Gojira Release Intense New Single “Into The Storm”

Photo by Gabrielle Duplantier

So far, Gojira have released three songs from their upcoming new album Fortitude, each one more crushing than the last. Now, the band has dropped another new single, “Into the Storm,” which takes a slightly speedier approach, with great results.

This isn’t to say that “Into the Storm” is a straightforward thrash track, though its opening certainly seems to channel the tempos and riffage of acts like Oozing Wound and Power Trip. More importantly, there’s a momentum behind the song that makes it feel urgent and unstoppable, so that even as its more pendulous moments, it comes off as fast and charging straight ahead. The result is a new level of texture applied to one of metal’s most reliable bands.

“Acting accordingly with our deepest wisdom and standing for what is precious and good in this world,” says frontman Joe Duplantier of the song’s themes. “The only possible revolution is the one that blossoms from within us. Change will come from individuals. Laws are meant to be bent and shaped to our vital needs. LAWS WILL FOLLOW!”

Check out “Into the Storm” below:

Gojira’s Fortitude comes out April 30th via Roadrunner Records, and is available for preorder. Check out the full tracklisting and cover art below:

  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 make sure to catch Gojira on tour with Deftones and Poppy this summer at one of the following dates:

Deftones/Gojira 2021 Tour Dates:

August 12 ­– Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
August 14 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
August 15 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
August 17 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion
August 19 – Toronto, ON, Canada @ RBC Echo Beach
August 20 – Laval, QC, Canada @ Place Bell
August 21 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
August 23 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
August 24 – New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 17
August 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia
August 28 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage
August 29 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
August 31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center, University of Pittsburgh
September 2 – Indianapolis, IN @ Amphitheater at White River State Park
September 3 – Nashville, TN @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium
September 4 – Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
September 6 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
September 7 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
September 8 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
September 10 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
September 11 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheatre
September 14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre
September 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
September 18 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
September 21 – Seattle, WA @ WAMU Theater
September 22 – Portland, OR @ Theatre of the Clouds at Moda Center

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Words by Chris Krovatin