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GOJIRA’s MARIO DUPLANTIER Streams New Drum Solo “Meteor”

Gojira drummer Mario Duplantier is back with his second solo drum piece of the year, “Meteor”. This one follows “Armor” and is exactly as musical and engaging as you’d expect from Duplantier – the guy is a machine.

As for new Gojira, Duplantier recently said in an interview with El Expreso Del Rock it’s shaping up to be a heavy one.

“Yeah. Oh, yeah, yeah,” said Duplantier. “We work on new stuff for a long time, actually. We have a lot, a lot, a lot of ideas. We have structures of new songs. But we are so picky that we really want to take this time to drop something very unique.

“And why not having more songs to record? Instead of having 10 songs, maybe have like 15 songs; I don’t know. But we are working on it very hard. But it’s a bit early in the process to talk about the date of release and all that. But what I can tell is it’s on a good way. We are very proud of what we have right now.”

Duplantier then added that the new material is different, saying “I almost wanna say yes. It’s different. It’s a bit early to say but I have a feeling it is going to be heavier.”

As for where Gojira has been working on the new stuff, Duplantier said it’s been a mix. “We did work on tour a lot, actually, because we were touring so much that we share ideas and we jammed a little bit in dressing room. And then, yeah, we’re working in New York, in France. It’s our secret formula, but we send ideas to each other. We jam together sometimes. But definitely most of the work will be done in New York.”

Gojira will be on tour with Korn and Spiritbox later this year. Get the full list of dates below and get your tickets here.

9/12 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
9/14 West Palm Beach, FL iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
9/16 Alpharetta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
9/18 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
9/20 Camden, NJ Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
9/21 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
9/23 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
9/25 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
9/27 Detroit, MI Pine Knob Music Theatre
9/28 Chicago, IL Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre
9/29 Louisville, KY Louder Than Life
10/2 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
10/3 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre
10/5 Los Angeles, CA BMO Stadium ( + Evanescence, Daron Malakian And Scars On Broadway & Vended)
10/6 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
10/8 Portland, OR Moda Center
10/10 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
10/12 Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center Amphitheatre
10/13 Salt Lake City, UT Delta Center
10/16 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
10/18 Kansas City, MO T-Mobile Center
10/20 Houston, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
10/21 San Antonio, TX Frost Bank Center
10/23 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
10/25 Omaha, NE CHI Health Center
10/27 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center

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