Gojira are crowned the band of the decade in the new issue of Metal Hammer

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Their new album Fortitude (opens in new tab) is one of the most vital releases of 2021, and now Gojira (opens in new tab) make their triumphant return to the cover of Metal Hammer (opens in new tab) for the first time in five years.

Deputy Editor Eleanor Goodman has a candid, eye-opening chat with the Duplantier brothers about their journey from cult favourites to becoming one of metal's great hopes for the future, and gets the inside info on how the band pieced Fortitude together.  

Also in the new issue of Metal Hammer, we look inside the moments that defined Avenged Sevenfold (opens in new tab)'s career, celebrate 50 years of Black Sabbath (opens in new tab)'s career-best Master Of Reality album, jump in the studio with Spiritbox (opens in new tab), get some Life Lessons from Cannibal Corpse (opens in new tab)'s Corpsegrinder (opens in new tab) and much, much more. Oh, and we count down the 50 Greatest Cult Bands ever. If you've heard them all, you get kvlt points for life.

Only in the brand new issue of Metal Hammer. Get it now (opens in new tab).

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