Voivod
Born:
01 January 1982
Genres:
Pop/Rock
Releases:
113
Biography: Voivod (singer Denis "Snake" Belanger, guitarist Denis "Piggy" d'Amour, drummer Michel "Away" Langevin, and bassist Jean-Yves "Blacky" Theriault) was one of the first thrash bands out of Canada to gain popularity outside of their home country. From their beginning in the early '80s, their main goal was to be different from anyone else, and thus they incorporated odd musical tempos and futuristic story lines into their songs, often dealing with technology taking over the world. Voivod opened the way for other Canadian thrash bands and for metal bands with their unique styles of performing and writing. Such early releases as 1984's War and Pain and 1986's Rrröööaaarrr showed that the quartet was aligned to the then up-and-coming thrash metal movement (Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax), eventually letting their prog rock influences (Pink Floyd, Rush, King Crimson) seep in on 1987's Killing Technology and 1988's Dimension Hatröss. By the time of their major-label debut for MCA, 1989's Nothingface, Voivod had perfected their thrash metal/prog rock style, resulting in the most commercially successful release of their career -- spearheaded by a video for their cover of Pink Floyd's "Astronomy Domine" (which enjoyed airings on MTV's Headbangers Ball) and a headlining club tour over a pair of bands that would soon change the landscape of alt-rock by the early '90s, Soundgarden and Faith No More. But just as it appeared as though Voivod may be able to break through to a wider audience, Theriault left the group right after the release of 1991's Angel Rat as the album quickly sunk from sight while the rest of the rock world focused their attention on the burgeoning alt-rock/Seattle movement. The Outer Limits followed two years later, which was followed shortly thereafter by Belanger's exit from the band. By the mid-'90s, Voivod's lineup had been scaled down to a trio -- newcomer Eric Forrest doubled on vocals and bass, resulting in such releases as 1995's Negatron and 1997's Phobos. 2000 saw the release of the odds-and-ends compilation Kronik as well as the live set Lives. In early 2001, the remaining members decided to call it a day when Forrest departed, only to reunite several months later with Belanger back on board and with former Metallica member (and longtime Voivod fan) Jason Newsted filling in on bass, resulting in the eponymous Voivod. Katorz arrived in 2006.
The Wake (Deluxe Edition)
The Wake (Deluxe Edition)
Tracks: 14
Year: 2018
The Wake (Japanese Edition)
The Wake (Japanese Edition)
Tracks: 19
Year: 2018
The Wake (Deluxe Edition)
The Wake (Deluxe Edition)
Tracks: 14
Year: 2018
The Wake (Japanese Edition)
The Wake (Japanese Edition)
Tracks: 19
Year: 2018
Post Society (EP)
Post Society (EP)
Tracks: 5
Year: 2016
Target Earth
Target Earth
Tracks: 10
Year: 2013
Target Earth
Target Earth
Tracks: 12
Year: 2013
Target Earth
Target Earth
Tracks: 10
Year: 2013
Target Earth
Target Earth
Tracks: 10
Year: 2013
Target Earth
Target Earth
Tracks: 12
Year: 2013
Live At Roadburn 2011
Live At Roadburn 2011
Tracks: 10
Year: 2012
Warriors Of Ice
Warriors Of Ice
Tracks: 15
Year: 2011
Warriors Of Ice
Warriors Of Ice
Tracks: 15
Year: 2011
Infini
Infini
Tracks: 13
Year: 2009
Katorz
Katorz
Tracks: 10
Year: 2006
Voivod
Voivod
Tracks: 13
Year: 2003
Voivod
Voivod
Tracks: 13
Year: 2003
Voivod Christmas
Voivod Christmas
Tracks: 3
Year: 2002
Voivod Christmas
Voivod Christmas
Tracks: 3
Year: 2002
Kronik
Kronik
Tracks: 11
Year: 1998
Kronik
Kronik
Tracks: 11
Year: 1998
Nanoman
Nanoman
Tracks: 3
Year: 1996
Nanoman
Nanoman
Tracks: 3
Year: 1996
The Nile Song
The Nile Song
Tracks: 2
Year: 1993
Fix My Heart
Fix My Heart
Tracks: 2
Year: 1993
Fix My Heart
Fix My Heart
Tracks: 2
Year: 1993
DG, Poland)
DG, Poland)
Tracks: 9
Year: 1993
The Nile Song
The Nile Song
Tracks: 2
Year: 1993
Angel Rat Sampler
Angel Rat Sampler
Tracks: 4
Year: 1991
Angel Rat Sampler
Angel Rat Sampler
Tracks: 4
Year: 1991
War And Pain
War And Pain
Tracks: 9
Year: 1990
Into My Hypercube
Into My Hypercube
Tracks: 2
Year: 1989
Astronomy Domine
Astronomy Domine
Tracks: 2
Year: 1989
Astronomy Domine
Astronomy Domine
Tracks: 2
Year: 1989
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