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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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  • acclamationsun

    Pre-Ignition? The story of a pretty blue planet rich in materials (natural resources) and set up with robots to mine it until denuded. The fascinating vision of corporate greed is watching the swarm of robots observe stable work shifts, as if they're not disturbed by it. Musically the song is amazing cyber-punk (1989) with a feeling ice cold as the subject matter.

    19 Oct 11:23pm Reply
  • ricz_dm

    Where's Macrosolutions to Megaproblems in the top 10?

    17 Oct 5:03pm Reply

    Rrröööaaarr is a total ripper and underrated! Like someone said before, that album is the thrash equivalent of Sadistik Exekution which is spot on.

    12 Oct 7:00am Reply
  • poohliveslarge

    кто не любит Воивод, тот неправильно живет!

    6 Oct 8:41am Reply
  • Yelyah-Williams

    Your mad is showing.

    3 Oct 6:37am Reply
  • TheHeretik

    The riff break in Overreaction makes me get out of bed in the morning

    1 Oct 7:57am Reply
  • sexarat

    @Slavo1996 Oh fuck, big words, save that for your metallica.

    24 Sep 3:30am Reply
  • hlna

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  • Slavo1996

    Ok. You got me. Early albums really are thrash metal. But why the fuck the most often scrobbled songs aren't?

    21 Sep 8:20pm Reply
  • sexarat

    Voivod has been fixing my heart

    16 Sep 9:49pm Reply
  • metalkillthekin


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  • silenceissexy77

    cyberpunk a.f.

    3 Sep 1:45am Reply
  • Alex-Rock

    @Slavo1996 F.O.A.D.

    31 Aug 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
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