Mario Duplantier

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Mario Duplantier
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Mario Duplantier in 2017
Background information
Born (1981-06-19) June 19, 1981 (age 37)
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

Mario Duplantier (born June 19, 1981) 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 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 2015-03-04.
  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 2013-01-21.
  5. ^ "Zildjian Artists|Mario Duplamtier Artist Page". zildjian.com. Retrieved 2015-03-01.
  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 July 8, 2011. Retrieved January 21, 2013. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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