Finland's HardcoreSounds.Net conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Joseph Duplantier of French progressive metallers GOJIRA after the band's performance at the 12th annual Tuska open-air metal festival, which was held June 26-28, 2009 at Kaisaniemi in Helsinki, Finland. Watch the seven-minute chat below. Also available is performance footage of the song "Oroborus".
Universal Music Publishing has released a 135-page tablature book for GOJIRA's latest album, "The Way Of All Flesh", which can be ordered from the band's new webshop.
Since making its American debut alongside CHILDREN OF BODOM and AMON AMARTH in late 2006 in support of their landmark album "From Mars To Sirius", GOJIRA has become one of metal's most acclaimed and admired acts. The group has also toured with such heavyweights as LAMB OF GOD, BEHEMOTH, MACHINE HEAD, TRIVIUM and JOB FOR A COWBOY, and most recently, IN FLAMES and labelmates ALL THAT REMAINS.
"All The Tears", the animated video from GOJIRA, was directed by Spanish artist Jossie Malis and is "really something that fits what we want to create artistically as a band," according to Duplantier. Drummer Mario Duplantier explains: "We first came accross Jossie's work with his astounding animated films, 'Bend It To Machine' and we really liked the way he told stories in a very mysterious and unusual manner. His enigmatic animations deal with serious issues and are yet always permeated with a sense of poetry. We, as music writers, are trying to mix very different emotional atmospheres. We are happy to present a visual/audio work that gathers the sort of brutality of our music with the sensibility of his drawings."
"Oroborus" performance video: