Gojira has released the new track “Into the Storm,” the fourth song the French metal band has shared from its upcoming album “Fortitude” (April 30, Roadrunner Records). “Into the Storm” is available on all streaming platforms, and its accompanying visualizer can be seen below.
“Fortitude” is available for pre-order here.
“This song is infused with the concept of civil disobedience,” vocalist/guitarist Joe Duplanier said. “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!”
Alongside the previously released single “Amazonia,” Gojira launched a fundraising initiative to benefit the indigenous owned NGO The Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB), which advocates for environmental and cultural rights of indigenous tribes in the Amazon who have suffered immensely—victims of land loss, forced labor and poverty.
“We don’t want to just release a song called ‘Amazonia’—we want to do something on top of that,” Duplantier said. “We feel a responsibility as artists to offer a way for people to take action.”
Working with the social good-focused digital platform Propeller, Gojira iscurating 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 where fans can donate to be entered for a chance to win a hand customized signature Joe Duplantier guitar. Having already raised over $120,000, 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 and a signed book from Metallica’s Kirk Hammett. To see the current auction listings, visit propeller.la/gojira. Gojira also has launched a limited-edition art print to benefit the APIB, which is available at http://gojira.lnk.to/poster.