SLAYER/GOJIRA TOUR EXPANDS L.A. AND N.Y. CONCERTS TO FIVE-WEEK NORTH AMERICAN FALL TOUR

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Following a summer of storming through Europe, South America and Mexico while topping the bills at solo shows and major festivals, Slayer will headline its first North American tour in two years. The tour will include the band’s previously announced return to New York’s Theatre at Madison Square Garden and the Hollywood Palladium, venues the band hasn’t performed at in 25 years.

Gojira and 4ARM support on all dates.

Tickets for all dates on Slayer’s U.S. tour, go on sale beginning this Friday, September 6. Log onto http://www.slayer.net for complete on-sale dates and ticketing information.

With more dates to be announced, confirmed dates for Slayer’s 2013 Fall North American tour are as follows:

OCTOBER
25 The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
28 Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, CA
30 Events Center @ San Jose State, San Jose, CA

NOVEMBER
08 Myth, Minneapolis, MN
10 FunFunFun Fest, Austin, TX
12 Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX
13 South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX
15 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
16 The Fillmore, Detroit, MI
17 LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH
19 The Fillmore, Washington, D.C.
20 Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
26 Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, CT
27 Theatre @ Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
29 Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
30 Tsongas Arena, Boston, MA

Tickets for these newly-added dates go on sale beginning this Friday, September 13. Log onto www.slayer.net for complete on-sale dates and ticketing information.

Newly-added dates for November:

Tickets for these newly-added dates go on sale beginning this Friday, September 13. Log onto www.slayer.net for complete on-sale dates and ticketing information.

01 WAMU Center, Seattle, WA
03 Stampede Corrall, Calgary, AB
04 Shaw Center, Edmonton, AB
05 Praireland Park Center, Saskatoon, SK
07 MTS Center, Winnipeg, MB
21 Ricoh Colibsum, Toronto, ON
23 CEPSUM/University of Montreal, Montreal, QC
24 Pavilion de la Jeunesse, Quebec, QC

Gojira – L’enfant Sauvage – video

Music: Gojira
Director: Anne Deguehegny
First Director Assistant: Mario Duplantier
Scriptwritters: Joseph Duplantier, Mario Duplantier, Anne Deguehegny
Video Assistants: Rafaële Deguehegny, Laure Etcheverry, Léa Casagrande
Actress: Anne Deguehegny
Model Maker: Guillaume Minvielle, Claire-Sophie Viot

Gojira Announced Five More Concerts in Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid & Paris

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Gojira announced two gigs @ Le Bataclan in Paris on April 9 & 10

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Fans of Gojira in Spain will be delighted to know the band added three more gigs in Barcelona, Bilbao and Madrid to take place in April 2013. Here are the dates and venues.

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Gojira’s single ‘The Axe’ has now been inducted into the Death Match Hall of Fame

Mozart has the classic purity of light and the blue ocean; Gojira the fire of passion which belongs to the storms of air and sea, and while the soul of Mozart seems to dwell on the ethereal peaks of Olympus, that of Gojira inhabits the sauvage beauty of nature, riding fearless the storm-beaten sides of the tallest waves. Each represents a moment of life, each does us good. ~ AA

Metal masters Gojira (based in the Basque city of Baiona/Bayonne in France) have clobbered their way to Death Match immortality as the band’s single ‘The Axe’ has now been inducted into the Death Match Hall of Fame with four straight victories.

Gojira began their victorious trek by defeating the world’s most successful cartoon metal band, Dethklok, launching the stamina Gojira needed to ignite a path of utter destruction. Gojira then went on to face metalcore leaders As I Lay Dying, pulling off an incredible win against the new school giants.

The savage metal act went on to destroy legendary black metallers Enslaved, before facing yet another massive challenge against Cradle of Filth, which gave Gojira their fourth and final win.

“Praise be to Gojira and ‘The Axe,’ as we declare the band’s track as immortal in the Loudwire Death Match Hall of Fame.”

Gojira – The Axe (Lyric Video)

First Impressions: Gojira – ‘L’Enfant Sauvage’ Track-By-Track Guide

We got Features Editor Amit Sharma to run his critical ears, hands, tongue and whatever else he fancied over new Gojira album ‘L’Enfant Sauvage’, and we like what he has to say on it. Check out his ‘L’Enfant Sauvage’ track-by-track guide below…

1. Explosia
It only takes Gojira 10 seconds to prove that they are once again back with a record that will melt your ears into a pool of bloody mess. All the classic flavours of the French titans are right where they should be – gargantually brutal riffs, cheeky pick scrapes, pounding rhythms and pulsating ambiences delivered with unwavering dedication. Fuck. Yes. The next hour is shaping up to be something very special indeed.

2. L’Enfant Sauvage
The title track is even faster. Whilst they maintain a perpetual brain-simmering heaviness, there are cleaner melodies that seem to leap out of nowhere and sit above the crushing rhythms, adding a cerebral progressive edge to their signature brand of skull-crushing metal. After three minutes comes a full-on blast of death that echoes the sheer brutality they visited on From Mars To Sirius.

3. The Axe
If Mastodon were more death metal influenced, this is what they would sound like… The Axe carries a searching, torch-bearing sense of pilgrimage with a chorus that is hellishly catchy and wouldn’t sound that out of place on Enslaved’s last record Axioma Ethica Odini. It’s a brooding journey of transcendental, dark spiritualism with background chanting that brings further gloom to this blackened religious experience.

4. Liquid Fire
Liquid Fire picks things up in tempo with apocalyptic sized riffs and Joe Duplantier’s instantly recognisable usage of guitar harmonics. The half-time break in the middle of the song is a great example of how anthemic Gojira can be when they want to.

5. The Wild Healer
The Wild Healer is a short, instrumental track that is pretty mellow for Gojira – it’s atmospheric and spacey. But you know this is just the quiet before the storm. Oh yes, there is a storm….

6. Planned Obsolescence
Planned Obsolescence is a total face-melter, echoing the gloriously heavy, fist-in-the-face noise of Morbid Angel’s Domination but with added intensity. There is another half time chorus on this scorcher that boasts an almost twisted bluesiness.

7. Mouth Of Kala
This is Gojira showing their groovey side, once again stepping out towards the progressive and not far off Mastodon’s heavier work. The blastbeat fury at the end is like what you’d hear if Opeth covered a Tool track in their own style.

8. The Gift Of Guilt
This opens with a tapping lick that is part Angus Young and part Eddie Van Halen, though there’s nothing classic rock about it. The massive chorus here could be the catchiest Gojira have ever written.

9. Pain Is A Master
Another ambient excursion off into more progressive realms. Pain Is A Master lures the listener to a false sense of security… this lullaby turns into a death metal nightmare very, very quickly.

10. Born In Winter
The shimmering structures of Born In Winter are a definite highlight on this record, sculpting evocative manifestations and lofty musical circles around the listener.

11. The Fall
The Fall starts off like something off Nine Inch Nail’s The Fragile before evolving into an acid-marinated anthem that is dark, psychedelic and sickeningly heavy. Welcome back, Gojira!

‘L’Enfant Sauvage’ is released June 25 via Roadrunner.