Former VOIVOD and current E-FORCE frontman Eric Forrest recently gave a lengthy interview to the official VOIVOD web site, Voivod.net. Several excerpts from the interview follow:
Q: Which VOIVOD album are you most proud of, "Negatron" or "Phobos"?
Eric Forrest: "I am proud of all of the albums. As well as 'Kronik' and 'Lives'. It was a really cool learning experience from day one to the end. Now I just apply what I have learned to what I do now... As far as music and the business side of things."
Q: "Negatron" and "Phobos" are two of the more heavier albums in VOIVOD's career. How much of that is down to Eric?
Eric Forrest: "Well, my voice and influences are what they are. I added a certain mix to the chemistry. The three of us just did what seemed natural. My opinions were understood and accepted when it came down to writing etc. Though it always was their band. In some ways I felt like the new guy 'till the end. But it was what it was in a way. It was an honour and privilege to be a part of VOIVOD. I lived and learned a lot."
Q: After the years you put into VOIVOD and not forgetting your accident were you not pissed off at being asked to leave?
Eric Forest: "Was I pissed off???? Yes and no. Let's just say that certain issues should have been discussed in FULL detail in our last band meeting. But they were not. I think the communication channels were not on the same page. Perhaps because my French language was not up to par. My fault I admit. Certain realities did DEFINITELY get distorted. I am a bit bitter on how the seperation happened. Though am I pissed because I got replaced by the original singer and the x bass player of METALLICA? NO... I knew that there could have been a day were this would have happened. That's what happens when you join someone else's band. That is why I formed E-FORCE. Instead of being the last in line, I am now the first."
Read Eric Forrest's entire interview with Voivod.net at this location.