Gojira’s Charity Auction Has Quadrupled Its Fundraising Goal

Tibetan culture inspired many of our lyrics and had a deep impact on our approach of philosophy and art in general. “I think we have beautiful things to offer, and I still wished to see that best that we have inside of us come out and that's what I'm trying to do on an artistic level and the human level in my everyday life.”With the release of Fortitude, Gojira dropped a new music video for “The Chant,” which is inspired by the poetry of Tenzin Tsundue. Graham HartmannPublished: April 30, 2021Photo by Gabrielle DuplantierShare on FacebookShare on TwitterToday (April 30) marks the long-awaited release of Gojira’s seventh studio album, Fortitude. To celebrate the inspiration Gojira found within indigenous culture, the band launched the highly successful ‘Amazonia’ auction, which quadrupled its initial fundraising goal $75,000.Having partnered with Propeller to launch their charity auction for The Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil, Gojira offered a Joe Duplantier signature guitar, a hand engraved bass from Metallica’s Robert Trujillo and wife Chloe Trujillo, items from Tool, Slash, Slayer, Lamb of God and more. “We’ve always been sensitive to the Tibetan struggle. We’re hoping that we’ll see their land free from oppression in our lifetime.”Gojira, "The Chant" [OFFICIAL VIDEO]To grab a copy of Gojira’s Fortitude, click here.The 66 Best Metal Songs of the Decade: 2010 – 2019
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Filed Under: gojiraCategories: News Our thoughts go out to all Tibetans. One of the wisest and most compassionate traditions, victim of the worst human rights violations imaginable since its invasion in 1949. “A righteous Tibetan activist, that describes the cultural genocide perpetrated on its people,” Duplantier explains. In total, Gojira raised over $300,000, which will be put toward aiding the indigenous tribes of the Amazon who have suffered from deforestation, land loss, forced labor, violence and harassment.“Despite the fact that I think humans are pretty fucked up and a part of me wishes that humans disappear from this planet to leave these poor animals alone, I believe in the potential of us human beings,” Joe Duplantier recently told Full Metal Jackie.

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