Joe Duplantier

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Joseph Duplantier
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Joe Duplantier at Helfest 2013.
Background information
Born (1976-10-19) October 19, 1976 (age 37)
Genres Thrash metal, groove metal, progressive metal, death metal
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass
Years active 1996-present
Labels Gabriel Editions
Boycott Records
Next Music
Listenable Records
Prosthetic Records
Roadrunner Records
Associated acts Cavalera Conspiracy
Empalot
Gojira
Apocalyptica

Joseph Duplantier (born October 19, 1976) is a French musician who is the guitarist and vocalist of Gojira and was the bassist for Cavalera Conspiracy.

Music[edit]

Joe Duplantier's influences include bands such as Meshuggah, Metallica, Morbid Angel, Sepultura [1] and Slayer.[2]

He was also in a band called Empalot from 1999 to 2004.[3]

Max Cavalera and Igor Cavalera initially asked Jean-Michel Labadie, bassist of Gojira, to do bass duties for their band, Cavalera Conspiracy; however, Labadie was busy with prior commitments, including Gojira. Instead, Joe Duplantier ended up being the band's bassist.[4] Joe Duplantier has stated that Gojira is his main priority and that is the reason he has not done extensive touring with Cavalera Conspiracy.[1] In 2008, Joe was replaced by Johny Chow on bass duties for Cavalera Conspiracy. Duplantier did not appear in the band's second album, Blunt Force Trauma.

Personal[edit]

Joe Duplantier has been in two bands with his brother, Mario Duplantier; one being his main project, Gojira, and the other being Empalot.

Some of the lyrical themes of Gojira reflect Duplantier's personal beliefs in preserving the environment.[5][1] He is part of the environmental corporation Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.[6]

Equipment[7][edit]

Guitars
  • Charvel USA Joe Duplantier San Dimas Style 2 (2013 - now)
  • Charvel USA Skatecaster (2012 to now)
  • Jackson SLS Guitar
  • Fender Telecaster
  • Gibson Flying V Gothic (seen during Sonisphere Festival in Amneville, France)
  • Jackson Dominion (seen on some videos of Gojira's American 2012 tour)
  • MeloDuende Komet AK (seen during lives in France and Canada)


Amplifiers and Cabinets
  • EVH 5150 III amplifier head
  • EVH 5150 III 4x12 Cab
Pedals
  • Boss TU-2
  • Noise Suppressor
Accessories
  • Dunlop .88 millimeter tortex picks
  • DiMarzio ClipLock black strap

Discography[edit]

With Gojira[edit]

as Godzilla
as Gojira

With Cavalera Conspiracy[edit]

  • Sanctuary (single, 2008)
  • Inflikted (full-length, 2008)

With Empalot[edit]

As a guest or session musician[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Gojira: Some Kind of Monster knac.com. 2008-10-14. Retrieved on 2009-008-11.
  2. ^ "Slayer Stories from Pantera, Slash, Slipknot, Korn, Rob Zombie, Johnny Knoxville, Deftones, Gojira, and more". artistdirect.com. Retrieved October 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ Interview with Joe Duplantier of Gojira culturebully.com. 2008-11-10. Retrieved on 2009-08-10
  4. ^ Gojira Interview With Joe Duplantier youtube.com. 2009-07-05. Retrieved on 2009-08-11.
  5. ^ Gojira's Joe Duplantier: The Official Metalsucks Boner Fest Interview metalsucks.net. 2009-01-13. Retrieved on 2009-08-10.
  6. ^ Gojira's Joe Duplantier Orders You to Support Sea Shepherd in the Antarctic metalsucks.net. 2008-12-09. Retrieved on 2009-08-10.
  7. ^ Gojira - Joe Duplantier Guitar Rig Gear and Equipment uberproaudio.com. 2009. Retrieved on 2009-08-11.