Imperial Triumphant To Release New Album “Spirit Of Ecstasy” In July, Premiere “Maximalist Scream” Video

Imperial Triumphant will be releasing their new album, “Spirit Of Ecstasy,” on July 22. You can find a video for the effort’s first single, “Maximalist Scream,” below. Notably, that track features Voivod’s Denis “Snake” Bélanger.

“Spirit Of Ecstasy” Track Listing:

01. “Chump Change”
02. “Metrovertigo”
03 “Tower Of Glory, City Of Shame”
04. “Merkurius Gilded”
05. “Death On A Highway”
06. “In The Pleasure Of Their Company”
07. “Bezumnaya”
08. “Maximalist Scream” (feat. Denis “Snake” Bélanger)

The band commented:

“Atmospheres awash with mysterious origins. Sacred rites of passage and formidable knowledge lead to marvels of engineering. Funneling the mass into a finite horizon all roads travel in duality. Blurred is the line between real and illusion as the last scream of truth is destroyed by evil so grotesque. It transforms into a lone rider traveling into the forbidden darkness…”

Exodus, Municipal Waste, Voivod, Etc. Set For 2022 Pure Filth Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Pure Filth festival. The event will take place at Sharkey’s in Liverpool, NY on June 18 and it will feature: Exodus, Municipal Waste, Voivod, Integrity, Carnivore A.D., Extinction A.D., and Bewitcher.

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!”

Cannibal Corpse, Candlemass, The Red Chord, Etc. Set For 2022 “Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly”

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 “Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest” in Philadelphia, PA. The event will take place at the Fillmore on June 10-11 and it will feature the following:

June 10: Candlemass (performing “Epicus Doomicus Metallicus” in full), Wolves In The Throne Room (performing “Two Hunters” in full), Voivod, Soul Glo, Derkéta, Craven Idol, and The Silver.

June 11: Cannibal Corpse, Nuclear Assault (performing “Game Over” in full), The Red Chord (performing “Clients” in full), Full Of Hell, All Else Failed, Sanguisugabogg, and Deathevokation.

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!”