Nickelback, Three Days Grace, Alexisonfire, Voivod, Etc. Nominated For 2023 JUNO Awards

The nominees have been revealed for this year’s JUNO Awards. The ceremony will take place at Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB on March 13 and the categories featuring rock and metal artists can be found below:

Rock Album Of The Year:

  • Alexisonfire – “Otherness”
  • Billy Talent – “Crisis Of Faith”
  • Nickelback – “Get Rollin’”
  • The Sheepdogs – “Outta Sight”
  • Three Days Grace – “Explosions”

Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year:

  • Cancer Bats – “Psychic Jailbreak”
  • Get The Shot – “Merciless Destruction”
  • Skull Fist – “Paid In Full”
  • Voivod – “Synchro Anarchy”
  • Wake – “Though Form Descent“

Testament Announce European Tour With Exodus & Voivod

Testament have announced a spring European tour. The trek will consist of headlining shows with Exodus and Voivod as well as various festival appearances.

Tour Dates:

With Exodus and Voivod:

05/26 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
05/28 Munich, GER – Backstage
05/30 Lyon, FRA – Transbordeur
05/31 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
06/01 Milan, ITA – Live Club
06/02 Ljubljana, SLO – Kino Siska
06/03 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
06/05 Berlin, GER – Columbia Theater
06/11 Strasbourg, FRA – Laiterie (no Voivod)
06/13 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
06/16 Hannover, GER – Capitol (no Voivod)

Festivals:

05/27 Gelsenkirchen, GER – Rock Hard Festival
06/04 Plzen, CZE – Metalfest
06/07 Sölvesborg, SWE – Sweden Rock Festival
06/08 Gdansk, POL – Mystic Festival
06/09 Hyvinkää, FIN – Rockfest
06/10 Leeuwarden, NET – Into The Grave
06/15 Copenhagen, DEN – Copenhell
06/17 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/18 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest

Voivod Announce UK/Netherlands 40th Anniversary Shows

Voivod will be celebrating their 40th anniversary with some shows in the UK and Netherlands this April. Here’s the dates:

04/16 Eindhoven, NET – Prognosis Festival
04/18 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
04/19 Glasgow, UK – Slay
04/20 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
04/21 Southampton, UK – The 1865
04/22 London, UK – Prognosis Festival

Iron Maiden, KISS, Mötley Crüe, Slipknot, Etc. Set For 2023 Hellfest

The lineup has been revealed for next year’s Hellfest. That event will take place on June 15-18 in Clisson, France.

Here’s the lineup:

  • Iron Maiden
  • KISS
  • Mötley Crüe
  • Def Leppard
  • Slipknot
  • Pantera
  • Hollywood Vampires
  • Alter Bridge
  • Porcupine Tree
  • Generation Sex
  • Amon Amarth
  • Parkway Drive
  • Sum 41
  • Within Temptation
  • Coheed And Cambria
  • Skid Row
  • Elegant Weapons
  • British Lion
  • The Quireboys
  • P-Troll
  • Carpenter Brut
  • Puscifer
  • Beast In Black
  • Riverside
  • Evergrey
  • Scarlean
  • Hatebreed
  • Hollywood Undead
  • Ho99o9
  • Florence Black
  • Do Or Die
  • Architects
  • In Flames
  • I Prevail
  • Code Orange
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Papa Roach
  • Motionless In White
  • Eths
  • Nothing More
  • Mod Sun
  • Escape The Fate
  • Vended
  • Powerwolf
  • Arch Enemy
  • Seether
  • Asking Alexandria
  • Fever 333
  • Bloodywood
  • Cobra The Impaler
  • Tenacious D
  • Incubus
  • Electric Callboy
  • Halestorm
  • The Distillers
  • Thundermother
  • Skynd
  • Fishbone
  • Svinhels
  • Ludwig Von 88
  • Poesie Zero
  • Voice Of Hell Contest
  • Rancid
  • Flogging Molly
  • Gogol Bordello
  • Less Than Jake
  • Cochney Rejects
  • The Chats
  • Homintern Sect
  • Peter Pan Speedrock
  • Syndrome 81
  • Black Flag
  • Municipal Waste
  • Stray From The Path
  • Pro-Pain
  •  Soul Glo
  •  Mindforce
  • SpiritWorld
  •  Zulu
  • Hard Mind
  • The Ghost Inside
  • Rise Of The Northstar
  • The Amity Affliction
  • Cane Hill
  • Paleface
  • END
  • Resolve
  • Beyond The Styx
  •  Amenra
  • The Soft Moon
  • Birds In Row
  • Celeste
  • Today Is The Day
  •  The Cult
  •  Greg Puciato
  • Primitive Man
  • Weedeater
  •  Helms Alee
  • Bongripper
  • LLNN
  • My Dilligence
  •  Clutch
  •  Monster Magnet
  • Earthless
  • The Obsessed
  •  Stoned Jesus
  • Crowbar
  •  King Buffalo
  • Spirit Adrift
  •  Decasia
  •  Melvins
  • Dance With The Dead
  •  Legion Of Doom
  • Mutoid Man
  • Empire State Bastard
  •  Wonvennest
  • Doodseshader
  • Katatonia
  • Hypocrisy
  • Candlemass
  • Nightfall
  • Aephanemer
  • As I Lay Dying
  • Suffocation
  •  Bloodbath
  • Aborted
  • Unearth
  •  Full Of Hell
  • Nostromo
  • Candy
  • Venefixion
  • Meshuggah
  • Voivod
  •  Lorna Shore
  • Born Of Osiris
  • Gorod
  • Loathe
  • Ten56.
  • The Dali Thundering Concept
  • Pestifer
  • Testament
  •  Dark Angel
  • Exodus
  • Holy Moses
  • Vektor
  • Evil Invaders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Aleister
  • Behemoth
  • Dark Funeral
  • Harakiri For The Sky
  •  Imperial Triumphant
  • Blackbraid
  • Venom Inc.
  • Gorgoroth
  • 1349
  • Vreid
  • Der Weg Einer Freiheit
  • 1914
  • ACOD
  • Beleds, Hetquertzen
  •  The HU
  • Faun
  • Finntroll
  • Myrath
  • Saor
  • Svalbard
  •  Halandra
  •  White Ward
  •  Nature Morte
  • Fields Of The Nephilim
  • Paradise Lost
  • Lord Of The Lost
  • She Past Away
  • Treponem Pal
  •  The Old Dead Tree
  • Strigoi
  •  Blod

Pantera, Disturbed, Arch Enemy, Etc. Added To 2023 Graspop Metal Meeting Festival

Over 100 more artists have been added to next year’s Graspop Metal Meeting festival. The event will be held in Dessel, Belgium on June 15-18 and the updated lineup can be found below.

Lineup:

  • Def Leppard
  • Mötley Crüe
  • Slipknot
  • Pantera
  • Ghost
  • Gojira
  • Parkway Drive
  • 1914
  • Agnostic Front
  • Amon Amarth
  • Anti-Flag
  • Antimatter
  • Any Given Day
  • Arch Enemy
  • Architects
  • As I Lay Dying
  • Asking Alexandria
  • At The Gates
  • Avatar
  • Beast In Black
  • Behemoth
  • Billy Talent
  • Black Mirrors
  • Bloodywood
  • Butcher Babies
  • Cane Hill
  • Carpenter Brut
  • Clutch
  • Cradle Of Filth
  • Crowbar
  • Cyclone
  • Danko Jones
  • Dark Angel
  • Deathstars
  • Delain
  • Dieth
  • Dirkschneider
  • Disturbed
  • Draconian
  • Eluveitie
  • End
  • Enter Shikari
  • Epica
  • Escape The Fate
  • Evergrey
  • Exodus
  • Fever 333
  • Fields Of The Nephilim
  • Finntroll
  • Greg Puciato
  • Halestorm
  • Hatebreed
  • Heidevolk
  • Hippotraktor
  • Hollywood Undead
  • Hollywood Vampires
  • I Prevail
  • In Flames
  • Insomnium
  • Katatonia
  • Kissin’ Dynamite
  • Korpiklaani
  • Kreator
  • Landmvrks
  • Legion Of The Damned
  • Less Than Jake
  • Life Of Agony
  • Lionheart
  • Loathe
  • Lorna Shore
  • Marduk
  • Meshuggah
  • Molybaron
  • Monster Magnet
  • Motionless In White
  • Novelists
  • Oceans
  • Orange Goblin
  • Orbit Culture
  • Papa Roach
  • Polaris
  • Rancid
  • Russkaja
  • Seether
  • Septicflesh
  • Sick Of It All
  • Skindred
  • Sleep Token
  • Soen
  • Sólstafir
  • Spiritbox
  • Stand Atlantic
  • Stray From The Path
  • Testament
  • The Amity Affliction
  • The Answer
  • The Chats
  • The Ghost Inside
  • The Halo Effect
  • The Luka State
  • The Menzingers
  • The Raven Age
  • The Winery Dogs
  • Three Days Grace
  • Thundermother
  • Unearth
  • Vicious Rumours
  • Voivod
  • Watain

Pantera, Ghost, Gojira, Etc. Set For 2023 Tons Of Rock Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for next year’s Tons Of Rock festival. The event will take place in Oslo, Norway on June 22-24 and it will feature: Pantera, Ghost, Gojira, Behemoth, Clutch, TNT (with Tony Harnell), Powerwolf, Mayhem, Stage Dolls, Honningbarna, The Good The Bad And The Zugly, Avatar, Spiritbox, Voivod, and Brenn.

Voivod Premiere “Quest For Nothing” Music Video

Voivod have premiered a new video for their song “Quest For Nothing.” The clip was created with AI technology and it can be seen below. The track is from the band’s latest album “Synchro Anarchy.” Michel “Away” Langevin commented:

“When AI art started appearing online a few months ago, my jaw dropped to the floor. When Luc Leclerc, webmaster for Voivod, showed me what he could do with AI animation, my jaw dropped to the basement! His video perfectly captures the dystopian side of the music and lyrics for ‘Quest For Nothing’. Hold on tight to your seat and enjoy!”

Voivod To Release “Ultraman” EP In November

Voivod will be paying tribute to the “Ultraman” series with a new EP. The effort will be released on 12″ vinyl and digitally on November 4.

“Ultraman” Track Listing (12″):

Side A (08:45):

01. “Ultraman – Opening Theme (Japanese & French [URUTORAMANNO UTA])”
02. “Ultraman – Victory Theme (URUTORAMAN BGM)”
03. “Ultraman – Closing Theme (English [URUTORAMANNO UTA])”
04. “Ultraman – Opening Theme (Japanese [URUTORAMANNO UTA])”
05. “Ultraman – Victory Theme (URUTORAMAN BGM)”
06. “Ultraman – Closing Theme (Japanese [URUTORAMANNO UTA])”
07. “Ultraman – Opening Theme (Instrumental [URUTORAMANNO UTA])”
08. “Ultraman – Victory Theme (URUTORAMAN BGM)”
09. “Ultraman – Closing Theme (Instrumental [URUTORAMANNO UTA])”

Side B (11:36):

01. “Overreaction” (Return To Morgöth – Live 2018)
02. “Voïvod” (Return To Morgöth – Live 2018)

“Ultraman” Track Listing (digital):

01. “Ultraman – Opening Theme (Japanese & French [URUTORAMANNO UTA])”
02. “Ultraman – Victory Theme (URUTORAMAN BGM)”
03. “Ultraman – Closing Theme (English [URUTORAMANNO UTA])”
04. “Overreaction (Return To Morgöth – Live 2018)”
05. “Voïvod (Return To Morgöth – Live 2018)”

Drummer Michel “Away” Langevin commented:

“As a kid I often dreamed of finding a Beta Capsule, so I could transform into Ultraman, keep the city from being destroyed by a giant fire spitting monster, and hopefully save Akiko Fuji in the process. I’m pretty sure many people had the same dream…we sure did in Voïvod, and that’s why we decided to cover the main and battle TV themes for this EP. The recordings were done during the ‘Synchro Anarchy’ sessions and Chewy sings the Japanese parts! For the B side, we tracked down the lost encore from the 35th anniversary show, Return To Morgöth – Live 2018. Enjoy!”

Voivod Added To Opeth’s November European/UK Tour

Voivod have been added to Opeth’s upcoming European/UK tour. Here’s the dates for that run:

11/10 Copenhagen, DEN – Grey Hall
11/12 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
11/14 Berlin, GER – Admiralspalast
11/15 Wuppertal, GER – Historische Stadthalle
11/16 Paris, FRA – Salle Pleyel
11/17 London, UK – Eventim Apollo
11/19 Utrecht, NET – TivoliVredenburg
11/20 Utrecht, NET – TivoliVredenburg
11/21 Zurich, SWI – Komplex
11/23 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
11/24 Bilbao, SPA – Santana 27
11/25 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
11/26 Lisbon, POR – Sla Tejo

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:

“‘RRRÖÖÖAAARRR’
Remastered on red & black splatter vinyl

‘KILLING TECHNOLOGY’
Remastered on green & purple swirl vinyl

‘DIMENSION HATRÖSS’
Remastered on grey & red swirl vinyl

‘NO SPEED LIMIT LIVE ‘86’
First time on vinyl. Green & black splatter vinyl

‘DIMENSION HATRÖSS – THE DEMOS’
First time on vinyl. Blue & white splatter vinyl

‘COSMIC DRAMA’, 40 PAGE BOOK
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.

‘CHAOSMONGERS’ DVD
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.

‘KORGÜLL THE EXTERMINATOR’ USB
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: