NYC Metal 2013

We present a pictorial cross section of the local scene, featuring bands, venues, broadcasters, bloggers and more

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Joe Duplantier

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Joe Duplantier

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Joe Duplantier

Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

Joe Duplantier


Joe Duplantier

You may be wondering why in God’s name we’ve included the frontman of Gojira—a popular band from southwestern France—in an NYC-metal roundup. It’s simple: Joe Duplantier is now a Brooklynite, having settled there in 2011. While New York has birthed countless legends, one of the reasons this town remains a musical hot spot is that it still attracts the best and brightest from around the globe. We’ll be curious to see how Gotham life affects this enlightened headbanger, whose chopsy riffsmanship and eco-conscious spirituality have earned him a rabid following.

What defines NYC metal?

"Some very good friends of mine from New York, they have a band, Car Bomb. They're from Long Island, but they practice in Brooklyn and some of them live in the city. That's a very good example of a New York band. Very big brain. [Laughs] Very complicated music, but very interesting and a lot of innovation."

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