20 June 2013
Voivod: Return to European stages; Complete work on "Target Earth" video clip!
Canadian progressive metal pioneers VOIVOD are finally returning to European stages to support the successful release of their acclaimed 13th studio album, "Target Earth", which was released earlier this year via Century Media Records! Here are the upcoming VOIVOD live dates, kicking off this weekend at France's Hellfest:
VOIVOD - Live 2013:
23.06.2013 Clisson (France) - Hellfest / www.hellfest.fr
07.07.2013 Quebec City (Canada) - Festival D'Ete / www.infofestival.com
08.08.2013 Prague (Czech Republic) - Brutal Assault Festival / brutalassault.cz
09.08.2013 Derbyshire (UK) - Bloodstock Open Air / www.bloodstock.uk.com
10.08.2013 Oulu (Finland) - Jalometalli Festival / www.jalometalli.net
VOIVOD have also just recently wrapped up working on a breathtaking video-clip for the title track of "Target Earth". The video, created by Italian filmmaker and multimedia artist, Nicola Piovesan, recreates the visions and artwork of VOIVOD drummer Away (Michel Langevin) in 3D Motion Graphics.
Watch a teaser trailer for the "Target Earth" clip HERE!
For more video stills, please visit the band's official Facebook page: www.facebook.com
Look out for the video to be launched to public soon...
VOIVOD's "Target Earth" release, which entered the official sales charts in Germany on position # 72 (A first time ever for VOIVOD in the German charts!), was made available in the following formats across Europe:
- 10-Track Standard CD
- 10-Track Digital Download Version
- 10-Track Gatefold-2LP with180gr. vinyl (Unlimited black vinyl, various limited coloured versions!)
- 12-Track Mediabook-CD (Limited edition with alternate frontcover-design in silver on black, 2 stickers, expanded booklet and 2 exclusive live-bonustracks from Roadburn Festival 2012)
- Deluxe mailorder boxset incl. bonus live album, belt and much more (Limited to 1,000 copies worldwide!)
Various physical formats as well as a shirt design of "Target Earth" (white print on black shirt or black print on grey shirt!) can still be purchased from the CM Distro webshop within Europe HERE!
An official "Target Earth" EPK can be viewed HERE!
If you wanna check out further musical samples of "Target Earth", be sure to stream the album's title track "Target Earth" HERE as well as the album's first single (Released as Digital Download and as limited 7" EP) "Mechanical Mind" HERE
"Target Earth" was recorded at producer Pierre Rémillard's Wild Studios in Quebec and mixed by Sanford Parker (Pelican, Nachtmystium). The original art was once again drawn by drummer Away (Michel Langevin) and features color schemes from each one of the band's previous albums. The album brings back original bass player, Blacky (Jean Yves Thériault), marking his first recordings with the band since 1991's "Angel Rat." It's also the first to feature guitarist, Chewy (Dan Mongrain), who cut his teeth playing guitar to the late Denis D'Amour's riffs and thus has matched his style to a tee. VOIVOD, as a full group, hadn't sat down to write a record together since 2003's self-titled album. The end result harkens back to the group's late 80s output and after 30 years together as a band, one of their best yet.
Denis Bélanger (Snake) - Vocals
Daniel Mongrain (Chewy) - Guitar
Jean-Yves Thériault (Blacky) - Bass
Michel Langevin (Away) - Drums
Further news about VOIVOD and their upcoming touring plans will be available soon...