Mario Duplantier

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Mario Duplantier
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Mario Duplantier in 2017
Background information
Birth nameMario François Duplantier
Also known as"Evil"
Born (1981-06-19) 19 June 1981 (age 38)
Bayonne,  France
GenresProgressive metal, technical death metal, groove metal, thrash metal
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsDrums, guitar
Years active1996–present
LabelsGabriel Editions, Boycott, Next Music, Listenable, Prosthetic, Roadrunner
Associated actsGojira, Empalot
Websitemarioduplantier.com

Mario François Duplantier (born 19 June 1981 in Bayonne, France) is a French musician and artist best known as the drummer for progressive death metal band Gojira.[1]

Early life[edit]

Mario Duplantier grew up in Bayonne, South-West France near from the Basque country 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").

Career[edit]

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.[2]

He was crowned as the best drummer of modern metal by MetalSucks in April 2012.[3] He was voted Best Drummer at the 2017 Loudwire Music Awards.

Equipment[edit]

Duplantier endorses Tama and Zildjian cymbals.

  • Drums – Tama Superstar Custom, Custom Charcoal (CCC)[4]
    • 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[5][6]
    • 13" A Custom Hi-Hats
    • 21" Z Custom Mega Bell Ride
    • 18" A Custom Projection Crash
    • 19" A Custom Projection Crash
    • 20" A Custom Projection Crash
    • 10" A Custom Splash
    • 20" A Custom China (x2)
  • Other
    • Tama Mario Duplantier Signature Sticks
    • DW 5000 Pedals
    • Ddrum Triggers[7]

Discography[edit]

Gojira[edit]

Empalot[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Gojira | Biography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_a-Iz6eTy0
  3. ^ "METALSUCKS READERS SELECT GOJIRA'S MARIO DUPLANTIER AS THE BEST DRUMMER IN MODERN METAL - MetalSucks". MetalSucks. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  4. ^ "TAMA – artist profile – Mario Duplantier". Tamadrum.co.jp. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Zildjian Artists|Mario Duplamtier Artist Page". zildjian.com. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  6. ^ http://configurator.zildjian.com/en-US/products/configurator/default.ad2?artistID=2830[dead link]
  7. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110708184502/http://www.tamadrum.co.jp/usa/products/sticks/signature_MD.html. Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2013. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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