A long time ago (2012) in a land far far away (Perth, Australia) existed a song so brutal and so perfect that the gods knew mankind couldn't handle it. So they blew up a hard drive upon which it was contained. This is (the slightly fictionalized) account of Gojira's legendary five-track Sea Shepherd EP — a benefit for the anti-whaling organization of the same name — that the band began working on more than a decade ago.
The project was set to feature contributions from Lamb of God's Randy Blythe, Max Cavalera, Devin Townsend, Meshuggah's Fredrik Thordendal and more, but sadly the hard drive containing their recorded tracks was corrupted in 2011 and they lost all of their progress. The only track that made it out alive is a banger called "Of Blood and Salt" that features Townsend and Thordendal, and in 2012 Gojira gathered the whole team for a crushing live performance of the track at Soundwave Festival in Perth, Australia.
As you can see on the above video, Townsend delivers epic vocals as Thordendal shreds as only he can do while Gojira's grinding thrash boils underneath. As recently as 2017, Gojia have said that they still plan to release the Sea Shepherd EP one day, but they're not sure when. Even if it never comes to fruition, you can still rage to the savage live performance above.