Joseph Duplantier On Gojira’s Sea Shephard EP: “We’re Trying To Make This Happen Finally”

Gojira’s Joseph Duplantier was recently interviewed by Chris Annunziata of 90.3 WMSC-FM, and was asked about the band’s long awaited EP they were creating to benefit the anti-whaling Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. You can read what he had to say about that below:

Duplantier’s full statement:

“The goal of that whole [project] was to put the spotlight on Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Which I think is important, as an artist, to put the spotlights on something more important than just being a band and promoting our band always; there’s other things to promote. And Sea Shepherd Conservation Society are doing an amazing job at protecting the oceans. They’re trying their best to save the few whales left alive. And there’s a few tunas, I think, they’re still alive in the ocean.”

“So we like to talk about them, and somehow, mission accomplished, because we brought a lot of people to their cause and we brought more attention to them. And they told us that too. [They said] ‘We noticed that we have more metalheads now subscribing and sending money.’ ‘Cause they work only with individual donations; they don’t work with any corporations or anything like that. So we like also the way they do things and their ethics.”

“We recorded four songs. One was released — with Devin Townsend and Fredrik Thordendal from MESHUGGAH. The song is called ‘Of Blood And Salt’, and it was released in 2011. There’s three other songs that were on a hard drive that crashed at the time, and it was a huge pain in the butt to retrack all of this. But it was done, like, three years later. But we were such on a roll with the band and we were doing an album and going on tour that it was difficult to go back to that. But right now, as we speak, I have an engineer in my studio putting all of this back together and we’re trying to make this happen finally. But I don’t wanna make a statement, ‘Oh, this is the release date,’ ’cause I learned my lesson. I’ll talk about it when it’s ready, but I’m still working on it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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12-Year-Old Drummer Joins Gojira Onstage

During Gojira’s October 2 show at the House Of Blues in Cleveland, OH, the band invited a 12-year old fan onstage to play drums with them. You can see footage of that below:

12 year old fan behind Mario's kit during the show tonight. Awesome intervention 🙌

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#Repost @pumpkinf311 ・・・ This Lil dude killed it on stage with #gojira

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Gojira To Release “The Way Of All Flesh” & “From Mars To Sirius” On Double Melted Colored Vinyl

Gojira will be releasing “The Way Of All Flesh” and “From Mars To Sirius” on limited edition 180 gram double melted colored vinyl on September 22. You can preorder those at listenable.net.

Gojira Announce 2017 Tour With Code Orange & Torche

Gojira have announced a headlining tour with Torche and Code Orange. Check out their updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

08/08 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory (feat. Pallbearer & Oni)
08/09 Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field (feat. Metallica & Avenged Sevenfold)
08/10 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory (feat. Pallbearer)
08/11 Calgary, CA – Macewan Hall Ballroom (feat. Pallbearer)
08/12 Saskatoon, CA – O’Brians Event Centre (feat. Pallbearer)
08/14 Vancouver, BC – BC Place (feat. Metallica & Avenged Sevenfold)
08/16 Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium (feat. Metallica & Avenged Sevenfold)
08/19 Las Vegas, NV – Psycho Las Vegas 2017
09/15 La Courneuve, FRA – La Fête de l’Humanité
09/28 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel (feat. Converge)
09/30 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
10/01 Janesville, WI – JJO Sonic Boom
10/02 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues (with Torche & Code Orange)
10/03 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live (with Torche & Code Orange)
10/05 Albany, NY – Upstate Music Hall (with Torche & Code Orange)
10/06 Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre (with Torche & Code Orange)
10/07 Camden, NJ – Rock Allegiance
10/10 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall (with Torche & Code Orange)
10/11 St. Louis, MO – Pops (with Torche & Code Orange)
10/13 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill (with Torche & Code Orange)
10/14 The Woodlands, TX – Houston Open Air
10/15 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall (with Torche & Code Orange)
10/16 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls (with Torche & Code Orange)
10/17 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre (with Torche & Code Orange)
10/19 San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park (with Torche & Code Orange)
10/21 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock

Gojira Announce 2017 Brooklyn, NY Show With Converge

Gojira have announced that they will be playing a special September 28 show at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY with Converge. This is the latest addition to their upcoming North American tour.

Gojira Tour Dates:

With Pallbearer & Oni:

07/30 Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre
08/01 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
08/02 Ventura, CA – Majestic Ventura Theater
08/05 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
08/08 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
08/10 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory (no Oni)
08/11 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall Ballroom (no Oni)
08/12 Saskatoon, SK – O’Brians Event Centre (no Oni)

With Metallica & Avenged Sevenfold:

07/29 Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl
08/04 Phoenix, AZ – University of Phoenix Stadium
08/06 San Diego, CA – Petco Park
08/09 Seattle, WA – Centurylink Field
08/14 Vancouver, BC – BC Place
08/16 Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium

Gojira:

09/28 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel (feat. Converge)
10/07 Camden, NJ – Rock Allegiance
10/14 The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (‘Houston Open Air‘)

[via The PRP]

Mario Duplantier Says Gojira’s Sea Shephard EP Was Delayed Due To A Hard Drive Crash

Gojira’s Mario Duplantier was recently Mulatschag TV, and was asked about the band’s long awaited EP they were creating to benefit the anti-whaling Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. He said the following:

“We just wanted to put a spotlight on them, so Joe had this idea of doing an EP and selling the EP and all the money goes to them, to help them. Finally, we started working in the EP, but the hard drive crashed. We couldn’t [finish] the project, but we’re still working on it. The goal was to talk about them. They work, they fight for something very important, we feel. We respect them so much, so that was a goal.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Gojira Announce 2017 North American Tour With Pallbearer & Oni

Gojira have announced a North American tour with Pallbearer and Oni. Check out the dates for that below.

Tour Dates:

07/30 Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre
08/01 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
08/02 Ventura, CA – Majestic Ventura Theater
08/05 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
08/08 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
08/10 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory (no Oni)
08/11 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall Ballroom (no Oni)
08/12 Saskatoon, SB – O’Brians Event Centre (no Oni)