GOJIRA SHARE ‘SPHINX’ MUSIC VIDEO
GOJIRA SHARE ‘SPHINX’ MUSIC VIDEO
2x Grammy® nominated band Gojira have shared an official music video for "Sphinx" a standout track from their acclaimed new album FORTITUDE. Directed and animated by Zev Deans, the music video sees Gojira delivering a pulverizing performance at the feet of the infamous Egyptian colossus.
Earlier this year Gojira made a stunning global chart impact with their celebrated new album FORTITUDE. The French band’s new studio album entered Billboard‘s ‘Top Albums’ chart at #1, while also claiming the #1 spot on Billboard‘s ‘Top Current Albums,’ ‘Current Rock Albums,’ and ‘Current Hard Music Albums’ tallies. The release also marked a career high debut on the ‘Billboard 200′ for Gojira, arriving at #12, with several career high chart positions and Top 10 debuts in countries around the globe including: France (#2), United Kingdom (#6), Australia (#3), Germany (#8), Belgium (#2), Netherlands (#4), Denmark (#3), Portugal (#4), Finland (#2), and Norway (#10).
FORTITUDE is highlighted by the singles "Another World," "Born For One Thing," "Into The Storm," "The Chant," and "Amazonia" which launched alongside ‘Operation Amazonia,’ a philanthropic effort aimed at ending genocide and ecocide in the Amazon. Working with the social good-focused digital platform Propeller, Gojira launched a charitable campaign raising over 300K through an auction and raffle of one-of-a-kind items from the band and their friends in Metallica, Tool, Slipknot, Slayer, Slash and more. All proceeds are to be donated to 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. Recently Gojira’s Joe Duplantier journeyed to the Amazon to protest harmful legislation and visit the site of a recently constructed ‘healing house,’ funded by the operation, which will ensure the birthright and health of the indigenous Guarani-Kaiowa community.
Recorded and Produced by Joe Duplantier at Silver Cord Studio – Gojira’s Ridgewood, Queens, headquarters – and mixed by Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Rage Against The Machine), FORTITUDE is Gojira’s first album in five years and the follow-up to 2016’s Grammy® nominated LP MAGMA. A collection of songs urging humanity to imagine a new world-and then make it happen, FORTITUDE has been earning widespread critical praise with THE GUARDIAN, REVOLVER, METAL HAMMER, KERRANG!, and ROLLING STONE all naming it one of their "Best Albums of 2021 So Far" with the latter remarking "It’s all the rage of death metal mixed with the conscience of punk rock and the musicality of progressive rock." NPR hailed "Another World" as "an apocalyptic banger," and PASTE called "Into The Storm" a "much-needed revolutionary anthem." STEREOGUM declared, "hearing this band operating at their peak is a life-affirming thing," while REVOLVER attested "FORTITUDE, could spark a revolution."
Gojira treat heavy music as a living and breathing entity, morphing, transforming, and changing in each iteration. After 2016’s MAGMA crashed the Top 25 of the Billboard Top 200, the history-making French band garnered a pair of 2017 Grammy® nominations, including "Best Rock Album" and "Best Metal Performance" for "Silvera." REVOLVER cited its 2012 predecessor L’Enfant Sauvage as #2 among the "25 Best Albums of the 2010s." Meanwhile, ROLLING STONE named their 2005 breakthrough From Mars To Sirius one of "The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time." Handpicked to open for Metallica by none other than frontman James Hetfield, they have toured with Slayer, Slipknot, and more in addition to headlining tours around the world. The group’s forthcoming seventh full-length album, Fortitude, undoubtedly sees them push the envelope as they change heavy music once again in 2021.