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04-12-2002, 07:12 AM

Which album is your favorite from this outstanding heavy metal band?

Voivod NEWS: http://voivod.com

Here is the latest statement from Michel:
We are still demoing the album and we will start recording with Jason in the summer. We are also planning a new best of voivod. We would like you to pick 15 songs that you think would be representative of our career span, from "War and Pain" to "Phobos". Click here -> http://voivod.com/ubb/Forum5/HTML/000002.html <- to vote. And also coming up soon : new merch and the Iron Gang demos on CD format.
Thanks for your patience.


Top: Denis "Piggy" D'Amour - / - Denis "Snake" Belanger - / - Michel "Away" Langevin
Bottom: Jean Yves "Blacky" Theriault - / - Eric Forest

Here are some MP3's that a moderator at VOIVOD WORLDWIDE FORUM posted for those of you interested in some "Angel Rat Demos!"

1. Best Regards - http://hsatanicus.dnsalias.com:81/voivod/mp3/04bestregards_demo.mp3
2. Nomads - http://hsatanicus.dnsalias.com:81/voivod/mp3/03nomads_demo.mp3
3. Panorama - http://hsatanicus.dnsalias.com:81/voivod/mp3/08panorama.mp3
4. Outcast - http://hsatanicus.dnsalias.com:81/voivod/mp3/outcast.mp3

04-12-2002, 07:29 AM
I can listen to Angel Rat anytime. It's not as frantic as the other albums. I need to be in an aggressive mood to listen to most of Voivod's music. Other albums I listen to most often are Nothingface, The Outer Limits ("Jack Luminous", I think this is their best song), Negatron, Killing Technology, War And Pain, and Voivod Lives.:cool:

04-12-2002, 03:50 PM
I've never heard of Voivod *ducks and runs* ;)
I'm just a wussy Rob Zombie fan, sorry.
But that poll looks really cool though. http://www.horrordvds.com/vbulletin/images/icons/icon14.gif
Good stuff.

04-16-2002, 01:57 PM
Drag your mouse from the top left character to the bottom right character to reveal the "Missing Sequences"!


04-16-2002, 02:22 PM
Huh? I tried for about 5 minutes but nuthin happen.

04-17-2002, 12:56 AM
Keep trying Hellbilly, there are exactly 8 images in all! The search continues....:eek:

04-17-2002, 09:03 AM
Ahh, ok. Now I got it. Cool stuff. :)

04-17-2002, 01:14 PM

03-03-2003, 08:27 AM
http://cover09.cduniverse.com/MuzeAudioArt/470/474144.jpg - Released 03/04/03 - Voivod (http://www.voivod.com/flash/prelaunch.html)

1. Gasmask Revival (MP3) (http://www.vcvc.org/video/Voivod%20-%20Gasmask%20Revival.mp3)
2. Facing Up
3. Blame Us
4. Real Again?
5. Rebel Robot (MP3) (http://www.vcvc.org/video/Voivod%20-%20Rebel%20Robot.mp3)
6. Multiverse, The
7. I Don't Wanna Wake Up
8. Les Cigares Volants
9. Divine Sun
10. Reactor
11. Invisible Planet
12. Strange And Ironic
13. We Carry On (MP3) (http://www.vcvc.org/video/Voivod%20-%20We%20Carry%20On.mp3)

Voices From The Darkside (http://www.voicesfromthedarkside.de) - Original. Underrated. Experimental.

Always re-inventing themselves… all trademarks of VOIVOD, one of the most unique and incredibly influential Metal bands there will probably ever exist. As most of you will probably already known, there has been quite some buzz going on last year around good old VOIVOD: original vocalist Snake returned to the camp and the fact that a certain person with the name of Jason Newsted joined VOIVOD on bass caused quite some uproar as well. More than enough reasons to have a another chat with drummer Away...Click here for the full interview. (http://www.voicesfromthedarkside.de/interviews/voivod.htm)

03-03-2003, 08:40 AM
Definitly RRROOOAAARRR, hands down!

Nasty Nate
03-03-2003, 07:20 PM
Dimension Hatross all the way for me.

03-07-2003, 10:06 PM
Sorry me taking a dump sounds better than their singer.

03-10-2003, 12:44 AM
Voivod was the first band I ever saw live in my teenage years :) It was for the Nothing Face tour. Didn't heard their latest albums since then tough... Lost a little of interest in the band when Snake leaves... I should listen to their latest to see if as good as their oldest albums ;)

03-10-2003, 07:42 AM
Dunwich pick up the new one at all costs! :eek1: And if you can find them grab The Outer Limits and Angel Rat. :evil:

03-10-2003, 10:56 PM
I will ;)

08-11-2005, 06:34 PM
Blabbermouth (http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=40322) - Music Video Distributors will be releasing the first DVD from VOIVOD, entitled "DVOD-1", on October 25. The 80-minute collection covers the original lineup period (1983-1991), featuring all the '80s videos, plus rare live and studio performances of classic VOIVOD songs.

"DVOD-1" (DVD cover ( track listing:


01. Voivod (1984)
02. Ripping Headaches (1986)
03. Ravenous Medicine (1987)
04. Tribal Convictions (1988)
05. Psychic Vacuum (1988)
06. Astronomy Domine (1989)

Live Footage:

Montreal Spectrum - October 20, 1986:
* Blower
Montreal Spectrum - August 20, 1988:
* Tribal Convictions
* Ravenous Medicine
Montreal MusiquePlus – 1989:
* The Unknown Knows
* Inner Combustion
* Missing Sequences
* Nothingface
Montreal Backstreet – May 24, 1991:
* Inner Combustion
* Freedoom

VOIVOD, who now feature in their ranks former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jasonic), recently inked a U.S. deal with The End Records. The band will enter the studio in the fall of 2005 to begin recording their eleventh studio album, tentatively due in early 2006.

Drummer Michel Langevin (a.k.a. Away) has confirmed that the band have completed the writing of the follow-up to 2003's "Voivod", describing the material as containing "a bit of an eerie vibe, with experimental vocals by Snake, spiralling solos by Piggy and heaviness courtesy of Jasonic!"

Speaking to Billboard.com, Newsted commented, "It's the most complete demos I've ever been involved in. [VOIVOD singer] Snake has already chosen his effects — exact timing of milliseconds for delay. We've had a long time to develop the demos, so there's about 23 or 25 songs that are absolutely listenable right now."

08-12-2005, 01:49 AM
Cool. The vid for Astronomy Domine and a live version of "The Unknown Knows". I may have to pick this up, especially since it's focusing on their early stuff and not the latest album.

09-02-2005, 01:30 AM
Blabbermouth (http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=41109) - VOIVOD singer Denis "Snake" Belanger has told the Quebec newspaper Le Soleil that the band will return to the recording studio in late September to resume work on their 14th album, tentatively due in early 2006 via The End Records.

Only hours before he slipped into a coma last week due to complications from colon cancer, VOIVOD guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour gave the group's drummer, Michel "Away" Langevin, instructions to go to the guitarist's personal computer and lift the final guitar tracks Piggy had been working on for the upcoming CD. "He had to know that his days were numbered. And he wanted to make sure that the album would get done even after he was gone," stated Piggy's friend Lucien Francœur.

According to Snake, the upcoming album will be "the definitive VOIVOD" effort. "I am sure that Piggy would trust us to complete the project as a tribute to him," he said.

In a recent interview with Billboard.com, VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted (ex-METALLICA) spoke about the material slated to appear on the group's next CD. "It's the most complete demos I've ever been involved in," he said. "[VOIVOD singer] Snake has already chosen his effects — exact timing of milliseconds for delay. We've had a long time to develop the demos, so there's about 23 or 25 songs that are absolutely listenable right now."

VOIVOD will be issuing their first DVD in October covering the band's original lineup period (1983-1991). Scheduled for release on October 25 via Music Video Distributors, "DVOD-1" features all the '80s videos, plus rare live and studio performances of classic VOIVOD songs. The band are also tentatively planning on releasing two more DVDs during the coming months. "DVOD-2" will contain footage shot during the Eric Forrest era of the band, while "DVOD-3" will cover the band's most recent lineup, including Newsted (a.k.a. Jasonic).

This past spring, D'Amour laid down guitar tracks for a reunion CD from the legendary AUT'CHOSE, a '70s band from Montreal. That album, "Chansons D'épouvante", was released in May via Disques Artic.

As previously reported, D'Amour died late Friday (Aug. 26) in a Montreal hospital from complications of advanced colon cancer. The 45-year-old guitarist had been diagnosed this summer and that the disease had spread to his liver, rendering the condition inoperable. Last Thursday, D'Amour slipped into a coma and never regained consciousness. He was surrounded by family and friends at the time of his death.

Piggy's funeral will be held today (Sept. 1) in Jonquière, Quebec.

03-23-2006, 06:08 PM
Blabbermouth (http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=49948) - A brand new VOIVOD song, entitled "The X-Stream", has been made available for streaming at MP3.com (http://www.mp3.com/media_player/504/5/viewer.php&rgroup=8163). The track comes off the Canadian pioneering metal band's upcoming album, "Katorz", due in June on The End Records in North America and Nuclear Blast Records in Europe.

VOIVOD recorded and mixed the album with producer Glen Robinson (ANNIHILATOR, TEA PARTY, GWAR) at Multisons studio in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and mastered the CD in New York.

The follow-up to 2003's "Voivod", "Katorz" is the first album in the band's 20-plus-year career that did not feature founding guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour working alongside his bandmembers in the studio. D'Amour died August 26, 2005 in a Montreal hospital from complications of advanced colon cancer.

In order to record "Katorz", drummer Michael "Away" Langevin, singer Denis "Snake" Belanger and bassist Jason "Jasonic" Newsted utilized all of the guitar parts that Piggy had recorded for the record on his laptop with ProTools before his death.

In a recent interview with Greg Prato of Billboard.com, Langevin had the following to say about the upcoming CD: "It came about in unfortunate circumstances, but the result is mind-blowing. Right before his departure, Denis explained to me that he had recorded all the tracks that we had been working on with Jason and Snake for the past two years. He had recorded that on his laptop with ProTools, and even though he would have preferred to re-do the whole thing in a real studio, there was a chance that we could use the tracks. We built the album based on the guitar tracks, which was difficult, because normally, we go the other way around — we start with the drums, and then add stuff on top. But it sounds amazing."

"'Katorz' means 14 — it's the 14th effort of the band," Belanger added. "The first time Piggy put it together and gave us the demo was on CD, [and he had written] 'Katorz', which is not the right way to write it. Of course [there is] an emotional side to it, so we took the demo, and the design of it will be his handwriting."