Despised Icon, Voivod, Comeback Kid, Etc. Set For Envol et Macadam Festival

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Envol et Macadam Festival. That event is scheduled to take place at Stade Canac in Quebec City, QC on September 9-11 and it will feature the following: Despised Icon, Souldia, Voivod, Grimskunk, The Planet Smashers, Comeback Kid, Mute, Drogue, Boundaries, Sensei H, Aeternam, Robert’s Creek Saloon, Hopeful Sixteen, Alie Sin, Wesbroom, TV-Q, MCM, Hate It Too, and The Bridgetsens.

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.”

Vio-lence, Voivod, Exciter, & Artillery Set For 2021 “MTV Headbanger’s Ball” European Tour

Vio-lence, Voivod, Exciter, and Artillery will be hitting the road on this year’s “MTV Headbanger’s Ball” tour in Europe. Here’s the dates:

11/24 Amersfoort, NET – Fluor
11/25 Mannheim, GER – MS Connexion
11/26 Zlin, CZE – Masters Of Rock Cafe
11/27 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
11/28 Munich, GER – Backstage
11/29 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
11/30 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
12/01 TBA
12/02 Hamburg, GER – Kulturpalast
12/03 Oberhausen, GER -Ruhrpott Metal Meeting
12/04 Aarhus, DEN – Voxhall
12/05 Stockholm, SWE – Slaktkyrkan
12/06 Gothenburg, SWE – Tradgarn

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.

Watch Napalm Death, Voivod, Municipal Waste, Child Bite, Etc. Members Cover Cardiacs’ “Tarred And Feathered”

Shawn Knight (Child Bite), Dan “Chewy” Mongrain (Voivod), Dave Witte (Municipal Waste, etc.), Shane Embury (Napalm Death, etc.), Jim Smith (Cardiacs), Stian Carstensen (Farmers Market), PowerDave, Bruce Lamont (Brain Tentacles, Yakuza, etc.), and Christian Doble (Fawnn) have shared a quarantine cover of Cardiacs‘ “Tarred And Feathered“ in honor of the late Tim Smith. You can check that out below and read some thoughts from some of the participating artists over at Decibel.

Watch The Black Dahlia Murder, Nervosa, Etc. Members Cover Death’s “Trapped In A Corner”

Alan Cassidy (The Black Dahlia Murder), Diva Satanica (Nervosa), Daniel “Chewy” Mongrain (Voivod, Martyr), and Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice) recently performed a quarantine cover of Death’s “Trapped In A Corner” for Metal Injection‘s latest “Slay At Home” event. You can see footage of that below:

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 Share “Inconspiracy” Live Video From “Lost Machine – Live”

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

“And now, ‘Iconspiracy‘, the second single/video from our upcoming release ‘Lost Machine – Live‘. Like the video for the first single ‘The Lost Machine‘, the footage comes from the Montréal Jazz Fest 2019 and the audio is from the Québec City Summer Fest 2019, where the entire live album was recorded. ‘Iconspiracy‘ has become one of our favorite songs to perform on tour since the album ‘The Wake‘ came out in 2018. The video direction is by Felipe Belalcazar and my art was animated by Jaan Silmberg. There are a lot more projects in the works. Meanwhile, have fun with this one.”

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”