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 - Anachronism artwork dell'album Voïvod Anachronism(Cass) Not On Label (Voïvod Self-released) none Canada 1983 Vendi questa versione
none Voïvod - Morgöth Invasion artwork dell'album Voïvod Morgöth Invasion Not On Label (Voïvod Self-released) none Canada 1984 Vendi questa versione
RR 9825 Voïvod - War And Pain artwork dell'album Voïvod War And Pain (Album, Comp) Metal Blade Records, Metal Blade Records, Metal Blade Records, Metal Blade Records RR 9825 Europe 1984 Vendi questa versione
none Voïvod - To The Death!... artwork dell'album Voïvod To The Death!... Not On Label (Voïvod Self-released) none Canada 1984 Vendi questa versione
none Voïvod - No Speed Limit Week-end artwork dell'album Voïvod No Speed Limit Week-end(Cass) Not On Label (Voïvod Self-released) none Canada 1986 Vendi questa versione
130064 Voïvod - Rrröööaaarrr artwork dell'album Voïvod Rrröööaaarrr (Album) Noise (3) 130064 France 1986 Vendi questa versione
8147-4 Voïvod - Killing Technology artwork dell'album Voïvod Killing Technology (Album) Noise International 8147-4 US 1987 Vendi questa versione
N 0058 Voïvod - Killing Technology artwork dell'album Voïvod Killing Technology(Cass, Album) Noise International N 0058 Malaysia 1987 Vendi questa versione
none Voïvod - Live À Bruxelles artwork dell'album Voïvod Live À Bruxelles(Cass) Not On Label (Voïvod Self-released) none Canada 1987 Vendi questa versione
none Voïvod - Spectrum artwork dell'album Voïvod Spectrum(Cass) Not On Label (Voïvod Self-released) none Canada 1987 Vendi questa versione
4800-2-U Voïvod - Dimension Hatröss artwork dell'album Voivod* Dimension Hatröss (Album) Noise International 4800-2-U US 1988 Vendi questa versione
MCGC-6070 Voïvod - Nothingface artwork dell'album Voïvod Nothingface (Album) Noise International MCGC-6070 UK 1989 Vendi questa versione
MCC 10293, MCAC 10293, MC 10293 Voïvod - Angel Rat artwork dell'album Voivod* Angel Rat (Album) Mechanic Records MCC 10293, MCAC 10293, MC 10293 Germany 1991 Vendi questa versione
MCAC-10701 Voïvod - The Outer Limits artwork dell'album Voivod* The Outer Limits (Album) MCA Records, Mechanic Records MCAC-10701 Thailand 1993 Vendi questa versione
none Voïvod - Negatron artwork dell'album Voivod* Negatron (Album) Hypnotic Records none Germany 1995 Vendi questa versione
HYPSD 1057 Voïvod - Phobos artwork dell'album Voïvod Phobos (Album) Hypnotic Records HYPSD 1057 Europe 1997 Vendi questa versione
MASS 0815 Voïvod - Lives artwork dell'album Voïvod Lives (Album) Century Media MASS 0815 Poland 2000 Vendi questa versione
VICP-62351 Voïvod - Voivod artwork dell'album Voivod* Voivod (Album) Chophouse Records, Surfdog Records VICP-62351 Japan 2003 Vendi questa versione
TE074, TE-074 Voïvod - Katorz artwork dell'album Voivod* Katorz (Album) The End Records, The End Records TE074, TE-074 US 2006 Vendi questa versione
VICP-64672 Voïvod - Infini artwork dell'album Voïvod Infini (Album) Nuclear Blast VICP-64672 Japan 2009 Vendi questa versione
SUNCD1352 Voïvod - Warriors Of Ice artwork dell'album Voivod* Warriors Of Ice (Album) Sonic Unyon Metal SUNCD1352 US 2011 Vendi questa versione
RF002 Voïvod - Live At Roadburn 2011 artwork dell'album Voïvod Live At Roadburn 2011 (Album) Roadburn Festival RF002 Netherlands 2012 Vendi questa versione
HEL 1052 Voïvod - Target Earth artwork dell'album Voïvod Target Earth (Album) Century Media HEL 1052 Brazil 2013 Vendi questa versione
19075871632 Voïvod - The Wake artwork dell'album Voïvod The Wake (Album, Comp) Century Media 19075871632 Europe 2018 Vendi questa versione
19439808581 Voïvod - Lost Machine artwork dell'album Voïvod Lost Machine (Album) Century Media 19439808581 Europe 2020 Vendi questa versione

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mi_jah

mi_jah

22 settembre 2020
Favourite era: "War and Pain" to "Outer Limits", original line-up mostly. With exception of "Rrröööaaarrr", which was too much of a Venom rip-off sounding album.
Chewy did a great job of replacing Piggy, but the songwriting lost something of the magic touch of D'Amour. Too much singalong lalala crowdpleasing going on on later releases for my taste.
All great guys though, would still see them live, but them blowing my mind has passed. Glad i have seen them several times during their unbeatable heights in the 80's and 90's <3
Eric Forrest did a great job continuing and re-energising the Voivod sound when Snake left, with "Phobos" listing as true as any of the original line-up albums.
Jason Newsted will always be a hero to me. For several reasons. Flotsam's mighty first album, and then stepping in Burton's footsteps while being completely underrated by the rest of the band... Shameful how Metallica treated him. But then, it freed him up to save Voivod from certain death!
The albums that emerged from this era were not up to the high standard i held them to, but "Katorz" is a solid piece of work.
I'm at a loss how Blacky and Away fell out with each other, they both seem like great guys to me, and the chemistry in their music together was incredible. It was immediately clear on the reunion tour, the immense energy had fully returned! Sadly, it ended way too soon.
I have so many great memories of this band, in all their incarnations. I have definite favourites, but this band will always be very important to me and my musical development. They ignited my love for ambient/electronic music with their soundscapes on "War and Pain". They opened up my mind. Eternal thanks guys!

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