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GOJIRA's MARIO DUPLANTIER On New Material: "I Have A Feeling It Is Going To Be Heavier"

"We are very proud of what we have right now."


Gojira is working on the follow-up to their 2021 album Fortitude, and it's shaping up to be a heavy one. According to drummer Mario Duplantier in an interview with El Expreso Del Rock, Gojira is working hard on the new stuff with no concrete idea of when it'll be out.

"Yeah. Oh, yeah, yeah," said Duplantier. "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."

Duplantier then added that the new material is different, saying "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."

As for where Gojira has been working on the new stuff, Duplantier said it's been a mix. "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."

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