French progressive metallers GOJIRA have set "Magma" as the title of their brand new studio album, due on June 17 via Roadrunner Records. The as follow-up to 2012's "L'Enfant Sauvage" was recorded at GOJIRA frontman Joseph Duplantier's Silver Cord Studio in Queens, New York.
Joseph told RollingStone.com in a new interview that GOJIRA worked on twelve songs for the album before ultimately deciding on ten. "We want a short album," he said. "Something less epic than what we usually do. People's attentions are shorter now. So a lot of the songs are four minutes."
Joseph and his brother, GOJIRA drummer Mario Duplantier, who make up the band's songwriting core, were forced to put the sessions for the new album on hold when their mother got sick and eventually died last summer.
"I felt physically, mentally exhausted," Joseph told RollingStone.com. "At the same time, though, the way it happened was beautiful. We were all around her. We had to cancel a few shows when she died, but it was very enriching at the same time. We learned a lot about death."
"When you read Joe's lyrics, for me, I cry right away," Mario said. "They're very deep and to the point. No bullshit. We recycle our sadness and depression in the music."
"Mario was recording drums, and I was playing guitar with him, just trying to help him know where he's at in the song, and both of us would start crying at the same time," Joseph added.
"The songs were half-written while she was sick," he said. "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.'"
Come on!!! 13 days? I can’t wait!!!
come on ! even shitty websites have reviews.
Hahahah! I was thinking the same thing.
Ahhhhhhh its killing me playing this waiting game
I can’t take it anymore. I’m losing my mind.
That video is the most accurate thing i have ever seen.
yep, thats how i feel
Yeah, that video is extremely relatable. Only, I’ve been like that for over a month ?. I think a lot of albums now leak around 1 week…
Why is it taking so long ? :(
Finally! It’s only 128kbps but yay!
Where? I’ve looked high and low, can’t find it anywhere
nooooo way 128 kb pfffffff
any chance when it comes out someone will be able to send me a digital copy of the booklet
Or you could buy it and support the band.
Wooooo yeah its finally out.
Finally. Pre ordered it but nice to hear it early. It’s an interesting album that you’ll have to listen through a few times, dark and hypnotic.
Definitely album of the year \m/
There’s a 320 copy floating around if you search for it. Will still be buying it upon release!
Found it. Thank you so much :)
Can you say what website at least?
I’ve found a 320 kbps but when I checked it with speck it was a transcoded from 128.
Can someone write the lyrics of the shooting star please???
I never got a notification about this leak. ??
That’s unfortunate, i dropped everything i was doing as soon as i got the notification!
What are your thoughts on Magma? What songs do you like?
I think the whole album as a whole is awesome.
I really like Shooting Star, Magma, and Pray.
100 percent agree. The Shooting Star is a standout but as you said the whole album is awesome! Just wish it was longer – feels like I’ve been waiting forever since l’enfaunt sauvage
the 320kb/s version seems weird. it’s to quiet to be a half-decent rip. i’ll wait for the original realese.
i needed 2-3 listens to get used to the songs but now i really dig it. i also think the songs work better in the album context.
For UK fans, there is an official stream over at http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/gojira-magma-album-stream-a7082706.html
Incredible band. Seem more serious than the average metal band and so fucking heavy. This album is amazing.
Check it out the Magma review (in brazilian portuguese only)