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Gojira announce new album Fortitude, unleash huge single Born For One Thing

Watch the video for Gojira’s brilliant new single Born For One Thing, taken from their highly-anticipated seventh record Fortitude.

Gojira are back! Following last year’s surprise standalone single Another World, the French metal kings have now officially announced details of their highly-anticipated seventh album, and shared its awesome lead single.

The band’s upcoming LP – the follow-up to 2016’s GRAMMY-nominated Magma – is due out on April 30 via Roadrunner Records, with new single/video Born For One Thing available to check out now.

Of the song, vocalist/guitarist Joe Duplantier explains: We have to practice detaching ourselves from everything, beginning with actual things. 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.”

Gojira February 2021 press shot

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Fortitude is made up of 11 songs, all of which were recorded and produced by Joe at Silver Cord Studio, and mixed by Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Rage Against The Machine). Check out album opener Born For One Thing below:

The full tracklist for Fortitude is as follows: 

1. Born For One Thing
2. Amazonia
3. Another World
4. Hold On
5. New Found
6. Fortitude
7. The Chant
8. Sphinx
9. Into The Storm
10. The Trails
11. Grind

And see the Joe Duplantier-created album artwork:

Gojira Fortitude album cover

Catch Gojira supporting Deftones at the following live dates this year:

August

12 Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
14 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
15 Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
17 Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion
19 Toronto, ON, Canada @ RBC Echo Beach
20 Laval, QC, Canada @ Place Bell
21 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
23 Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
24 New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 17
27 Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia
28 Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage
29 Washington, DC @ The Anthem
31 Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center, University of Pittsburgh

September

2 Indianapolis, IN @ Amphitheater at White River State Park
3 Nashville, TN @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium
4 Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
6 Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
7 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
8 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
10 Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
11 Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheatre
14 Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre
17 Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
18 San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
21 Seattle, WA @ WAMU Theater
22 Portland, OR @ Theatre of the Clouds at Moda Center

Posted on February 17th 2021, 2:00p.m.
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