GOJIRA Frontman: 'I'm So Pissed Off With The Situation On Earth Right Now'

June 20, 2008

Chris Harris of MTV's Metal File recently spoke to GOJIRA frontman Joe Duplantier about the French progressive-extreme metal outfit's upcoming fourth LP, "The Way of All Flesh", which is slated for a Stateside release October 14. According to Duplantier, "Flesh" is a conceptual work, focusing on the morbid topic of death.

"That's the theme it's about death itself," he explained. "It's also about the immortality of the soul. That's the main subject for us. Since we started to play and release albums, we've always talked about the same thing: the soul.

"This album's got a more dramatic feel to it, and some of the lyrics are almost cynical," continued Duplantier. "Usually, with my lyrics, I'm always positive. But on this album, I'm so pissed off with the situation on Earth right now, how we're abusing so much, and we take everything that we can take from the ocean, and we kill off endangered species. So in some of the songs, it's almost like a requiem for the Earth. This record is a lot darker like, a lot darker, I would say. The music is darker and more violent."

Read the entire interview at MTV's Metal File.

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