‘Evil’ Mario Duplantier is up to his old tricks again… and when we say tricks, we mean murdering his fellow musicians with help from a deadly spider. The most recent victims of Gojira’s drummer include Devin Townsend and Mastodon’s Brent Hinds and Brann Dailor.

If you follow Gojira on Instagram, you may have run into Evil Mario before. He stomped his own merch guy’s head in for goodness sake! Mario has possessed a snake before, but this time he’s taken hold of a diabolical tarantula to do the drummer’s bidding.

Part of the killing spree seems to have taken place in Philadelphia, where Mastodon, Gojira and The Devin Townsend Project teamed up for a phenomenal show with Opeth, Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles also on the bill. Doesn’t get much better than that! Mastodon have played shows since the May 6 gig, so perhaps they survived the ‘Evil Mario’ attacks after all.

Mario first snuck up on Brent Hinds while he was practicing guitar, looking on with a perverted stare as the spider ripped Hinds to shreds. Brann Dailor found Hinds’ body soon after before suffering the same fate as his bandmate.

Later, Devin Townsend was taking a walk through Red Rocks Park in Colorado, just enjoying the wonders of nature before Evil Mario snuck up on him. Rest in peace, Devy. This world didn’t deserve a mind as beautiful as yours.

Check out the metal edition of When Animals Attack in the clips above and below and pay your respects to our fallen metal brethren in the comments section below.

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