Video: Gojira and Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Play “Adoration for None” Live for the First Time

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In 2008, French experimental metallers Gojira dropped The Way of All Flesh, a sonic masterpiece that’s about as perfect a metal album as one can find, which quickly and without question landed a slot on our list of the 21 greatest metal albums since the turn of the millennium. Now, the band have given a track from that album, “Adoration for None” featuring Lamb of God‘s Randy Blythe, its live debut — and Randy joined them onstage to perform it.

The performance went down at Knotfest Iowa, where Gojira were performing. Randy took the stage and poured his heart out about the band, recounting the story of how they brought him out to their hometown to record the track.

“They took me to their beautiful town, they put me up, we had a wonderful time together, we wrote and recorded this song together — it’s never been played live before, ever,” says Randy in the footage below. “They flew me to France, we recorded this thing, and now for the first time ever, we’re bringing it home here.”

Check out “Adoration for None” below:

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