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

Fans can watch the band’s new music video for “Born In Winter” here:

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.

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ON TOUR 2014




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     

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