Voïvod

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Formed: 1982 in Jonquière, Quebec, Canada.

Thrash metal band influenced by the NWOBHM, Hardcore and Progressive Rock. Voïvod are easily identifiable by their use of unusual time signatures, dissonant guitar chords and lyrical themes influenced by post-apocalyptic literature, cold war politics and science fiction.

Founding members Jean-Yves "Blacky" Thériault (bass) and Denis "Snake" Bélanger (vocals) departed the band in the early 1990s (though Bélanger would return and leave the band several times until the mid 1990s), guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour and drummer Michel "Away" Langevin forged ahead with new member Eric "E-Force" Forrest on bass and vocals. Forrest departed in 2001 and Voïvod went on hiatus for a year. The band reformed in 2002 with Denis "Snake" Bélanger returning on vocals and ex-Metallica member Jason "Jasonic" Newsted performing bass duties in the studio.

Voïvod found itself on hiatus once more as guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour was diagnosed with cancer of the colon, he passed away in 2005.

In 2009 the band released its twelfth studio album Infini, which features the last music written and recorded by D'Amour.

Currently, Voïvod continues to perform live with its remaining original members; Denis Bélanger, Michel Langevin and Jean-Yves Thériault and the new guitarist Dan Mongrain. In January 2013 a new album called "Target Earth" will be published by Century Media. It was announced that Jean-Yves Thériault was forced out of the band, for months he requested meetings regarding the band business and artistic affairs, but was denied such talks by the other members

Line-up, 1982 - 1991:

Denis "Snake" Bélanger - vocals
Denis "Piggy" D'Amour - guitar
Jean-Yves "Blacky" Thériault - bass
Michel "Away" Langevin - drums

Line-up, 1991 - 1992:

Denis "Snake" Bélanger - vocals
Denis "Piggy" D'Amour - guitar
Michel "Away" Langevin - drums

Line-up, 1992 - 1993:

Denis "Snake" Bélanger - vocals
Denis "Piggy" D'Amour - guitar
Pierre St. Jean - bass
Michel "Away" Langevin - drums

Line-up, 1993 - 1994:

Denis "Snake" Bélanger - vocals
Denis "Piggy" D'Amour - guitar
Michel "Away" Langevin - drums

Line-up, 1994 - 2001:

Eric "E-Force" Forrest - bass, vocals
Denis "Piggy" D'Amour - guitar
Michel "Away" Langevin - drums

Line-up, 2002 - 2005:

Denis "Snake" Bélanger - vocals
Denis "Piggy" D'Amour - guitar
Jason "Jasonic" Newsted - bass
Michel "Away" Langevin - drums

Line-up, 2008 - 2014:

Denis "Snake" Bélanger - vocals
Dan "Chewy" Mongrain - guitar
Jean-Yves "Blacky" Thériault - bass
Michel "Away" Langevin - drums

Line-up, 2014 - present:

Denis "Snake" Bélanger - vocals
Dan "Chewy" Mongrain - guitar
Dominique "Rocky" Laroche - bass
Michel "Away" Langevin - drums
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Albums

Voïvod - To The Death!... album art Voïvod To The Death!... Not On Label Canada 1984 Sell This Version
Voïvod - War And Pain album art Voïvod War And Pain (Album) Metal Blade Records Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
none Voïvod - Morgöth Invasion album art Voïvod Morgöth Invasion(Cass) Not On Label (Voïvod Self-released) none Canada 1984 Sell This Version
Voïvod - Rrroooaaarrr album art Voïvod Rrroooaaarrr (Album) Noise (3) France 1986 Sell This Version
Voïvod - Killing Technology album art Voïvod Killing Technology (Album) Noise International US 1987 Sell This Version
Voïvod - Dimension Hatröss album art Voïvod Dimension Hatröss (Album) Noise (3) Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Voïvod - Nothingface album art Voïvod Nothingface (Album) MCA Records (Canada), Mechanic Records UK 1989 Sell This Version
Voïvod - Angel Rat album art Voivod* Angel Rat (Album) Mechanic Records, MCA Records Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Voïvod - The Outer Limits album art Voivod* The Outer Limits (Album) MCA Records Thailand 1993 Sell This Version
Voïvod - Negatron album art Voivod* Negatron (Album) Hypnotic Records Germany 1995 Sell This Version
Voïvod - Phobos album art Voïvod Phobos (Album) Metal Mind Productions France 1997 Sell This Version
Voïvod - Lives album art Voïvod Lives (Album) Century Media Poland 2000 Sell This Version
Voïvod - Voivod album art Voivod* Voivod (Album) Chophouse Records Japan 2003 Sell This Version
Voïvod - Katorz album art Voivod* Katorz (Album) The End Records, The End Records US 2006 Sell This Version
Voïvod - Infini album art Voïvod Infini (Album) Nuclear Blast Japan 2009 Sell This Version
Voïvod - Warriors Of Ice album art Voivod* Warriors Of Ice (Album) Sonic Unyon Metal US 2011 Sell This Version
Voïvod - Live At Roadburn 2011 album art Voïvod Live At Roadburn 2011 (Album) Roadburn Festival Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
Voïvod - Target Earth album art Voïvod Target Earth (Album) Century Media Brazil 2013 Sell This Version
Voïvod - The Wake album art Voïvod The Wake (Album, Comp) Century Media Europe 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Voïvod - Thrashing Rage album art Voïvod Thrashing Rage Noise International Germany 1986 Sell This Version
Voïvod - Too Scared To Scream / Cockroaches album art Voïvod Too Scared To Scream / Cockroaches Noise International Germany 1987 Sell This Version
Voïvod - Astronomy Domine/The Unknown Knows album art Voivod* Astronomy Domine/The Unknown Knows (Single) MCA Records US 1989 Sell This Version
CD45-18196, D45-18196 Voïvod - Into My Hypercube album art Voivod* Into My Hypercube(CD, Single, Promo) Mechanic Records, Mechanic Records CD45-18196, D45-18196 US 1989 Sell This Version
MCA 9480, L33-18050 Voïvod - Interview With Legs McNeil album art Voïvod Interview With Legs McNeil(12", Promo) MCA Records, Mechanic Records MCA 9480, L33-18050 US 1989 Sell This Version
Voïvod - The Lost Machine / Jack Luminous album art Voivod* The Lost Machine / Jack Luminous (Single) MCA Records US 1993 Sell This Version