Canadian sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD are celebrating 40 eventful years of existence in 2023 and are pleased to announce a special Anniversary studio album entitled “Morgöth Tales”, to be released on July 21st, 2023 via Century Media Records.
Once more recorded and mixed by Francis Perron at RadicArt Studio, mastered by Maor Appelbaum and produced by VOIVOD, “Morgöth Tales” includes fresh studio (re-)recordings by the band’s current line-up of 9 especially selected, not-so-obvious picks from the band’s hyper-classy and extremely diverse back catalogue (between 1984 and 2003) as well as a brand-new song in the album’s title-track, “Morgöth Tales”.
VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away” Langevin commented about “Morgöth Tales” as follows: “’Morgöth Tales’ covers 40 years of space exploration. It was really exciting for us to revisit a more obscure part of the Voïvod catalogue, from thrash-punk to prog-metal to…? The title track is a new song, which we started writing in the tour bus and hotels during the Opeth European tour in November/December 2022. It has the vibe of the experimental music we are doing nowadays, with a new twist I think. We also had the great thrill of getting E-Force and Jasonic involved on this album. I hope you’ll dig it, Chewy, Rocky, Snake and I certainly had a blast recording it. All aboard and ready for take off!“
The cover artwork for “Morgöth Tales” (To be seen above!) was once again created by VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away” Langevin and here is the complete track-listing for this special 40th Anniversary release:
1. Condemned To The Gallows (2023 Version) [Originally on Metal Massacre V Compilation, 1984]
2. Thrashing Rage (2023 Version) [Originally on “Rrröööaaarrr”, 1986]
3. Killing Technology (2023 Version) [Originally on “Killing Technology”, 1987]
4. Macrosolutions To Megaproblems (2023 Version) [Originally on “Dimension Hatröss”, 1988]
5. Pre-Ignition (2023 Version) [Originally on “Nothingface”, 1989]
6. Nuage Fractal (2023 Version) [Originally on “Angel Rat”, 1991]
7. Fix My Heart (2023 Version) [Originally on “The Outer Limits”, 1993]
8. Rise (2023 Version, feat. Eric Forrest) [Originally on “Phobos”, 1997]
9. Rebel Robot (2023 Version, feat. Jason Newsted) [Originally on “Voivod”, 2003]
10. Morgöth Tales [New Song]
The Ltd. CD Jewelcase in O-Card and Digital Album formats will also come with a cover version of the Public Image Ltd. track “Home” as bonus.
The LP format will come on 180g vinyl and with a 4page LP-Booklet in the following variants:
- Black LP – Unlimited
- White LP – Ltd. 800x copies (Canada & www.cmdistro.de)
- Transparent Green LP – Ltd. 300x copies (www.cmdistro.de)
- Red LP – Ltd. 300x copies (VOIVOD outlets)
The pre-order for “Morgöth Tales” in its various formats will begin on May 19th, 2023.