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NEWS

August 9th 2020 - Exclusive Live Stream

Sony Music, Heavy Montreal and Studio RadicArt Presents:

Voivod Livestream: August 9, 2020 @ 4pm EDT

$15 CDN + Taxes

https://lepointdevente.com/tickets/voivodshowlive

Come one, come all! In an event not to be missed, Voivod performs a live in-studio set for an exclusive one time streaming broadcast on Aug 9, 2020 at 4 PM EST.

This multi camera shoot and audio mix will happen in real time at the same studio Voivod recorded their Juno winning album The Wake.

Why Aug 9? It’s Denis “Snake” Belanger’s birthday and he wanted to party safely with all his friends and fans from around the globe since Voivod touring the planet has been grounded by the Pandemic.

Tickets are $15 CDN plus applicable taxes based on your location.

Buy a single ticket or group rates here https://lepointdevente.com/tickets/voivodshowlive

July 10 the band released on Century Media/Sony Music a special EP complete with a full horn section “The End of Dormancy”

Click here to see the video for “End of Dormancy”  https://youtu.be/iv321MReYW4

A live record will be released later this year on Century Media Records.

Voivod hope to see you next year on tour!

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“The End Of Dormancy” EP out now; Update on other projects and activities!

Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD release a new 3-track 12” Vinyl and Digital EP entitled “The End Of Dormancy” today worldwide via Century Media Records.

VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away” Langevin checked in with the following comment about the release but also gave a status update on all other current band activities and upcoming projects:

“It’s always a great day for us when something we worked on gets to be released. These are strange times but we can still move forward! We are presently putting the final touch on an upcoming live LP, along with writing new material for a studio album. We are also planning an online performance at RadicArt Studio on August 9th, 2020, for Snake’s birthday. We toured so much for ‘The Wake’, there is a lot of catching up to be done on various VOIVOD projects, including a book and a movie. In the meantime, enjoy our new “The End Of Dormancy” EP!”

The EP is centered around a special “Metal Section” version of the title track “The End Of Dormancy” (Off VOIVOD’s latest album “The Wake”) with added trumpets, saxophone and trombones. The complementary tracks on this release are exclusive live versions of “The End Of Dormancy (Metal Section)” and the group’s classic “The Unknown Knows” recorded at Montreal Jazz Fest 2019. Here is the exact track-listing for the EP:

VOIVOD – “The End Of Dormancy” EP:

Side A:
1. The End Of Dormancy (Metal Section) [08:15]

Side B:
1. The End Of Dormancy (Live Montreal Jazz Fest 2019) [09:08]
2. The Unknown Knows (Live Montreal Jazz Fest 2019) [05:08]

VOIVOD’s “The End Of Dormancy” EP comes with artwork by VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away” Langevin and is available on 180g. 12” vinyl in the following highly collectible and limited editions:

  • Black vinyl
  • Light Blue vinyl – 200x copies from CM Webshop Europe (Sold out!)
  • Neon Yellow vinyl – 400x copies from CM Distro (Sold out!)
  • Transparent Magenta vinyl – 200x copies from Band Webshop

For the band vinyl version (and many other cool items!), please visit: https://voivodmerch.com/

A remarkable video-clip for “The End Of Dormancy (Metal Section)”, directed by Syl Disjonk (who previously created the clip “Kluskap O' Kom” for VOIVOD) and produced by Igor Simonnet, is now available here: https://youtu.be/iv321MReYW4

The EP can be ordered here: https://voivodband.lnk.to/TheEndOfDormancy-EP

VOIVOD’s 14th and much praised latest studio album “The Wake”, which was recorded and mixed by Francis Perron at RadicArt Recording Studio, won the Juno Award for “Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year” in Canada and entered the charts upon release in 2018 as follows: Germany: # 26, Switzerland: # 51, Belgium (Wallonia): # 94, USA Current: # 97, USA New Artist: # 8, USA Overall: # 148.

Check out the following previous singles and videos off “The Wake”:
“Iconspiracy” video: https://youtu.be/hCuSHngMy-g
“Always Moving” video: https://youtu.be/SEJRfsDLFI0
“Obsolete Beings“ video: https://youtu.be/8ToK9VLJcxU

“The Wake“ can still be ordered in various editions here: https://VOIVODBand.lnk.to/TheWake

Stay connected for more VOIVOD news soon…

 



VOIVOD to release “The End Of Dormancy” EP; Launch video for “The End Of Dormancy (Metal Section)

Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD reawaken and return with a 3-track 12” Vinyl and Digital EP entitled “The End Of Dormancy”, to be released on July 10th, 2020 worldwide via Century Media Records.

The EP is centered around a special “Metal Section” version of the title track “The End Of Dormancy” (Off VOIVOD’s latest album “The Wake”) with added trumpets, saxophone and trombones. The complementary tracks on this release are exclusive live versions of “The End Of Dormancy (Metal Section)” and the group’s classic “The Unknown Knows” recorded at Montreal Jazz Fest 2019.

A remarkable video-clip for “The End Of Dormancy (Metal Section)”, directed by Syl Disjonk (who previously created the clip “Kluskap O' Kom” for VOIVOD) and produced by Igor Simonnet, is now available here: https://youtu.be/iv321MReYW4

VOIVOD’s guitarist Daniel “Chewy” Mongrain checked in with the following comment about “The End Of Dormancy” and its special “Metal/Brass Section” version:

“I initially wrote the opening riff of the song on tour, outside, behind a club in Germany on a sunny day and recorded right away. It had that Quartal Harmony over a pedal point that to me evoke soundtracks of classic roman movies when you hear the brass (Lituus, Cornu and other instruments). It has a military and solemn vibe to it. When In 2019 we had the honor to be invited to play the Montreal International Jazz Festival, we all thought we could do something special in the context. I had the Idea to do a brass arrangement and add in an extra open improvised Sax Solo section which doesn't exist in the studio version.

I started to write and was able to finish the arrangement in time for the rehearsal but it was sooo much work that I could only do one song. We hired top players of the Montreal scene, they were very excited to be part of it. It’s not every day that a brass section plays with a metal band so it was as exciting for them as it was for us! We had one rehearsal and it worked perfectly! Then we played the show and the crowd went totally nuts!!! You can hear it on the live version: It was a great moment for everyone and we had a real blast! The live version is also on the EP, but will not be on the upcoming live album “Lost Machine”, since that was recorded during a different show...

When the video idea of that song came up, I thought, we could record the brass over the studio version and make the video version unique, and share this version with the rest of the world, giving something special to the fans and immortalize the brass arrangement at the same time. So, I just cut out the improvised section that was in the live arrangement and we could time a studio session with all the same guys.

Francis Perron (RadicArt Studio), who recorded and mixed “The Wake”, brought his gear and recorded it, then remixed the song. It was an amazing experience, a great challenge for me to write each parts and conduct it. I don’t do that often, so it was a lot of work and I’m very happy with the result, it adds that extra empire, military, roman paddle boat war feel like in the old Ben Hur movie, with the acceleration of the music and intense and stressful emotions that fits the song lyrics perfectly. I’m so proud and happy to play in VOIVOD, as we can try this kind of madness projects and everybody in the band gets excited and motivated to do new things. It’s so fulfilling. I hope this feeling transpires into the music and that the signal gets to the receiver’s frequency!”


VOIVOD vocalist Denis “Snake” Belanger acts as screenwriter for the video clip and checked in adding the following:

I must say that we had some hesitations regarding the timing of release for this very special video clip. The shoot took place in November 2019 and the scenario is pure science-fiction, but we were concerned the imagery might be insensitive in these pandemic times. In the end, we decided to proceed as planned. Speaking of sci-fi, the documentary called “The Creeping Garden” had a big influence on me and was a great source of inspirations for the concept. A must watch. The slime moulds are amazing creatures and will use ingeniosity to survive. And so are humans...we'll get through this!”

VOIVOD’s “The End Of Dormancy” EP comes with artwork (To be seen above!) by VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away” Langevin and is available on 180g. 12” vinyl in the following highly collectible and limited editions:

  • Black vinyl

  • Light Blue vinyl – 200x copies from CM Webshop Europe

  • Neon Yellow vinyl – 400x copies from CM Distro 

  • Transparent Magenta vinyl – 200x copies from Band Webshop

 

And here is the exact track-listing for the EP:

VOIVOD – “The End Of Dormancy” EP:

Side A:
1. The End Of Dormancy (Metal Section) [08:15]

Side B:
1. The End Of Dormancy (Live Montreal Jazz Fest 2019) [09:08]
2. The Unknown Knows (Live Montreal Jazz Fest 2019) [05:08]

The EP can be pre-ordered as of today here: https://voivodband.lnk.to/TheEndOfDormancy-EP

VOIVOD’s 14th and much praised latest studio album “The Wake”, which was recorded and mixed by Francis Perron at RadicArt Recording Studio, won the Juno Award for “Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year” in Canada and entered the charts upon release in 2018 as follows: Germany: # 26, Switzerland: # 51, Belgium (Wallonia): # 94, USA Current: # 97, USA New Artist: # 8, USA Overall: # 148.

Check out the following previous singles and videos off “The Wake”:

“Iconspiracy” video: https://youtu.be/hCuSHngMy-g 

“Always Moving” video: https://youtu.be/SEJRfsDLFI0

“Obsolete Beings“ video: https://youtu.be/8ToK9VLJcxU

“The Wake“ can still be ordered in various editions here: https://VOIVODBand.lnk.to/TheWake

Stay connected for more VOIVOD news soon…



European Tour with Gwar starts Today!

Today Canadian Metal Masters Voivod kick off to their European tour with Gwar.

VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away“ Langevin checked in with the following comment: “At last, after centuries, Gwar and VOIVOD will travel all the way from Antarctica and Morgoth to conquer Europe this winter!“


Here is a list of the exact dates in order to mark your calendar:


Gwar & VOIVOD – “Use Your Collusion” Europe & UK 2019 Tour:

22.11. Bochum (Germany) - Matrix *

23.11. Vaureal (France) - Le Forum *

24.11. Mannheim (Germany) - MS Connexion *

26.11. Cologne (Germany) - Live Music Hall

27.11. Kortrijk (Belgium) - De Kruen

28.11. Tilburg (The Netherlands) - 013

30.11. Manchester (UK) - Club Academy

01.12. Glasgow (UK) - The Garage

02.12. Wolverhampton (UK) – KK’s Steel Mill

03.12. Newcastle (UK) - Riverside

04.12. London (UK) - O2 Academy Islington

05.12. Antwerp (Belgium) - Zappa

06.12. Bremen (Germany) - Schlachthof

07.12. Copenhagen (Denmark) - Pumpehuset

08.12. Berlin (Germany) - Festsaal Kreuzberg

09.12. Prague (Czech Republic) - Meet Factory

10.12. Zlin (Czech Republic) - Masters of Rock Cafe

11.12. Graz (Austria) - Explosiv

12.12. Ljubljana (Slovenia) - Kino Siska

13.12. Pinarella di Cervia (Italy) - Rock Planet

14.12. Zurich (Switzerland) - Komplex

* + Downcast Collision (Support Nov. 22-24)

All other shows with Childrain as support!

Tickets: http://www.gwar.net/Tour/

 

Additionally, VOIVOD are set to visit Turkey for the first time ever after the end of the European tour as follows:

16.12. Izmir (Turkey) - Bornova Sahne



The Wake makes 2019 Polaris List

The wake has been selected to the 2019 Polaris Music Prize Long List.

The Long List is 40 records selected in a 1st round of voting. It was made public June 20 at 12:00PM EST. The next step is the vote for the Short List of 10, then the gala September 16 at the Carlu in Toronto where the winner is decided. 

This is the 14th year of the Polaris Music Prize, which awards $50,000 to the artist that made the Canadian album of the year. Short List runners-up receive $3,000 courtesy of Slaight Music. The nominees are determined entirely by music journalists, broadcasters, bloggers and other music filterers and curators. No industry personnel vote in this process. Records are judged solely on their artistic merit.

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The Wake wins Best Hard Rock/Metal Juno!

Saturday March 16 Voivod were on hand to accept their Juno award (Canada's Grammy's) for Best Hard Rock / Metal album.



The Wake Nominated for a Juno

Today The Juno's announced the 2019 Nominees in all music categories and Voivod is honoured to be nominated alongside some great heavy Canadian acts!

Winners will be announced March 16, 2019.

 2019 Juno Nomination



New video: Iconspiracy

Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD are soon to release their new studio album “The Wake” on September 21st, 2018 via Century Media Records worldwide. 

Today VOIVOD are releasing the album’s third single “Iconspiracy” in a fantastic video clip created by Costin Chioreanu / Twilight 13 Media, to be seen here: https://youtu.be/hCuSHngMy-g

Or check the song and pre-order the album here: https://VOIVODBand.lnk.to/TheWake

VOIVOD’s Denis “Snake” Bélanger checked in with the following comment about the clip: “What I really like about VOIVOD fans is that they are all able to make their own interpretation of the lyrics or the story of our songs. This video is such a good portrait of "Iconspiracy" and the artist pinpoints awesome visuals in regards to the meaning and representation of the story itself. Thanks to Costin, an amazing artist who did really great work for us in the past and still blows my mind every time again. Question everything! Iconspiracy!!!"

And video director Costin Chioreanu added: “The most difficult task of an illustrator is to work for his all-time favourite bands. Then he becomes extremely exigent with what he creates and wants to get beyond any known limit. Obviously, this type of experiences are priceless by all means at the same time, because everything goes utterly intense and he feels like a starship exploring the Universe at full warp speed and experiencing several amazing unseen worlds per second. "The Wake" is the album of the year 2018 for me and the video I literally built from scratch for "Iconspiracy" follows the song lyrics and the spaces between them. At the same time, both the story and video fight to remain alive while trying to keep up with the infernal dynamics of the song, which represent another musical proof of the VOIVOD’s genius. Other than that, this video speaks by itself, just like the music, therefore who is prepared to be awaken, will be!”



The Wake will be released September 21st

Celebrating their 35th anniversary this year, Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD are pleased to announce a release date of September 21st, 2018 for their upcoming new studio album “The Wake” via Century Media Records worldwide.

“The Wake”, the highly anticipated successor to 2013’s “Target Earth” album as well as the 2016 mini-album “Post Society”, was recorded and mixed by Francis Perron at RadicArt Recording Studio in Canada. The album‘s artwork was once again created by VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away” Langevin and can be seen above.

VOIVOD guitarist Daniel “Chewy“ Mongrain” checked in with the following comment: “It is with great enthusiasm and pride that we will soon share with you the fruit of 2 years of labor in the form of an intricate, intense and colorful journey with our new album ‘The Wake’, expanding the boundaries of VOIVOD’s multiverse!”

The album’s track-listing reads as follows:

VOIVOD – “The Wake”:
1. Obsolete Beings
2. The End Of Dormancy
3. Orb Confusion
4. Iconspiracy
5. Spherical Perspective
6. Event Horizon
7. Always Moving
8. Sonic Mycelium



UPCOMING SHOWS

2020-09-12
Shawinigan (Canada)
Le Trou Du Diable
2020-09-13
Ville De Québec (Canada)
L'anti Bar & Spectacles