Voivod To Release “Forgotten In Space: The Noise Records Years” Box Set In July

Voivod will be releasing a new deluxe box set, titled “Forgotten In Space: The Noise Records Years,” on July 29. The set will include three albums, “Rrröööaarrr,“ “Killing Technology,” and “Dimension Hatröss,” as well as rare and previously unreleased content.

More information was shared on the set:

Remastered on red & black splatter vinyl

Remastered on green & purple swirl vinyl

Remastered on grey & red swirl vinyl

First time on vinyl. Green & black splatter vinyl

First time on vinyl. Blue & white splatter vinyl

40 page book containing new sleeve note interviews with Michel ‘Away’ Langevin telling the story of the early years of Voivod. Contains rare and previously unseen photos.

Mini documentary of interviews, live performances, behind the scenes & promotional videos from 1985 to 1989. Also includes previously unreleased video concert, live in Chicago ’88 and audio concert from World War III festival 1985.

Contains all the tracks from the expanded studio albums plus the live & demo albums.

‘Forgotten In Space’ will also be available as a 5 x CDs and DVD clamshell box set containing all the studio albums, bonus rare demo and live albums, the DVD containing the mini documentary and previously unreleased live concerts and a 20 page booklet.”

You can find a video for a previously unreleased 1987 demo of “Psychic Vacuum“ below:

Kickstarter Campaign Launched To Erect Statue Of Voivod’s Denis “Piggy” D’Amour In The Band’s Hometown

A new Kickstarter campaign has been launched in an effort to raise money to erect a statue of late Voivod guitarist Denis “Piggy” D’Amour in the band’s hometown. The group said the following about that:

“A New Kickstarter Campaign Has Been Launched To Erect A Statue Of Piggy In Jonquière. This 8 foots (2,5 meters) tall aluminum sculpture is created by artist Fred Laforge and will be installed in Saguenay birthplace of Denis Piggy D’amour and the band Voïvod.”

Voivod Announce June North American Tour

Voivod have announced a June North American tour. The band will be touring in support of their latest album “Synchro Anarchy.”

Tour Dates:

06/01 Trois Rivieres, QC – L’Entité
06/02 Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre Music Theatre
06/03 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
06/04 London, ON – The Music Hall
06/05 Detroit, MI – Small’s
06/06 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
06/08 Huntington, WV – The Loud
06/09 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
06/10 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore (Decibel Magazine Metal and Beer Festival)
06/11 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
06/13 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
06/14 Buffalo, NY – Rec Room
06/15 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
06/17 Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel
06/18 Liverpool, NY – Sharkey’s
06/19 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

Voivod Premiere “Sleeves Off” Video

Voivod have premiered a new video for their new song “Sleeves Off.” This track is from the band’s new album “Synchro Anarchy,” which was released today (February 11.)

Denis “Snake” Bélanger said the following about the video:

“Here’s a cool clip from our friend Felipe Belalcazar. It’s a mixture of animation and live footage. The animation in the clip goes backwards, maybe in reference about the past when I had to make big decisions, as a teenager. Some were good, some were bad, but one thing for sure, I didn’t want to be cast in a mold to fit perfectly in the conformity of the world. I wanted to be me, show everyone who I was, do things on my own, and be creative. And when I met the boys, I found the place where I wanted to be. The live footage shows that I was right, as we are still going after so long. Enjoy!”

He also added the following about the album:

“Here it is folks. So proud to present this album to you. It is one of a kind, a very unique and distinctive album. It was made with all the passion we have for music under particular conditions. Driven by a nuclear brainstorm between the 4 of us in a state of emergency. Written, recorded, and delivered, and not necessarily in that order, we managed to do it all in a few months. We hope you will enjoy the album. We can’t wait to see you all of you, our fans out there on our upcoming tours. We’ve been missing you!”

Voivod Premiere “Synchro Anarchy” Music Video

Voivod have premiered a new video for the title track of their new album “Synchro Anarchy.” That effort will be released on February 11.

Drummer Michel “Away” Langevin commented:

“After coming back from the European tour with GWAR at the end of 2019, we took a break and got back together in early 2020 to record some new ideas and improvisations. After finishing one of these sessions, while untying my running shoes, I had a flash of a rhythm where I would skip one beat every bar. I told the band I had an idea and walked towards the drums but I stepped on one of my shoelaces, missed a step and almost fell on the drum kit.

Everybody laughed, then I played the beat, which Chewy [guitarist Daniel Mongrain] recorded and named ‘Away’s Shoelace Incident’. This gave Snake [singer Denis Bélanger] the idea to write about these strange timings where somebody would stop to tie up his shoe only to be closely missed by a flying wheel of a car. At one point Snake had shorten the title to ‘Shoelace’ but I noticed in his lyrics the words ‘Synchro Anarchy’ and told him it would be a great name for the song.

When we were done recording the songs, we all thought it would also be a good title for the album. It is really representative of the planet we live on and the way we had to build the LP out of snippets of ideas like a huge puzzle.

For this single, we asked our good friend Syl Disjonk, who did the videos for ‘The End Of Dormancy’ and ‘Kluskap ‘O Kom’, to film the band and work his magic. So here it is, the title track of the new album. Enjoy!”

Voivod Premiere New Song “Paranormalium”

Voivod have premiered a new song titled “Paranormalium.” This track is from the band’s new album “Synchro Anarchy,” which will be released on February 11.

Daniel “Chewy” Mongrain commented:

“‘Paranormalium‘ opens with the very last guitar melody you hear on The Wake’s last song ‘Sonic Mycelium‘, in the fade out of the string quartet. We wanted both entities or dimensions to connect through music as 2 parallel worlds can connect through distorted space-time, black holes, vibrations, spirituality or anything else.

‘Paranormalium‘ is the name Denis ‘Snake’ Bélanger came up with while writing the lyrics, trying to gather all of these concepts in one imaginary particle called ‘Paranormalium‘. Depending on your individual perception or any influential inner or external event, makes oneself see or not see, be part of or not be part of, someone else’s reality OR even being stuck between many different dimensions as it is all connected in some ways through ‘Paranormalium‘.

It’s one of the most complex, twisted and heavy songs on the album with many different landscapes. The melody comes back many times during the song in different forms, as reality can be consisted of the same material taking on different aspects. In the end, are we really living in the reality we think we’re in???”

Voivod Premiere “Planet Eaters” Video

Voivod have premiered a new video for their new song “Planet Eaters.” This track is from the band’s new album “Synchro Anarchy,” which will be released on February 11. Michel “Away” Langevin commented:

“On April 21st, 2021 an animated video for the song ‘Nothingface‘ popped up online. The video was done by Pierre Menetrier on an Amiga computer in 1991, which I thought was beyond cool. The spectacular imagery and visual effects were just perfect for a Voïvod song. After wrapping up the recording and mixing of the ‘Synchro Anarchy‘ album, we all agreed on ‘Planet Eaters‘ as the first single/video. We thought the song had a vintage ‘Nothingface‘/’Hatröss‘ vibe, so I immediately contacted Pierre and asked him if he could make a video for the song. Once again, the result is just mind-blowing. You just can’t get more Voïvodian than that!”

Voivod To Release New Album “Synchro Anarchy” In February

Voivod have revealed the details for their new album “Synchro Anarchy.” The effort will be released on February 11 and pre-orders for it will launch on December 10.

“Synchro Anarchy” Track Listing:

01. “Paranormalium”
02. “Synchro Anarchy”
03. “Planet Eaters”
04. “Mind Clock”
05. “Sleeves Off”
06. “Holographic Thinking”
07. “The World Today”
08. “Quest For Nothing”
09. “Memory Failure“

Michel “Away” Langevin commented:

“We are eager to present our latest work, a real collaborative effort. The new album represents countless hours of writing, demoing, recording, mixing and so on. The band and Francis Perron at RadicArt Studio gave their very best to make it happen under unusual circumstances, which led us to call it ‘Synchro Anarchy‘. We feel that the sound and music are 100% Voïvod, and we hope everyone will enjoy it as much as we had fun making it. We certainly can’t wait to play it live!”

Voivod Finish Recording New Album

Voivod have officially finished the recording process for their new album. Guitarist Daniel “Chewy” Mongrain commented:

“New Voivod Album is done and at the Mastering with Maor Appelbaum Mastering! Crazy intense past 4 months of writing demoing recording mixing…! Thanx to the Francis Perron, RadicArt Recording Studio for his total dedication, hard work and passion! Thanx to Lapointe amplification for the amazing guitar tone I got from your amp! And Bond Instruments for making my beautiful guitars and DiMarzio pickups to make my finger sing! Sophia Tremolos for enable me to express myself in total control with their amazing trems! and Graph Tech Guitar Labs for the total reliable gear ,helping my guitars staying in tune and making my life easier!”

Voivod To Begin Recording New Album This Month

Voivod are planning to begin the recording process for their new album at RadicArt Recording Studio later this month. The effort, which is being produced by Francis Perron, will be released in 2022. Michel “Away” Langevin commented:

“There is so much happening I don’t even know where to start…It’s been wonderful lately with the online ‘Hypercube Sessions‘ and our first two live shows in a long while. Now we just can’t wait for the upcoming European tour at the end of this year! Presently, we are fine-tuning the music for the next album, which we will start recording next week. I must say it’s a real thrill to write new material with Chewy, Rocky and Snake. Finally, we’ve also been involved in the making of ‘We Are Connected‘, Felipe [Belalcázar]‘s long overdue official Voivod documentary. We carry on!”