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Voivod Has A Basic Template For About 10 New Songs & Will Be Working On Them In a Few Weeks

Jimmy Kay from Canada's The Metal Voice recently spoke to Voivod Drummer Michel "Away" Langevin.

In the chat Away spoke about what is needed to finish the long awaited Voivod Documentary film 'We are connected'. He also spoke about what stage the band is in regards to the next studio album plus info on the lost Voivod album.

Kickstarter link and Documentary trailer

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When asked about the upcoming documentary

"It's (documentary) has been in the works for quite awhile. It's tens of thousands of dollars to make a movie so it takes long. We had a very successful first Kickstarter ( fan donations campaign) that allowed us to move forward. Now we are trying to have a (movie eidtion) cut for the summer festivals. The version for the physical release will be longer but we are trying right now to do an edit for the summer festivals. It's really the last stretch where Felipe Belalcázar (producer) is doing some animation with my art. It is the final stage but we do need some money to finish it up since it is self produced (self financed). We tried our best to get money from the government (film grants) but we had to self finance it. The fans into Voivod are also really loyal and they are helping finance and we are also trying to supply goodies whenever they contribute. It's going to be a movie financed by people who are into Voivod which is truly fantastic."

When asked about any upcoming studio album

"We all synched up with Logic Pro so we can work on it on tour in hotel rooms or in the tour bus and also build individual parts at home. But it is really when we get together in rehearsal space when it morphs into Voivodian material. Right now we have very basic templates for maybe 10 songs, I think. So whenever we get together to rehearse the next tour we also try to jam new material. We just got off the tour with Prog which was amazing. So we are going to take a couple of weeks break and then start working on this album again. I can't really say how it's going to sound right now. The good news for us is we are writing a very intricate album right now and winning Junos so it's a good indication that we are on the right path."

When asked about the unleashed Voivod Album

"There are demos of an unreleased album. It was supposed to be produced by Steve Albini (Nirvana) but the band split up. THe demos are there. I am really hoping to release them on the Eric (Forest) years. It's 12 songs. We got disillusioned after a while. I think it was at the end of the year 2000 that we decided to disband. Eventually we reunited with Snake and got Jason Newsted involved. "

WE ARE CONNECTED documentary


* The movie will be subtitled in Quebec French (as well as Standard French, Spanish, Italian)

* Some of the Voivodians interviewed include Zach Blair, King Fowley, Tom Warrior (Celtic Frost), Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth), Tobias Forge (Ghost) and Dan Swanö. The team also interviewed Terry Brown (Producer), Glen Robinson, Jason and Eric. (24 interviews)

* The theatrical cut (running just over two hours) is shorter than the "extended cut" that will come only on the physical release, with disc extras

* There currently are film festivals who are interested for 2024.


* Film grants in Canada have a set criteria for the type of material they are mandated to fund, unfortunately our project does not fit the current criteria.

* Thanks to Voivodian support we had a very successful first campaign back in 2021 and it allowed us to film the rest of the interviews, complete the edit and begin post-production.

As a token of our gratitude, Voivod is offering limited-run, premium T-shirts, each featuring unique artwork by the legendary Away, in collaboration with Felipe.

- Chewy's Shirt: A rare ink drawing from 'The Outer Limits' era in 1993, previously unseen and now brought to life.

- Snake and Rocky's Shirt: A 2002 ink masterpiece featured in the booklet of the self-titled 2003 album.

- Away's Shirt: The iconic Mercury symbol, inked in 1997 for the 'Phobos' booklet.

VOIVOD have launched a new Kickstarter campaign to help them finance their official documentary film.


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