French metal masters Gojira are launching their new single “Amazonia,” with the release of a video shot in France as well as various locations in Brazil.
Watch the official “Amazonia” music video below:
“Amazonia” is taken from the band’s forthcoming album, Fortitude, available April 30 through Roadrunner Records, and follows on from lead single “Born For One Thing.”
Continuing Gojira’s career-long tradition of harnessing their music as a vehicle for environmental activism, “Amazonia” 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.
Launching alongside the song and video is a fundraising initiative to support The Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB) who advocate for the environmental and cultural rights of indigenous tribes in the Amazon who have suffered immensely as victims of deforestation, land loss, forced labor, violence, and harassment.
Working with Propeller, Gojira are curating a month-long, charitable campaign featuring an auction of one-of-a-kind items from the band and their friends to benefit APIB. The auction launches with a Joe Duplantier-signature guitar, hand-engraved by Duplantier with artwork celebrating Amazonian wildlife, in addition to a hand-engraved, Nash Guitars bass from Metallica’s bass player Robert and his artist wife Chloe Trujillo, along with items from Slayer, Lamb of God, and more.
Each week new items will be added to the auction here.
Recorded and produced by Joe Duplantier at Silver Cord Studios and mixed by Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Rage Against The Machine), Fortitude is a collection of songs urging humanity to imagine a new world—and then make it happen.
Pre-order Fortitude here.