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Gojira announce new LP ‘Magma,’ share “Stranded” (listen)

Gojira - Magma

French death metal outfit Gojira have been teasing their new album for a while now, and today they finally released a new song as well as details on the LP. It’s called Magma, and it hits on June 17 via Roadrunner. The lead single is called “Stranded,” and you can stream that below.

“Stranded” effectively follows the Gojira formula. They take simple, slow-paced churning death metal and inject it with a tinge of psychedelia and a unique skill for melody that doesn’t take the typical melodeath approach. Built around a simple chugging guitar figure with a weird, pitch-shifted payoff, the track builds to a huge chorus where the crush of the guitars is equaled in power by the stirring vocal hook.

Watch that video below. Gojira currently have European dates planned, and they’ve promised a North American run to be announced next week. All dates listed, along with the video for “Stranded” and the tracklist for Magma, below.

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Gojira – Magma Tracklist
1. The Shooting Star
2. Silvera
3. The Cell
4. Stranded
5. Yellow Stone
6. Magma
7. Pray
8. Only Pain
9. Low Lands
10. Liberation

Gojira — 2016 Tour Dates
May-28 Dortmund, GER Rock Im Revier/Westfalenhalle
May-29 Munich, GER Rockavaria
May-31 Warsaw, POL Stodola
June-1 Krakow, POL Kwadrat Klub
June-3 Luzern, SWI Sonisphere
June-4 Nijmegen, HOL Fortarock
June-5 Vienna, AUT Rock In Vienna
June-7 Roncade, ITA New Age Club
June-8 Milan, ITA Alcatraz
June-10 Paris, FRA Download
June-12 Donnington, ENG Download
June-14 Grenoble, FRA La Belle Electrique
June-15 Geneva, SWI L’Usine
June-17 Pratteln, SWI Konzertfabrik
June-18 Hasselt, BEL Graspop
June-19 Clisson, FRA Hellfest
July-2 Roskilde, DEN Roskilde
July-3 Helsinki, FIN Tuska Open Air
July-8 Viveiro, SPA Resurrection
July-10 Biarittz, FRA Atabal
July-16 Chicago, IL Chicago Open Air
July-17 Quebec, QUE Festival D’Ete De Quebec
July-22 Tromso, NOR Bukta Open Air Festival
July-23 Malakoff, NOR Malakoff Rock
Aug-11 Jaromer, CZE Brutal Assault Festival
Aug-13 Walton, ENG Bloodstock

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