Denis "Sasquatch" Barthe, former guitarist for the classic '80s Quebec-based "speed metal" act AGGRESSION (currently in CRADLE TO GRAVE) has issued the following statement regarding the passing of VOIVOD guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour:"I am very sad and feel very empty right now. Piggy was one of the greatest persons you could ever meet.
"My band AGGRESSION used to practice right beside VOIVOD for years and how many times did Piggy help me, giving me guitar strings to replace my broken ones. How many lessons, stories about the great guitar heroes did we share. I still remember jamming 'The Magician's Birthday' with him just like if it was yesterday.
"I offer my sympathy to his family, Away, Snake & Blacky. Piggy totally showed 'em the way. He was a true teacher. The city of Jonquière just lost its most distinguished ambassador.
"So many memories, so many laughs..."