Audio samples of all 13 tracks that appear on "Infini", VOIVOD's final album featuring the group's late guitarist, Denis "Piggy" D'Amour, are available for streaming at the Nuclear Blast Musicshop.
"Infini" is scheduled for release in the U.S. on Tuesday, June 23 via Relapse Records. The CD, which will be 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 will be released as a deluxe, digipack CD and will also be 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.
"Infini" track listing:
01. God Phones
02. From The Cave
04. Global Warning
05. A Room With A V.U.
06. Destroy After Reading
07. Treasure Chase
08. Krap Radio
09. In Orbit
Total running time: 57:57
Two songs from "Infini" — "Earthache" and "Global Warning" — are available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.
Quality video footage of VOIVOD's performance at this year's Sweden Rock festival, which was held June 3-6, 2009 in Sölvesborg, can be viewed below (courtesy of CriticalMass.se).
VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin was interviewed for this week's "The Metal File" podcast from Montreal's CHOM-FM. You can stream the show online at this location.