Gojira Announces From Mars to Sirius Tenth Anniversary Box Set
Gojira’s From Mars to Sirius holds a special place in the hearts of many a metalhead, and not just because it kicks major ass: for a lot of us, the album represented our introduction to the band that has become one of the most beloved metal acts of our young century. Maybe you were a super cool d00d who discovered the band with Terra Incognita or The Link, and if you were, pat yourself on the back. For all intents and purposes, From Mars to Sirius was the band’s breakthrough. For me, personally, it has an extra-sentimental spot in my heart, as Vince and I were turned onto Gojira after seeing play at the Download that summer, just about six months before we launched MetalSucks.
This neo-classic turned ten in September, and to celebrate, Gojira and Listenable are teaming up to release a special anniversary box set, which will include (via Facebook):
- Exclusive cassette of From Mars to Sirius – only available in this box.
- Four never revealed prints of Joe Duplantier ‘s sketches made before the final cover art
- Exclusive artwork flag with one of those sketches
- Exclusive guitar From Mars to Sirius pick
Additionally, the first 500 fans to purchase the box will receive a postcard allowing them to enter a contest wherein they can win a Jackson guitar with the From Mars to Sirius art. The winner will be drawn at random in the spring.
So that’s pretty dope. I wish there were some bonus material pertaining more to the music — extra tracks, demos, a documentary about the making and impact of the album, whatever — but that’s being greedy.
Pre-order this bad boy here.