GOJIRA previously opened for METALLICA — along with LAMB OF GOD — on a North American tour in September/October 2009.
In a 2009 interview, GOJIRA frontman Joe Duplantier stated about sharing the stage with METALLICA, “It’s like a dream come true. We are a band because of METALLICA. We owe so much to [the METALLICA guys]. When I saw them, the only thing I [wanted] to tell them is, ‘Thank you very much,’ and what [METALLICA guitarist/vocalist] James Hetfield answered is, ‘You’re welcome.'”
GOJIRA‘s new album will be released later in the year via the band’s new record label, Roadrunner Records. The CD was recorded at Spin Recording Studios in Long Island City, New York with co-producer Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GOD).