropping June 17.

Directed by Vincent Caldoni, the sepia video features the band performing live indoors, but also other strange imagery including a woman dancing wildly, smashing a pile of eggs and then painting the guys’ faces.  Combined, the beautifully shot footage conveys a sense of feeling trapped and desperation.

Watch the video and see the new album cover below.

 

Gojira Release New Album Name, Release Date and Audio Sample

Posted on April 14th, 2016 by Morgan Brunner


The wait is nearly over for Gorjira’s highly-anticipated sixth studio album, Magma. The French metal band just announced both its name and a June 17 release, also accompanied by an audio sample.

Fans have been chomping at the bit for the follow up to 2012’s L’Enfant Sauvage, but the band has been very vocal about explaining their four-year recording process. The unfortunate loss of Joe and Mario Duplantier’s mother in July 2015 delayed writing sessions, but eventually would provide the emotional material for the album.

The ten tracks were recorded at the brother’s New York-based Silver Cord Studios, and seemed to be a very cathartic experience. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Joe Duplantier opened up about the studio sessions, saying, “Mario was recording drums, and I was playing guitar with him, just trying to help him know where he’s at in the song, and both of us would start crying at the same time.”

Check out the teaser below to get a sneak peak of what to expect from the imminent release.

Gojira Takes Fans Backstage in New Vlog

Posted on October 15th, 2014 by MDuffy

Throughout their summer tour, French metallers Gojira shared a video diary that gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at life on the road.

Enjoy the clip below, which features footage from stops in Albi, Viveiro, Biarritz, Istanbul, Oslo, Lyon and Vagos.

 

Gojira Takes You on the Road with New Short Film Series

Posted on May 7th, 2014 by MDuffy

Ever wonder what it’s like to tour with a band like Gojira?

Well, the French metallers are giving fans a look at life on the road with a series of video vignettes that truly go behind the scenes of their current romp around the world.

Thus far, featurettes have emerged from cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco, and more are likely to come.

Check out the clip that officially kicked off their tour below.

Joe Duplantier on His Charvel Signature Model

Posted on January 28th, 2014 by Chrissy Mauck

Gojira frontman Joe Duplantier worked with Charvel to come up with his perfect signature guitar, an iconic San Dimas Style 2. In this video, Duplantier talks about his new “killing machine with class,” which he uses on the stage and in the studio.

Gojira’s Joseph Duplantier Interviewed by Jagermeister UK

Posted on March 20th, 2013 by MDuffy

Gojira frontman Joseph Duplantier recently sat down with the folks at Jagermeister UK to talk about the French metallers’ upcoming DVD shoot and what’s happened in the past year.

On the heels of their 2012 album L’Enfant Sauvage, Gojira has just embarked on the European Jagermeister Music Tour with Ghost and the Defiled.

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Gojira Crushes at the Fonda Theatre

Posted on January 27th, 2013 by MDuffy

By the conclusion of Gojira’s epic set at Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre, the French metallers offered up another example as to why they should be included in the conversation of the world’s heaviest bands.

On the heels of their strong 2012 album is L’Enfant Sauvage, Gojira played a set that drew from their entire catalog and had the pit going full-blast.

A sold out crowd greeted the band when the guys walked out on stage one by one. Frontman Joe Duplantier houted “Are you alive!?”  That question elicited a throaty roar over the feedback coming from the band’s huge amp stacks.

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