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GOJIRA PREVIEW 'EMOTIONAL,' 'EPIC' NEW ALBUM

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  • March 30, 2016
    GOJIRA PREVIEW 'EMOTIONAL,' 'EPIC' NEW ALBUM

    Over the past year, the songwriting core of extreme-metal group Gojira – siblings Joe and Mario Duplantier, who handle vocals and guitar and drums, respectively – went through the wringer. Their intention was to relocate their base officially from Bayonne, France, to New York City, construct a studio and record the follow-up to 2012's L'Enfant Sauvage. Joe managed to build Silver Cord Studio in Queens, but before long, life got in their way: The brothers put the sessions on hold when their mother got sick and eventually died. When they finally restarted the process, everything the brothers went through coalesced into a heavy, as-yet-untitled 10-track new record, due out this summer.
    "We had a bitter taste about the album when everything was going on," Joe says. "We'd say, 'Fuck, what about the album? Fuck.' It took us months."
    "But at the same time, it became the soul of the album," Mario says. "We respect the fact that this album took a long time, because it's full of emotion."

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on March 30, 2016 - 12:00am

Over the past year, the songwriting core of extreme-metal group Gojira – siblings Joe and Mario Duplantier, who handle vocals and guitar and drums, respectively – went through the wringer. Their intention was to relocate their base officially from Bayonne, France, to New York City, construct a studio and record the follow-up to 2012's L'Enfant Sauvage. Joe managed to build Silver Cord Studio in Queens, but before long, life got in their way: The brothers put the sessions on hold when their mother got sick and eventually died. When they finally restarted the process, everything the brothers went through coalesced into a heavy, as-yet-untitled 10-track new record, due out this summer.
"We had a bitter taste about the album when everything was going on," Joe says. "We'd say, 'Fuck, what about the album? Fuck.' It took us months."
"But at the same time, it became the soul of the album," Mario says. "We respect the fact that this album took a long time, because it's full of emotion."

Continue Reading on Rollingstone.com

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