Voïvod

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.

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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Voïvod Discography Tracks

Albums

Voïvod To The Death!... Not On Label Canada 1984 Sell This Version
Voïvod War And Pain (Album) Metal Blade Records Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
-- Voïvod Morgöth Invasion(Cass, Dem) Not On Label -- Canada 1984 Sell This Version
Voïvod Rrröööaaarrr (Album) Noise International France 1986 Sell This Version
Voïvod Killing Technology (Album) Noise International US 1987 Sell This Version
Voïvod Dimension Hatröss (Album) Noise (3) Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Voïvod Nothingface (Album) MCA Records (Canada), Mechanic Records UK 1989 Sell This Version
Voivod* Angel Rat (Album) Mechanic Records, MCA Records Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Voivod* The Outer Limits (Album) MCA Records Thailand 1993 Sell This Version
Voivod* Negatron (Album) Hypnotic Records Germany 1995 Sell This Version
Voïvod Phobos (Album) Metal Mind Productions France 1997 Sell This Version
Voïvod Lives (Album) Century Media Poland 2000 Sell This Version
Voivod* Voivod (Album) Chophouse Records Japan 2003 Sell This Version
Voivod* Katorz (Album) The End Records, The End Records US 2006 Sell This Version
Voïvod Infini (Album) Nuclear Blast Japan 2009 Sell This Version
Voivod* Warriors Of Ice (Album) Sonic Unyon Metal US 2011 Sell This Version
Voïvod Live At Roadburn 2011 (Album) Roadburn Festival Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
Voïvod Target Earth (Album) Century Media Brazil 2013 Sell This Version
MM 007 Voïvod Katorz(CD, Album) Metal Maximus MM 007 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Voïvod Thrashing Rage Noise International Germany 1986 Sell This Version
N 0085 Voïvod Too Scared To Scream / Cockroaches(12", Pic) Noise International N 0085 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
Voivod* Astronomy Domine/The Unknown Knows (Single) MCA Records US 1989 Sell This Version
CD45-18196, D45-18196 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(12", Promo) MCA Records, Mechanic Records MCA 9480, L33-18050 US 1989 Sell This Version
Voivod* The Lost Machine / Jack Luminous (Single) MCA Records US 1993 Sell This Version