— By Jon Galuchie
Hailing from Bayonne, France, Gojira have been busy laying waste to Japanese cities and casual listeners of the world over for the past 16 years (check out crowd-favorite “The Heaviest Matter Of The Universe”). Their trademark blend of metal is captivating, fierce, and ultimately comes out head and shoulders above the other bands in the pit with a sound all their own. When it comes to the live show, the energy is felt through the crowd and each song has undeniable heft. I had the pleasure of catching them when they toured in support of the mighty Mastodon and (if I’m being honest) they stole the show. The audience and the band were on the same page and there was all the headbanging and moshpits that a metalhead could ask for.
They recently released their new album Magma on back in June on Roadrunner Records. Check out the newest single “Silvera” and get back to me. It showcases the band honing in on their unique songwriting and masterful song structure and development–all in less than four minutes.
Gojira will be stopping by to slay the Electric Factory with support from Tesseract on September 22. Highly recommended show.