Gojira announce new album ‘Fortitude,’ share new song (pre-order on ltd olive green vinyl!)
BrooklynVegan and Revolver have teamed up with Gojira on an exclusive opaque olive green variant of their upcoming album 'Fortitude,' limited to just 666 copies. Pre-order yours.
Last year, French metal greats Gojira released "Another World," their first new song since 2016's Magma, leading us to name their forthcoming album one of the metal albums we're anticipating in 2021. Now that album has officially been announced; it's called Fortitude and it's due April 30 via Roadrunner. It features "Another World" as well as the just-released second single "Born For One Thing."
"We have to practice detaching ourselves from everything, beginning with actual things," vocalist/guitarist Joe Duplantier says of the song. "Own less possessions, and give what you don’t need away, because one day we’ll have to let everything go, and if we don’t, we’ll just become ghosts stuck between dimensions." Like "Another World," it's the kind of gnarled anthem that Gojira have long excelled at, and it's another promising taste of this anticipated LP. It comes with a very cinematic video that was directed by Charles De Meyer and shot in France and Belgium, and you can watch that below.
The band also teamed up with BrooklynVegan and Revolver on an exclusive opaque olive green 140g vinyl variant of Fortitude, limited to just 666 copies. Pre-order yours while they last.
The album was recorded at Silver Cord Studio in Ridgewood, Queens with Joe himself engineering and producing, and it was mixed by the legendary Andy Wallace (Nirvana's Nevermind, Slayer's Reign In Blood, etc).
The band's tour with Deftones is currently scheduled for this summer, including NYC-area stops at Pier 17 on 8/24 and Stone Pony Summer Stage on 8/28. Let's hope it happens. Dates are listed below.
“Born For One Thing”
“Into The Storm”
Deftones / Gojira -- 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