> > > Mario Duplantier Wins Best Drummer Award At 2017 Loudwire Music Awards

Best drummer was chosen during the latest ceremony of Loudwire Music Awards, event well known to the rock’n’roll and metal music community. Nominees were the finest hard hitting skinsman from the best bands in the business. But there can be only one winner. It was Mario Duplantier from French giants of metal- Gojira. He won with over 50,000 votes cast from the public, along with ballots collected from music industry workers and Loudwire staff.

Mario Duplantier Tama

He edged out some well known and respected drummers such as:

  • Vinnie Paul (Hellyeah)
  • Brann Dailor (Mastodon)
  • Matt Greiner (August Burns Red)
  • Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
  • Tomas Haake (Meshuggah)

As you can see it was a hard competition! Unfortunatelly Mario couldn’t be present at the ceremony in Novo Hall, Los Angeles, but he accepted the honors by video. We also congratulate him and now take a look at Gojira’s Silvera. It may be the song that gave him this spectacular result.