JOSEPH DUPLANTIER of GOJIRA on SEPULTURA: “They are a very, very important group in the history of metal”

September 2nd, GOJIRA guitarist/singer Joseph Duplantier was interviewed on Brazil “Multishow” after the group’s appearance at Rock in Rio Rio de Janeiro festival. He was asked if he remembers the first time he heard the Brazilian metal band BURIAL and what influence BURIAL has been on GOJIRAthe sound and style of his debut, joseph said, “I remember the first time I heard BURIALand it literally blew me away – not literally [laughs], Actually. But I was blown away. And we were at a time in our development as people, in our teenage years, where that sound fueled something inside of us and inspired us to start what we’re doing today.

He continued: “The first [SEPULTURA] the album that I discovered was the album ‘Arise’; it was very death metal. And then what they did after that, the ‘Chaos AD’ and the ‘Roots’ album, metal redefined, really. So I think they’re a very, very important band in the history of metal.”

A year and a half ago, joseph commented on the fact that some people compared GOJIRAthe new song “Amazon” at BURIALit is “Roots” album. Asked about the degree of influence BURIAL has been on GOJIRAit’s the sound, joseph Told Cuartel Del Metal“How much? From one to 10? A solid seven, whatever that means. I could say 10 too, because I love them so much. But BURIAL is huge in the history of our group, for some reason. I discovered ‘Arise’ first, and I was pretty blown away – it was so dark and so fast and so technical. It was right after I discovered the band DEATH and MORBID ANGELso what BURIAL. And I was absolutely blown away by their art. And then I had a few bands in high school, and I started dating my brother. We used to play at home, sometimes after school, then we decided to form our own band. We dropped our other bands, got together and ‘Chaos AD’ came with. And we were absolutely blown away – absolutely blown away. And [it was] easy to play too – these are simple riffs. They stripped it all down to the core…I mean, oh my God. They said it all with this album.”

As for what he thinks when people compare “Amazon” at BURIAL, joseph said, “I will, ‘Yup.’ And that’s a compliment, and there’s no shame here. And we ripped them off, but we didn’t do it on purpose. But we realized it right after. We were, like, ‘Oh , it looks like BURIAL. Ahhh, whatever. It’s a tribute to BURIAL – what about that? This is Brazil. This is the Amazon. It’s tribal.”

“Amazon” is taken from GOJIRAthe last album of, “Courage”released in April 2021 via Roadrunner folders. The sequel to 2016 “Magma” was recorded and produced by Joseph Duplantier at Silver Cord StudioGOJIRA‘s Ridgewood, Queens, New York headquarters – and mixed by Andy Wallace (NIRVANA, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE).

Product of “Amazon” benefit the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB) which defends the environmental and cultural rights of indigenous tribes in the Amazon who have suffered enormously – victims of deforestation, loss of land, forced labor, violence and harassment.

GOJIRA initially laid the foundations for “Courage” in 2020 with the surprise release of the 2020 single “Another world”.

The work for “Courage” was created by Joseph Duplantier.

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