by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Music.

Since the announcement way back in April that French death metal band Gojira would be releasing a special four-song EP to benefit the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, fans have been expectantly waiting for the group to hit the studio.

The band, formerly known as “Godzilla” (and the inspiration behind the name of the Sea Shepherd’s latest sleek anti-whaling vessel) finally recorded the EP in November — their first new tracks in two years. In a new interview over on ArtistDirect, guitarist/vocalist Joe Duplantier says the music will be “heavy, fast and in your face”.

Rumors has it that Gojira may also be getting involved with Animal Planet and composing a new song for the “Whale Wars” series opening credits. For the past three seasons, “Bullet With Butterfly Wings” by Smashing Pumpkins has been the opener, so it seems kind of odd that they would transition to something different now — but I’d certainly love to hear whatever they come up with.

Jump here to check out the video interview over on ArtistDirect! Expect the EP to be available sometime in 2011.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • AnimuX

    Rock on Gojira! Sail on Sea Shepherd! Save the Whales!

  • crumpets are yummy
    • crumpets are yummy

      I must have missed this…WHALING SCAM!

      Six months ago two Japanese whaling crew members reported to Australia’s ABC Foreign Affairs program that other crew members were taking whale meat that legally belongs to the Japanese tax payer for personal profit.

      Today, the Japanese Fishery Agency has admitted to the fact, confirming that they had reprimanded five of its officials for taking more than $3000 AUD worth of whale meat.

      “I deeply apologise for this act in which officials took whale meat,” said the Fishery Agency spokesman Toyohiko Ota. “It’s an act for which we will lose credibility. We will take prevention measures so it will never happen again,”

      “One crew member would take home 500 to 600 kilograms of whale meat as if it was normal,” one of the whistle blowers said. “That’s a little too much to eat at home. Some people give it to their neighbours, others are obviously selling it. I heard a story that one crewman built a house from selling whale meat.”

      Sadly, the crew members are actually facing jail time for their efforts to expose the illegal distribution and sale of whale meat.

      While the agency has only admitted to $3000 worth of whale meat taken, Greenpeace and the two Japanese whistle blowers believe that is a fraction of the total amount of meat that has been stolen.

      http://planetsave.com/2010/12/29/whale-scam-uncovered-and-confirmed/

  • Matt

    Maybe the band should wait and see if Paul decides to sink their namesake boat first.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josh-Lamb/100000872581980 Josh Lamb

      Dont worry it was both Petes and the Captain of the SM#2 ignorance that caused the collision, Get your facts right.

      • Matt

        Not according to Pete, he said he lied to investigators (that means the official findings are tainted) AND he said Watson ordered the sinking entirely for publicity. You get your facts straight.

      • crumpets are yummy

        Actually none of that had anything to do with the collision itself.

        Everyone knows Japan wanted that boat sunk.

      • Matt

        Crumpets are yummy – I wasn’t talking about the collision. I was talking about the sinking – which Watson ordered for publicity. They wouldn’t need a Gojira if Watson hadn’t made the decision to sink the entirely salveagable Ady Gil.

        Michael Raymer – nobody said Paul ordered the ramming. Paul ordered the sinking.

      • crumpets are yummy

        Matt..if the Japanese Kaptain Kamikaze had not sliced the Ady Gil into two parts, then there would have been no sinking of the Ady Gil, period.

      • Michael Raymer

        “nobody said Paul ordered the ramming. Paul ordered the sinking.” And who ordered the ramming? Who was in charge of the ship that attacked the Ady Gil? Who was it? You accuse me of lying and obfuscating, yet you insist on ignoring the FACTS behind why the Ady Gil sunk. Hey, if your house burns down, make sure to blame the Fire Dept. That’s how much sense you’re making now.

        “They wouldn’t need a Gojira if Watson hadn’t made the decision to sink the entirely salveagable Ady Gil.” Ignorance is bliss, ba-bee. I find it hilarious that you self-proclaimed experts try to convince others of a point, when evidence completely to the contrary is there, right in front of everyone. The salvage efforts were well documented. The inability to get the Ady Gil to port has been made abundantly obvious. The bleating of sheep is not going to change the facts that people see right before their eyes. And calling other people liars is not a shield from the ridiculousness of your accusations, Matt.

      • Matt

        Hey Mike, if you have a problem with Bethune flat-out stating that Watson ordered the sinking of the entirely salvageable Ady Gil, then I suggest you take it up with him. You want FACTS? It is a FACT that Pete Bethune has stated that Watson ordered the sinking of the Ady Gil after the collision for publicity purposes. It is a FACT that, that is what I was posting about. It is a FACT that you suddenly want to talk about the actual collision instead. It is a FACT you are therefore trying to obfuscate and change the subject.

      • Matt

        “And calling other people liars is not a shield from the ridiculousness of your accusations, Matt.”

        And neither are your homophobic slurs, Mike.

      • Michael Raymer

        What does Bethune have to do with anything? All the evidence was right there on Whale Wars (which BTW can now be seen on Netflix Streaming), for everyone to see. The Ady Gil was shown to be unsalvageable and Bethune was shown to be an attention whore and a cowboy that doesn’t work well with others.

        It is a FACT that I want to talk about the collision because it is what sank the Ady Gil. If the Shonan Maru had not intentionally collided with the Ady Gil, the Ady Gil would not have sunk. That’s what we’re talking about right? And we can talk about it every single time you bring it up. The Shonan Maru intentionally rammed the Ady Gil, leading to her sinking.

        “And neither are your homophobic slurs, Mike.” WTF did I say that’s homophobic? Do you know the meaning of the word? It doesn’t seem like it. Nothing I wrote is homophobic because I’m not a homophobe. If my slurs are anything they’re anti-stupidity rather than anti-gay. See, I have no time in my life to care if antone is gay, but people keep trying to push their agenda of ignorance on me, so that’s what I’m phobic about. I am an ignorance-o-phobe…thanx for keeping me busy.

        “It is a FACT you are therefore trying to obfuscate and change the subject.” No, I think it’s pretty clear that I’m the one trying to keep the subject where it belongs. The FACT of the matter is that (as crumpets made perfectly clear) they wouldn’t need Gojira if the captain of the Shonan Maru had not intentionally changed course to collide with the Ady Gil.

      • Matt

        Funny Mike, you still seem to not want to deal with the FACT that Pete Bethune specifically stated that Watson ordered the sinking of a perfectly salvageable ship. Again, if you have a problem with Pete saying that (remembering, of course, that Watson has stated that he lies as a matter of strategy) then take it up with him. I’m sorry you don’t like Pete (anymore) but calling him a cowboy doesn’t change the FACT that he is light years more trustworthy than Watson. Pete’s recent comments on Watson and Sea Shepherd only show just how dishonest the Whale Wars show actually is.

      • Matt

        Mike, you know all too well “Pansy hairdresser” is a homophobic slur. It’s also an ad hominem so it makes your protestation at being called a liar especially funny and hypocritical.

      • Michael Raymer

        “Ponsy hairdresser” is from “Spinal Tap”. It wasn’t homophobic there, nor is it here. Hell, it was used on “The West Wing”, hardly a homophobic show.

        How many times do I have to say it? Watch “Whale Wars” and it shows with abundant clarity the necessity to scuttle the Ady Gil. Your attempts to distort that which is plainly seen are futile and a waste of time. Pete can make all the after-the-fact claims that he wants. I have my own maritime experience, I know what I’m looking at when I watch the show and I am content that there was no viable way to salvage the Ady Gil. If I thought there was, I wouldn’t hesitate to say so. I have never backed off from criticizing SSCS and Watson when I felt they were making a bad move (to include using the Ady Gil in the first place), but this isn’t one of those times. And the FACT of the matter is that we wouldn’t be having this discussion if the Shonan Maru had not changed course and intentionally rammed the Ady Gil.

      • David

        So, Mike you are basing your argument on less than an hour of edited tape on a TV show as proof of the situation, and can state “The salvage efforts were well documented”?

      • crumpets are yummy

        David, please don’t be pathetic…the Ady Gil intentional ramming story has been well documented over the entire spectrum of the media…everybody knows that and everybody has read it/ seen it/ herd about it from a hundred different perspectives.

      • Michael Raymer

        No David, as I clearly stated above, I have maritime experience and I know what I’m looking at. That’s what I’m basing my argument on. Go ahead, read what I actually wrote and not what you want it to read like, and you will clearly read where I say that. The key words are: maritime experience.

        And since I always have to repeat myself for the benefit of the pro-whalers who, like their feeble, delayed-for-weeks, ocean going buddies; can never seem to get it right: When I don’t agree with Watson and/or SSCS, I come right out and say so. I’m not part of a spin machine like our pro-whaling participants are. I have never given nor received compensation to/from SSCS, I do not work for them in any capacity. In the case of the scuttling of the Ady Gil (which, BTW, was intentionally rammed by the Shonan Maru), it not only was the right move, it was the only available option. Keep spinning, keep digging for quotes, keep….doing whatever that is you do. You can’t change the clear and apparent facts that are presented directly to people.

      • Matt

        Here Mike, let me tell you what you did because it’ll help you understand why Sea Shepherd has justifiably acquired the reputation of being racist and bigotted: In your typical SS crazed-zeal to attack someone you think is pro-whaling, you used a bigotted cultural stereotype to try (inneffectually) to insult that person. SS types often do this especially with regard to derogatory Japanese/Asian stereotypes.That you’re now trying to deflect by pointing out other use of it in movies and on TV is essentially dishonest and ridiculous. And, of course, you still remain a hypocrite for having complained about being called names after doing it yourself in your very first post on this thread.

        I (and I’m sure, most other rational people)will take the word of the guy that built the boat over Watson OR the producers of Whale Wars as to the salvageability of the Ady Gil. Pete said they pretended to try and tow it, they pretended it was unsalveable, and Watson ordered it sunk for publicity purposes. All evidence shows these as FACTS. Are you saying Pete did not go aboard the AG and open the seacocks and all the hatches as he maintains he did?

      • Michael Raymer

        “SS types often do this especially with regard to derogatory Japanese/Asian stereotypes.” Prove it. Show me all these Japanese/Asian Stereotypes that either me or SSCS has used. I want links and I want attributed quotes. Either back up your accusations with proof or have yourself a nice, cold glass of shut the hell up.

        It’s kind of ironic that your feeble little reaction to being called a “Ponsy hairdresser” has you acting precisely like a ponsy hairdresser. Poor dear.

        Call me all the names you want. Nothing you post here is going to stop what is happening in the Southern Ocean. And what is happening there is the whalers are getting issued an ass-kicking of biblical proportions…and will continue to do so for as long as they are there. And the same will happen next year. Regardless of your whining.

        “I (and I’m sure, most other rational people)will take the word of the guy that built the boat over Watson OR the producers of Whale Wars as to the salvageability of the Ady Gil.” I’m not talking about “taking anyones word for it.” I’m talking about seeing what is right in front of your eyes. You keep bleating about what Pete said, what Pete said, what Pete said. I’m talking about what everyone can see for themselves.

        And since when did Pete Bethune become your star witness? You guys have done nothing for the last 15 months but discredit and insult Pete Bethune, now all of a sudden, he’s your bestest buddy? Bullshit. You’re like romika. You’ll beat and twist any quote you can dredge up.

        And one last point. You can jump up and down and set your hair on fire all you want. The captain of the Shonan Maru is responsible for the Ady Gil being sunk, not Admiral Watson. Period, Paragraph, End of Discussion.

      • Matt

        “Show me all these Japanese/Asian Stereotypes that either me or SSCS has used. I want links and I want attributed quotes. Either back up your accusations with proof or have yourself a nice, cold glass of shut the hell up.”

        Oh Mike, NOPE, you get to do your own homework (which would consist of a 30 second google of Sea Shepherd Racism for anyone who wanted to see it – you don’t and would deny it anyway). The Sea Shepherd reputation for racism is widely known to the point that Watson has had to address it several times now.

        Still a name-calling hypocrite and bigot, I see. That’ll certainly help. I’ve called you a liar after several of your ad hominem attacks. Don’t like it? Don’t do it.

        I keep “bleating” about what Pete said because it backs-up entirely my original post in this thread. That’s called presenting evidence in support of a claim. You may want to think about trying it some time. Watson ordered the sinking of the Ady Gil for publicity – nothing you say can change that, Mike.

        “Period, Paragraph, End of Discussion.” That’s hilarious. Even the official New Zealand report doesn’t claim that but you’ve decided you’re the authority now and that the discussion is over? Bigot, hypocrit and delusions of grandeur are not an attractive combination, Mike.

      • Michael Raymer

        Y’know Matt, there are television shows out there where you could make some serious money with your tapdancing skills. Nice try but you’ve just succeeded in extending the thread while saying nothing at all.

      • Matt

        Mike, my initial post in this thread is one sentence long. I made a simple statement that is easily confirmed. You decided to try and build a strawman argument having nothing to do with what I posted and make an issue of that AND infused ad hominem into it. I’m terribly sorry I didn’t take the bait and agree to change the subject as you so desperately wanted. It’s not tap dancing to try to keep you honest, Mike.

    • Michael Raymer

      Well Matt, since we’re dealing in FACTS, how’s about illuminating us to who it was that rammed the Ady Gil. Was it Paul that did the ramming? Did he order it?

      Oh and by the way, are you actually going to stick around this time? Or are you going to run off (again) like a ponsy hairdresser when the FACTS become too much for you?

      • Matt

        I have no idea what your fevered imagination has conjured up regarding our previous conversation, Mike. Since you presented no FACTS there was certainly nothing to run from. I PROVED every point I made and you merely tried to change the subject and obfuscate and lie, just like a Sea Shepherd Klansman is supposed to. Watson told you to lie and you do.

      • crumpets are yummy

        Matt..isn’t Ginza Glen paying your way on here too just like all the others?

      • Matt

        Crumpets are Yummy: I feel it’s my duty as a civilized human being who believes in non-violence as a means to resolve conflicts, to point out the violent, lieing, fascists in our society. So, when I see a cult leader, like Watson, glorifying and capitalizing on committing violent acts on those he’s chose to demonize, like any good peace-loving person should, I speak-out. Nobody needs to pay me to do that.

      • crumpets are yummy

        So who are you pointing out this week matt? As the fine upstanding citizen that you claim to be, what action/s are you taking this week / month against individuals/ politicians/ corporations?

        Pray tell?

  • Arnie

    I have started torturing and killing puppies and kittens now because Paul Watson and SSCS have launched a violent campaign against innocent people. This is what I’m doing about it. I won’t stop until they do. A lot of the animals I started with are dead now and I have replaced them with new ones. People like the band Gojira are contributing to the suffering of these animals by financially supporting the SSCS.

    You can help these animals. Contact SSCS and their major financial enablers like Bob Barker and let them know what they have to do to make me stop. Don’t donate to them and encourage other people not to. If you live in a country where SSCS has a ship registered contact your government and urge them to remove the registration. If you are a US citizen contact your government and urge them to remove the tax exempt status that the SSCS has. The more I see these things being done, the more mercy I will show to the puppies and kittens.

    • Michael Raymer

      Ah Arnie, instead of being troubled by your attitude, I’m just glad that something came along that made you put down that blowup doll. Of course, one wishes that you would find a (living, breathing) girlfriend but I think we all see the writing on the wall in that dept.

      Please come back often and inform us of your progress. While we all know that you are a coward and a tool, you are giving the general public all they need to see of the pro-whaling crowd. That’a worth a few puppies and kittens, amirite?

      • crumpets are yummy

        R you pullin your puddin again there Arnie?

    • ECOWARRIOR117

      This is the most hilariously sad, pathetic argument I have ever seen. Keep up the good work!

  • http://www.thewhalepeople.com Jon Soeder

    I am sorry to hear about the small dead animals. I guess the ASPCA should be notified and next of kin where necessary…

    I’ve started my own blog site for our friends, the whales. Please feel free to visit any time.

    Is there any place I can send flowers for the poor dead animals? Is there an ongoing count?

  • ednakano

    No copyright permision for those rock group use “Gojira”. It means they are fake musician.

    • crumpets are yummy

      Ah the return of Edna. Has anyone copyrighted Ednakookoo yet? No? It means anyone can post using the name Ednakookoo.

      Did you get a new translator program for Christmas?

      • ECOWARRIOR117

        Looks like he still uses babelfish!

  • romika3

    SSCS has evolved into a money making machine. Rock videos, tee shirts, and a pseudo-pirate TV show where game show participants run around in circles pretending to be herbivore pirates throwing tee shirts, cotton balls, butter ball stink bombs and deliberating sinking their own ships to gain media exposure and to ramp up the flow of funds from unsuspecting old ladies and movie stars who are trying to increase their media presence. Excuse me but I have to run to the washroom as I am about to throw-up.

  • crumpets are yummy

    ICR has evolved into a money making machine. Pro whaling videos, fake court sessions and lies to the rest of the world over its fake pseudo research whaling whilst posting silly videos of crew members blasting chili spray into their own faces before running around in circles and crying for their mummys…all the while pretending to be cetacean researchers and paying a bunch of low life scum bucket internet trolls headed by the champion of pudding pullers, Ginza Glen Inwood, to post cr*P all over the internet, as well as deliberately ramming the SSCS ship Ady Gil, nearly murdering her crew….all the while begging for tolerance and understanding of their evil and most vile industry of dead whale meat to ramp up the flow of funds from unsuspecting old ladies and other Japanese tax payers who have to fork out millions to keep this whole sham alive….and promoting wanna be right wing movie stars who wave cans of dead whale over the heads, waving flags and shouting through loud hailers in the streets of Tokyo…and promoting the molestation of innocent Korean kiddies who only want a playground to play in…helping to increase their media presence. Excuse me but I have to run to the washroom as I am about to throw-up.

  • romika3

    SSCS has evolved into a money making machine. Eco-terrorism videos, fake data and lies to the rest of the world over its fake pseudo conservation oganization whilst posting silly videos of crew members running around in circles and crying for their mummys…all the while pretending to be conservationalists and paying low life scum bucket SSCS trolls headed by the champion of pudding pullers, Paul Watson, to post cr*P all over the internet, as well as deliberately ramming the the Japanese Whaling ship, nearly murdering their own crew….all the while begging for money and understanding of their terrorist tactics.

  • crumpets are yummy

    ICR and the whole whaling industry are ripping off their own people, after the moratorium on commercial whaling in 1986 ICR has evolved into a money making machine and whaling for profit, helped by the support cast of Japanese taxpayers who fork out for sham , non peer reviewed “science”.

    So called “Eco-terrorism” videos, fake data and lies to the rest of the world over its fake pseudo scientific organizational stance are posted all over the ICR website with silly headings and brainwashing propaganda a plenty. Some of these videos feature the now famous “chili in my faces” scene, where a few fans of Ginza Glen Inwood dressed up like they have just been to a casting call for the film “Silkwood meets Abott and Costello” proceed to poke pepper in each others eyes whilst calling out “eco-terrowist, eco terrorwist” all the while pretending to be scientific researchers and paying low life scum bucket ICR and Ginza Glen trolls headed by the champion of champion pudding pullers, Ginza Glen, who when he gets going looks like a sumo wrestler chopping shallots, to post cr*P all over the internet, as well as making excuses for the deliberate ramming of the the ADY GIL, nearly murdering all of her crew and sending them all to a watery grave.

    All the while begging for money from the government of Japan and its ignorant taxpayers unaware of the deep, deep shame and loss of face that Japanese whaling is bringing to that country, not understanding that the ICR are really terrorists in disguise, try to murder innocent people on the high seas as well as torturing and killing innocent and protected wildlife.

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch, and having sent the SS whale meat Oriental bluebird to its own watery grave and final resting place in downtown China, the ICR sprayed some more chili into their own faces when they were unable to get a refueling ship this year, having scared off all potentials after shouting “eco-terrowist” once too many times.

    Whilst sending off the SS whale meat to its watery grave in China,

    • romika3

      So Yummycramps, what are you trying to say?

      • crumpets are yummy

        Simply that Japanese whalers need to go home and stay home.

      • crumpets are yummy

        Why do you ask, 2dogs?

  • crumpets are yummy

    I see the illegal Japanese whaling fleet has already been found.

    So much for commercial whaling in the SO 2011 huh!

    Go home scum-bucket whalers…go home and stay home …and a pox on all your houses!

    Happy new year:)

    • romika3

      “a pox on all your houses!”, a typical SSCS threat to an idividual rather than the issue. As stated in the past our issue is with the methods employed by SSCS to acheived their goals. They are an eco-terrorism organization not a conservation organization has they claim that uses terror methods and tactics to acheive their goals, they promate hate towards cultures, select issues based on their media and fundraising potential and as stated by Watson himself in “Earthfore” they lie and distort the data.

      If they have found the whaling fleet their next move is to create an incident, ie set things up so one of their boats is damaged or sunk, similar to last year they flood the media and collect the money.

      • crumpets are yummy

        Thats not a threat romika3, its a curse.

    • Michael Raymer

      Hmmm…I can’t remember if I mentioned this before but….The whalers are going to get an ass-kicking of biblical proportions.

      • romika3

        “The whalers are going to get an ass-kicking of biblical proportions.” A tyipical tactic of the SSCS and other similar organizations. Attack the individual common frontline fisherperson (this term refers to people who make their living from the sea)as it is easier and they shy away from the real work that is requried to bring about environmental change.

      • Michael Raymer

        “Attack the individual common frontline fisherperson (this term refers to people who make their living from the sea)”. As usual, don’t let the facts get in the way of the hype. Whalers are not common, they are the frontline of an atrocity that they perpetrate, and they are most certainly NOT fisherpersons (which does not apply to them, no matter what kind of lame spin tactics you try).

        You write about ” the real work that is requried to bring about environmental change”. OK, where were you when the shark finning thread came up? Nowhere to be found. Where is your support for anything that contributes to environmental change? Nowhere to be found. You’re a hard person to take seriously.

      • romika3

        My issue is with the method.

      • Michael Raymer

        So is mine romika. The methods of brutality used by the whalers, the bald-faced lying they commit with their claims of “Research”, their targeting of whale calves to better murder the parents. Yes. That is my “issue”.

        My issue is also calling these pathetic turds “common frontline fisherpersons.” They are not in any stretch of the imagination. Like their seal-clubbing buddies, they are thugs who feel the need to compensate for the fact that they are too stupid to get a real job, so they need to kill defenseless, unmarketable animals. And, c’mon, what kind of woman marries, let alone sleeps, with this kind of inexcusable punk. That has to fester quite a bit. So they take their sexual frustration out on the animal kingdom.

        “Issues”. Yes, issues is a good word. The whalers (and those who support them) have some very serious issues.

  • boo radley

    That news should make that smug little douc*Ebag Glenn Inwood choke on his cornflakes tomorrow morning.

    Or perhaps I should have said con-flakes. What else would a con man eat for breakfast?

  • http://comast hanna

    wahoo go whales!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!