Gojira Release New Animated Music Video for “Sphinx”

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This spring saw French experimental groove metallers Gojira release Fortitude, their most ambitious and listenable album to date. Now, the band have dropped a new animated video for the track “Sphinx,” which can be watched below.

As you can see in the video, Gojira don’t just focus on the Sphinx of Giza when it comes to referencing the song’s title. Instead, the band examine the broader proliferation of pyramids around the world, full-on Ancient Aliens style. While the actions starts in Egypt, it quickly switches to a mythic global cataclysm that’s in keeping with the band’s twin obsessions on environmental collapse and ancient magic (real or metaphorical) running throughout the planet. It’s definitely a cool video, though it might be a little on the nose for some fans.

Check out Gojira’s “Sphinx” video below:

Meanwhile, fans can catch Gojira on their 2022 tour with Deftones at one of the following dates. And to read more about Gojira and other metal mayhem, make sure to subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

04/14 Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
04/16 Seattle, WA – WaMu Theatre
04/18 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
04/20 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
04/22 Las Vegas, NV – The Cosmopolitan (new show)
04/23 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
04/25 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
04/28 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre
04/30 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
05/02 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
05/03 San Antonio, TX – AT & T Center
05/06 Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
05/07 Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium (new show)
05/08 Cincinnati, OH – ICON Music Center (new show)
05/10 Indianapolis, IN -TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
05/11 Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center
05/13 Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
05/14 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
05/15 New York City, NY – Pier 17
05/17 Washington DC – The Anthem
05/18 Philadelphia, PA – The Met
05/19 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
05/21 Laval, QC – Place Bell
05/22 Toronto, ON – Echo Beach
05/24 Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
05/26 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
05/27 Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
05/28 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory


Words by Chris Krovatin