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Joseph "Joe" Duplantier


1996- Gojira - guitars, vocals (as Joe Duplantier)  
1998-2003 Empalot - lead vocals, guitars, bass (as Venceslas Podaldo)  

Studio musician

2007-2008 Cavalera Conspiracy - bass (as Joe Duplantier)  

Guest musician

2004 Trepalium - vocals  
2004 Manimal (FRA) - vocals  
2007 Apocalyptica - vocals  
2008 Klone - vocals  
2009 Kruger - vocals  
2010 Apocalyptica - vocals  
2011 Devin Townsend - vocals  
2012 Car Bomb - vocals  
2014 The Atlas Moth - vocals (as Joe Duplantier)  
2014 Trepalium - vocals  

Personal information

Born on: 19.10.1976

Joseph Duplantier (born October 19, 1976) is a French musician who is the guitarist and vocalist of Gojira and the bassist of Cavalera Conspiracy.


Joe Duplantier's influences include bands such as Meshuggah, Metallica, Morbid Angel and Sepultura.

He was also in a band called Empalot from 1999 to 2004.

Max Cavalera and Igor Cavalera initially asked Jean-Michel Labadie, bassist of Gojira, to do bass duties for their band, Cavalera Conspiracy; however, Labadie was busy with prior commitments, including Gojira. Instead, Joe Duplantier ended up being the band's bassist. Joe Duplantier has stated that Gojira is his main priority and that is the reason he has not done extensive touring with Cavalera Conspiracy In 2008, Joe was replaced by Johny Chow on bass duties for Cavalera Conspiracy. Duplantier will not appear in the band's second album, Blunt Force Trauma.


Joe Duplantier has been in two bands with his brother, Mario Duplantier; one being his main project, Gojira, and the other being Empalot.

Some of the lyrical themes of Gojira reflect Duplantier's personal beliefs in preserving the environment. He is part of the environmental corporation Sea Shepherd as a result.



Jackson SLS Guitar
Fender Telecaster (for some live occasions)

Amplifiers and Cabinets

EVH 5150 III amplifier head
EVH 5150 III 4x12 Cab


Boss TU-2
Noise Suppressor


Dunlop .88 millimeter tortex picks
DiMarzio ClipLock black strap