Music video directed by Julien Mokrani & Samuel Bodin
Shot on RED One.
Music video directed by Julien Mokrani & Samuel Bodin
Shot on RED One.
Metal masters Lamb of God are getting ready to reissue their second album, As the Palaces Burn, on November 11 via Razor & Tie. The album was remixed by longtime producer Josh Wilbur, and the reissue features three unreleased demos and a 70-minute documentary telling the story behind the album via interviews with band members and original album producer Devin Townsend. The CD package features updated artwork by longtime Lamb of God designer Ken Adams and a new booklet essay by former Revolver Editor in Chief Tom Beaujour.
In anticipation of the release, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere a video trailer for the documentary that is a part of the reissue. Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!
For more on Lamb of God check out their website and Facebook page. To order the As the Palaces Burn reissue, go to Lamb of God’s http://lambofgod.merchnow.com/ site.
Lamb Of God – As The Palaces Burn 10th Anniversary DVD Trailer
As Lamb of God winds down the touring cycle for their sixth studio album Resolution, they have announced the release of a remixed and remastered version of their second album, As the Palaces Burn, on November 11th via Prosthetic/Razor & Tie. You can check out a remixed track of “Purified” below.
The album remixed by longtime producer Josh Wilbur features three unreleased demos and a 70-minute story behind the album documentary featuring interviews with all five band members, including original album producer Devin Townsend. The CD package features updated artwork by longtime Lamb of God designer Ken Adams and a new booklet essay by former Revolver Editor in Chief Tom Beajour.
The album will be released during the final North American leg of the Resolution tour cycle featuring Killswitch Engage, Testament, and Huntress. The band will then bring the Resolution cycle to an end with an UK/Europe tour in January featuring Decapitated and Huntress. The final shows will be in South Africa on January 24 and 25. This will be the band’s first visit to that continent.
The Resolution cycle was the most eventful of the band’s long career. Starting in January 2012 with a #3 debut on Billboard, touring began on January 25 of that year and ends exactly two years later. In that period, the band was faced with a career threatening crisis with the arrest and incarceration of vocalist Randy Blythe. After a trial that ended in acquittal, the prosecution appealed and the initial verdict was upheld.
Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe will be releasing a memoir centered on his life and trail in the Czech Republic.
In the book, which is due out in the spring of 2014, Blythe will cover his much publicized arrest, incarceration, trial, and acquittal for manslaughter in the Czech Republic last year.
In a press release, Blythe said, “While I’ve dreamed of being a published author almost since I began to read, I never imagined my first book would center around such a sad topic. Sometimes though, life unexpectedly provides you a story that needs to be told. I believe this one does (for several different reasons, not just for the benefit of myself), so I will tell it with the respect and dignity all involved deserve. This will be a good read, I promise you, and I hope some good comes of it.”
To preorder As The Palaces Burn, go to lambofgod.merchnow.com.
Lamb Of God – Purified (2013 Remixed & Remastered Version)
Video by Mario Duplantier
Gojira’s L’Enfant Sauvage: The European Tour 2012 – Part 1
Note: Gojira is still on tour. We will add more pictures to the European tour 2012 files as soon as they become available.
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)
Gojira Frontman Joe Duplantier Talks ‘L’Enfant Sauvage,’ Randy Blythe + More
by: Graham “Gruhamed” Hartmann
Gojira are certain to go down as one of 2012′s hardest hitting metal acts. Having built a hardcore underground following since the release of various demos in the late ’90s, along with their 2001 debut, ‘Terra Incognita,’ Gojira were absolutely ready to explode into one of modern metal’s biggest bands with their Roadrunner Records debut, ‘L’Enfant Sauvage.’
As ‘L’Enfant Sauvage’ hit the shelves on June 26, the record was met with unanimous praise and has been viewed by many as the single-most exciting metal album of the year so far. Shortly after Gojira’s crushing set at the Heavy MTL festival, we were able to sit down with frontman Joe Duplantier to speak about the success of ‘L’Enfant Sauvage,’ the band’s canceled tour with Dethklok and Lamb of God, Duplantier’s views on Randy Blythe‘s incarceration + much more.
Gojira Frontman Joe Duplantier Talks to Loudwire
Singer lashes out at the Justice Department for not informing him about manslaughter charges
August 12, 2012
By Rolling Stone
Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe has criticized the US government for failing to warn him that he would face arrest in the Czech Republic for alleged manslaughter.
The singer was originally arrested on June 27 at Prague airport over an incident that took place on May 24, 2010 at the band’s show at Club Abaton in Prague. He then spent 38 days behind bars before being released on August 3.
According to reports, a fan jumped up onstage where a tussle ensued in which the fan, known only as Daniel N, was injured. The victim, who fell from the stage and hit his head on the venue’s concrete floor, later died, reportedly as a result of those injuries.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Blythe lashed out at the US Justice Department for not warning him about entering the Czech Republic and of the manslaughter charge.
He said: “The Czech authority sent a letter to the Justice Department, and our government told them basically where they can get off. They said, ‘No, we won’t cooperate’. I don’t know if the American government thought there was not enough basis for them to pursue an investigation.
“Regardless, what I’m a little bit steamed about is the fact that they didn’t have the courtesy to contact me – in any way, shape or form – and say, ‘Hey, you’re wanted for manslaughter in a foreign country’.”
The singer also feels aggrieved that more wasn’t done to help him while he was in prison, saying: “I certainly would have appreciated a little bit more concern on my part. I saw one person from the US Embassy. One. And they didn’t really do much for me. They were just like, ‘Are they torturing you?’ ‘No’. ‘OK, goodbye’. I didn’t hear anything from them.”
Blythe faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty. Lamb Of God have been forced to cancel the rest of their tour as a result of Blythe’s arrest.
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…
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.