Christian Andreu / Gojira

French metal act Gojira blends thrash and progressive elements to create a groove metal sound like no other. The quartet gracefully swings between quaking and quivering guitars, mind-bending percussion, chillingly elegant melodies, and cosmic atmospherics. A band has always dealt in extremes, uncovering light in darkness and finding beauty in heaviness, and with each release, they seek to further expand the sonic palette.


What’s in a Name?

Inspired by monstrous and destructive tone, Gojira’s name is the rĊmaji spelling of the fictional monster Godzilla.


Hometown:

Bayonne, France


Grammy Nod:

Gojira racked up their first two ever Grammy nominations in 2016 including Best Performance for the song “Silvera” and Best Rock Album with Magma.


Guitar Heroes:

Slash from Guns N' Roses, Kirk Hammett from Metallica, Andreas Kisser from Sepultura


Quotable:

"I think that Jackson fits perfectly with Gojira for me. It’s very heavy. The sound is very precise, heavy, powerful and it works. I think I’m with Jackson forever." - Christian Andreu


The Dragon

Christian decorated his Jackson signature models with a dragon for a few different reasons. He's a dragon in the Chinese calendar, the dragon caricature was one that singer Joe Duplaniter had sketched at the start of the band, and becuase he believes it personifies his instrument.

"The guitar is aggressive and poewrful like a dragon," said Christian.

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