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The End Of Dormancy - VOIVOD

VOIVOD is quite simply one of a kind. The sci-fi obsessed Canadian band has returned with a three-track, 12-inch vinyl and digital EP titled "The End Of Dormancy", following 2018's Juno Award-winning album "The Wake". The new release is built around a revisioning of "The End Of Dormancy", a song that originally appeared on "The ...

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Ormskrik - ORMSKRIK

This has clearly been a superb year for thrash metal, but the majority of great works have come from the polished and modern end of the heads-down spectrum. Much as their fellow countrymen OBLITERATION have become a benchmark for the rejuvenation of real death metal values, so Norway's ORMSKRIK look likely to bring form to ...

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VOIVOD To Release 'The End Of Dormancy' EP

Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD reawaken and return with a three-track 12-inch vinyl and digital EP titled "The End Of Dormancy", to be released on July 10 worldwide via Century Media Records. The EP is centered around a special "Metal Section" version of the title track, "The End Of Dormancy" (off VOIVOD's latest album ...

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Kollaps - THE HIRSCH EFFEKT

If progressive bands have one duty to fulfill, it's to keep the surprises coming. THE HIRSCH EFFEKT have already defied the odds to some degree: singing in their native German and seldom conforming to any particular sub-strand of post-djent heaviness, the Hannover trio have become one of the most well-respected tech-metal bands around by never ...

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The God-Shaped Void - PSYCHOTIC WALTZ

If you have recently been disturbed by the distant sound of whimpering, it was probably just a bunch of middle-aged prog metal fans becoming mildly hysterical about the prospect of a new PSYCHOTIC WALTZ album. And rightly so. Because while there were undoubtedly bigger and more widely celebrated bands to emerge from prog metal's first ...

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Naiv - THY CATAFALQUE

In much the same way that VOIVOD are a thrash metal band on paper but something vastly more unpredictable in practice, Hungarian eccentrics THY CATAFALQUE have stoically remained rooted in black metal while steadily evolving into something far more adventurous and whacked-out. On "Naiv", Tamás Kátai's wayward project continues to keep a toe or two ...

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VOIVOD Guitarist Speaks Out Against Fans Filming Entire Concerts On Their Phones: 'Some People Think They're Watching NETFLIX'

VOIVOD guitarist Daniel "Chewy" Mongrain has spoken out against cell-phone use at concerts, saying that "it's just sad" to see fans watching entire shows through their phone. Mongrain made the comment during a brand new interview with The Metal Gods Meltdown. Asked what his opinion is of fans filming VOIVOD's live performances, Daniel said (hear ...

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HEAVY MONTRÉAL On Hiatus In 2020

Evenko — the company behind the Heavy Montréal festival — has announced that the event will be taking a break in 2020. "It's not an easy decision to put one of our events on pause," says Jacques Aubé, chief operating officer of Evenko. "Several factors must be taken into consideration, including the number of non-festival ...

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DANIEL MONGRAIN Says He Was 'Pretty Worried' About Replacing DENIS D'AMOUR As Main Songwriter In VOIVOD

During an interview with The Jimmy Cabs "5150 Interview Series", guitarist Daniel "Chewy" Mongrain of Canadian metal innovators VOIVOD discussed how he approached the unenviable task of replacing founding guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour, who passed away due to complications from colon cancer in 2005. D'Amour's unconventional brand of guitar playing was a staple of VOIVOD's ...

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JASON NEWSTED Takes Credit For 'The Stabilization' Of METALLICA

Jason Newsted says that he "would like to take some credit" for the "stabilization" of METALLICA after the passing of Cliff Burton. Burton played on METALLICA's first three studio albums — "Kill 'Em All", "Ride The Lightning" and "Master Of Puppets" — and co-wrote classic songs like "Ride The Lightning", "For Whom The Bell Tolls", ...

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GWAR Announces European Tour With VOIVOD

GWAR will make its triumphant return to Europe late this November into December on as part of the "Use Your Collusion" 2019 tour. The trek, which features main support VOIVOD, begins in Bochum, Germany on November 22 and ends on December 14 in Zurich, Switzerland. Pre-sales begin today and the general public on-sale is set ...

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REVOCATION Frontman On 'The Outer Ones' Album: 'It Certainly Opened Up A Lot Of Doors For Us'

Lady Obscure recently conducted an interview with vocalist/guitarist Dave Davidson of American technical thrashers REVOCATION. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether it was a conscious decision to blend so many styles into REVOCATION's style: Dave: "I think it's more unconscious. I listen to so many ...

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RELAPSE RECORDS Explains Decision To Part Ways With TAU CROSS

Relapse Records has explained its decision to part ways with TAU CROSS, the multinational punk/heavy metal collective featuring AMEBIX bassist/frontman Rob "The Baron" Miller, VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin, and members of cult crust outfits MISERY and WAR//PLAGUE. On Tuesday (July 2), TAU CROSS posted a statement saying that the band was "parting company" with ...

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TAU CROSS Feat. VOIVOD, AMEBIX Members: 'Messengers Of Deception' Album Due In August

TAU CROSS, the multinational punk/heavy metal collective featuring AMEBIX bassist/frontman Rob "The Baron" Miller, VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin, and members of cult crust outfits MISERY and WAR//PLAGUE, will release its third full-length, titled "Messengers Of Deception", on August 9 via Relapse Records. Recorded at Signaturetone Studios and mastered by Adam Tucker (THOU, FALSE), "Messengers ...

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REVOCATION And VOIVOD To Team Up For North American Co-Headlining Tour

After recently completing a U.S. tour with WHITECHAPEL and DYING FETUS, REVOCATION has announced another North American run for the fall — this time co-headlining with VOIVOD. This special tour will also see REVOCATION play its latest album, "The Outer Ones", in its entirety. PSYCROPTIC, SKELETAL REMAINS and CONJURER will join as additional support. Tour ...

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