Gojira’s next album might be heavier – at least if Joe Duplantier is to be believed

Author Samuel Järvinen - 30.11.2021

French metal giants Gojira just released their new album “Fortitude”. The album is the follow-up to 2016’s “Magma”, but it was supposed to be released a little earlier. However, the corona pandemic ended up delaying the band’s plans.

The band’s singer-guitarist Joe Duplantier says that his brother and drummer Mario Duplantier has already started to put together ideas for the next album.

“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”, Joe tells to Revolver and continues:

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.”

“Fortitude” was released on 30th of April.