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JOE DUPLANTIER Speculates More Of A “Death Metal” Approach On Next GOJIRA Album

It looks like the next Gojira album could be heavier than "Fortitude".


According to GOJIRA frontman Joe Duplantier, his brother, drummer Mario Duplantier, has already been throwing out ideas for the follow up to this year’s “Fortitude” album.

Joe recently told Revolver: “Mario‘s on fire. He’s throwing drum patterns at me day and night, and I’m like, ‘Wait, wait, wait, let me digest what we’ve just been through.’ I almost, sort of out of respect for Fortitude, don’t want to think about a new album now because we’re about to go on tour in Europe and it’s going to be one of the biggest tours we’ve ever done in terms of capacity. So I’m really, really focused on that.

There’s one thing I gotta say, though. As much as I appreciate melodies and exploring new vibes and new tonalities with Gojira, I’m still a death-metal head in my heart, and Mario, too. And after doing this album that’s more toward a rock approach — although there’re metal elements in it — I wouldn’t be surprised if it gets a bit harder on the next album.”

GOJIRA will be hitting the road in the new year with tour dates available at this location.