GOJIRA are currently working on new music for “heavier” new studio album
During a recent interview with El Expreso Del Rock, GOJIRA‘s drummer, Mario Duplantier, was questioned about whether he and the rest of the band have initiated the creative process for the successor to the 2021 album “Fortitude.”
He replied (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Yeah. Oh, yeah, yeah. We work on new stuff for a long time, actually. We have a lot, a lot, a lot of ideas. We have structures of new songs. But we are so picky that we really want to take this time to drop something very unique. And why not having more songs to record?
“Instead of having 10 songs, maybe have like 15 songs; I don’t know. But we are working on it very hard. But it’s a bit early in the process to talk about the date of release and all that. But what I can tell is it’s on a good way. We are very proud of what we have right now.”
When asked if there was “a lot of difference between this new material” and “Fortitude”, Mario said: “Um, I almost wanna say yes. It’s different. It’s a bit early to say but I have a feeling it is going to be heavier.”
The drummer also commented n whether GOJIRA was working on new music in New York, where his brother, band frontman Joseph Duplantier, lives and owns a recording studio, Mario said: “We did work on tour a lot, actually, because we were touring so much that we share ideas and we jammed a little bit in dressing room. And then, yeah, we’re working in New York, in France. It’s our secret formula, but we send ideas to each other. We jam together sometimes. But definitely most of the work will be done in New York.”
In October of 2022, GOJIRA unveiled a fresh track titled “Our Time Is Now,” featured on the soundtrack of EA Sports’ enduring NHL video game series, “NHL 23.”
“Fortitude,” GOJIRA‘s album released in April 2021 through Roadrunner Records, followed their 2016 release, “Magma.” This album was crafted and produced by Joseph at Silver Cord, with mixing handled by the acclaimed Andy Wallace, known for his work with bands like NIRVANA and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE.
The groundwork for “Fortitude” was initially laid in 2020, marked by the surprise release of the single “Another World.”
Recently, GOJIRA and MASTODON concluded two extensive legs of “The Mega-Monsters Tour,” a monumental co-headlining tour spanning North America. New Jersey deathcore act LORNA SHORE joined as special guests on all tour dates, making it a truly remarkable musical, and loud, experience.