Gojira’s Mario Duplantier Checks In
Spring Tour With Mastodon & Kvelertak Announced
French progressive death metal band Gojira will kickoff their spring US tour with Mastodon and Kvelrtak in late April. Drummer Mario Duplantier took a minute to update Drumhead with what he’s been working on and what bell he’s been ringing. “Recently I’ve been working on my double bass,” he says. “I play fast and I’m analyzing very precisely which muscles take action when I play sixteenth-notes at 220 bpm. I’m also working on different combinations of ‘Steve Gadd’-style grooves on my hi-hat, snare and toms.”
He’s also got a new favorite piece of gear from Zildjian. “I love my ride; it’s a Zildjian Mega Bell 21". It’s incredible how many things we can do with this ride!”
The band’s tour is set to kick off April 28th at the Showbox SoDo in Seattle, WA and traverse the US before culminating in a performance at the Rock On The Range Festival in Columbus, OH on May 18th. For more details and ticket information visit www.gojira-music.com.
Fans can watch the band’s new music video for “Born In Winter” here: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/gojira-born-in-winter.
Additionally, Spotify has exclusively premiered the full audio from Gojira’s recent concert at London’s legendary Brixton Academy. The performance is also chronicled in the band’s recently released Les Enfants Sauvages, a limited edition 5” x 7”, 60-page hardcover book that includes a live CD and DVD of Brixton Academy show. Fans can listen to the full audio from Les Enfants Sauvages on Spotify, with copies available for purchase at Gojira’s Official Webstore as well as directly via the band’s merch tab on Spotify.
For more information on Gojira visit www.gojira-music.com, www.facebook.com/GojiraMusic and www.twitter.com/GojiraMusic. For up to the minute news from Roadrunner Records visit www.roadrunnerrecords.com.
ON TOUR 2014
WITH MASTODON & KVELERTAK
28 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
29 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
01 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
02 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theater
03 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
04 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
05 Denver, CO The Ogden Theatre
07 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
08 Chicago, IL The Riviera Theater
09 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
10 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
12 Buffalo, NY The Town Ballroom
13 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
15 New York, NY Terminal 5
16 Boston, MA The Palladium
17 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
18 Columbus, OH Rock On The Range