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 Thériault alias Blacky (2) (bass) and Denis Bélanger alias Snake (6) (vocals) departed the band in the early 1990s (though Bélanger would return and leave the band several times until the mid 1990s), guitarist Denis D'Amour alias Piggy and drummer Michel Langevin alias Away 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 (11)" 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

none Voïvod - Morgöth Invasion album art Voïvod Morgöth Invasion Not On Label (Voïvod Self-released) none Canada 1984 Sell This Version
RR 9825 Voïvod - War And Pain album art Voïvod War And Pain (Album, Comp) Metal Blade Records, Metal Blade Records, Metal Blade Records, Metal Blade Records RR 9825 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
none Voïvod - To The Death!... album art Voïvod To The Death!... Not On Label (Voïvod Self-released) none Canada 1984 Sell This Version
130064 Voïvod - Rrröööaaarrr album art Voïvod Rrröööaaarrr (Album) Noise (3) 130064 France 1986 Sell This Version
none Voïvod - No Speed Limit Week-end album art Voïvod No Speed Limit Week-end(Cass) Not On Label (Voïvod Self-released) none Canada 1986 Sell This Version
8147-4 Voïvod - Killing Technology album art Voïvod Killing Technology (Album) Noise International 8147-4 US 1987 Sell This Version
none Voïvod - Live à Bruxelles album art Voïvod Live à Bruxelles(Cass) Not On Label none Canada 1987 Sell This Version
4800-2-U Voïvod - Dimension Hatröss album art Voivod* Dimension Hatröss (Album) Noise International 4800-2-U US 1988 Sell This Version
MCGC-6070 Voïvod - Nothingface album art Voïvod Nothingface (Album) Noise International MCGC-6070 UK 1989 Sell This Version
MCC 10293, MCAC 10293, MC 10293 Voïvod - Angel Rat album art Voivod* Angel Rat (Album) Mechanic Records MCC 10293, MCAC 10293, MC 10293 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
MCAC-10701 Voïvod - The Outer Limits album art Voivod* The Outer Limits (Album) MCA Records MCAC-10701 Thailand 1993 Sell This Version
none Voïvod - Negatron album art Voivod* Negatron (Album) Hypnotic Records none Germany 1995 Sell This Version
HYPSD 1057 Voïvod - Phobos album art Voïvod Phobos (Album) Hypnotic Records HYPSD 1057 1997 Sell This Version
MASS 0815 Voïvod - Lives album art Voïvod Lives (Album) Century Media MASS 0815 Poland 2000 Sell This Version
VICP-62351 Voïvod - Voivod album art Voivod* Voivod (Album) Chophouse Records, Surfdog Records VICP-62351 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
TE074, TE-074 Voïvod - Katorz album art Voivod* Katorz (Album) The End Records, The End Records TE074, TE-074 US 2006 Sell This Version
VICP-64672 Voïvod - Infini album art Voïvod Infini (Album) Nuclear Blast VICP-64672 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
SUNCD1352 Voïvod - Warriors Of Ice album art Voivod* Warriors Of Ice (Album) Sonic Unyon Metal SUNCD1352 US 2011 Sell This Version
RF002 Voïvod - Live At Roadburn 2011 album art Voïvod Live At Roadburn 2011 (Album) Roadburn Festival RF002 Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
HEL 1052 Voïvod - Target Earth album art Voïvod Target Earth (Album) Century Media HEL 1052 Brazil 2013 Sell This Version
19075871632 Voïvod - The Wake album art Voïvod The Wake (Album, Comp) Century Media 19075871632 Europe 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

N 0050 PD Voïvod - Thrashing Rage album art Voïvod Thrashing Rage Noise International N 0050 PD Germany 1986 Sell This Version
N 0085 Voïvod - Too Scared To Scream / Cockroaches album art Voïvod Too Scared To Scream / Cockroaches Noise International N 0085 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
CD45-17979 Voïvod - Astronomy Domine/The Unknown Knows album art Voivod* Astronomy Domine/The Unknown Knows (Single) MCA Records CD45-17979 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