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The Remastered Version of LAMB OF GOD’s "Purified" Sounds Huge!

I was really excited when Lamb Of God announced they'll be reissuing their classic 2003 album As the Palaces Burn remixed and remastered by Josh Wilbur because I always had issue with the mix. Now that I finally hear a new track, I couldn't be more excited!  For comparison's sake, here's the version from the … The post The Remastered Version of LAMB OF GOD's “Purified” Sounds Huge! appeared first on Metal Injection .

Gojira Give New York City a ‘Sauvage’ Performance With Support From Devin Townsend Project

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire New York is no stranger to Gojira , and the band did not disappoint during the last show of their U.S. tour. The French metallers destroyed Irving Plaza last night (Feb. 19) with help from the Devin Townsend Project and the Atlas Moth. As a makeup date for a snowed out Feb. 8 gig, the show was the band’s second consecutive concert in New York (after playing the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on Feb. 18). After numerous “Gojira” chants, the band exploded onto the stage with their aptly titled track ‘Explosia’ and went on to play other songs from their latest album like the title track ‘L’Enfant Sauvage’ and ‘The Axe.’ Among the highlights of the set was drummer Mario Duplantier switching places with his frontman brother Joe Duplantier. The stickman delivered some serious guttural vocals while Joe held his own behind the drum kit. While the band did not play ‘Liquid Fire,’ an infectious song which graced previous setlists, they did play some tunes for the diehards, such as ‘Flying Whales,’ ‘Backbone,’ ‘Wisdom Comes,’ and ‘Oroborus.’ Gojira ended their set with and old fan favorite ‘Vacuity’ and a new fan favorite ‘The Gift of Guilt.’ The band as a whole continue to get better and sweatier onstage and they set the bar high when it comes to the art of forceful live performances. Devin Townsend is one of the most animated and charismatic performers you can ever see live. With significant facial expressions and mind-blowing vocals, it’s safe to say that Townsend is a truly talented (and hilarious) individual. When you combine that sort of talent with a kick-ass band, the sparks fly onstage. The chemistry and magnetism of the group as a whole is infectious, to say the least. The Devin Townsend Project performed a setlist that was far too short but included tracks like ‘More,’ ‘Kingdom,’ ’Lucky Animals,’ ‘Planet of the Apes,’ ‘War’ ‘Juular,’ and of course, ‘Grace.’ Chicago based band The Atlas Moth kicked off the night with their sludgy, metal, psychedelic sound. Photos of Gojira and the Devin Townsend Project at Irving Plaza in NYC Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Devin Townsend Project Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Watch Gojira’s Duplantier Brothers Trade Instruments in Concert

Roadrunner Joe Duplantier is Gojira ‘s vocalist and rhythm guitarist, and his brother Mario is the band’s drummer. The two briefly switched roles at a recent show, and there’s video footage to prove it (watch below). A couple of weeks ago at the French band’s show at Exeter University’s Lemon Grove Club, the Duplantier brothers surprised their British fans by swapping instruments for part of a song. The video shows Mario playing guitar and delivering extreme metal vocals for about a minute and a half while Joe plays drums. Surprisingly enough, the band didn’t miss a beat. Mario’s guitar playing is decent (although he did break a string) and his guttural vocals are sufficiently evil. Joe seemed right at home behind the drum kit, as well. We know he can also play bass, as he did on Cavalera Conspiracy’s 2008 album ‘Inflikted.’ American fans will have a chance to see if the Duplantier brothers swap instruments again when Gojira kicks off a North American tour with Devin Townsend and the Atlas Moth in January 2013. In a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie about the trek, Joe Duplantier says the bands they have toured with over the years have influenced them. “They’ve had an influence on us – the way we behave onstage, the way we play, they way we approach the whole thing, sometimes it’s purely technical like the way they plug in their gear.” Duplantier continued. “So we always learn something from touring with people that’s why I’m so happy to tour with Devin, he’s such an incredible singer – one of my influences actually and he’ll be opening for us [Laughs] how crazy is that?” Gojira are touring in support of ‘L’Enfant Sauvage,’ which has been named one of Loudwire’s 10 Best Metal Albums of 2012 . Watch Gojira’s Joe and Mario Duplantier Switch Instruments

Daily Reload: Metallica, Nirvana, President of Heavy Metal Elections + More

Theo Wargo, Getty Images Here’s a look at the top stories of the day on Loudwire and around the Web: – Metallica have been dedicating their time to completing a new concert DVD and Blu-Ray, and guess what? ‘Quebec Magnetic’ will be ready for the holidays. [ Loudwire ] – Wonder how Kurt Cobain would feel about this? CBS has started developing a new sitcom utilizing the name of Nirvana ‘s hit song — ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ — as its working title. [ Loudwire ] – The Presidential debates may be over, but there’s still plenty left to discuss while voting for the President of Heavy Metal. See which eight candidates remain in the Quarterfinals and vote for your favorites to advance. [ Loudwire ] – Former Kiss drummer Peter Criss responds after hearing that Aerosmith ‘s Steven Tyler called his onetime group “a comic-book band.” [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – Happy 48th birthday today to Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo. Find out more about his musical and personal history. [ Ultimate Metallica ] – Gaslight Anthem have landed ‘Happy Endings’ cutie Elisha Cuthbert for their latest video for ‘Here Comes My Man.’ [ ] – French metal favorites Gojira will play their first North American headlining tour early next year, with support from the Devin Townsend Project and the Atlas Moth . [ Rock Music Report ]

Katatonia, Devin Townsend Project + Paradise Lost Bring ‘Epic Idols & Kings’ to NYC

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Fans turned out in droves for the New York City stop of the ‘Epic Kings & Idols’ tour featuring  Katatonia ,  Devin Townsend Project , Paradise Lost and Stolen Babies. Katatonia are out in support of their ninth full length record ‘Dead End Kings’ and they kicked off their set with ‘Dead Letters’ from the new album. The Swedish metalers also performed new tracks like ‘Buidings,’ ‘Lethean’ and ‘The Racing Heart’ along with older cuts ‘Teargas,’ ‘Walking by a Wire,’ ‘My Twin’ and more. Devin Townsend and the rest of his band had the most energetic set of the night and put on one of the best shows of the year. Townsend has one hell of a voice and he belted out songs such as ‘Supercrush,’ ‘Juular,’ ‘Vampira,’ as well as numerous others. The band also showcased the new album ‘Epicloud’ with performances of ‘Kingdom,’ ‘Lucky Animals’ and ‘Grace.’ Townsend is known for his fun stage presence, and he threw smiles and funny faces to the welcoming and enthusiastic crowd. The Devin Townsend Project is one group of musicians that cannot be missed in concert. Paradise Lost performed a vigorous set that kicked off with ‘Enchantment,’ ‘Erased’ and ‘The Enemy.’ They also played the title track of their latest record ‘Tragic Idol’ and another new tune ‘In This We Dwell,’ as well as older favorites ‘Faith Divides Us’ and ‘Say Just Words.’ Stolen Babies opened up the show and began the night of madness with their carnivalesque, avant garde metal set, which fans really dug. Frontwoman and accordion player Dominique Lenore Persi would later grace the stage again during Devin Townsend’s set. Check out our photos below of the show at New York City’s Irving Plaza. Katatonia Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Devin Townsend Project: Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Paradise Lost: Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Stolen Babies: Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Katatonia, Devin Townsend Project + Paradise Lost ‘Epic Kings & Idols’ Prize Pack Giveaway!

We’re teaming up with Swedish metal outfit Katatonia to bring you an awesome contest. To celebrate the upcoming release of Katatonia’s ninth full-length album, ‘Dead End Kings’ (due Aug. 28), and the band’s upcoming ‘Epic Kings & Idols’ tour, we’re giving away a special prize-pack to one lucky fan, consisting of prizes from the bands Katatonia, the Devin Townsend Project and Paradise Lost. With all three band gearing up for