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Mario Duplantier

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Name  Mario Duplantier
Instruments  Drums
Role  Musician

Years active  1996–present
Siblings  Joe Duplantier
Associated acts  Gojira, Empalot
Music group  Gojira (Since 1996)
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Born  June 19, 1981 (age 34) (1981-06-19)
Genres  Progressive metal, technical death metal, groove metal, thrash metal
Labels  Gabriel Editions, Boycott, Next Music, Listenable, Prosthetic, Roadrunner
Albums  From Mars to Sirius, L'Enfant Sauvage, Terra Incognita, The Link, The Way of All Flesh

Occupation(s)  Musician, songwriter

Gojira- Live at Brixton Academy - Drum Solo

Mario Duplantier (born June 19, 1981) is a French musician and artist best known as the drummer for progressive metal band Gojira.


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Early life

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Mario Duplantier grew up in a family where arts played a significant role. He developed his drawing, painting, and music skills in an environment of freedom and creativity. In 1996, Duplantier and his brother, Joe Duplantier, formed the band Gojira (formerly known as "Godzilla").


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Mario Duplantier is known for his technical and rhythmic heavy precision drumming with extended double-bass blasts, mid-tempo rock power grooves, precision tom fills, jazzy drum breaks, and blast beats. Gojira's live show often features his drum solos as part of the set. Occasionally, Mario plays guitar during live shows when he and his brother, Joe, switch places.

He was crowned as the best drummer of modern metal by MetalSucks in April 2012.


Duplantier endorses Tama and Zildjian cymbals.

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  • Drums – Tama Superstar Custom, Custom Charcoal (CCC)
  • 18"x22" Bass Drum (SLB22E)
  • 18"x22" Bass Drum (SLB22E)
  • 5.5"x14" Snare Drum (SLS55)
  • 10"x13" Tom Tom (SLT13A)
  • 11"x14" Tom Tom (SLT14A)
  • 16"x16" Floor Tom (SLT16A)
  • 5.5"x14" Snare Drum (SLS55)
  • 5.5"x14" Snare Drum (SLS55)
  • Cymbals – Zildjian
  • 13" A Custom Hi-Hats
  • 21" Z Custom Mega Bell Ride
  • 18" A Custom Projection Crash (×2)
  • 10" A Custom Splash
  • 19" Z3 Ultra Hammered China
  • 21" Z3 Ultra Hammered China
  • Other
  • Tama Mario Duplantier Signature Sticks
  • Gojira

  • Terra Incognita (2001)
  • The Link (2003)
  • From Mars to Sirius (2005)
  • The Way of All Flesh (2008)
  • L'Enfant Sauvage (2012)
  • Magma (2016)
  • Empalot

  • Brout (demo, 1999)
  • Tous aux Cèpes (full-length, 2002)
  • Empalot en Concert (live, 2004)
  • References

    Mario Duplantier Wikipedia