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Gojira Biography


Gojira is a progressive death metal band from Bayonne, France. Their lyrics focus on life, ecology, and spiritual themes. They were formed in 1996 by brothers Joe Duplantier (vocals and lead guitar) and Mario Duplantier (drums), Christian Andreu (guitar) and Jean-Michel Labadie (bass guitar). They had initially named their group Godzilla, but due to legal constraints had to change their name. They therefore chose to re-name their band Gojira - the original Japanese version of their name (in Japanese Gojira means gorilla-whale or gorilla the size of a whale). Some of the content of their music is focused on the ecological effects of human activity on the Earth. Joe and Mario Duplantier also play in an experimental metal band called Empalot. In 2007 Joe also became the bass player for former Sepultura members Max and Igor's new project, Cavalera Conspiracy. Gojira's Official Website Discography: 1998 - Possessed (Demo, released as Godzilla]) 1999 - Saturate (Demo, released as Godzilla) 2001 - Terra Incognita 2003 - The Link 2004 - The Link Alive (DVD, later released as a CD+DVD package) 2005 - From Mars to Sirius 2008 - The Way of All Flesh

Gojira Metal Albums

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Following the immense praise of From Mars To Sirius and recurring trips across the Atlantic for North American touring alongside the likes of Lamb of God, [...]

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”Combining intense incendiary live shows that will leave viewers open-mouthed in awe with richly textured and brutally powerful compositions that transcend the normal death metal [...]

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2003 reissue of the Scandinavian dark metal act’s 1992 album features six tracks plus an exclusive multimedia enhanced interview with the band (Chapter 2), packaged in [...]

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