The wait is nearly over for Gorjira’s highly-anticipated sixth studio album, Magma. The French metal band just announced both its name and a June 17 release, also accompanied by an audio sample.
Fans have been chomping at the bit for the follow up to 2012’s L’Enfant Sauvage, but the band has been very vocal about explaining their four-year recording process. The unfortunate loss of Joe and Mario Duplantier’s mother in July 2015 delayed writing sessions, but eventually would provide the emotional material for the album.
The ten tracks were recorded at the brother’s New York-based Silver Cord Studios, and seemed to be a very cathartic experience. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Joe Duplantier opened up about the studio sessions, saying, “Mario was recording drums, and I was playing guitar with him, just trying to help him know where he’s at in the song, and both of us would start crying at the same time.”
Check out the teaser below to get a sneak peak of what to expect from the imminent release.
French metal band Gojira might have released a killer new live CD/DVD called L’Enfant Sauvages earlier this year, but they also just recently dropped a new video for the mesmerizing track “Born in Winter.”
“Born in Winter” comes off the quartet’s 2012 album L’Enfant Sauvages, and its video has the song playing over spacey imagery that could hypnotize anyone.
Check out the clip below and click here for a list of Gojira’s spring tour dates with Mastodon and Kvelertak.
Gojira has released a new video for the track “The Gift of Guilt” from their 2012 album L’Enfant Sauvage, and while the live footage might not be as amazing as seeing the French metallers in person, it certainly captures the heaviness of their show.
In addition, Gojira has a new split EP out with Roadrunner Records labelmates Kvelertak that is available for free. Each band contributed three songs to the EP, including Gojira’s “The Gift of Guilt.”
By the conclusion of Gojira’s epic set at Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre, the French metallers offered up another example as to why they should be included in the conversation of the world’s heaviest bands.
On the heels of their strong 2012 album is L’Enfant Sauvage, Gojira played a set that drew from their entire catalog and had the pit going full-blast.
A sold out crowd greeted the band when the guys walked out on stage one by one. Frontman Joe Duplantier houted “Are you alive!?” That question elicited a throaty roar over the feedback coming from the band’s huge amp stacks.
Having dropped L’Enfant Sauvage earlier this year, French metal mavens Gojira have been furiously touring around the world, and the band captured the feel of their brutal live show with their latest mucis video for “Explosia.”
The clip was filmed live on Aug. 14 at the Studio at Webster Hall in New York City. (more…)