So everyone’s been all super excited as of late because Gojira are in New York recording their new album. Not only that, but they’re now signed to the biggest metal and hard rock label around, Roadrunner Records. They’re letting fans in on the action by opening their official YouTube account and posting the first studio video of them in the studio, seen above.

Here’s an excerpt from the press release:

“We are so stoked to walk with the legendary Roadrunner,” Joe said about the new partnership. “We discovered Sepultura, Machine Head, Death, Fear Factory and so many other great bands thanks to these guys. Roadrunner has been a great source of inspiration for us as metal fans. It’s an honor to be part of this family today as a band. We feel we’ll get the right support at the right moment in our career.  We cannot wait to release our new record and get back on the road.”

A lot of people are anxious over this new business relationship, but I don’t really see any harm in it. Roadrunner’s roster has many fantastic acts who make the albums they want to without issue, like Dream Theater, Opeth, and Porcupine Tree. They also signed Mastodon and Periphery for distribution outside of North America. Everything’s going to be just fine on this front. For those who aren’t keeping count, we should be getting a new Gojira album as well as their star-studded Sea Shepherd EP (Brent Hinds, Randy Blythe, Max Cavalera, Frederik Thordendal, and Devin Townsend) in the next year. This is exciting! We’ll have more release information as its given.

– JR


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