Joseph Andrew Duplantier is a French-American musician best known as the rhythm guitarist and vocalist of metal band Gojira. He is also the former bassist of Cavalera Conspiracy, to which he was invited by Max Cavalera.
|Birth name:||Joseph Andrew Duplantier|
|Also known as:||JoeGira|
|Born:||October 19, 1976, Paris, France|
|Genres:||Thrash metal, groove metal, progressive metal, death metal|
|Instruments:||Vocals, guitar, bass, drums, flute|
|Labels:||Gabriel Editions, Boycott Records, Next Music, Listenable Records, Prosthetic Records, Roadrunner Records|
|Associated acts:||Gojira, Cavalera Conspiracy, Empalot, Apocalyptica, Car Bomb, Devin Townsend Project|
About Joseph Duplantier
Known both as the former bassist for Cavalera Conspiracy and as the frontman for the French metal band Gojira. Gojira has released half a dozen successful albums since their debut in 2001.
He and his brother wrote their first song, "Victim," in 1996. Their band was originally called Godzilla. He and his brother also formed the now-defunct band Empalot. in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
He owns the New York-based recording studio Silver Cord Studio.
His brother, Mario, is the drummer for Gojira. Native to France, he later settled in New York City with his wife and child.
He briefly joined brothers Max and Igor Cavalera in Cavalera Conspiracy as their bassist.