PICS: Gojira at Petco Park

French tech-metal monsters Gojira ate up the Petco Park spotlight before Metallica took the stage on Sunday, Aug. 6

8 photos
1/8
Alex Matthews
Gojira were originally called Godzilla.
2/8
Alex Matthews
After 5 years under that moniker, they changed their name to Gojira in 2001.
3/8
Alex Matthews
With two Grammy nominations under their belt, they've gone from obscure to buzzworthy pretty quickly.
4/8
Alex Matthews
Interestingly enough, many of their songs have spiritual and environmentalist themes.
5/8
Alex Matthews
That might seem counter-intuitive for a technical death metal band.
6/8
Alex Matthews
Having grown up in the countryside of Bayonne, France, nature was always integral to their environment.
7/8
Alex Matthews
And now, metalhead-filled stadiums and arenas comprise their environment.
8/8
Alex Matthews
It's safe to say they won over more than a few Metallica fans.
Contact Us