VIDEO NEWS: Gojira Release Video For Latest Single ‘The Chant’
Photo Credit: Gabrielle Duplantier
Gojira have revealed a video for their latest single The Chant, taken from their recently released album Fortitude. The cinematic video was filmed on location in India’s West Bengal region in December 2019.
“This work is inspired by the reading of Tenzin Tsundue’s poetry,” says vocalist/guitarist Joe Duplantier. “A righteous Tibetan activist, that describes the cultural genocide perpetrated on its people. We’ve always been sensitive to the Tibetan struggle. One of the wisest and most compassionate traditions, victim of the worst human rights violations imaginable since its invasion in 1949. Tibetan culture inspired many of our lyrics and had a deep impact on our approach of philosophy and art in general. Our thoughts go out to all Tibetans. We’re hoping that we’ll see their land free from oppression in our lifetime.”
Fortitude is out now via Roadrunner Records, available to stream or purchase HERE.
The quartet launched a fundraising initiative alongside their previous single Amazonia, to benefit The Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB), who advocate for environmental and cultural rights of indigenous tribes in the Amazon who have suffered immensely – victims of deforestation, land loss, forced labour, violence, and harassment. Find out more about APIB HERE.
Gojira have teamed up with Propeller to curate a month-long charitable campaign, featuring an auction of one-of-a-kind items from the band and their friends. Having raised $300,000 to date, the auction includes a Joe Duplantier signature guitar hand-engraved by Duplantier with artwork celebrating Amazonian wildlife, a hand-engraved Nash Guitars bass from Metallica’s bass player Robert Trujillo and his artist wife Chloe Trujillo, a signed exclusive photo print from Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe, a limited edition Rockhard Slayer motorcycle helmet, and more. Each week new items will be added to the auction – to see the current auction listings, head to Gojira‘s Propellar page HERE.