VOIVOD – Launch Kickstarter campaign for documentary film; European tour announced; To commence recordings for new studio album
After the continuation of the “Hypercube Sessions” online stream event series as well as the long overdue return to live-stages in their Canadian home ground, progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD have now announced a Kickstarter campaign to raise funding for the continuation of their documentary film project.
VOIVOD have joined forces with metal film director Felipe Belalcázar, who most recently issued the critically acclaimed Chuck Schuldiner documentary “DEATH by Metal”, to make their official documentary entitled “We Are Connected”. “We have worked with Felipe in other projects, and we have a mutual understanding of VOIVOD’s story,” says drummer Michel “Away” Langevin. Exclusive interviews and archive access combined with Away’s artwork will take you on a sci-fi, thrash-metal journey into the VOIVOD dimension. “We managed to film about a quarter of the interviews planned before the pandemic hit in March 2020, and plan to resume production once cross-border restrictions are lifted,” adds Felipe.
Visit this location for further details, for the list of perks and to contribute to this very special VOIVOD project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/voivodfilm/voivod-we-are-connected
In other news, VOIVOD are pleased to announce their return to European stages as part of the “MTV HEADBANGER'S BALL” Tour in November/December 2021. Here is a complete list of dates for this next run:
MTV HEADBANGERS' BALL TOUR 2021
Vio-Lence (US) - VOIVOD (CA) - Exciter (CA) - Artillery (DK)
24.11. Amersfoort (The Netherlands) - Fluor
25.11. Mannheim (Germany) - MS Connexion Complex
26.11. Zlin (Czech Republic) - Hala Euronics
27.11. Budapest (Hungary) - Barba Negra
28.11. Munich (Germany) - Backstage
29.11. Zurich (Switzerland) - Dynamo
30.11. Stuttgart (Germany) - LKA Longhorn
02.12. Hamburg (Germany) - Kulturpalast
03.12. Oberhausen (Germany) - Ruhrpott Metal Meeting
04.12. Aarhus (Denmark) - Voxhall
05.12. Stockholm (Sweden) - Slaktkyrkan
06.12. Gothenburg (Sweden) - Tradgarn
More shows will be announced soon…
And last but certainly not least, VOIVOD are also pleased to announce to be back at RadicArt studios as of the end of this month of July to commence work together with Francis Perron for their upcoming studio album, expected for release in 2022 via Century Media Records.
VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away” Langevin checked in with the following comment about all current activities: “There is so much happening I don’t even know where to start…It’s been wonderful lately with the online ‘Hypercube Sessions’ and our first two live shows in a long while. Now we just can’t wait for the upcoming European tour at the end of this year! Presently, we are fine-tuning the music for the next album, which we will start recording next week. I must say it’s a real thrill to write new material with Chewy, Rocky and Snake. Finally, we’ve also been involved in the making of ‘We Are Connected’, Felipe’s long overdue official VOIVOD documentary. We carry on!
VOIVOD have most recently released the live album “Lost Machine - Live” worldwide via Century Media Records at the end of last year. Consisting of 13 tracks across 74 packed minutes of playing time, the album was recorded in Québec City during the worldwide touring cycle for the band’s latest studio album “The Wake”, mixed by Francis Perron and you can check out a few video-clips with audio recorded in Québec City (07/13/2019), video filmed in Montréal (06/30/2019) and material processed in Morgöth (2020) by Felipe Belalcázar for the release here:
“Lost Machine - Live” is available as limited CD with O-Card packaging (in its first European pressing), as Digital Album and as Gatefold 2LP on 180g vinyl (in several variations and limitations), which can be purchased here: https://voivodband.lnk.to/LostMachineLive/
Stay connected for more VOIVOD news soon…
Denis “Snake” Belanger – Vocals
Daniel “Chewy” Mongrain – Guitar
Dominic “Rocky” Laroche – Bass
Michel “Away” Langevin – Drums