[Interview] Gojira’s Joe Duplantier On New Album, French Horror Movies, And More

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A friend of mine asked me to name some bands that Gojira sounds like. I honestly drew a blank. I know of bands that have influenced the French metal outfit but I truly can’t think of any bands that sound like them. They’re just one of those rare bands that are completely unique, offering a fresh approach to the genre that is fierce, brutal, and incredibly fascinating. Add to all of this the fact that the band is incredibly concerned about the environment, the planet we live on, and the well-being of people as a whole, and you have band that transcends stereotypes.

I was lucky enough to be able to spend some time with guitarist/vocalist Joe Duplantier during their current tour with Slayer and 4ARM. We discussed the status of a new album, the Sea Shepherd EP (which features Devin Townsend), French horror films, and much more. Check out this exclusive interview below!


  • Bryno

    A Gojira collaboration with Bjork would blow my mind.

    • JonathanBarkan

      RIGHT?!?!?!?!

  • violentdope

    Gojira is the best metal band out right now next to Meshuggah imo,very unique sound,and amazing live too so much energy.No band out there can compare to them with the exception of Meshuggah of course.Bjork and gojira would be fresh.she has a great voice.

  • violentdope

    great interview btw dude!! too many people ask joe the same questions,interesting hes not that much into horror,oh well. I love french horror films.

    • JonathanBarkan

      Thank you! I tried to keep it interesting and steer away from the typical questions. Really appreciate the comment!