Mario Duplantier

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Mario Duplantier
Drummer - Death metal

Bands: Gojira

Drumsticks: Tama

Mario Duplantier (born (1981-06-19) June 19, 1981 (age 41)) is a French musician and artist who is the drummer of the technical death metal band, Gojira.

Early life

Mario Duplantier grew up in a family where arts played a significant role. He developed his drawing, painting, and music skills in an environment of freedom and creativity. In 1996, Mario and his brother, Joe Duplantier, created the band Gojira (formerly known as "Godzilla"). He was crowned as being the best drummer of modern metal by in April 2012. In an interview published in May 17, 2012 by Art-Scenics TV he said "that his mother is American".

On tour

While touring with Gojira, he has decided to transform each trip into a painting and drawing session. The artistic material that came out of these trips became very crucial to him, which is why making art has turned into a daily activity. Unconsciously, Mario creates random surrealistic paintings made of hybrid characters and animals that tell stories.


Mario is endorsed by Tama and Zildjian cymbals.

Drums – Tama Superstar Custom, Custom Charcoal (CCC)

  • 18"x22" Bass Drum (SLB22E)
  • 18"x22" Bass Drum (SLB22E)
  • 5.5"x14" Snare Drum (SLS55)
  • 10"x13" Tom Tom (SLT13A)
  • 11"x14" Tom Tom (SLT14A)
  • 16"x16" Floor Tom (SLT16A)
  • 5.5"x14" Snare Drum (SLS55)
  • 5.5"x14" Snare Drum (SLS55)

Cymbals – Zildjian

  • 13" A Custom Hi-Hats
  • 21" Z Custom Mega Bell Ride
  • 18" A Custom Projection Crash (×2)
  • 17" A Custom Projection Crash
  • 20" Oriental China Trash (×2)


  • Tama Mario Duplantier Signature Sticks

Drumstick Collection

Current Drumstick Count in Collection: 1.

(2014) - 0415 - signature model Tama tour drumstick, Gojira (better picture soon).