Music Hall of Williamsburg


Devin Townsend, The Atlas Moth

Mon, February 18, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Music Hall of Williamsburg

Brooklyn, NY

This event is 18 and over

Combining intense incendiary live shows that will leave you open-mouthed in awe, with richly textured and brutally powerful compositions that transcend the normal death metal style, there’s no doubting that Gojira are an exceptional band. And one that, in the 10 years of being together has seen them rise up from the extreme metal underground like (their namesake) Godzilla from the sea, breaking through the confines of the scene that spawned them, hungry to spread their message of environmentalism and spirituality across the globe, hungry to make the world a better place and hungry for success. And like Godzilla before them, Gojira are flattening all competition in their wake – thanks to the growing critical acclaim that their phenomenally brilliant third album ‘From Mars To Sirius’ have gained across Europe and more recently America – since signing to Prosthetic Records.
Gojira’s songs will explode into you life, lift you up and send you spinning off into outer space, and you won’t want to come back. Such is their power. And even though their influences may be drawn from the likes of Metallica, Meshuggah and Morbid Angel, Gojira are in a class of their own. They are unique.
The four-piece whose members are: Joe Duplantier (vocals/guitar), Mario Duplantier (drums), Christian Andreau (guitar) and Jean-Michel Labadie (bass) are from a small town called Bayonne on the South West coast of France. A beautiful place, and one whose scenic countryside and rugged coastline has informed and inspired much of Gojira’s passion and love for nature and the planet as a whole. Creating the backbone to the strength and power of their sound and the foundation to their spiritual beliefs and concern for the environment. Those 10 years have seen the four-piece tour relentlessly across the length and breadth of their native France and have cemented their reputation for being one of the heaviest, goosebump-inducing, mind-blowing live acts around. This reputation has garnered not only a huge fanatical fan-base, but has inspired the mainstream music press to sit up and take notice in France, the rest of Europe and now America.
Since setting up their own label Gabriel Editions over eight years ago, the four-piece have released two albums, Terra Incognita, The Link and a live DVD The Link Live and although fiercely independent and self-sufficient decided two years ago to sign with French-based Listenable records to help give them exposure outside of France with From Mars To Sirius. It worked! 2006 saw Gojira tour extensively through Europe, England and America, and is set to continue in 2007 and beyond.
This is one determined, unstoppable metal monster on a very powerful mission and the message is clear: Stop existing, because it’s time to wake up and feel alive! One listen to Gojira, and you will…
Devin Townsend
Devin Townsend
On September 24, HevyDevy Records and InsideOut Music will release Epicloud, the monumental fifteenth studio album from visionary singer/guitarist/producer Devin Townsend. From the infectious anthem “More!”, to the cabaret-worthy “Lucky Animals” or the rhythmic electronica of “Save Our Now” all the way to the meditative “Divine,” Epicloud draws on a wide range of influences to create an album that celebrates optimism in humanity, WHILST simultaneously remaining absolutely crushing. A wide variety of textures and moods makes Epicloud a very fitting follow-up to the emotionally varied prior Devin Townsend Project albums.

The new album from the Devin Townsend Project ‘Epicloud’ draws on a wide range of influences to create an album that celebrates optimism in humanity,
whilst simultaneously remaining absolutely crushing. A wide variety of textures and moods makes Epicloud a very fitting follow-up to the emotionally varied prior Devin Townsend Project albums.

Townsend is no stranger to musical diversity, and 2011 saw him complete a four-album cycle – Ki, Addicted, Deconstruction and Ghost culminating in 4 sold out shows in London with each album being celebrated with its own show

‘Epicloud’ takes Devin’s love of multiple genres to a new level: “I’ve rarely done the same things twice”, he says, “but as I’ve grown as a musician, one of the things I’ve learned is that it should be possible to make different genres ‘play ball’ with each other while illustrating a common theme.” Epicloud is a time in the creative cycle of Townsend that is unique and very specific. It celebrates the music of his past while looking forward to the future. A mixture of moods and styles summarizes Epicloud and the DTP to date, but this is not meant as a ‘definition’ of a career, rather a celebratory moment of creative liberation that isn’t held down by genre expectation.

On 27th October the Devin Townsend Project will be performing a career defining show at London’s Roundhouse entitled ‘Retinal Circus’

Tickets for the show went on sale in November 2011 and the show was sold out in March .. 7 months in advance .. quite a feat in the current climate – just showing the dedication of the DTP fans. ‘Retinal Circus’ is not going to be your average rock show .. it’s a story, a journey through the musical life of one of music most charismatic men, a carbaret, a circus .. it’s an event not to be missed .. there may even be an appearance from a certain Ziltoid The Omniscient!

Devin Townsend – guitars, vocals, keyboards
Anneke Van Giersbergen – vocals
Ryan Van Poederooyen – drums
Mike Young – bass
Dave Young – guitars
The Atlas Moth
The Atlas Moth
The Atlas Moth have carefully perfected their signature blend of bone-shaking heaviness and overwhelming urgency, adding in startling moments of clarity that allow the melodies to shine through the mire. Their swamp-worthy sludge epics are heavier than sin, a call for cleansing and nothing short of brutally honest.
Venue Information:
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11211