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Gojira - The Link Alive -Front
I’ve gotta say, my favorite Gojira stuff is their older material, namely The Link and Terra Incognita. Their live DVD The Link Alive where they played material from it is pretty great, but it was a rather limited pressing, and the audio CD version of it had only 500 copies made. Imagine my delight when I saw that they’ve uploaded this excellent live album for purchase and streaming on Listenable Records’s Bandcamp. It’sa great primer for older Gojira material for those not familiar with it.

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Hadal Maw – Senium

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Atmosphere is key in many genres of music and in metal specifically. At the end of the day, there’s only so much emotional weight that your instruments can generate based on established tools, even with the endless variations available to the modern artist. Where albums truly rise above the norm is in the spaces between those compositions, in the way the entire thing comes together as a whole. One could cite The Ocean‘s Pelgial or Gojira‘s From Mars to Sirius and one would do well to do so in this context. Hadal Maw‘s Senium definitely draws on those two albums to create a monolith: a towering pillar of death metal and atmosphere that swallows the listener whole.

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Senium
Don’t worry, I won’t go raving about Australia again (oops). Hadal Maw are a little known death/groove outfit that have been slowly picking up momentum towards the release of their first full album, Senium. I could list Gojira, Goreguts and a slew of other bands as influences, or you can simply head on over after the jump and listen to the two tracks these monsters have out so far. See you there.

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Mastodon gojira kvelerak tour

Mastodon have announced the second leg of their U.S. headlining tour in support of their excellent new album, Once More ‘Round the Sun, which the Heavy Blog Staff decided was one of the best albums of the year so far. The tour will once again feature the mighty Gojira and the fun-as-hell Kvelertak as openers. The tour kicks off in mid-October on Boise, ID and will finish up in Atlanta, GA in early November. Click the jump for dates.

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25-albums-part-11

We’re back! Yesterday, we kicked off our mid-year list with some truly crushing albums, ranging from the heavy to the progressive to the down right insane. As this list keeps going, it’s going to become quite clear just how good 2014 has been to us. Seriously, can any of you remember a year filled with more amazing and exciting records? And in the first half of it, as well? We’re not planning on stopping any time soon!

Without further ado, here’s an arbitrarily arranged list of awesome albums from 2014 so far. Remember: it’s okay to not like thing.

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gojira-mastodon-tour2014

Currently on the road to promote their upcoming album, Once More ‘Round the Sun, the Atlanta foursome not to be trifled with, Mastodon, take the most eco-friendly (and heaviest) band in the world, Gojira, and the six-piece stranglehold from Norway, Kvelertak on tour with some of the most bone-crushing riffs to take the stage.

Please enjoy a note from our photographer and a slew of photos behind the cut!

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gojira-mars-to-sirius

Nothing super special here. It’s just really slow today. Please enjoy this 8-bit version of Gojira‘s “Global Warming” from 2006’s From Mars To Sirius by YouTuber DominantDuck.

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princess-bride-acoustic

Alright, listen up. Apparently there’s some mass confusion about acoustic versions among artists, why you do them, and, more importantly, why you’re doing them badly. So badly, in fact, that you’re straight up ruining your own song, both in acoustic and in demeaning the original version by proxy. You need to stop, because you’re an idiot.

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gojira-born-in-winter

Though the album is nearly two years old now, French metallers Gojira still see it fit to support L’Enfant Sauvage with content. That delightfully brings us a brand new music video for the second-to-last track on the album, ‘Born in Winter,’ and it is absolutely rife with deep imagery and stuff that probably doesn’t make a lot of sense at a glance.

Please enjoy!

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hypno5e

You guys remember HYPNO5E, the French art-metal band melding Gojira-like guitar work and cinematic ambiance before that whole djent thing caught on? It’s only been two years since their last effort Acid Mist Tomorrow, which is about right for an album cycle, but it feels much longer! Turns out, they’ve been planning a new release, but they’re in need of some funds to make it happen.

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