Gojira / “The greatest miracle is burning to the ground”

9 April 2021

Gojira will release their new album ‘Fortitude’ 30 April 2021, via Roadrunner Records. The album includes the single ‘Amazonia’, with Gojira highlighting the crisis which continues to impact the Amazon and its indigenous communities.

Joe Duplantier said: “We don’t want to just release a song called ‘Amazonia’, we want to do something on top of that. We feel a responsibility as artists to offer a way for people to take action.”

Cover of Fortitude, from Gijora
Artwork: Joe Duplantier

‘Amazonia’ was recently released as a second single, with a video directed by Charles De Meyer.

The film was shot in various locations in France and Brazil and brings an unfiltered look into the lives and struggle of the indigenous tribes there. On the song Duplantier declares of the Amazon:  “The greatest miracle / Is burning to the ground.”

There are two fundraising plans connected with the single, an auction via propeller.la/gojira the good focussed social platform and a limited edition poster print via store.gojira-music.com/branches-charity-poster.html

Duplantier said: “This is a call for Unity. The music community can be powerful when united towards something meaningful like this! So many friends, great artists and bands have joined the movement without hesitation by donating instruments.

“This is a collective effort from so many people around us!”

Month long collective

Via Propeller, Gojira and friends are offering a series of unique collectable item for auction, including a Joe Duplantier signature guitar hand-engraved by Duplantier, and-engraved Nash Guitars bass from Metallica’s bass player Robert and his artist wife Chloe Trujillo, a signed exclusive photo print from Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe, a limited edition Rockhard Slayer motorcycle helmet.

Furthermore, the first first 500 fans who purchase a limited edition print of the poster will have their names added to the final design.

Process from ‘Amazonia’ will benefit The Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB) who advocate for environmental and cultural rights of indigenous tribes in the Amazon who have suffered immensely – victims of deforestation, land loss, forced labour, violence, and harassment.

‘Fortitude’ is the bands followup up to 2016’s Grammy nominated album ‘Magma’.

Tracklist

1. Born For One Thing
2. Amazonia
3. Another World
4. Hold On
5. New Found
6. Fortitude
7. The Chant
8. Sphinx
9. Into The Storm
10. The Trails
11. Grind

US 2021 Tour Dates

August 12 ­ Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
August 14 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
August 15 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
August 17 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion
August 19 – Toronto, ON, Canada – RBC Echo Beach
August 20 – Laval, QC, Canada – Place Bell
August 21 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
August 23 – Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
August 24 – New York, NY – The Rooftop at Pier 17
August 27 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia
August 28 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summerstage
August 29 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
August 31 – Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center, University of Pittsburgh
September 2 – Indianapolis, IN – Amphitheater at White River State Park
September 3 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
September 4 – Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
September 6 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
September 7 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
September 8 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
September 10 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
September 11 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre
September 14 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
September 17 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
September 18 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
September 21 – Seattle, WA – WAMU Theater
September 22 – Portland, OR – Theatre of the Clouds at Moda Center

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