Gojira's Mario Duplantier

Gojira’s Mario Duplantier Releases His New Drum Solo “Minotaur”


Though nothing has been publicly revealed as of yet, it seems likely that we’ll be hearing new music from Gojira sometime later in the year. If your patience for their follow-up to 2016’s “Magma” is wearing thin, perhaps the below video will bring you some solace. The band’s drummer Mario Duplantier has shared a new drum solo composition dubbed ‘Minotaur‘ on his YouTube channel, saying of it:

“Here is another drum composition I recently created. I named it “ Minotaur”. This solo has been composed around a drum pattern I particularly love, the alternate single stroke roll “between the hands and the feet”. I’ve never used it with Gojira, but this effect can be spectacular.”

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Gojira have some limited touring planned for 2020 thus far, here’s where they will hit:

05/02 Hershey, PA – Giant Center (feat. Volbeat & The Picturebooks) (tickets)
05/03 Charlotte, NC – Epicenter Festival (tickets)
05/10 Daytona Beach, FL – Daytona International Speedway (‘Welcome To Rockville‘) (tickets)
06/09 Budapest, HUN – Budapest Arena (feat. Korn)
06/11 Krakow, POL – Mystic Festival
06/12 Derby, UK – Download Festival (tickets)
06/13-14 Kildare, IRE – Sunstroke Festival
06/19-21 Landgraaf, NET – Pinkpop
06/25 Oslo, NOR – Ekeberg
06/26 Seinajoki, FIN – Provinssi Festival
06/27 Helsinki, FIN – Tuska Festival may receive a commission from tickets purchased through the links in the above post.

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