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Taking their name from the original Japanese pronunciation of Godzilla, French death metal quartet Gojira have risen from utmost obscurity during the first half of their career to widespread global recognition in the second, including regular mention among the genre's leading new-millennium upstarts. Originating from the town of Bayonne on France's southernmost Atlantic Ocean coastline, Gojira recorded the first in a sequence of almost yearly demos in 1996, gradually honing their sound until the year 2000, when bandmembers Joe Duplantier (vocals/guitar), Christian Andreu (guitar), Jean-Michel Labadie (bass), and Mario Duplantier (drums), felt ready to record their first album, Terra Incognita, relying solely on their own devices. And despite its independent status, the aptly named LP made significant waves with its unpredictable blend of death, thrash, groove, progressive, and math metal -- recalling bands as diverse as Pantera, Meshuggah, Suffocation, and Sepultura. Still, it took several years (and a curious detour into soundtrack music on 2003's Maciste All Inferno EP) for the metal world to catch on, and even Gojira's second album, The Link, had to be released through the tiny independent Boycott Records before being reissued by Listenable. (This was followed by 2004's The Link Alive live album and corresponding video set, whose audio component was limited to 500 copies -- a parting shot for Boycott.) Now finally gathering steam, Gojira saw their third full-length, From Mars to Sirius, enter the French charts at number 44, while collecting the most enthusiastic reviews of their career -- a level of acclaim that led, in turn, to numerous key European festival appearances, and lengthy European and North American tours with Obituary, Hatesphere, Children of Bodom, and Machine Head, to name but a few. By the end of the long promotional cycle for From Mars to Sirius, Gojira were widely acknowledged as a force to be reckoned with, on-stage and in the studio, and their much anticipated fourth LP, The Way of All Flesh (released stateside by Prosthetic Records), made a strong showing by debuting at number 138 on the American charts in October 2008. The extensive touring schedule that Gojira then undertook meant that fans would have to wait nearly four years for the band’s next studio album, although they did get the expansive The Flesh Alive video set to tide them over. In 2012, the band moved up to the big leagues, signing to major-label Roadrunner for the release of L'Enfant Sauvage ("The Wild Child"), inspired by the Truffaut film of the same name. It earned wide critical praise, as well as a Top 40 showing on the U.S., Canadian, Swedish, and French charts. Long years of touring and occasional recording -- including another live album, Les Enfants Sauvages -- were followed by the release of Gojira's sixth album, Magma, released on Roadrunner in 2016. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia
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  1.   Song
  2.   Toxic Garbage Island
  3.   L' Enfant Sauvage
  4.   Explosia
  5.   The Axe
  6.   The Wild Healer
  7.   Only Pain
  8.   Low Lands
  9.   Where Dragons Dwell
  10.   Oroborus
  11.   Born in Winter
  12.   Flying Whales
  13.   Liquid Fire
  14.   Vacuity
  15.   The Gift of Guilt
  16.   The Link
  17.   Ocean Planet
  18.   The Art of Dying
  19.   The Silver Cord
  20.   Drum Solo
  21.   The Heaviest Matter of the Universe
  22.   Mouth of Kala
  23.   Backbone
  24.   The Way of All Flesh
  25.   Adoration For None
  26.   Terra Inc.
  27.   Love
  28.   Lizard Skin
  29.   Embrace the World
  30.   World to Come
  31.   From the Sky
  32.   The Fall
  33.   Pain Is a Master
  34.   Esoteric Surgery
  35.   Yama's Messengers
  36.   A Sight to Behold
  37.   Clone
  38.   Inward Movement
  39.   Over the Flows
  40.   Dawn
  41.   Torii
  42.   Indians
  43.   To Sirius
  44.   In the Wilderness
  45.   Death of Me
  46.   Planned Obsolescence
  47.   All The Tears
  48.   Blow Me Away You (Niverse)
  49.   Space Time
  50.   Remembrance
  51.   Unicorn
  52.   Wolf Down The Earth
  53.   From Mars
  54.   Global Warming
  55.   Connected
  56.   Wisdom
  57.   Wisdom Comes
  58.   In the Forest
  59.   [Bonus Material]
  60.   Satan Is a Lawyer
  61.   04
  62.   Blow Me Away from You(niverse)
  63.   Quatrillions de Tonnes
  64.   Deliverance
  65.   On the B.O.T.A.
  66.   Rise
  67.   Fire Is Everything
  68.   1990 Quatrillions de Tonnes
  69.   5988 Trillions de Tonnes
  70.   Death to Me
  71.   Terra Incognita
  72.   The Heaviest Matter in the Universe
  73.   The Way of All Flesh From the Inside
  74.   [Untitled]
  75.   [CD-ROM Track]
  76.   This Emptiness
  77.   My Last Creation
  78.   No Name
  79.   Stranded
  80.   The Shooting Star
  81.   Silvera
  82.   The Cell
  83.   Yellow Stone
  84.   Magma
  85.   Pray
  86.   Liberation

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