VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away” Langevin recently spoke to us about which NWOBHM Albums inspired his playing in the early days of “thrash”.
The NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) would go on to inspire almost every heavy metal subgenre to arrive after it. And VOIVOD‘s Michel “Away” Langevin is all to aware of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal‘s importance.
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VOIVOD released their latest studio album, “Synchro Anarchy“, on February 11, 2022 via Century Media Records.
The follow-up to 2018’s “The Wake” was produced by Francis Perron at RadicArt Studio and features cover artwork created by VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away” Langevin.
VOIVOD “Synchro Anarchy” track listing:
02. Synchro Anarchy
03. Planet Eaters
04. Mind Clock
05. Sleeves Off
06. Holographic Thinking
07. The World Today
08. Quest For Nothing
09. Memory Failure
VOIVOD have also announced their return to the USA with a run of shows in the spring of 2023. Featuring IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT as support, this trek will be part one of VOIVOD‘s “40 Years Of Morgöth Tales” tour; additionally, the band is currently wrapping up a special studio project release titled “Morgöth Tales” to coincide with the anniversary, which will be revealed in detail soon.
Langevin comments: “We are excited to hit the road in the USA in May, with the avant-garde metal band IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT. Snake [vocalist Denis Bélanger] was a guest vocalist on their track ‘Maximalist Scream‘, and this tour should take us on a great experimental musical journey. Come join us!!”
IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT‘s Zachary Ezrin (vocals, guitar) adds: “VOIVOD is a group that has helped shape the landscape of our dissonant world, and we are most excited and honored to play these shows with them.”
VOIVOD’s “40 Years of Morgöth Tales” tour dates with IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT:
May 09 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel *
May 10 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Elevation 27 *
May 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
May 12 – New York, NY @ The Bowery
May 13 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
May 14 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
May 16 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
May 17 – Tampa, FL @ Floridian
May 18 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
May 19 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
May 20 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
May 21 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It
* No IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT