Neuweltmusic conducted an interview with drummer Michel “Away” Langevin of Canadian metal innovators VOIVOD prior to their October 6 concert at The Village in Dublin, Ireland. You can now watch the chat below.
A new VOIVOD track, “Mechanical Mind”, was released on October 9 (one day earlier internationally) as a digital single and a limited-edition seven-inch single-sided vinyl with a skull etching by VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away” Langevin on the B-side. The song comes off VOIVOD‘s new album, “Target Earth”, which will be released on January 22, 2013 (one day earlier internationally) via VOIVOD‘s own company, Iron Gang Factory, and Century Media.
“Target Earth” was recorded in January at Pierre Rémillard‘s (OBLIVEON, CRYPTOPSY, KRISIUN, MISERY INDEX) Wild Studio in a small town called St-Zénon in Quebec, Canada. The follow-up to 2009’s “Infini” will contain the band’s first music to be written with new guitarist Daniel “Chewy” Mongrain (MARTYR) following the passing of original axeman Denis “Piggy” D’Amour in 2005.
VOIVOD debuted the “Target Earth” title track during their April 12 concert at the Roadburn festival at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland.
Fan-filmed video footage of VOIVOD performing another new song, “Kluskap Okom”, on October 11 at Loppen, Christiania in Copenhagen, Denmark can be seen below.
VOIVOD 2012 is:
Denis “Snake” Bélanger – Vocals
Daniel “Chewy” Mongrain – Guitar
Jean-Yves “Blacky” Thériault – Bass
Michel “Away” Langevin – Drums
“Kluskap Okom” performance: