Ask any of the 18,000 people in attendance at this year’s festival who they have come to see, and there’s a bloody good chance they will mention Gojira.
Bloodstock Open Air 2018 – Saturday Highlights – Pt I
If you’ve made it to the end of the weekend…. pause for a moment to pay respect to fallen comrades, those who have been overcome by the mixture of heat and the demon drink.
Since their last visit, they released and extensively toured on the back of their critically acclaimed sixth studio album Magma
Expectations were high amongst the thousands of fans who had descended on the NEC site in Birmingham mingling with visitors to the Good Food Show and Motorcycle Live 2016 taking place at the same time at the venue.
‘Magma’ is an incredibly dark album that brings hidden subjects no one wants even to think about right to the surface
The last time Gojira played in Dublin, it was on the tiny stage in Whelan’s, but as the Academy stage is readied for tonight’s performance, it is obvious that Gojira are now accustomed to playing much larger venues: their backdrop barely fitting on the wall, partially obscured by their stacked amp cabinets. At precisely 9pm the house lights dim and the crowd begin to chant “Go-ji-ra”.
Slayer, Gojira and 4ARM live at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden