Origin: Jonquiere, Quebec, Canada  
Genres: Progressive Metal
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Voivod

From their humble noisy beginnings, Voivod developed into one of the most unique and talented bands ever to grace the metal field. War And Pain and Rrroooaaarrr were messy, chaotic thrash albums, but Killing Technology was the turning point, as (in retrospect) one can clearly hear the merging of the early thrash style with the adventurousness of the later work, forging one of the most unique sounds in metal. The trio of albums consisting of Killing Technology, Dimension Hatross, and Nothingface (regarded by many to be their best ever) is clearly Voivod at their peak, brilliant, original works all. Following Nothingface the band drifted into a more laidback style on the next two albums, and following the less-than-well-received Outer Limits, longtime vocalist Denis Belanger departed, leaving the band status in question. In came new bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, and Voivod stormed back, bringing some of the bands mid-period heaviness back into the fold on Negatron and Phobos.

Following Forrest's departure in early 2001 (he went on to form E-Force and is also part of the excellent Project: Failing Flesh), and a brief period where the brand had broken up, Voivod officially announced the return of Belanger on vocals and none other than ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted as the newest member of the band. 2003 saw the release of their new album, simply titled Voivod. A stellar album from a stellar band, Voivod delivers what fans had hoped for, with Belanger's trademark vocals in place, Newsted providing a grinding bass foundation, and well-crafted songs that harken to prime Voivod past (circa The Outer Limits) and yet sound fresh and original.

The band had been working on a new album in 2005 when the shocking and sad news came of the passing of guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour. Widely regarded as a unique and influential guitarist, he is still missed by the metal community. It was his wish that his recorded guitar parts be used after his death, and indeed the band used those parts on their recent recordings, 2006's Katorz and 2009's Infini. Finally, with original bassist Jean-Yves Theriault (known to all as Blacky) and new guitarist Daniel Mongrain in the fold, Voivod are pressing forward yet again.

Current Members

Denis Belanger

vocals

Daniel Mongrain

guitars (Capharnaum, ex-Gorguts, ex-Martyr)

Dominique Laroche

bass

Michel Langevin

drums (ex-Kosmos, Tau Cross)

Former Members/Guests

Eric Forrest

vocals/bass (E-Force, Project: Failing Flesh)

Denis D'Amour

guitars RIP: August 26, 2005, colon cancer, age 45

Jean-Yves Theriault

bass

Jason Newsted

bass (ex-Flotsam & Jetsam, ex-Metallica)



Discography



War And Pain  
1984 Metal Blade
  1. Voivod
  2. Warriors of Ice
  3. Suck your Bone
  4. Iron Gang
  5. War and Pain
  6. Blower
  7. Live for Violence
  8. Black City
  9. Nuclear War
  • Denis Belanger
  • Denis D'Amour
  • Jean-Yves Theriault
  • Michel Langevin



Rrroooaaarrr  
1986 Noise
  1. Korgull, the Exterminator
  2. Fuck Off and Die
  3. Slaughter in a Grave
  4. Ripping Headaches
  5. Horror
  6. Thrashing Rage
  7. The Helldriver
  8. Build your Weapons
  9. To the Death
  • Denis Belanger
  • Denis D'Amour
  • Jean-Yves Theriault
  • Michel Langevin



Killing Technology  
1987 Noise
  1. Killing technology
  2. Overreaction
  3. Tornado
  4. Too Scared To Scream
  5. Forgotten In Space
  6. Ravenous Medicine
  7. Order Of The Blackguards
  8. This Is Not An Exercise
  9. Cockroaches
  • Denis Belanger
  • Denis D'Amour
  • Jean-Yves Theriault
  • Michel Langevin




Dimension Hatross  
1988 Noise
  1. Experiment
  2. Tribal Convictions
  3. Chaosmongers
  4. Technocratic Manipulators
  5. Microsolutions To Megaproblems
  6. Brain Scan
  7. Psychic Vacuum
  8. Cosmic Drama
  9. Batman
  • Denis Belanger
  • Denis D'Amour
  • Jean-Yves Theriault
  • Michel Langevin




Nothingface  
1989 Mechanic
  1. The Unknown Knows
  2. Nothingface
  3. Astronomy Domine
  4. Missing Sequences
  5. X-Ray Mirror
  6. Inner Combustion
  7. Pre-Ignition
  8. Into My Hypercube
  9. Sub-effect
  • Denis Belanger
  • Denis D'Amour
  • Jean-Yves Theriault
  • Michel Langevin
1989 Readers' Album #10





Angel Rat  
1991 MCA
  1. Shortwave
  2. Panorama
  3. Clouds In My House
  4. The Prow
  5. Best Regards
  6. Twin Dummy
  7. Angel Rat
  8. Golem
  9. The Outcast
  10. Nuage Fractal
  11. Freedom
  12. None Of The Above
  • Denis Belanger
  • Denis D'Amour
  • Jean-Yves Theriault
  • Michel Langevin
1991 Readers' Album #20




The Best Of Voivod  COMPILATION
1992 Noise
  1. Voivod
  2. Ripping Headaches
  3. Korgull the Exterminator
  4. Tornado
  5. Ravenous Medicine
  6. Cockroaches
  7. Tribal Convictions
  8. Psychic Vacuum
  9. Astronomy Domine (Pink Floyd cover)
  10. The Unknown Knows
  11. Panorama
  12. The Prow



The Outer Limits  
1993 MCA
  1. Fix My Heart
  2. Moonbeam Rider
  3. Le Pont Noir
  4. The Nile Song
  5. The Lost Machine
  6. Time Warp
  7. Jack Luminous
  8. Wrong Way Street
  9. We Are Not Alone
  • Denis Belanger
  • Denis D'Amour
  • Michel Langevin
1993 Readers' Album #75




Negatron  
1995 Mausoleum
  1. Insect
  2. Project X
  3. Nanoman
  4. Reality?
  5. Negatron
  6. Planet hell
  7. Meteor
  8. Cosmic conspiracy
  9. Bio-TV
  10. D.N.A. (Don't no anything)
  • Eric Forrest
  • Denis D'Amour
  • Michel Langevin
1995 Readers' Album #33




Phobos  
1997 Hypnotic
  1. Catalepsy I
  2. Rise
  3. Mercury
  4. Phobos
  5. Bacteria
  6. Temps mort
  7. The tower
  8. Quantum
  9. Neutrino
  10. Forlorn
  11. Catalepsy II
  12. M-Body
  13. 21st Century schizoid man
  • Eric Forrest
  • Denis D'Amour
  • Michel Langevin
1997 Readers' Album #34





Kronik  
1998 Hypnotic
  1. Forlorn (remixed by Foetus)
  2. Nanoman remix by Haig Vartzbedian)
  3. Mercury (remix by DJ Accucrack)
  4. Vortex
  5. Dirt
  6. Erosion
  7. Ion
  8. Project X (live)
  9. Cosmic Conspiracy (live)
  10. Astronomy Domine (live)
  11. Nuclear War (live)
  • Eric Forrest
  • Denis D'Amour
  • Michel Langevin
1998 Readers' Album #66




Voivod Lives  LIVE
2000 Century Media
  1. Insect
  2. Tribal convictions
  3. Nanoman
  4. Nuclear war
  5. Planet hell
  6. Negatron
  7. Project X
  8. Cosmic conspiracy
  9. Ravenous medicine
  10. Voivod
  11. In league with satan
  12. The prow
  13. Forlorn
  • Eric Forrest
  • Denis D'Amour
  • Michel Langevin



Voivod  
2003 Chophouse
  1. Gasmask Revival
  2. Facing Up
  3. Blame Us
  4. Real Again?
  5. Rebel Robot
  6. The Multiverse
  7. I Don't Wanna Wake Up
  8. Les Cigares Volants
  9. Divine Sun
  10. Reactor
  11. Invisible Planet
  12. Strange and Ironic
  13. We Carry On
  • Denis Belanger
  • Denis D'Amour
  • Jason Newsted
  • Michel Langevin
2003 Readers' Album #14





D-V-O-D-1  VIDEO
2005 The End



Katorz  
2006 The End
  1. The Getaway
  2. Dognation
  3. Mr. Clean
  4. After All
  5. Odds & Frauds
  6. Red My Mind
  7. Silly Clones
  8. No Angel
  9. The X-Stream
  10. Polaroids
  • Denis Belanger
  • Denis D'Amour
  • Jason Newsted
  • Michel Langevin
2006 Readers' Album #24




Infini  
2009 Relapse
  1. God Phones
  2. From The Cave
  3. Earthache
  4. Global Warning
  5. A Room With A V.U.
  6. Destroy After Reading
  7. Treasure Chase
  8. Krap Radio
  9. In Orbit
  10. Deathproof
  11. Pyramidome
  12. Morpheus
  13. Volcano
  • Denis Belanger
  • Denis D'Amour
  • Jason Newsted
  • Michel Langevin
2009 Readers' Album #21





Tatsumaki: Voivod In Japan 2008  VIDEO
2009 MVD



Warriors Of Ice  LIVE
2011 Indica
  1. Voivod
  2. The Unknown Knows
  3. The Prow
  4. Ripping Headachs
  5. Ravenous Medicine
  6. Tribal Convictions
  7. Overreaction
  8. Panorama
  9. Global Warning
  10. Treasure Chase
  11. Tornado
  12. Nothingface
  13. Brain Scan
  14. Nuclear War
  15. Astronomy Domine
  • Denis Belanger
  • Daniel Mongrain
  • Jean-Yves Theriault
  • Michel Langevin
2011 Readers' Album #32




To The Death 84  COMPILATION
2011 Alternative Tentacles
  1. Voivod
  2. Condemned to the Gallows
  3. Hell Driver
  4. Live for Violence
  5. War and Pain
  6. Incantation
  7. Buried Alive (Venom cover) / Suck Your Bone
  8. Blower
  9. Slaughter in a Grave
  10. Nuclear War
  11. Black City
  12. Iron Gang
  13. Evil (Mercyful Fate cover)
  14. Bursting Out (Venom cover)
  15. Warriors of Ice



Live At Roadburn 2011  LIVE
2012 Roadburn
  1. The Prow
  2. Ravenous Medicine
  3. Overreaction
  4. Experiment
  5. Global Warning
  6. Ripping Headaches
  7. Nothingface
  8. Forlorn
  9. Voivod
  10. Astronomy Domine
  • Denis Belanger
  • Daniel Mongrain
  • Jean-Yves Theriault
  • Michel Langevin



Target Earth  
2013 Century Media
  1. Target Earth
  2. Kluskap O'Kom
  3. Empathy for the Enemy
  4. Mechanical Mind
  5. Warchaic
  6. Resistance
  7. Kaleidos
  8. Corps √ɬČtranger
  9. Artefact
  10. Defiance
  • Denis Belanger
  • Daniel Mongrain
  • Jean-Yves Theriault
  • Michel Langevin
2013 Readers' Album #6





Post Society  EP
2016 Century Media
  1. Post Society
  2. Forever Mountain
  3. Fall
  4. We Are Connected
  5. Silver Machine
  • Denis Belanger
  • Daniel Mongrain
  • Michel Langevin
2016 Readers' Album #20




Silver Machine  EP
2017 Century Media
  1. Silver Machine (Hawkind cover)
  2. Post Society
  • Denis Belanger
  • Daniel Mongrain
  • Dominique Laroche
  • Michel Langevin



Always Moving  EP
2018 Century Media
  1. Always Moving
  2. Order Of The Blackguards (live)
  • Denis Belanger
  • Daniel Mongrain
  • Dominique Laroche
  • Michel Langevin



The Wake  
2018 Century Media
  1. Obsolete Beings
  2. The End of Dormancy
  3. Orb Confusion
  4. Iconspiracy
  5. Spherical Perspective
  6. Event Horizon
  7. Always Moving
  8. Sonic Mycelium
  • Denis Belanger
  • Daniel Mongrain
  • Dominique Laroche
  • Michel Langevin





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