MetalSucks.net interviewed Joe and Mario Duplantier of French metal titans GOJIRA recently and they talked about what the two brothers hope to achieve with their debut album with Roadrunner Records that they are currently recording, how their music has evolved over time, what poeple can expect from the new material and much more.
“Personally, I had a vision of this album, with what I would like to see happening,” says Joe Duplantier. “I was imagining something very organic and very deep, with more natural sounds. Music-wise, it’s something like a dream and a storm… it’s magical. I had this vision with colors, sounds and shapes in my mind. I almost dreamed about it. ‘Wow, I feel like this album is going to be like that.’ But I didn’t know.
There are so many different perspectives and points of views. For us, the way that we see it is we really needed a platform for the band to be promoted and distributed properly. We’ve been in touch with a lot of labels lately since we finished our contract with Listenable [who released the band’s three previous albums]. To go on with Listenable was not an option, even though we had excellent relations with them. We really needed a bigger platform, and Roadrunner offered us an am amazing deal. They have been super into the band for years and years. They have been… I would not say “chasing us,” but… well, I would say “chasing us,” but they would say “interested”.