Gojira Upcoming EP Like Devin’s Deconstruction


Insomuch as it’s going to feature a bunch of awesome dudes AND one of my favorite bands, whale-saving French metal tour de force Gojira. And Devin will be on it, too.

The band’s confirmed a number of guest appearances for their forthcoming LP, including the ones we already know about — Devin Townsend and Meshuggah‘s Fredrik Thordendal — plus Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe, In Flames’ Anders Friden and Max Cavalera of Soulfly and the Cavalera Conspiracy.

“I decided to ask a few singers from other metal bands if they would help us, they all said yes,” says Joe Duplantier of Gojira. “So Randy Blythe from Lamb Of God is involved. He sings on one song. Max Cavalera is involved too, and Anders from In Flames. Devin Townsend is also singing on the EP. It’s taking a long time to organise but it’s gonna be worth it.”

Meanwhile, speaking on what to expect from the band’s forthcoming new full-length, he says, “It’s Gojira but wiser and heavier. Our music is always evolving. I hope there is more to come from us! I believe we can get heavier and deeper and more magical than before. I respect everything that’s been done before, but I hope we’re digging in another direction. It’s not a technical direction. It’s a more spiritual direction. I think we’re getting closer to the core of why we’re doing this music. It’s hard to describe it. Until I hear the new album it’s hard to have a clear vision of it. Fuck it, it’s just better!”

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Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.

  • Xander

    This will be awesome. I daresay even better than Deconstruction will be. Don’t kill me, Chris, I just think it will be better.

  • Hector

    This year will be great. New Devin, new Gojira, new Opeth, new Dream Theater. If only there would be new Mars Volta, Meshuggah, and Porcupine Tree, all my favorite bands would be covered.