Gojira Frontman Says Metal Is The Opposite Of Divisive


(TeamRock) Gojira frontman Joe Duplantier believes the metal scene is a more inclusive place than some might think. Reacting to Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider's remarks that metal is more divisive than ever, Duplantier gave his take on the state of the scene and took a different view to his elder counterpart.

Speaking to TeamRock at Bloodstock before his band perform on the Ronnie James Dio stage Saturday, Duplantier says: "I think it's pretty good. There is a shift in the mentality where there is no lines between genres any more.

"I know we don't have the bands that we had in the 90s, like Pantera and Rage Against The Machine, but we do have Mastodon, Meshuggah, Behemoth and bands like that who are part of it.

"Mastodon, for example, move between genres but they are very welcome in the metal community. Music now is more of a way to connect people than back in the day. Metal is growing as the world is shrinking, because the internet has brought us closer together.

"So I don't think it's divisive, I think it's the opposite." Read more here.

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