Roaming National Rock Review correspondent Brian Michael Jacques aka “OLD” caught up with  Joe Duplantier of Gojira over the phone recently.

Gojira is a progressive metal band formed in 1996 in Bayonne, France. The band was known as Godzilla until 2001. Gojira is composed of Joe Duplantier on vocals and rhythm guitar, his brother Mario Duplantier on drums, Christian Andreu on lead guitar and Jean-Michel Labadie on bass. Since its first studio album, Gojira has had no changes in lineup, and has released five studio albums, one live album, one single, and two DVDs.

Gojira, known for their environmentally-themed lyrics, “have risen from utmost obscurity during the first half of their career to widespread global recognition in the second, including regular mention amongst the genre’s leading new millennium upstarts”, according to Allmusic.

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Brian was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Miami, Florida. He now resides in Flint, Michigan where he hosts a local radio show called THE METAL, Sundays 8p-12a on WKUF 94.3 FM. You can listen online at WKUF.FM. Let’s Party!

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