VOIVOD At Italy's GODS OF METAL; Photos, Video Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of Canadian metal innovators VOIVOD performing their classic 1989 song "Nothingface" at this year's Gods Of Metal festival on June 27, 2009 in Monza, Italy, can be viewed below.

Photos of the show are available on Musica Metal.

The band's setlist was as follows:

01. Voivod
02. The Unknown Knows
03. Global Warning
04. Tribal Conviction
05. Overreaction
06. Nothingface
07. Astronomy Domine

"Infini", the new album from VOIVOD, sold around 840 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. (Note: Internet/digital sales **ARE** included in the SoundScan totals.) The CD landed at position No. 67 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

VOIVOD's final album featuring the group's late guitarist, Denis "Piggy" D'Amour, "Infini" was released in the U.S. on June 23 via Relapse Records. The CD, which was issued in Europe via Nuclear Blast, contains the last thirteen songs written by Piggy and again features bassist Jason "Jasonic" Newsted (ex-METALLICA). Jason played bass on all the songs and mixed the album, which was released as a deluxe, digipack CD and was also issued on vinyl as a double LP.

"Infini" was built from the final songs created by the band with D'Amour. All his original demo guitar tracks appear as they were recorded — with no re-amping and no overdubs; just Piggy as he played the tracks he envisioned in his small bachelor apartment, the amp in the bathroom, capturing his performance with the laptop given to him by Jason.

Hellena Miahailidou of Metalzone.gr recently conducted an interview with VOIVOD vocalist Denis "Snake" Belanger. The chat is now available is text and audio format at this location.

Released in July 2006 on The End Records, VOIVOD's "Katorz" album has sold 10,300 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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