Gojira’s Joe Duplantier Opens New York City Recording Studio

Now, this is cool. Yesterday, Gojira revealed that they are in the studio recording the follow-up to 2012’s great L’Enfant Sauvage, along with a pretty major announcement that frontman Joe Duplantier is opening a recording studio, Silver Cord, in New York City. So Joe joins the ranks of Kurt Ballou, Colin Marston, Erik Rutan, and more, as a musician-turned studio owner. Spake the band,


Silver Cord is a brand new recording studio based in New York. Designed and owned by Joe Duplantier of Gojira, the studio will serve as the band’s headquarters for the next couple of months as they produce their 6th studio album. Silver Cord will be available to other artists/bands/producers starting June 6th, 2015.

Opening a recording studio is a risky economic endeavor these days, and New York is certainly as crowded a market as any other major city in the United States, but from the looks of the photos and video documentary below, Joe and company didn’t fuck around in building a formidable live room. And with Colin Marston’s Menegroth: The Thousand Caves holding down the more dark/experimental/tech-y side of things in Queens, and Andrew Schneider’s Translator Audio remaining a great recording option for bands in Coney Island, I believe Silver Cord will exist in harmony with those studios, by catering to a different style of metal bands.

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We’ll keep you posted on Gojira updates, as well as more information about the studio as it trickles out! In the meantime, keep up with Silver Cord on Facebook.

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Max is managing editor of Gear Gods.

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  • being a studio geek this is one of the coolest videos I’ve EVER seen!

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