New Gojira Album Is 'Deeper, More Personal,' Joe Duplantier Explains

"I'm not scared to talk about my fear, jealousy and weaknesses," the frontman adds.

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Gojira frontman Joe Duplantier gave an update on the upcoming new album, confirming plans to go more personal with the fresh material.

Discussing the follow-up to 2012's "L'Enfant Sauvage," Duplantier told Metal Hammer Magazine Show, "Something I started with 'L'Enfant Sauvage' was that I talked more precisely about my demons.

"Before, I was just talking about fear in general, when you get stuck in a situation inside. Now, I go deeper. It's becoming more personal. I'm not scared to talk about my fear, my jealousy and my weaknesses in a more precise way," the frontman concluded.

The record is tentatively due in 2014 and will hopefully mark the group's strongest work to date. "We feel very optimistic [about] the future, and we're already enjoying a lot the new stuff," Joe said during a separate AMH TV chat. "We want to make the strongest album we can do. I mean, all the bands always say they try to make the strongest album, but this time, I think we will really do it."

During the rest of the interview, Duplantier discussed leaving France and the experience of becoming a dad. Check out the full chat below.

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    This band are incredible, there is no other band quite like them in metal! This album is one of the most anticipated this year, for me anyway!
    A video for "Born In Winter" made by the same guy who made the "All The Tears" video. Yes!
    Hory shet, a new Gojira album on top of all the other awesome stuff this year? Man, 2014 is looking up to be amazing.