19 March 2001
| March 19, 2001
August 24, 2009 (Re-Release)
October 10, 2016 (Re-Release)|
2001 in a Belgian Studio
Death metal, Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Technical death metal, Groove metal
Gojira albums, Death metal albums
Terra Incognita is the debut album released by French death metal band Gojira. It was recorded and mixed by Laurentx Etxemendi. According to a text on the album inlay, the title (Latin for "unknown land") refers to the area inside of each man, where, according to Hindu legend, Brahma hid the divinity that he had taken from humanity for the punishment of its abuse. In 2009, the album was re-released in a limited edition digipack including three bonus tracks. The 2009 issues of the album were for a limited time only and was eventually reissued once again 7 years later on October 10, 2016. Prior to these two reissues and the following years after the 2009 reissue, copies of the album were getting hard to find and were often selling at higher prices on auction sites and sought after by fans following long periods of time being out of print.
The man posing on the album cover is guitarist Christian Andreu.
The song 04 was made by Joe and Mario as a birthday present for their mother on her 50th birthday and was never intended to be released at all. The phone call at the beginning of the song is the brothers' uncle who left a voice-mail greeting his sister.
The final song of the album, contains a hidden instrumental song. The main piece of the track ends at 5:30 and the hidden songs starts in at 8:59, giving the song a period of silence lasting 4:15. The song contains complex layers of ambient guitar sounds with various echo and reverb effects. This song ends promptly at 12:11 and closes the album.Joe Duplantier – vocals, rhythm guitar
Christian Andreu – lead guitar
Jean-Michel Labadie – bass
Mario Duplantier – drums
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