“I didn’t ever consider myself as a vocalist. I am still on a quest to achieve singing” – Gojira’s Joe Duplantier reveals his story as a metal vocalist 

Author Arto Mäenpää - 13.8.2023

In the realm of modern metal, few names command as much respect and reverence as Gojira. Hailing from the heart of France, this titanic force has sculpted an unparalleled sonic landscape that bridges the chasm between unrelenting heaviness and profound introspection. At the helm of this sonic journey stands Joe Duplantier, the visionary frontman whose artistic vision with his brother Mario Duplantier has guided Gojira towards global acclaim.

Since their inception, Gojira has forged a path less traveled, fusing intricate technicality with a primal, earth-shattering energy. The band’s music is a mesmerizing tapestry that weaves together intricate rhythms, haunting melodies, and a relentless dedication to pushing the boundaries of the genre. With each release, Gojira‘s sound evolves, refusing to be confined by convention and instead venturing into uncharted territory.

Joe Duplantier, the driving force behind Gojira, is not merely a vocalist and guitarist, but a storyteller of extraordinary depth. His lyrics delve into the human experience, touching upon themes ranging from environmental consciousness to existential musings. Through his words and melodies, Joe bridges the gap between the ethereal and the tangible, inviting listeners to explore the far reaches of their own thoughts and emotions.

Chaoszine sat down with Joe Duplantier before Gojira‘s headline show at Tuska festival in Helsinki, Finland on June 30th and discussed in depth about his journey as a metal frontman in one of the most succesfull modern metal bands of today. You can listen to the chat in full below:

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You can check out Gojira‘s latest “Fortitude” album below: