Gojira have issued a rallying call to support the indigenous peoples of the Amazon River with their new single “Amazonia.”
Gojira’s latest track is the third to be cut from Fortitude, their upcoming seventh studio album. “Amazonia” offers another selection of mauling riffs from the French metallers with the addition of indigenous folk instruments from cultures residing around the Amazon River.
The band’s latest single seeks to raise awareness for the destruction of habitat and culture along the massive river system. Proceeds from the song will benefit the non-government organisation The Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil, who advocate for environmental and cultural rights of indigenous tribes in the Amazon, who are victims of deforestation, land loss and more.
Gojira will also auction off a number of one-of-a-kind items via Propeller and have opened preorders for a limited-edition art print on their store. The first 500 fans who purchase the print will have their names featured on the final design.
“We don’t want to just release a song called ‘Amazonia’—we want to do something on top of that,” vocalist Joe Duplantier explained in a statement. “We feel a responsibility as artists to offer a way for people to take action.”
“Amazonia” arrived with a powerful music video by returning director Charles De Meyer that blends footage of deforestation and fires as well as indigenous communities of the Amazon with a visceral live performance by Gojira.