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Gojira’s Joe Duplantier Speculates That The Band’s Next Album Will Be “A Bit Harder”


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Though Gojira‘s latest album arrived this April, it was originally conceived and recorded prior to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As such, at least one member of the band has been itching to begin fleshing out its follow-up. According to vocalist/guitarist Joe Duplantier, his brother, drummer Mario Duplantier has already been stockpiling ideas for the record.

Joe recently told Revolver of that:

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 resume touring in the new year with the following runs among their plans:

With Alien Weaponry and Employed To Serve:

01/17 Helsinki, FIN – Helsinki Hall Of Culture
01/19 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene
01/20 Stockholm, SWE – Annexet
01/22 Copenhagen, DEN – Den Gra Hal
01/24 Berlin, GER – Huxleys Neue Welt
01/25 Karlin, CZE – Forum Karlin
01/27 Wroclaw, POL – Center Concert A2
01/28 Krakow, POL – Tauron Arena
01/29 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
01/31 Zagreb, CRO – Tvornica Kulture
02/02 Wien, AUT – Arena
02/04 Munchen, GER – Neue Theaterfabrik
02/05 Zurich, SWI – Komplex 457
02/06 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
02/08 Lyon, FRA – Halle Tony Garnier
02/09 Floriac, FRA – Bordeaux Metropole Arena
02/20 Tilburg, NET – Poppodium O13
02/22 Wiesbaden, GER – Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
02/24 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
02/26 Paris, FRA – Accor Arena
02/28 Bruxelles, BEL – Forest National
03/01 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
03/04 London, UK – Alexandra Palace
03/05 Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
03/06 Newcastle, UK – Newcastle City Hall
03/08 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
03/10 Belfast, IRE – Ulster Hall
03/11 Dublin, IRE – The National Stadium
03/13 Stretford, UK – O2 Victory Warehouse
03/14 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena

With Deftones:

04/14 Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
04/16 Seattle, WA – WaMu Theatre
04/18 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
04/20 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
04/22 Las Vegas, NV – The Cosmopolitan
04/23 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
04/25 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
04/28 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre
04/30 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
05/02 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
05/03 San Antonio, TX – AT & T Center
05/06 Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
05/07 Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium
05/08 Cincinnati, OH – ICON Music Center
05/10 Indianapolis, IN -TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
05/11 Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center
05/13 Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
05/14 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
05/15 New York City, NY – Pier 17
05/17 Washington DC – The Anthem
05/18 Philadelphia, PA – The Met
05/19 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
05/21 Laval, QC – Place Bell
05/22 Toronto, ON – Echo Beach
05/24 Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
05/26 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
05/27 Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
05/28 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory

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