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Saturday, June 4, 2011
Voivod: Discuss Forthcoming Album In New Video Interview
Canadian metal innovatorsVoivodwere interviewed by the"Metal Eye"show onZ1 TVwhen the band performed in Zagreb, Croatia on May 8, 2011. You can now watch the chat below. When asked ifVoivod has been working on new material and when we can expect a new album from the band, drummerMichel "Away" Langevinsaid, "Yeah, we're writing new material. We have some songs ready and we're working on some other songs. After this tour, we hope to have some time to write and fine-tune everything so that we can record in the fall and maybe have a new album out early next year." Regarding what the newVoivod songs sound like, guitaristDaniel "Chewy" Mongrain— who replaced the group's late axemanDenis "Piggy" D'Amour - said, "As aVoivod fan since I am 12 years old and early rise ofVoivod in late '80s and everything, I think… I'm in conflict of interest right now. [Laughs] I like the old stuff as much as the new stuff, so I think it's a blend of everything. It's really a team work andBlacky[Jean-Yves Thériault] is back on the 'blower bass' - he's got the original sound — and we're having a blast jamming, improvising and writing. I think it's working pretty good." On the topic of the lyrical themes covered in the newVoivod tracks, singerDenis "Snake" Belangersaid, "The song we played tonight ['Kaleidos'] is about conspiracy involving drugs and theFBI… (Laughs) It's hard to describe because we're kind of early in the process. There's another song called'Target Earth', which is more like a spacy, conspiracy, controlling the information around the world. The main thing is the 'war' of information. You know, somebodyOsama Bin Ladenis dead, someone [else] says he's not… It gets to a point where everybody has his own story and nobody is sure what the truth is. There's people above everything controlling the information." Voivod will release a new live album,"Warriors Of Ice", in the U.S. on June 21 viaSonic Unyon Metal. The CD, which can already be purchased digitally, will be made available in Canada on June 17 throughIndica Records.