Legendary Canadian sci-fi progressive metallers VOIVOD have completed recording their new album. The band's first full-length effort in five years is tentatively due later in 2018 via Century Media Records.
VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin told the Impact metal channel that the band's next record would be "a concept album, very intricate. It's very progressive thrash. Lots of psychedelia as well. The songs are pretty long. There is only one short rocker; all the rest is progressive music. It's a continuation of [2016's] 'Post Society' [EP]."
The "Post Society" EP was issued in February 2016 via Century Media. It was the follow-up to 2013's "Target Earth", which marked VOIVOD's first album of new material written without original guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour's leftover riffs.
VOIVOD singer Denis "Snake" Bélanger told Metal Wani about the passing of Piggy and the eventual addition of Daniel "Chewy" Mongrain prior to the making of "Target Earth": "Of course, the loss of Piggy was a terrible thing. We couldn't do, really, anything for two or three years; we didn't know what would be the future of the band. And we finally found a guy [Chewy] that could play VOIVOD [music]. And it's sort of a mixture of circumstances that happened. It's, like, 'Okay, maybe there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Maybe if we pick up this guy who learned, actually…' The first thing [Chewy] learned [to play] was VOIVOD. The first show he saw was VOIVOD. And the [day after] he saw VOIVOD, he bought a guitar and started playing Piggy's riffs. So, for us, Chewy was the best option."
Feel Snake’s reptile anger at RadicArt Recording Studio.
Multi-dimensional music coming in your part of the multiverse soon!
Posted by Voivod on Saturday, March 17, 2018
Timpani session with guest Martin Marcotte , Dan "Chewy" Mongrain’s collegue, drum teacher at Département de musique - cégep de Joliette. That’s the perfect little extra to make the song totally Epic! Working very hard to bring this new music at our best to the world and beyond, way beyond. Stay tuned Voivodians!
Posted by Voivod on Saturday, March 24, 2018