When: Sun., Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m. 2017
I didn’t actually know about Gojira until they showed up in my Meshuggah Radio Spotify playlist back in 2013. And like many a grumpy old metal listener, I had been so disappointed with newer metal bands that either sounded too much like the post-hardcore boys Underoath or just tried to be super extreme for extreme’s sake — but just ending up sounding sloppy (we get it, your drummer knows how to blast beat). Hearing their track “L’Enfant Sauvage,” was a breath of fresh air. The song was progressive, groovy as fuck and technical enough to stay interesting, making me an instant fan. I wasn't the only one. Last year, Gojira received a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Album of the Year for their latest album Magma and a nomination for Best Metal Performance for their track "Silvera." Combining several elements of metal for a sound that's garnering international attention, Gojira is easily becoming one of the most sought after bands to see within the genre. With Torche and Code Orange.