Earlier this spring heralded French-born progressive metal outfit Gojira briefly streamed a professionally-filmed live performance from the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. Today (June 17th), the band released footage of an extended version of “Pray” from that 2017 performance as a standalone video. Watch the beautiful, amazing, ripping video below.
“Pray” comes off Gojira’s critically acclaimed Magma (which was dropped today in 2016). The band have been diligently working on the highly anticipated follow-up, but no word on a release date as of yet.
Previously this week Gojira announced the cancelation of all of the quartet’s planned 2020 shows due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The group’s summer trek in support of the Deftones and alongside Poppy had already been called off. The newly affected dates include a slew of European fests such as Denmark’s Copenhell, Netherland’s Pinkpop, Norway’s Tons of Rock and Finland’s Tuska Festival, among others.
The group — singer-guitarist Joe Duplantier and his brother, drummer Mario, guitarist Christian Andreu and bassist Jean-Michel Labadie — broke the news in a social media post. “Since the emergence of the COVID-19 and subsequent pandemic, we unfortunately are forced to cancel Gojira shows, including headline dates, for the year of 2020,” the band said. “We are diligently working on a touring schedule for next year, 2021. Although we are not in the position to confirm any shows for this new period at this time, we do hope to have more news for you all in the coming weeks. We are sensitive to the fact that the pandemic has caused hardships for many of you, this is why we decided to cancel our headline shows so you all can receive refunds now.
“Please contact your original point of purchase for refund information. We can no [sic] wait to get back out on the road to play for you all, but until then, please stay safe and be kind to one another!”