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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 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 which 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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  2.   Toxic Garbage Island
  3.   L'enfant Sauvage
  4.   Explosia
  5.   The Axe
  6.   The Wild Healer
  7.   Stranded
  8.   Where Dragons Dwell
  9.   Oroborus
  10.   Born In Winter
  11.   Flying Whales
  12.   Liquid Fire
  13.   Vacuity
  14.   The Gift of Guilt
  15.   The Link
  16.   Ocean Planet
  17.   The Art of Dying
  18.   The Silver Cord
  19.   Drum Solo
  20.   The Heaviest Matter of the Universe
  21.   Mouth of Kala
  22.   Backbone
  23.   The Way of All Flesh
  24.   Adoration For None
  25.   Terra Inc.
  26.   Love
  27.   Lizard Skin
  28.   Embrace the World
  29.   World to Come
  30.   From the Sky
  31.   The Fall
  32.   Pain is a Master
  33.   Esoteric Surgery
  34.   Yama's Messengers
  35.   A Sight to Behold
  36.   Clone
  37.   Inward Movement
  38.   Over the Flows
  39.   Dawn
  40.   Torii
  41.   Indians
  42.   To Sirius
  43.   In the Wilderness
  44.   Death of Me
  45.   Planned Obsolescence
  46.   All The Tears
  47.   Blow Me Away You (Niverse)
  48.   Space Time
  49.   Remembrance
  50.   Unicorn
  51.   Wolf Down The Earth
  52.   From Mars
  53.   Global Warming
  54.   Connected
  55.   Wisdom
  56.   Wisdom Comes
  57.   In the Forest
  58.   [Bonus Material]
  59.   Satan Is a Lawyer
  60.   04
  61.   Blow Me Away from You(niverse)
  62.   Quatrillions de Tonnes
  63.   Deliverance
  64.   On the B.O.T.A.
  65.   Rise
  66.   Fire Is Everything
  67.   1990 Quatrillions de Tonnes
  68.   5988 Trillions de Tonnes
  69.   Death to Me
  70.   Terra Incognita
  71.   The Heaviest Matter in the Universe
  72.   The Way of All Flesh From the Inside
  73.   [Untitled]
  74.   [CD-ROM Track]
  75.   This Emptiness
  76.   My Last Creation
  77.   No Name
  78.   The Shooting Star
  79.   Silvera
  80.   The Cell
  81.   Yellow Stone
  82.   Magma
  83.   Pray
  84.   Only Pain
  85.   Low Lands
  86.   Liberation

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