Gojira reveal new single “Into The Storm”

French metal greats Gojira have unleashed a brand new track by the name of “Into The Storm” — check out the tune below in official lyric video form. The song appears on the act’s recently announced new full-length album titled ‘Fortitude,’ which comes out on April 30th through Roadrunner Records (pre-order).

Speaking on the new song, vocalist and guitarist Joe Duplantier comments, “This song is infused with the concept of civil disobedience. Acting accordingly with our deepest wisdom and standing for what is precious and good in this world. The only possible revolution is the one that blossoms from within us. Change will come from individuals. Laws are meant to be bent and shaped to our vital needs. LAWS WILL FOLLOW!

A press release states, ““Into The Storm” arrives in the wake of the band’s recent single “Amazonia” which takes aim at the crisis impacting the Amazon and its indigenous communities. A lush ripper interwoven with indigenous folk instruments and groove-metal rhythms, the soundscapes skew verdant, but the themes prove anything but idyllic.” You can check out “Amazonia” at this location. Regarding the endangered rainforest, Duplantier declares, “The greatest miracle/ Is burning to the ground.

The presser continues, “Alongside “Amazonia,” the band launched a fundraising initiative to benefit the indigenous owned NGO 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 land loss, forced labor and poverty.” Duplantier explains further, “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.

Here’s more info on the fundraising initiative, “Working with the social good-focused digital platform Propeller, Gojira are curating a month-long charitable campaign featuring an auction of one-of-a-kind items from the band and their friends, as well as a raffle were fans can donate to be entered for a chance to win a hand customized signature Joe Duplantier guitar. Having already raised over $120,000 to date, each week new pieces of memorabilia are added to the auction with recent items including: a snare drum from The Deftones’ Abe Cunningham used in the recording of the band’s debut album Adrenaline, a painting from Slipknot’s Jay Weinberg, an autographed bass used by Justin Chancellor from Tool, a signed book from Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and more. To see the current auction listings, visit propeller.la/gojira. Furthermore, Gojira have also launched a limited-edition art print to benefit the APIB, which is available at http://gojira.lnk.to/poster.

ICYMI, the first single off ‘Fortitude’ titled “Born For One Thing” dropped last month, listen to it here.

Stream “Into The Storm”:

‘Fortitude’ track listing:
01. “Born For One Thing”
02. “Amazonia”
03. “Another World”
04. “Hold On”
05. “New Found”
06. “Fortitude”
07. “The Chant”
08. “Sphinx”
09. “Into The Storm”
10. “The Trails”
11. “Grind”

2021 tour dates with Defotnes and Poppy:
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



Photo by Gabrielle Duplantier

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