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Accomplished Artist GOJIRA Drummer Mario Duplantier Sets Up Website for Paintings

Gojira drummer Mario Duplantier is an accomplished visual artist, in addition to being a percussion wizard, and he’s set up a special website, marioduplantier.com, just for his paintings! You can buy custom painted drumheads for 90 Euros, and other paintings – sold un-framed – for 150 Euros and up. You can see three of the drumhead paintings – which …

Interview with MARIO DUPLANTIER of GOJIRA

Metalluminati conducted an interview with drummer Mario Duplantier of French progressive metallers Gojira on January 23 at Fillmore in San Francisco, California. Check out their talk below.   Gojira and the Devin Townsend Project are currently taking part in a North American tour.

GOJIRA Brothers Switch Places with Vocals and Drums

Check out this fan-filmed video showing Gojira drummer Mario Duplantier picking up a guitar and handling lead vocals, while his brother Joe takes over the drum kit. Enjoy! Gojira’s US tour begins January 14, and if you buy tickets before this Saturday, December 1, you’ll not only get instant downloads of two songs (“Love” and “Toxic Garbage …

SERENITY Founder and Keyboardist MARIO HIRZINGER Leaves Band

Serenity have announced the departure of the band’s founding member, keyboardist Mario Hirzinger. The band made several attempts at changing Hirzinger’s mind, especially, in light of what has now been disclosed as his planned final performance at this year’s ProgPower USA festival. Though the band cancelled some tour dates, 11 new dates in March of 2013 …

DARKNESS BY OATH to Release “Near Death Experience” on August 14th in North America

Darkness By Oath will is set to release their latest album, Near Death Experience, in North America on August 14th. The Gothenburg-inspired metal act released the album in March on Cyclone Empire Records in Europe and shot a video for the track, In An Obscure Eternity. Fans can view the video and order the album now at metalblade.com/darknessbyoath. Darkness …

GOJIRA Drummer Explains Delay with New EP

Gojira has stated that they’ll be releasing a new album but still nothing.  Why the delay?  Here’s what the drummer, Mario Duplantier, had to say about the situation when speaking with Australia’s Loud magazine: “The music is ready, but we’re waiting on [a] vocalist. We want to release it as soon as possible, maybe August …

MASTODON: Preview of “Jonah Hex” Theme Song ‘Indian Theme’

Following the June 18th opening of the feature film Jonah Hex, MASTODON will release a 6-track EP from the film’s original motion picture score on June 29th, 2010. You can hear the tune “Indian Theme”, from Jonah Hex, over at Stereogum. Jonah Hex features an original score by MASTODON and Oscar-nominated composer Mario Beltrami (The …

MASTODON: Compose Original Score for “Jonah Hex” Movie

Following the June 18th opening of the feature film Jonah Hex, MASTODON will release a 6-track EP from the film’s original motion picture score on June 29th, 2010. Jonah Hex features an original score by MASTODON and Oscar-nominated composer Mario Beltrami (The Hurt Locker, 3:10 to Yuma). MASTODON were asked to create the score personally …

Evergreen Terrace – Josh James (guitar/vocals)

In lieu with the release from our friends EVERGREEN TERRACE’s latest masterpiece, Almost Home, and its debut at #53 on the Billboard Heavy Music charts, SMNnews got the chance to interview Josh James (Guitar/Vocals) from the band.  As you know by now, us folks here at SMNnews loved Almost Home, and while I’m still rapping …

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