Voivod Planning To Celebrate 40th Anniversary With Album Of Re-Recorded Songs

During an interview with Agoraphobic News, Denis “Snake” Bélanger revealed that Voivod are planning to release a new compilation album featuring re-recorded versions of various songs. The effort, which appears to be titled “Morgöth Tales,” is expected to be released “around July.”

Bélanger said the following:

“It was a really fun thing to do. It was like a time capsule, going back in time [to] revisit these old songs, especially one in particular, which was first song we ever recorded [‘Condemned To The Gallows’]; that was for ‘Metal Massacre V’ [1984] on Metal Blade Records back in the day, before our first album. And the funny thing about it was there was no lyric sheet in the compilation itself. It was us, including many other bands. And the way it was recorded, it was really hard to figure out the lyrics; I couldn’t remember what I was singing. So we’re looking everywhere on the Internet, if someone has it or whatever. And it was nowhere [to be] found. And then I said to myself, ‘Maybe mom has it in the attic somewhere.’ And then I called my sister: ‘Can you check at mom’s place? Maybe she put it somewhere.’ And she went, and my mom classified — everything is in order with mom. And she was, like, ‘Yeah, yeah, I have it. File number six.’ And then she pulls out the only copy of the lyrics in the world of that song.’ And we were, like, ‘Yeah!’ ‘Cause [music for] the song was already recorded. And we were, like, ‘Oh my God. What are we gonna do?'”

The compilation will include “about 10 or 12 songs” but Bélanger said it will not have tracks from each album:

“Not [from] every album, but mostly the period from ‘Rrröööaaarrr’, ‘Killing Technology’, ‘Dimension Hatröss’, ‘Nothingface’; we revisit one song from each [album]. And it’s in a chronological [order]. So it’s very fun. It was fun to do.”

He also added:

“It was really — like I said — like a time capsule, going back. And I’m trying to sing these songs like I used to. It was really fun to do.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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