Joe Duplantier at Bergen Calling in 2013.
|Born||October 19, 1976|
|Genres||Thrash metal, groove metal, progressive metal, death metal|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass|
|Associated acts||Cavalera Conspiracy
Joseph Duplantier (born October 19, 1976) is a French musician best known as the guitarist and vocalist of metal band Gojira. He is also the former bassist of Cavalera Conspiracy, to which he was invited by Max Cavalera.
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, Duplantier ended up being the band's bassist. He has stated that Gojira is his main priority and that is the reason he has not done extensive touring with Cavalera Conspiracy. In 2008, he was replaced by Johny Chow on bass duties for Cavalera Conspiracy. Duplantier did not appear in the band's second album, Blunt Force Trauma.
He owns the Silver Cord Studio, a recording studio situated in New York, which he designed himself.
- Charvel USA Joe Duplantier San Dimas Style 2 (2013–present)
- Charvel USA Skatecaster (2012–present)
- 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
- Boss TU-2
- Noise Suppressor
- Dunlop .88 millimeter tortex picks
- DiMarzio ClipLock black strap
- Terra Incognita (2001)
- The Link (2003)
- From Mars to Sirius (2005)
- The Way of All Flesh (2008)
- L'Enfant Sauvage (2012)
- Sanctuary (single, 2008)
- Inflikted (full-length, 2008)
As a guest or session musician
- Eros & Thanatos by Manimal (on "Dead Meat") (full-length, 2004)
- Through the Absurd by Trepalium (on "Sauvage") (full-length, 2004)
- Contraires by MyPollux (on "Coffre à Souhaits") (full-length, 2006)
- Demi Deuil by Aygghon (on "La Terre Dolente") (full-length, 2006)
- All Seeing Eyes by Klone (on "All Seeing Eyes") (full-length, 2008)
- For Death, Glory and the End of the World by Kruger (on "Muscle") (full-length, 2009)
- 7th Symphony by Apocalyptica (on "Bring Them to Light") (full-length, 2010)
- Deconstruction by Devin Townsend (on "Sumeria", alongside Paul Masvidal of Cynic) (full-length, 2011)
- w^w^^w^w by Car Bomb (on "Third Revelation") (full-length, 2012)
- Damballa's Voodoo Doll by Trepalium (on "Damballa's Voodoo Doll", alongside Matthieu Metzger of Klone) (full-length, 2015)
- Gojira: Some Kind of Monster knac.com. 2008-10-14. Retrieved on 2009-008-11.
- "Slayer Stories from Pantera, Slash, Slipknot, Korn, Rob Zombie, Johnny Knoxville, Deftones, Gojira, and more". artistdirect.com. Retrieved October 13, 2013.
- Interview with Joe Duplantier of Gojira culturebully.com. 2008-11-10. Retrieved on 2009-08-10
- Gojira Interview With Joe Duplantier youtube.com. 2009-07-05. Retrieved on 2009-08-11.
- "SILVER CORD Studio - Constructing SILVER CORD STUDIO". silvercordstudio.com. Retrieved 2015-04-07.
- Gojira's Joe Duplantier: The Official Metalsucks
Boner FestInterview metalsucks.net. 2009-01-13. Retrieved on 2009-08-10.
- Gojira's Joe Duplantier Orders You to Support Sea Shepherd in the Antarctic metalsucks.net. 2008-12-09. Retrieved on 2009-08-10.
- Gojira - Joe Duplantier Guitar Rig Gear and Equipment uberproaudio.com. 2009. Retrieved on 2009-08-11.
- Greg Kennelty. "GOJIRA Frontman's Appearance On A TREPALIUM Song Is Just Perfect - Metal Injection". Metal Injection. Retrieved 2015-02-12.