Gojira Confirm New EP Guest Appearances, Speak On Forthcoming Album
More info has surfaced on Gojira‘s forthcoming charity EP for Sea Shepherd courtesy of Metal Hammer. Apparently the band are aiming to release the long-awaited EP in September with a new album to follow by the years end.
The band have also confirmed a number of guest appearances for the EP. While cameos from Devin Townsend and Meshuggah‘s Fredrik Thordendal are already well known; the outing will also be graced by the likes of Lamb Of God‘s Randy Blythe, In Flames‘ Anders Friden and Max Cavalera of Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy.
Speaking on that, Gojira frontman/guitarist Joe Duplantier offered:
“I decided to ask a few singers from other metal bands if they would help us, they all said yes! So Randy Blythe from Lamb Of God is involved. He sings on one song. Max Cavalera is involved too, and Anders from In Flames. Devin Townsend is also singing on the EP. It’s taking a long time to organise but it’s gonna be worth it.”
Meanwhile, speaking on the what to expect from the bands forthcoming new album in general, Duplainter commented:
“It’s Gojira but wiser and heavier. Our music is always evolving. I hope there is more to come from us! I believe we can get heavier and deeper and more magical than before. I respect everything that’s been done before, but I hope we’re digging in another direction. It’s not a technical direction. It’s a more spiritual direction. I think we’re getting closer to the core of why we’re doing this music. It’s hard to describe it. Until I hear the new album it’s hard to have a clear vision of it. Fuck it, it’s just better!”