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Jonquiere, Quebec, Canada (1982 – present)

Voivod are a band from Jonquiere, Quebec, Canada, with a very distinct sound. Formed by Denis “Piggy” D’Amour, Michel “Away” Langevin and Jean-Yves “Blacky” Theriault in 1982, the fledging group soon found the perfect singer in Denis “Snake” Belanger. A blend of with some thrown in (on Killing Technology), and lyrics leaning heavily on sci-fi imagery. One of the first Canadian bands to enjoy success outside of Canada, they released four albums in the mid ’80s before being signed to a major label. War And Pain in 1984, Rrroooaaarrr! in 1986, Killing Technology in 1987, and Dimension Hatross in 1988. Their blend of and caught the ear of MCA Records, who signed them and released their next album, Nothingface in 1989. The video of their Pink Floyd cover, Astronomy Domine, got tons of MTV airplay. They would headline a club tour with bands like Soundgarden and Faith No More, relative unknowns at the time, opening for them.

Things started slowly sliding downhill for them after, their next album being poorly received, 1991’s Angel Rat. ‘’ was taking hold, with bands such as their former opening act, Soundgarden, enjoying a rise to stardom. Blacky left the band quickly after Angel Rat’s release. 1993 saw the release of The Outer Limits album.


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  • Alex-Rock

    @Slavo1996 F.O.A.D.

    Yesterday 12:47pm Reply
  • BDRPofficial


    21 Aug 4:28pm Reply
  • treeweavermetal

    War & Pain is the only one I like. Metalpunk to the bone.

    19 Aug 2:15am Reply
  • Dusk2099

    add "barely literate" to that

    18 Aug 5:21pm Reply
  • DVTN

    Clueless tool.

    4 Aug 7:30am Reply
  • Slavo1996

    What the fuck is wrong with this tags!? This is not fucking thrash metal! Vocals sound as any gay rock. Calling THIS thrash metal is blasphemy! This band is fucking overrated!

    4 Aug 12:24am Reply
  • Purzel_PadauZ

    Damn. I was pretty sure i would mix that up. Sorry. But he wasn't listed in the liner notes leaving the band because he wasn't satisfied with the record.

    3 Aug 10:37am Reply
  • 2393

    Blacky was playing on entire Angel Rat.

    3 Aug 7:59am Reply
  • Purzel_PadauZ

    And here's one more thing. They did great albums without Blacky (Angel Rat, The Outer Limits, Negatron, Phobos, don't really like the albums with Jasonic that much, weakest point of their carreer to me) and they will do great albums without Blacky again. Chewy is a great guitar player and Away has always kept the torch lit in artwork, lyrics and music.

    2 Aug 8:12pm Reply
  • Purzel_PadauZ

    Negatron isn't a bad album cover at all i think it fits the mood and the theme of the album very well. It looks like the album sounds. Maybe that's why people think it's shitty, there must be a lot who don't get warm with it. Same with Phobos.

    2 Aug 8:08pm Reply
  • MichaelSnoxall

    The Target Earth cover rules. If we're talking bad album covers, let's refer to Negatron.

    1 Aug 4:59pm Reply
  • thyPPKERU

    fucking voivod!

    27 Jul 6:08pm Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    As long as their drummer never leaves, they should have their awesome sci fi theme, fortunately.

    25 Jul 7:02am Reply
  • DiscipleOfPower

    I guess the last one

    22 Jul 5:18pm Reply
  • RippedtoShreds

    Disappointing to see Blacky leave again. He was an important part of their sound. [3]

    19 Jul 1:18am Reply
  • SpiderLabyrinth

    He leaves before I even get the chance to see them, nice. His shoes are going to be very hard to fill. However, they've been doing well thus far, considering Piggy's passing. Hopefully, everything will work out. If not, then fuck, fuck, FUCK!

    18 Jul 3:11am Reply
  • ReachDown

    Worst album cover I've ever seen

    17 Jul 9:31pm Reply
  • KeIemvor

    Disappointing to see Blacky leave again. He was an important part of their sound. [2]

    15 Jul 6:13pm Reply
  • Josantyago

    It seems that the new bass player is Dominique Larouche

    14 Jul 1:01am Reply
  • treghet

    Disappointing to see Blacky leave again. He was an important part of their sound.

    13 Jul 12:45pm Reply
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