Wednesday 26 December 2012

Gojira - Explosia

Number 5 on the seasonal best album list on Tune Of The Day, goes to the French metal band from Bayonne "Gojira" with their album ”L’Enfant Sauvage”.

Gojira was formed in 1996, the band was known as Godzilla until 2001. Gojira is composed of Joe Duplantier on vocals and rhythm guitar, his brother Mario Duplantier on drums, Christian Andreu on lead guitar and Jean-Michel Labadie on bass. Since their first studio album, Gojira has had no changes in lineup, written five studio albums and produced three live DVDs.

L'Enfant Sauvage is the French fifth album, an album where all the pieces fall into place with their wildly creative brilliance. The record is emotionally intense, filled with physically demanding instrumentation, galloping rhythms with harmony, without becoming a living mass product.

Todays tune "Explosia" is taken from Gojira's fifth album "L'Enfant Sauvage" (French, "The Wild Child"). It was released 26 June 2012.


Frontman, guitarist and songwriter Joe Duplantier talks about the meaning of the album by saying, “When you become a musician, you don’t have a boss telling you what to do so you have to be very responsible.” He goes on to say “With freedom comes responsibility, so I’m asking myself, ‘What is freedom? What does it mean to me?’ L’Enfant Sauvage reflects on that. There’s no answer though. There’s just life and questions.”

Gojira was going to tour with Lamb of God and Dethklok, but because of Randy Blythe's arrest in the Czech Republic, the tour was cancelled. Gojira subsequently announced a headline tour of their own.

Upcoming Tourdates:

Jan 14 Mill City Nights, Minneapolis, MN
Jan 15 The Garrick Centre, Winnipeg, Canada
Jan 16 The Odeon Events Centre, Saskatoon, Canada
Jan 17 MacEwan Hall, Calgary, Canada
Jan 19 Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, Canada
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 The Fonda Theatre, Hollywood, CA
Jan 27 The Glass House, Pomona, CA
Jan 28 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ
Jan 29 Sunshine Theatre, Albuquerque, NM
Jan 31 Granada Theatre, Dallas, TX
Feb 01 The White Rabbit, San Antonio, TX
Feb 02 Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
Feb 04 State Theatre, St Petersburg, FL
Feb 05 Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
Feb 07 Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD
Feb 08 Irving Plaza powered by Klipsch New York, NY
Feb 09 Mr. Smalls Theatre, Millvale, PA
Feb 10 St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI
Feb 11 House of Blues Chicago, Chicago, IL
Feb 13 The Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, Canada
Feb 14 Le National, Montreal, Canada
Feb 15 Palladium Downstairs, Worcester, MA
Feb 16 Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Mar 16 Trondheim Metal Festival, Trondheim, Norway
Mar 18 O2 Academy, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Mar 19 O2 Academy Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Mar 20 O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Mar 22 O2 Academy Bournemouth, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Mar 23 O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Mar 24 O2 Academy Brixton, London, United Kingdom

More info @

Official Gojira Web

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Chief Rebel Angel said...

Ett mycket fint album, och visst är GOJIRA ett av de intressantare namnen inom metal. Stadionakt i vardande?

Stones said...

Absolut är det så, är fortfarande bitter att jag missade deras gig senast de var här.