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Canada | Thrash (1982-87), Progressive (1988-)
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Not many bands deserve to be labelled "legends", but VOIVOD are definitely one of those bands. The Canadian's from Montreal never had their commercial breakthrough but influenced legions of metal bands with a sound that no band was ever able to copy. VOIVOD are one of the bands which both fans and musicians have great respect for. Their 14th album, "Katorz" was finished under tragic circumstances: Piggy, legendary guitar player and founding member died of colon cancer in 2005 during the recording process. But it was his wish that "Katorz" would see the light of day. His guitar parts were already recorded on his laptop. So the album was mainly put together around Piggys guitar parts. 3 years later, "Infini" is released and features another share of his legacy. All original demo guitar tracks appear as they were recorded no re-amping, no overdubs, just Piggy as he played the tracks he envisioned in his small apartment. Capturing his performance on the laptop given to him by Jason Newsted. There were many discussions as to how to complete these recordings of songs that had never been actually performed with the whole band. Away went into a studio in Montreal and tracked his drum parts, and Jason waited anxiously to get the tracks and add his bass which he recorded at Fantasy Studios in San Francisco, then Snake tracked his vocals afterwards. Jason mixed the record in San Francisco over the holidays and Infini was born. Truly a collaborative record that came together from a belief that these final VOIVOD songs deserved to be heard. In light of this sentiment the band agreed to play some summer festivals in 08 with original bass player Blacky and fellow Montrealer Dan Mongrain of the band Martyr, playing all classic era VOIVOD material. It was a risky move, but the fans and the band were happy with the outcome so much so that this lineup will play more live shows this summer.
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