Gojira: 'We Want to Release an Album Next Year'

French metallers are working on follow up to "L'Enfant Sauvage."

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Joe Duplantier from Gojira has been speaking with Team Rock about progress on the band's upcoming album.

As the singer notes, the band has been working on new material and intends to have the record out next year:

"We're working on new songs, these days between tours and sometimes on tour. We cannot wait to record a new album. We still have a few shows to play this summer and then we're gonna tour with Mastodon later this year, in October. But after that, we're going straight into the studio. We want to release an album next year. I don't know when yet because we're not done composing, but we're working on it."

Duplantier also stated that the material is evolving beyond the band's initial promise of a faster, thrashier album:

"It is evolving. Since Soundwave we worked on new stuff and I have new inspirations for vocals. My brother Mario came up with very interesting things. His drumming is becoming richer. There's something new emerging, and yet at the same time, it's more simple. It's changing all the time. That's why it's actually a little difficult to talk about it now. The only thing I can say for sure is that I'm very excited."

Gojira's last album, "L'Enfant Sauvage," was released in 2012 to rave reviews.

Photo courtesy of Alain Cazenave

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    Gojira and Mastodon - 2 of the few heavy bands to really get going after 2000 that I'm able to give a sh*t about. Quantity over quality has really been the case with heavy music for the past 15 years or so but both bands have been on point for a long time now. Awesome tour, too.
    Most likely my favorite Metal show I've ever been was at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN. SWAG SWAG BURR GUCCI
    Hollywood should make an epic and gritty Captain Planet movie, and Gojira should write the soundtrack. The Duplantier's are the most brutal hippies I've ever known.
    Hell Yeah! Gojira could possibly be one of the heaviest bands ever. They're under appreciated but are a almost like a by-word for anyone who is into prog/tech metal. Their fans include: Mastodon, Brendon Small, Meshuggah, Aaron Turner from Isis, The guys from Neurosis, the melvins. If Those guys liked my music I would burst into flames from sheer excitement.
    Gojira is one of the few bands nowadays I've seen that's consistently spectacular album to album.
    The heaviest band nowadays and the only ones still writing catchy heavy music not heard since the Pantera days. These guys make me proud to be french and that is no easy feat cuz we are renown panzees since WW2.
    Meme avant la 2éme Grande Guerre ! Mais je suis d'accord avec toi ! Il y a de quoi etre fier d'etre Francais en les écoutant !
    "My brother Mario came up with very interesting things. His drumming is becoming richer" Whaooooo !!! Can't wait !!! Allez-y les mecs ! Relachez nous un nouvel album qui mettra encore tout le monde d'accord ! Je reverais de les voir eux et Mastodon !!!
    I've only been listening to them for like that past 6-8 months and honestly they've already become one of my favorite bands. They're totally unique and heavy as hell. I love them, going to see them tour this fall, and looking forward to another great album!
    Can't wait to see them live again this summer, seen them like five times already, I can't get enough of their shows.They always manage to pull off a tight, heavy and powerful performance, always nice with the crowd, and always happy to play for the crowd despite touring extensively both Europe and the US.I also always get my ass kicked at Gojira gigs.
    Didn't UG have an article up somewhere here that said he didn't want to record a new album? Now he wants too? Excited none the less! Their last couple albums were amazing!