Climate metal
May 02, 2021

French metal Gojira fighting for the environment: The greatest miracle is burning to the ground

Joe Duplantier

“I think having hope for the future is a default setting that we have. We choose to be in that energy that wants to succeed" - French prog-metal quartet Gojira say to Guardian about their newest album 'Fortitude', which explores the climate crisis. "We were confronted by nature hurting all the time, and nature hurting hurts you” - says vocalist and guitarist Joe Duplantier, who grew up in a French coastal town with his brother Mario, the drummer in Gojira. They deal with recent issues on their new album, such as deforestation on their single 'Amazonia' - “The greatest miracle is burning to the ground”, as they sing.