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GOJIRA releases teaser for the upcoming album

Elsa Marques 08/04/2016 News Comments Off on GOJIRA releases teaser for the upcoming album
GOJIRA releases teaser for the upcoming album

GOJIRA is working in the new album, still untitled, and already decided to tease their fans that patiently wait the follow up album of the L’enfant sauvage. The new album is suppose to be released this summer but no specific date was announced by the band yet. The album is being build in Joe DuPlantier’s New York studio.

Personal tragedy afflicted Joe and his brother Mario (drummer) during the writing of the new album.  Their mother got sick and passed away during the creative phase of the album and they explain how that is reflected in their lyrics.

Joe tells: “The songs were half-written while she was sick. After she died, I still had to finish them. So one song was like, ‘You’re going to make it,’ but the second verse is ‘You didn’t make it.’

Mario adds: “When you read Joe’s lyrics, for me, I cry right away. They’re very deep and to the point. No bullshit. We recycle our sadness and depression in the music.”  

The small video teaser gives the fans a hint of what to expect from the 2016 new Gojira album. Hopefully some of the new songs will be already performed live in the next shows around europe (check the dates below).

A couple of shows have been already confirmed:
May 28: Dortmund Rock Im Revier, Germany
May 29: Munich Rockavaria, Germany
May 31: Warsaw Stodola, Poland
Jun 01: Krakow Kwadrat Klub, Poland
Jun 03: Lucerne Sonisphere, Switzerland
Jun 04: Nijmegen Fortarock, Netherlands  
Jun 05: Vienna Rock In Vienna, Austria
Jun 10: Paris Download Festival, France  
Jun 12: Donington Download, UK
Jun 14: Grenoble La Belle Electrique, France
Jun 17: Clisson Hellfest, France
Jun 18: Dessel Graspop, Belgium
Jun 19: Clisson Hellfest, France
Jul 03: Helsingfors Tuska Festival, Finland
Jul 08: Viveiro Resurrection Fest, Spain  
Jul 16: Bridgeview Chicago Open Air, IL  
Jul 17: Festival D’Ete Quebec, Canada  
Jul 23: Eid Malakoff Festival, Norway
Aug 13: Catton Bloodstock Festival, UK

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