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SAY, WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THAT NEW GOJIRA “SAVE THE WHALES” EP?

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Back in April Gojira announced they’d be recording a new 5-song EP this summer featuring “guests from the international metal community,” the proceeds of which would benefit anti-whaling organization Sea Shepherd. What ever became of that project? I ask because though summer’s not yet close to over the clock is definitely ticking, and I haven’t heard any updates or progress reports at all — and their August is calendar is chock full of festival dates in Europe. Furthermore, and not that this necessarily means anything, their former U.S. label Prosthetic Records denies any knowledge of news relating to the EP. So… what up? We sincerely hope our favorite Frenchmen haven’t gotten too busy to make this EP a reality.

Meanwhile, you can get your Gojira fix with 72 minutes of pro-shot, HD footage of their show at au Festival Les Vieilles Charrues in France. It’s good to see the guys are just as tight as ever, and it’s pretty cool to see them playing a bunch of older material from Terra Incognita and The Link. I’ve been attempting to watch this in the background all morning as I go about my other work (“what? there’s work besides writing and bong-toking that goes on at the MS Mansion? whodathunkit.”) but my eyes keep coming back because, ya know, Gojira! Thanks to Gideon McAdams for the link.

-VN

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