Deftones singer Chino Moreno joined Gojira on stage at a concert last night (May 28) for a cover of Sepultura Territory.
The two bands were playing at the Amory in Minneapolis, Minnesota on the final date of their current co-headlining US tour, when Chino appeared during the French metalhead’s set for an explosive take on the Sepultura classic. from 1993.
Both bands have ties to Brazilian metal icons. Original Sepultura singer Max Cavalera guest on the song Head held high from the second Deftones album, 1997 around the fur.
Gojira themselves acknowledge that their 2021 single Amazonia was heavily inspired by the indigenous Brazilian drumming from Sepultura’s 1996 album. Roots.
“We ripped them off, but we didn’t do it on purpose,” frontman Joe Duplantier admitted to Cuartel Del Metal. “But we realized it right after. We were, like, ‘Oh, this looks like Sepultura. Ahhh, whatever. This is a tribute to Sepultura – what do you think? This is about Brazil. This is the Amazon. It’s tribal.
Deftones recently revealed that they will be playing their next UK and European tour dates without guitarist Stephen Carpenter. Carpenter posted a video message on Twitter explaining his decision, revealing that touring guitarist Lance Jackman will be taking his place for gigs in the UK and Europe. The guitarist has previously expressed skepticism about the effectiveness of the Covid-19 vaccine, saying: “[there’s] there has never been a single vaccine that has ever worked.
Check out the cover of Chino and Gojira from Territory below.