Gojira is a French metal band from Bayonne. Formed in 1996, 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 their first studio album, Gojira has had no changes in lineup, written five studio albums and produced three live 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.
Gojira are from Ondres, France, a village close to Bayonne. Formed by brothers Joe Duplantier (guitar, vocals), drummer Mario Duplantier, guitarist Christian Andreu, and bassist Jean-Michel Labadie, Gojira’s music combines elements of Death metal, Groove metal, Thrash metal and Progressive metal. The band started touring…