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  Voivod (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Voivod is a Canadian thrash metal band formed in 1982, and reportedly the first to describe themselves as cyberpunk.
Voivod reached the peak of their popularity with the 1989 release Nothingface which featured a cover version of Pink Floyd's Astronomy Domine (from The Piper at the Gates of Dawn).
The band recorded three albums as a trio in the late 1990s with new member Eric Forrest handling both vocals and bass guitar.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Voivod_(band)   (350 words)

 Chophouse Records
For the band who keeps fans on the edge of their seats, the band who consistently delivers, 2003 will be a landmark year.
Voivod began by cranking out Venom, Motorhead, Tank and Judas Priest covers in 1982, but it didn't take long for their muse to take hold, as original songs like "Condemned To The Gallows," "Voivod," "Warriors Of Ice" and "Blower" came to life shortly thereafter.
Voivod's cosmic drama played out in the new decade with two albums that, while not unanimously acclaimed upon release, have become legendary among their fan base.
www.chophouserecords.com /projects/vv_profile.php   (715 words)

 metallica - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
Inspired by bands such as Motrhead, Diamond Head and Saxon, the so-called New Wave of British Heavy Metal, as well as hardcore punk like the Misfits and Discharge, Metallica were single-minded in their desire to break the grip of soft metal on heavy metal fans.
The band's breakneck metal tempos and layered guitar compositions had largely been replaced by bluesy rock songs, full of bent notes, warm guitar tone, slide guitar, and shuffle and swing rhythms.
The band members - who had recently cut their hair - were depicted wearing pimp suits, smoking cigars, and sipping brandy, sometimes wearing heavy makeup.
www.onpedia.com /encyclopedia/metallica   (2336 words)

 Voivod Biographies / Interviews
Dressed in fanciful garb woven by Bram Stoker and Stanley Kubrick, the Voivod was a vampire lord in a post-nuclear age.
Now the Voivod character was a cyborg in outer space that had survived multiple nuclear wars and was prepared to take on the tyrrany of a totalitarian world.
A scene for which Voivod was as influential and responsible as their metal heroes had been to them.
www.voivod.net /info/index.php   (1789 words)

 Rough Edge: Voivod CD Reviews
The band's music is still driving rock'n'roll that falls somewhere between punk rock and heavy metal.
"Voivod" is written and performed by a band that's found a new excitement about their music and that excitement carries over to the listener.
It's energizing to hear a band that has rediscovered their reason for playing music in the first place and that seems to be the case here.
www.roughedge.com /cdreviews/v/voivod.htm   (454 words)

 Voivod - Remnants of Reason   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Voivod, arguably the best cybermetal band in existence, has lived a 14+ year career in relative obscurity.
Unfortunately, Blacky decided to leave the band during/after this recording, and while the liner notes credit his work, he is not placed here as a member of the band.
Voivod have done it again here, and with the exception of the recent Phobos, this may be my favorite Voivod album.
www.remnantsofreason.com /legacy/voivod.html   (1645 words)

 Viewmag Online Edition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
By the end of the year, the band had supported Rush on their Canadian tourdates and were soon to do a US headlining tour with two up-and-coming bands that were about to make it big, the Seattle quartet Soundgarden and San Francisco’s Faith No More.
The band released two studio albums with Forrest, ’95’s Negatron and ’97’s Phobos and two collections of outtakes and live materials (1998’s Kronik and the 1999 concert album Voivod Lives) and continued their modest success.
Band management has confirmed that the band will be recording a new record this summer.
www.viewmag.com /printer.php?storyid=213   (576 words)

 Voivod: self-titled - PopMatters Music Review
Voivod should have been far more popular than they were in the '80s.
Voivod were now trying to sound more mainstream, closer to bands like Rush and Pink Floyd, but the album just didn't work very well, and the masses didn't care on way or another.
Voivod went on to perform as a trio for the rest of the '90s, while trying to return to their thrash metal roots, but it looked more than obvious that their best days were behind them.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/v/voivod-st.shtml   (769 words)

The band's connection to Trujillo stretches back to 1993, when Suicidal Tendencies toured with Metallica, and a post on the band's Web site implies that Trujillo was present for much of the new album's recording sessions.
VOIVOD have finally confirmed the return of original vocalist Snake (aka Denis Belanger) and addition of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted to the group’s current recording line-up, which is completed by drummer Away (aka Michel Langevin) and guitarist Piggy (aka Denis D’Amour).
VOIVOD is aiming to have a new record out in 2002 and will definitely make the summer festivals for 2002.
musica.mustdie.ru /en/band/voivod   (2036 words)

 metalupdate.com - Features
Planet Voivod was abuzz with the newly-released album, the brand new version of voivod.com, the video for "We Carry On", the upcoming co-headlining tour with Sepultura and a slot on the Ozzfest side-stage.
At this point we had the decision from the court and we were involved in a whole bunch of lawsuits and the bank account was down to zero, actually in the minus numbers.
MU: I've studied the band's live performances via video, audio and through seeing you live a number of times, and I have to comment that you are possibly the most consistent, focused drummer in all of metal.
www.metalupdate.com /interviewvoivod1.html   (5855 words)

 Jason Newsted reloads with Voivod
He played in unknown band Echobrain and gave them a start and now has joined Voivod, a band with some 20 years already under their belt but little success to boast about (until now).
It is the revitalisation of the band and the thought and the concept.
Voivod's self titled album, their 13th record and first with Jason is released through Chophouse Records.
www.undercover.com.au /idol/voivod.html   (2986 words)

 The Punk Vault : Voivod - Dvod 1 - DVD
Eventually the band sort of fell apart a bit, with original vocalist Snake leaving the band for many years as the band carried on with a new singer, but it was never the same.
The first features a collection of band related artwork done by their drummer, Away, who did all the bands record covers and logos, etc. I always liked his artwork and it was one of the many things that attracted me to the band.
Rounding it out is both of the bands cassette-only live demos from 1984 and 1987 in their entirety, both remastered by the late Piggy and sound better than any tape-dub you are going to find of it.
www.punkvinyl.com /2005/10/13/voivod-dvod-1-dvd   (1261 words)

 No Life Til Metal - CD Gallery - Voivod
Voivod (singer Denis "Snake" Belanger, guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour, drummer Michel Langevin, and bassist Jean-Yves Theriault) was one of the early metal bands out of Canada to gain popularity outside of their home country (along with Anvil, Exciter and a few others).
Voivod are simply one of the most unique, recognizable and underrated bands in music history.
As with past Voivod releases the music is complex and technical with many tempo variations, time signature shifts, dizzying drum work etc. Newsted also proves he was really held back in Metallica with some fine bass playing that, while not out front in the mix, is easily heard and adds depth to the songs.
www.nolifetilmetal.com /voivod.htm   (1957 words)

 Long ago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Although it's usual for the idea of a band to come first, then create the conceptual theme, Voivod is probably the only band that revolves around a concept character that would reflect the speculative, bizarre and innovative metaphysical/scientific-fact and fiction philosophies of the band members.
For some odd reason, 'Voivod' was labelled as 'fascists/nazis' because they talked about war and weapons, it seems like this unjust accusation stemmed from the rantings of a simple mind that can't grasp the art of commentary and analysis for which there's no clear position.
On this record, the band's intro consisted of a "far away" then close-up "death jungle beat" (on the 1st lp, it was "rustling chains and ghostly guitar").
www.voivodfan.com /morgoth_bio_neutronboy2000.htm   (5422 words)

Voivod, carries on the tradition of moving metal forward into new dimensions.
Voivod began by cranking out Venom, Motörhead, Tank and Judas Priest covers in 1982, but it didn’t take long for their muse to take hold, as original songs like “Condemned To The Gallows,” “Voivod,” “Warriors Of Ice” and “Blower” came to life shortly thereafter.
Voivod Lives, 2000) were deemed necessary in marking that era of the band’s development.
www.thesyn.com /metal/general5/voivod.htm   (664 words)

 Amazon.com: Voivod: Music: Voivod   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Undoubtadly one of the most underrated bands (nonetheless their fan following has always been more than loyal), Voivod has seen more than it's share of problems over the years, but with their new self titled album, it appears that the band is back and better than ever; well, almost anyway.
Newsted has always been a fan of Voivod and he complety respects and understand their work, he could have contacted Bob Rock to produce the album, but Voivod needs that "underground" sound, it is part of the atmosphere.
Voivod is polishing up their forthcoming album with Piggy's guitar parts and will release it which Piggy would be proud of.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00008A8IV?v=glance   (1819 words)

 Amazon.com: Nothingface: Music: Voivod   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Voivod started out as a hard-rockin' punk/metal/hardcore band, with a weirdo drummer named Away who fantasized about a nuclear vampire named the voivod, and a singer whose name gave us more information than we needed about his anatomy.
As Voivod's main goal was to be different than other bands, with each following release, they incorporated odd time signatures, key and tempo changes and futuristic lyrics in their songs.
Although Voivod have a series of great albums that boast different approaches and succeed in conflicting manners, "Nothingface" is both the best and most accessible album they've released to date.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000008M1Y?v=glance   (1957 words)

 Voivod News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Any time a band experiences a death in the family and a key member is lost, it's just as unexpected as it is devastating.
VOIVOD: 'Katorz' E-Card Available - June 14, 2006 Canada's pioneering metal band VOIVOD have launched an exclusive e-card to promote their much-anticipated new album "Katorz", set for release in North America...
VOIVOD: 'Katorz' North American Release Date Announced - Apr. 21, 2006 Canada 's pioneering metal band VOIVOD have set July 25, 2006 as the North American release date for their much-anticipated new album,...
www.topix.net /who/voivod   (715 words)

 VOIVOD | PROPAGANDA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
VOIVOD first began recording back in 1983, creating an innovative and very identifiable musical style, which can best be described as ferocious, progressive metal.
He writes, "The band delivered an exciting, intense set of material from throughout their 20-year history, proving they are one of this country's best metal bands ever.
No other metal band sounds like Voivod (the band) and Voivod (the album) is a bracing reminder of that fact.
www.voivod.com /propaganda.html   (2572 words)

 KNAC.COM - Features - Voivod Double Interview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
For a band that already was an acquired taste, any chance Voivod had at maintaining its tenuous grip on the mainstream was gone.
Voivod is an instant classic that deftly melds the strong melodic sense and direct songwriting of the Nothingface-era work with Killing Technology-vintage raw intensity and progressive eccentricity.
Voivod will be hitting the road – tentatively with Sepultura – in April and it was just chosen to play the second stage on this summer’s Ozzfest [Newsted may also be playing bass with Ozzy Osbourne’s band during the tour], as well as open for Ozzy on a small Canadian tour just beforehand.
www.knac.com /article.asp?ArticleID=1837   (6411 words)

 BNR Metal Pages -- Voivod   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
From their humble noisy beginnings, Voivod has developed into one of the most original and talented bands in the metal field.
Following Forrest's departure in early 2001, and a brief period where the brand had broken up, Voivod officially announced the return of Belanger on vocals and none other than ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted as the newest member of the band.
The band had been working on a new album in 2005 when the shocking and sad news came of the passing of guitarist Denis D'Amour.
www.bnrmetal.com /groups/voiv.htm   (342 words)

 Metal News - Voivod's Away Talks About Piggy And New Material ( Metal Underground . com )   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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While Voivod — rounded out by former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and singer Denis "Snake" Belanger — had spent more than two years working on fresh material together, none of it was recorded with state-of-the-art equipment in a professional studio.
But the good news is the album — which the band worked on with producer Glen Robinson (Gwar, Annihilator) by writing and recording around Piggy's guitar parts — is done.
www.metalunderground.com /news/details.cfm?newsid=17743   (761 words)

 Voivod - Voivod - Chophouse Records/SurfDog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
is the band that you always hear about but never actually hear.
Since the mid 1980's, the band has developed a cult following with their at times spacey, at times intricate, progressive metal.
Four more albums followed with vocalist/ bassist Eric Forrest when the band reunited with Snake and found a new bassist in Jason Newsted (ex-Metallica).
www.musictap.net /Reviews/VoivodVoivod.html   (373 words)

 Metal News - Voivod Begin Mixing New Album ( Metal Underground . com )   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The follow-up to 2003's "Voivod" is the first album in the band's 20-plus-year career that will not feature founding guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour working alongside his bandmembers in the studio.
In order to record the album, Langevin, Belanger and bassist Jason "Jasonic" Newsted are utilizing all of the guitar parts that Piggy had recorded for the record on his laptop with ProTools before his death.
VOIVOD's as-yet-untitled new album should surface sometime later this year on The End Records in North America.
www.metalunderground.com /news/details.cfm?newsid=17663   (491 words)

Voivod's Jason Newsted Hospitalized, Misses First Show In 17 Years...
Voivod drummer Away has issued the following update to fans regarding their upcoming album and other projects for 2006:
We will do our best to make a great record that Piggy would be proud of as we worked very hard for the past two years on the new songs.
www.voivod.net   (583 words)

 Voivod Music - Favorite Songs - Lyrics From   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Voivod (singer Denis "Snake" Belanger, guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour, drummer Michel Langevin, and bassist Jean...
Voivod are one of my favorite bands, and this is a good representation of the bands' material...
VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin has told Montreal's La Presse that the group are planning on...
www.lyricsfrom.com /artists/v/Voivod.html   (1545 words)

 Metal Injection News - Voivod - Sign to The End Records - Band Speaks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Release date for the band's 11th studio album is not yet confirmed, but should appear sometime in early 2006.
Drummer Michel Langevin (aka Away) confirms that the band has completed the writing of the album, describing the material as "heavy" and "experimental".
Regarding the new partnership, VOIVOD states: "We are very proud to join The End Records in their quest to promote modern heavy music.
www.metalinjection.net /news/viewnews.cgi?id=EEkkyVZFAVoFwPgkHz   (420 words)

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