During a stop at Toronto's Phoenix Concert Theatre while on their recent headlining tour, Exclaim! TV caught up with Gojira frontman Joe Duplantier. He talked about getting back to performing small clubs rather than arenas, as well as the band's songwriting process. Duplantier also discussed their message, how the group's sound has progressed over the years and their view on what the future holds.
Joe and Christian will be at NAMM 2013 for the Jackson Artist Signing Session on Saturday 26th January at 4pm!
Vocalist and guitarist of French metal band Gojira, Joe Duplantier, sat down recently to talk a little bit about their latest and heavier-hitting album L'Enfant Sauvage. Duplantier touches on the band's natural evolution, how the album was written, sequenced and paired with artwork, as well as the perks and draw backs of having a band divided by an ocean.
Joe was interviewed by Mitch Lafon of PureGrainAudio at the Heavy MTL festival in Montreal earlier this month; the video is above. He talks about breaking into the metal scene from France; getting early support from Lamb of God in the US; the continued importance to metal fans of whole albums rather than individual songs; and more.
As part of SIRIUS XM’s MUSIC DISCOVERY WEEK, where the company is highlighting the insane support we give to NEW MUSIC on our respective channels, Liquid Metal host Jose Mangin welcomes GOJIRA’s frontman & guitarist JOE DUPLANTIER in an exclusive one-on-one chat about the singer’s new release L’Enfant Sauvage (out now on RoadRunner Records), his relocation from France to New York City, Joe’s passion for baseball, the band’s steady organic rise to the top after 16 years, their upcoming U.S. tour, his reasoning behind picking up the guitar in the first place, and how someday Joe wants to travel the U.S. from state to state exploring the unknown! Discover why this French Metal is one of most talked about bands in our scene today!
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A new interview from Joe at the "Rock im Park Festival" this June in Germany.