Gojira have unleashed a Charles De Meyer-directed video for their new song “Amazonia.” The track is taken from their upcoming album, Fortitude, out April 30th via Roadrunner Records. These metal masters have gone above and beyond with this new single as it raises awareness of the endangered Amazon rainforest. to The clip was filmed in France along with various locations in Brazil. De Meyer teamed up with filmmakers Vincent Moon, Hauxplay, Jennifer Kumiko Hayashi and Midia Ninja to capture the look into the lives and struggles of the indigenous tribes there. Proceeds from the song will benefit The Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB), who advocate for environmental and cultural rights of indigenous tribes in the Amazon who have been suffering.
There are two fundraisers to help raise money for the indigenous owned NGO APIB. Gojira are curating a charitable campaign for a month, which will include an auction of items from the band and their friends. Items include Duplantier’s signature guitar hand engraved by Duplantier with artwork celebrating Amazonian wildlife. Additionally, there will be a hand engraved Nash Guitars bass from Metallica’s Robert and his wife Chloe Trujillo, a signed exclusive photo from Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe, a limited-edition Rockhard Slayer motorcycle helmet, and more. Additional items and details can be found here. Gojira have also launched a limited-edition art print as the second fundraiser, where the first 500 fans who purchase the print will have their names added to the final design. Prints are available at this location.
Vocalist/guitarist Joe Duplantier comments:
“This is a call for Unity. The music community can be powerful when united towards something meaningful like this! So many friends, great artists, bands have joined the movement without hesitation by donating instruments. This is a collective effort from so many people around us! We don’t want to just release a song called ‘Amazonia’ —we want to do something on top of that. We feel a responsibility as artists to offer a way for people to take action.”
Watch the clip below and pre-order the album here: