Yell! Magazine conducted an interview with drummer Mario Duplantier of French progressive metallers GOJIRA at this year’s edition of the Heavy MTL festival, which was held last weekend (August 11-12) at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can now watch the chat below.
GOJIRA was originally scheduled to take part in a North American tour co-headlined by LAMB OF GOD and DETHKLOK, but that trek was canceled due to the recent incarceration of LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe in the Czech Republic.
GOJIRA‘s fifth album, “L’Enfant Sauvage”, sold almost 11,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 34 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, “The Way Of All Flesh”, opened with 4,200 units back in 2008 to land at No. 138.
“L’Enfant Sauvage” entered the official chart in France at position No. 7 (No. 17 on the digital chart).
“L’Enfant Sauvage” (which translates to “The Wild Child”) features 11 tracks of mind-bending, thunderous metal. The CD was recorded at Spin Recording Studios in Long Island City, New York with co-producer Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GOD).
A special collector’s package of “L’Enfant Sauvage” features two bonus tracks and a double-colored vinyl version of the record, along with an exclusive t-shirt.