We asked a bunch of our artists to fill out a brief survey telling us the highlights (and lowlights) of their year. Here's what Gojira drummer Mario Duplantier had to say:

Best show you played: Lausanne, Switzerland

Best show you saw: The Hives, Rock am Ring, Germany

Favorite thing you ate/drank: Fresh seafood in Bergen, Norway

Favorite song of 2012: Rone, "Bora Vocal."

Most interesting interview question you were asked this year: Are you the same musicians on stage and in studio? LOL

Place you visited for the first time: Zagreb, Croatia

Biggest celebrity you met: I suppose James Hetfield

Moment you wish you could "do over": To swim in the Indian Ocean in Perth, Australia

Personal highlight of the year: Gojira sold out in Koko, London! Amazing!