GOJIRA Reveals New Single ‘The Chant,’ New Album “Fortitude” Dropping this Friday April 30th

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Two times Grammy® nominated band Gojira have shared “The Chant,” the final single to arrive ahead of the release of the band’s widely anticipated new album, “Fortitude”, out April 30th via Roadrunner Records. “The Chant” is available today on all streaming platforms with pre-orders for “Fortitude” available at www.gojira-music.com. Furthermore, Gojira have also shared a teaser for an official music video for “The Chant” which will arrive on album release day, April 30th

The center piece of an album-long call to action, “The Chant” is a slow-burning track featuring some of Gojira’s most melodic material to date. Where past anthems were driven by nuanced dynamics and technical guitar arrangements, “The Chant” is a self-described “healing ritual” emanating primordial warmth, culminating in a harmony-stacked chorus that bridges the gap between ancient hymnals and contemporary rock.

Vocalist / guitarist Joe Duplantier commented on “The Chant” stating: “Let this chant ring in your bones and lift you up.”

“The Chant” follows early album singles “Another World,” “Born For One Thing,” “Into The Storm,” and “Amazonia,” the latter of which was launched alongside 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.

Working with the social good-focused digital platform PropellerGOJIRA is 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 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.

“Into The Storm” and Amazonia follow the album’s lead single, “Born For One Thing”, which arrived in February accompanied by a Charles De Meyer-directed official music video shot in France and Belgium. All three tracks are available as instant rat downloads with pre-orders of “Fortitude”GOJIRA‘s first album in five years and the follow-up to 2016’s Grammy-nominated LP “Magma”.

Recorded and produced by Joseph Duplantier at Silver Cord Studio — GOJIRA‘s Ridgewood, Queens, headquarters — and mixed by Andy Wallace (NIRVANARAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE), “Fortitude” is a collection of songs urging humanity to imagine a new world — and then make it happen. The band initially laid the foundation for “Fortitude” last year with the surprise release of the 2020 single Another World”NPR hailed the track as “an apocalyptic banger,” and Stereogum declared, GOJIRA are one of this century’s most important underground metal institutions,” while “Fortitude” was voted by fans as the #1 release on Revolver‘s “Most Anticipated Albums of 2021.

GOJIRA‘s widely anticipated tour dates supporting DEFTONES have been rescheduled for 2021.

 

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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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