HardTimes.ca conducted an interview with drummer Michel Langevin (a.k.a. Away) and bassist Jean-Yves Theriault (a.k.a. Blacky) of the Canadian metal pioneers VOIVOD at the Trois Rivières Metalfest, which was held November 7-8, 2008 at the Bâtisse Industrielle in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada. The 10-minute chat, which deals primarily with conspiracy theories and the band's political views, can be viewed below.Professionally filmed video footage of VOIVOD performing the song "Voivod" on September 20, 2008 at Club Citta in Kawasaki, Japan can be viewed below. The band was in Japan taking part in the two-night Thrash Domination 2008 event alongside TESTAMENT and FORBIDDEN. VOIVOD made its trimphant return to the stage on June 22 in front of 22,500 fans as part of the Heavy MTL festival at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The group was joined by original bass player Jean-Yves Theriault ("Blacky") for the first time in 17 years. Dan Mongrain from the Quebec band MARTYR, a good friend of the band, played guitar. Songs from the early catalogue were the focus for the Heavy MTL set, including VOIVOD's cover of the PINK FLOYD classic "Astronomy Domine", which closed the show before the band took a bow center stage and shared a group hug. VOIVOD is currently working on its final album using songs left behind by guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour, who died in August 2005 from colon cancer. Jason Newsted is still very much part of the VOIVOD family and is working with the band on the new record along with Jean-Yves Theriault and Eric Forrest. However, Newsted is unable to perform live at this point. Interview
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