Gojira, the progressive metal giants from France, have come forward with their long-awaited new album. New album ‘Magma’ (Click Here For The Review) is different by comparison from their older records; it’s more atmospheric and emotional, but is gorgeous and awesome in every sense. I admit, the album needs a few sessions to get its listener to fall in love with it. Gojira have held on to their roots and have just mixed in new influences.
Metal Wani’s Editor in Chief Owais ‘Vitek’ Nabi had a chat with GOJIRA drummer Mario Duplantier at Munich, Rock Im Revier. He discusses playing the first show in over a year at Rock Im Revier, recently released music video’s from GOJIRA’s upcoming album “Magma” & feedback from the fans expecting death metal. Mario also talks about the change in songwriting and musical direction on “Magma”, the emotional side of the album, writing different conceptual songs & vocal recording with Joe Duplantier. Mario throws light on the concept of the album, artwork, lyrical approach, using unconventional instruments and death of Joe & Mario’s mother.
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In this Second part, Mario talks about drumming & why he preferred to keep it simple on drums, writing technical riffs and using flutes and different instruments on few tracks. Mario also talks about the warm techniques before every show, why he prefers to warm up atleast 1 hour before every show, upcoming North American Tour with Tesseract. He discussed the setlist and possible new songs on tour, maintaining the balance between old and new music & how he takes cares of himself on tour.
Mario throws light on death of MEGADETH Ex Drummer Nick Menza, his project with Joe Duplantier, Silver Cord Studio, the amount of work that went behind the studio, why they prefer to write and release another album soon instead of taking a long time.
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