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!”

Voivod Launch Crowdfunding Campaign For New Documentary “We Are Connected”

Voivod have launched a Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming documentary “We Are Connected.” The band are currently working on the film with director Felipe Belalcázar.

The following was said on Kickstarter:

“Every once in a while—like some kind of astral event—art and life intersect to challenge and radically push the limits of convention. Unabashedly progressive in their sound and unashamed of their eclectic roots, Voïvod’s logo along with Korgüll — their mascot — have become ubiquitous with progressive music and can be found adorning jackets and walls the world over.

From unlikely origins in northern Québec at the height of the Cold War, Voïvod’s post-apocalyptic sci-fi aesthetic, fuelled by a youthful obsession with their instruments, took them from underground success to sharing dates and tours with Iron Maiden, Rush, and Metallica.

There were, of course, high and lows throughout those 40 years, from major-label support and Billboard recognition to seismic line-up changes and an event many critics claimed to be the end of Voïvod: the death of co-founding guitarist and composer Dennis “Piggy” D’Amour.

Despite adversity, and perhaps by cosmic intervention or just serendipity, Voïvod found guitarist Daniel “Chewy” Mongrain; subsequently, the band re-ignited their engines and laid a course back to Morgöth via numerous live shows around the world, a comeback album in Target Earth, singles, EPs, and finally, the late-career triumph, The Wake. In 2019, Voïvod were recognized by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences with a Juno Award for best hard rock/metal album of the year for The Wake.

True to their DIY roots, Voïvod have joined forces with metal film director Felipe Belalcazar, to make their official documentary, We Are Connected. “We have worked with Felipe in other projects and we have a mutual understanding of Voïvod’s story,” says Michel “Away” Langevin.

Exclusive interviews and archive access combined with Away’s artwork will take you on a sci-fi, thrash-metal journey into the Voïvod dimension. “We managed to film about a quarter of the interviews planned before the pandemic hit in March 2020, and plan to resume production once cross-border restrictions are lifted,” adds Felipe.

The band and management, along with past members Jason Newsted and Eric Forrest, fully endorse the making of We Are Connected. Director Felipe Belalcázar has a proven record of delivering quality productions to millions of metal fans around the world, most recently the critically-acclaimed Chuck Schuldiner documentary DEATH by MetaL.”

Voivod To Perform “Nothingface” And “Dimension Hatröss” In Full During Upcoming Livestream Concerts

Voivod have announced the second and third installments in their “Hypercube Sessions” series. The virtual shows will include a full album performance of “Nothingface” on May 30 and a full album performance of “Dimension Hatröss“ on June 27. Tickets can be found HERE.

Voivod Share “Overreaction” Video From “Lost Machine – Live”

Voivod have shared a new video for a live version of “Overreaction.” This track is from the band’s new live album “Lost Machine – Live,“ which was released today (November 27). That effort was recorded during the band’s July 13, 2019 show in Quebec City, QC. Michel “Away” Langevin commented:

“And last but not least, ‘Overreaction’, the new single/video from our brand new release Lost Machine – Live. This old classic from Killing Technology has been on the setlist since 1987. It really gets the crowd going, and us too! Once again, splendid video direction by Felipe Belalcazar and thanks to Jaan Silmberg for animating my artwork. Enjoy our new live album!!“

Voivod To Release “Lost Machine – Live” In November

Voivod will be releasing a new live album titled “Lost Machine – Live“ on November 27. The effort was recorded during the band’s July 13, 2019 show in Quebec City, QC and a video for the first single, a live version of “The Lost Machine,” can be found below:

Drummer Michel “Away” Langevin commented:

“Here it is at last, the first single and video from our upcoming release ‘Lost Machine – Live‘. The footage used in this clip comes from a hometown show in Montreal in the summer of 2019, and the audio is from a show in Québec City 2 weeks later, where we recorded the entire live album.

We were obviously excited to play in our province of Québec, in front of families and friends, as documented in this rendition of the song ‘The Lost Machine‘. The video is directed by Felipe Belalcazar, who is also working on a VOIVOD documentary. I did the art on the road across the globe last year, and it was animated by Jaan Silmberg. More to come soon, enjoy.”

“Lost Machine – Live” Track Listing:

01. “Post Society”
02. “Psychic Vacuum”
03. “Obsolete Beings”
04. “The Prow”
05. “Iconspiracy”
06. “Into My Hypercube”
07. “The End Of Dormancy”
08. “Overreaction”
09. “Always Moving”
10. “Fall”
11. “The Lost Machine”
12. “Astronomy Domine”
13. “Voivod”