For Those About to Squawk: Waldo Pecks on Gojira, Evile and Insane
April 16, 2021 Blake Harrison
Our cooped up correspondent finds his feathers surprisingly unruffled by the both a mainstream metal band and a Napalm Records release.
Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Andy Thomas of Black Crown Initiate
August 6, 2020 Greg Pratt
To celebrate the release of their new album, Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape, we caught up with Andy Thomas of Black Crown Initiate to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.
Gojira’s “From Mars to Sirius” Inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame
July 11, 2018 Emily Bellino
Gojira‘s landmark third album, From Mars to Sirius, is inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame.
Gojira – “From Mars to Sirius”
June 27, 2018 Greg Pratt
Gojira‘s landmark third album, From Mars to Sirius, is inducted into the Decibel Hall of Fame. Sorry, the whales can’t fit.
Top Ten Kaiju Metal Crossovers
October 2, 2017 Joseph Schafer
We select the 10 best songs about giant monsters.
The Top 10 Metal Songs Never Performed Live
August 8, 2017 Joseph Schafer
We look at some of the best metal songs of all time… that have never been performed live.
10 Acts You Shouldn’t Miss At Psycho Las Vegas
June 1, 2017 Emily Bellino
Psycho Las Vegas is shaping up to have a big year. Check out some can’t miss bands playing, as well as individual day lineups!
THE DEATH METAL THAT INSPIRED DEATH METAL (THE MOVIE)
October 12, 2016 Shawn Macomber
Chris McInroy brought a little shred, gurgle, n’ grind to this year’s Fantastic Fest with his relentlessly awesome, gore-drenched love letter to the decimating power of riffage, Death Metal. The short film is now tearing its way through a huge number of subsequent festivals and considering both its Deci-worthy subject matter overlap and the season, we thought we’d reach out to the director to see if he’d be down to summon up a Death Metal playlist.
Sound of the Beast Author Ian Christe Sounds Off About Gojira
July 19, 2016 Daniel Lake
In an attempt to gain an outside perspective on our current cover stars, Gojira, we contacted author, radio personality and all-around bearded badass Ian Christe. Here’s what our man had to say about his personal interest in the band and how he sees them fitting into the wider scope of the current metal scene.
Molten Metal: Outtakes from a Conversation with Gojira
July 12, 2016 Daniel Lake
By now, we hope you have been enjoying Gojira’s new album, Magma, as much as we have. What follows here are outtakes from our cover story interview, including discussions about specific songs on Magma, the forthcoming U.S. tour and that mystical, mysterious place called NYC.
Gojira grace the cover of Decibel’s August issue. Copies available.
June 21, 2016 Dutch Pearce
Gojira land their first Decibel cover with their new album Magma.
Interview: Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Doolittle
August 20, 2015 Matt Solis
One of the best things about heavy metal is the sense of community it fosters: we’re all in this together because no one else fucking cares. So when an unexpected metalhead pops up in daily life, it’s always a cool feeling. Sometimes it’s that weird guy at work who never says a word to anyone but comes in one Friday wearing a Stargazer shirt…and sometimes it’s an MLB All-Star relief pitcher with more than 200 career strikeouts and a beard with its own zip code.
In Memoriam: Patricia Rosa, Mother of Gojira’s Duplantier Brothers
July 8, 2015 Andrew Bonazelli
In the July 2013 Decibel, Justin Norton interviewed Patricia Rosa, mother of Joe and Mario Duplantier of Gojira for our recurring “Metal Muthas” column. Patricia passed away two days ago, so to honor her, we’re reprinting that interview. Our condolences to the Duplantiers.
INTERVIEW: GOJIRA’S Joe Duplantier on touring hard and his New York State of Mind
January 21, 2013 Jonathan Horsley
When the Deciblog caught up with GOJIRA frontman/guitarist Joe Duplantier last week, he was clocking up the road miles across Canada on in a tour that’ll see the French progressive/death-ish metal quartet take in the west coast of America before snaking along the south and terminating in New York. Supporting their fifth album, L’Enfant Sauvage,…
Gojira’s Joe Duplantier on their long-awaited fifth album
December 9, 2011 Jonathan Horsley
Just when Gojira were about to hunker down astride the globe and chew through metal’s leather hide, spitting out those esoteric yet moshable Meshuggah-esque rhythms, riffs and that crazy squawk guitar-noise their guitars make they just disappeared. It was a bit like the dinosaurs, posing the same question: how can something so gnarly and rad…