Gojira

New Release: Gojira- The Chant

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Ahead of the release of their new album Fortitude this coming Friday (April 30), Gojira have dropped another new song! This new track “The Chant” has a little bit of a Magma era vibe and a few sprinkles of some more experimental ideas. This album sure feels like it’s going to be a very interesting and intriguing listening experience. Gojira are one of the few bands out there these days that are still making “albums” and not relying on singles. I’m very much looking forward to hearing these new tracks live. Having seen Gojira many times live now, I can definitely tell these new songs will take on a whole other life when played live!


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New Release: Gojira- Into The Storm

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April 30th will be a great day as Gojira will be releasing their long awaited new album, Fortitude. Today though, Gojira released another new track, “Into The Storm.” According to singer/guitarist Joe Duplantier “This song is infused with the concept of civil disobedience. Acting accordingly with our deepest wisdom and standing for what is precious and good in this world. The only possible revolution is the one that blossoms from within us. Change will come from individuals. Laws are meant to be bent and shaped to our vital needs. LAWS WILL FOLLOW!” All I can say is that these 3 songs released so far, have me extremely pumped for this album!


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New Release: Gojira- Born For One Thing

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Today, Gojira announced their long awaited new album will be released on April 30th. The album entitled, Fortitude, was produced by the bands Joe Duplantier and mixed by the legendary Andy Wallace. During a recent interview, it is was revealed that the band had originally completed the album in early 2020 and intended to surprise release it last June, just ahead of their then planned 2020 summer touring with Deftones. The first single off the album is also the first track, “Born For One Thing” and it’s one hell of a way to kick things off! Pre-Orders are now available HERE.


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New Release: Gojira- Another World

Today, Gojira released a new song, “Another World.” No other information was given only that this is a stand alone single. The band is still working on the follow up to 2016’s, Magma. I for one, am stoked on anything new Gojira puts out. They are one of the best bands out today. And their live shows, well those are simply amazing! Check out the video for “Another World” which was directed by Maxime Tiberghien & Sylvain Favre.

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Anticipated Albums of 2020

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A new year brings new albums to be released. 2020 is sure to be chock full of new releases by your favorites. I’ve started to compile a list of the bands who I believe are releasing new albums this year as the most anticipated. I know I’m missing some, so with that in mind who are you looking forward to new music from?

 

2020 Anticipated Albums:

 

Deftones
The Cure
Guns N Roses?
Mastodon
Foo Fighters
The Smashing Pumpkins
Pearl Jam
ACDC
Spirit In The Room
Clint Lowery
Carcass
Gojira
Lamb Of God
Megadeth
Nine Inch Nails
Sevendust
Rob Zombie
Every Time I Die
Marilyn Manson
Power Trip
Dead Cross
Run The Jewels
Placebo

 

 

 

Audioeclectica Radio Episode 1

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I’ve been working on revamping the Audioeclectica Podcast for a while now. I didn’t want to make the same type of podcast/show that I’ve been hearing so, I went another route. Don’t think of this as a podcast but rather a radio show. Instead of me talking all the time, I’m going to play you all some great music and tell you interesting tidbits about the band, album, song, etc.

This is will also be completely interactive. I will be taking requests about what bands/songs you want to hear as well as topics you’d like for me to discuss and give my take on. I will be having guest on and they will be picking some of their favorite songs to play.

This is all an experiment but totally fun for me. I hope you all enjoy the show and find some great bands, songs, and cool info from listening.

Without further delay… Here is episode 1.

 

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Live Review: Gojira & Pallbearer at Ventura Theater

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When a band goes on tour these days, it’s always best to take other bands out with you that can keep the attention of the audience. That’s exactly the case with the latest tour that Gojira is on. In between their off dates from the Metallica tour, Gojira with special guests Pallbearer, are taking every venue by storm and leaving it in shambles. When you have two powerhouse bands playing on the same bill, you know you are going to get something special.

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As Pallbearer took the stage, the crowd began to fill into the venue. From the first note of their set, you could sense that you were about to hear and see something substantial. Touring in support of their latest epic opus Heartless, Pallbearer took no prisoners as they pummeled the audience with a sonic assault of 70’s inspired rock and doom metal. But it’s not your run of the mill doom, instead, Pallbearer instills a sense of melody that drives the songs to epic proportions. Though their set was only 4 songs, Pallbearer managed to leave the crowd wanting more but also absolutely warmed up for what Gojira was about to bring. On a side note, I’ve been wanting to see Pallbearer live for some time, and they didn’t disappoint. In fact, I really enjoyed their set and hope they do a headlining tour soon with a Los Angeles stop so I can really see more of what they have to offer.

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Now for the main event of the evening, Gojira. This was my fourth time seeing them live and each time I see them, they get better and better. I honestly don’t know if there is a band out there that is as tight as they are. As a band with 6 albums into their career, it gets a bit difficult and interesting when putting together the set list but, Gojira really knows how to pick songs that will drive audiences wild. Songs like “Only Pain,” “The Heaviest Matter Of The Universe,” “Silvera,” Stranded,” “Flying Whales,” L’Enfant Sauvage,” “Oroborus,” “Vacuity,” “Toxic Garbage Island,” are absolutely stellar live. In fact, I’d dare say that Gojira are better live than on their albums. They have also really developed a show with lights, fog, and jams, the latter of which makes the songs feel like different beasts entirely. At the end of their set for the evening, they even graced the crowd with a rousing rendition of “Territory” by Sepultura. A song that they have now made their own after that performance.

What a great night for heavy music and live music in general. Seeing these two bands not only left me inspired to want to go play but, also to want to go see more shows. Bands of this caliber make nights like this all worth while. Gojira are on their way to becoming a band for the ages and Pallbearer are on the verge of taking the rock world by storm. Do yourself a favor, go to your favorite record store and pick up albums by both Gojira and Pallbearer, play them really loud at home, in your car, or wherever. You will be glad you did, and those around you will be too.

Pallbearer Set List:

1) Thorns
2) Devoid Of Redemption
3) Dancing In Madness
4) Worlds Apart

Gojira Set List:

01) Only Pain
02) The Heaviest Matter Of The Universe
03) Silvera
04) Stranded
05) Flying Whales
06) The Cell
07) Backbone
08) Terra Inc
09) L’Enfant Sauvage
10) Drum Solo
11) The Shooting Star
12) Toxic Garbage Island
13) Band Jam (with Joe and Mario switching instruments)
14) Oroborus

Encore:

15) Vacuity
16) Territory (Sepultura Cover)

 

Review By: Brian Lacy

Photos By: Alisa Lacy

Album Rank: Gojira

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Gojira are one of the most promising bands to come out since the turn of the century. Like Mastodon, Gojira keeps getting better and better. They are one of the few bands to continually evolve without losing sight of who they are. Which brings me to this album rank. As you’ll hear you can really tell how good Gojira has become as the albums go on.

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5) Terra Incognita:

 

4) The Way Of All Flesh:

 

3) Magma:

 

2) L’enfant Sauvage:

 

1) From Mars To Sirius:

End of the Year 2016: Best Guitar Duo’s

2016 is on the verge of ending. It’s been quite an interesting, strange, depressing and scary year. Despite all the divide across the land and countless other problems, 2016 was a great year for new albums. I have a feeling that with time, the music released this year, 2016,  will be one of those years that gave us classic albums.

To start things off for the first category of End Of The Year Lists, I’m going to make a list of the top 10 guitar duos in music. The stipulation is that, they have to have released an album this year.

I encourage you to vote for your favorite in the comments section. At the end of the month, I will release the results of the readers poll.

This list is also in NO PARTICULAR ORDER!!!

Top 10 Guitar Duo’s of 2016:

01) James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett- Metallica
02) Jordan Buckley and Andy Williams- Every Time I Die
03) Johnny Dang and Jordan McGhin- O’Brother
04) Adam Dutkiewicz and Joel Stroetzel- Killswitch Engage
05) Joe Duplantier and Christian Andreu- Gojira
06) Scott Kelly and Steve Von Till- Neurosis
07) Ben Weinman and Brent Hinds- Giraffe Tongue Orchestra
08) Brian “Head” Welch and James “Munky” Schaffer- Korn
09) Kemble Walters and Cory Clark- Aeges
10) James Moore and Mitch Wayte- Moving Structures

Cover Song: Gojira (Metallica)- Escape

Gojira is one of my favorite heavy bands in the world. They are fantastic. I was thinking the other day it would be awesome to see them tour the states with a band like Metallica. They already did in Europe. Anyways, I found this cover Gojira did of Metallica’s “Escape.” I always thought this song was underrated and deserved more attention. Enjoy!

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