Gojira are a progressive death/thrash metal band from Bayonne, France. Their lyrics consist of life, ecology, and spiritual themes. They were formed in 1996 by brothers Joe (vocals and lead guitar) and Mario Duplantier (drums), Christian Andreu (guitar) and Jean-Michel Labadie (bass guitar).GOJIRA GENRES
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.
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, The Cavalera Conspiracy.
1998 Possessed (DEMO)
2000 Terra Incognita
2003 The Link
2005 From Mars to Sirius
GOJIRA LYRICAL THEMES
Life, Death, Spirituality, Ecological themes
France (Bayonne), formed in 1998
GOJIRA CURRENT RECORD LABEL
GOJIRA CURRENT LINE-UP
Joe Duplantier - Vocals & Guitar (Empalot, The Cavalera Conspiracy)
Christian Andreu - Guitar
Jean-Michel Labadie - Bass
Mario Duplantier - Drums (Empalot)
GOJIRA PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Alex - Bass