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Nothing - MESHUGGAH

While MESHUGGAH have morphed from angular, frenetic death metal to something a more polyrhythmic, less chaotic sort of death metal band, they've picked up a lot of fans along the way. History has borne out that Sweden has one of the most prolific music scenes out there (helped, in no small part, by governmental support ...

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VOIVOD In Process Of Recording New Demos

The current incarnation of VOIVOD—vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour), drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin), and ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted—are in the process of recording demos for their much-anticipated new studio album, according to a July 9th posting on the web site of Newsted's Chophouse Records. "The quartet and ...

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VOIVOD To Open For DIO At Quebec Dates

The current incarnation of VOIVOD—vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour), drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin), and guest bassist Vincent Peake of GROOVY AARDVARK—will be opening for DIO at L'Agora Du Vieux Port in Quebec City, Quebec on July 4th and at Le Medley in Montreal, Quebec on July 5th. ...

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TILES To Work With RUSH Producer On Forthcoming CD

Detroit-based prog rockers TILES will once again be utilizing the services of former RUSH/VOIVOD producer Terry Brown during the recording sessions for their upcoming album, tentatively titled Window Dressing. According to guitarist/songwriter Chris Herin, the band "experimented a lot, drew upon new influences, and tried to knock down some of our more obvious musical signposts. ...

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VOIVOD: Video Footage Of Autograph Session Posted Online

Video footage of the four original members of VOIVOD—vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour), drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin), and bassist Blacky (a.k.a. Jean-Yves Thériault)—conducting an autograph-signing session in Montreal on June 2nd as part of the three-day Weekend Extreme celebrating 20 years of metal music in Quebec can be viewed ...

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VOIVOD's Original Line-Up Reunites For Signing Session

The four original members of VOIVOD—vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour), drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin), and bassist Blacky (a.k.a. Jean-Yves Thériault)—conducted an autograph-signing session in Montreal this past Sunday, June 2nd, as part of the three-day Weekend Extreme celebrating 20 years of metal music in Quebec. Photos taken at the ...

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VOIVOD Autograph-Signing Session Scheduled As Part Of WEEKEND EXTREME

VOIVOD vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour), and drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin), will be partaking in an autograph-signing session at Cafe Chaos, located at 1635 St-Denis Street in Montreal, Quebec on Sunday, June 2nd between 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM. The autograph-signing session will take place as part of the ...

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Former VOIVOD Bassist Speaks Out On Reunion With SNAKE

Ex-VOIVOD bassist Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky), who left the band back in 1991 under acrimonious circumstances, recently took time out to answer several questions for BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the group's recently-launched reunion with original vocalist Denis "Snake" Belanger (which Jean-Yves is not part of) and his current activities in the music world and elsewhere. Read on: ...

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E-FORCE To Make Live Debut In Late June

E-FORCE, the Montreal-based band featuring former VOIVOD bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, guitarist Bryan Donahue (formerly of HOMICIDE) and guitarist/drum programmer Dan Lauzon (formerly of ENTROPY), will make their live debut on June 29th at Le Saphir in Montreal. Also set to appear are MY. HYDE. Tickets are $5 bucks ($7 at the door). Doors open at ...

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ELEKTRIK MISTRESS Call It A Day!

Canadian "stoner rockers" ELEKTRIK MISTRESS have called it a day, according to a report posted at www.stonerrock.com. "I have officially fired the guys and will be taking a much needed break for much of this summer doing lots of writing and jamming...," guitarist/vocalist Kurt Kuthe is quoted as saying. "I already have over ...

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VOIVOD: New Album Progress Report

VOIVOD have reportedly completed the music and lyrics for three new songs and have rough skeletons of another two for the band's long-awaited comeback CD, which is tentatively due to be recorded in late 2002 for an early 2003 release. Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted will play bass on the CD and will produce the ...

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VOIVOD Crush Hamilton In First Official Reunion Gig

VOIVOD performed the following tracks during their first official reunion show with vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), which took place last night at Sonic Unyon in Hamilton, Ontario: 01. The Unknown Knows 02. Overreaction 03. Warriors of Ice 04. Tribal Convictions 05. The Prow 06. Nuclear War 07. Brain Scan 08. Order of the Black ...

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VOIVOD Guitarist To Play On Next THE GATHERING Full-Length

VOIVOD guitarist Denis D'Amour (a.k.a. Piggy) will be collaborating with Holland's THE GATHERING on the latter's next full-length release, which is scheduled to be issued in October. According to THE GATHERING drummer Hans Rutten, Piggy will do a solo on a yet-to-be-titled song. The whole band are all big admirers of VOIVOD. CD's like Dimension ...

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JASON NEWSTED's PAPA WHEELIE: Full Track Listing Unveiled

PAPA WHEELIE, the stoner punk metal crew consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor) on drums and Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) on bass, will shortly be issuing their debut CD, entitled Unipsycho, through Newsted's own Chophouse Records. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: ...

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VOIVOD's Hamilton Headliner Gets Pushed Forward

VOIVOD's headlining performance at Sonic Unyon Upstairs in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, which was originally set to take place on Friday, April 26th, has now been rescheduled to Thursday, April 25th. The current incarnation of VOIVODvocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger) , guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour), drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin), and guest bassist Vincent Peake ...

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VOIVOD Cancel Hamilton Headliner

The current incarnation of VOIVODfeaturing vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour), drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin), and guest bassist Vincent Peake of GROOVY AARDVARKhave cancelled their headlining performance at Sonic Unyon Upstairs in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on Friday, April 26th due to scheduling conflicts (reportedly having to do with Peake's availability, ...

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VOIVOD To Begin Work On New Album, Compile "Best Of" CD

Former METALLICA and current ECHOBRAIN bassist Jason Newsted will join Canadian cyber-metallers VOIVOD in the studio this summer for the recording of the group's tenth studio album, which is tentatively due to be released through Century Media Records in early 2003. Also in the works is a Best Of CD spanning the band's entire career ...

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VOIVOD Set List For MOTÖRHEAD Gigs Revealed

The current incarnation of VOIVOD, featuring returning vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), have released the set list for their forthcoming support gigs with MOTÖRHEAD on April 27th at The Docks in Toronto, and on April 28th at Le Medley in Montreal. It is as follows: 01. The Unknown Knows 02. Overreaction 03. Warriors of Ice ...

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VOIVOD Set List For MOTRHEAD Gigs Revealed

The current incarnation of VOIVOD, featuring returning vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), have released the set list for their forthcoming support gigs with MOTRHEAD on April 27th at The Docks in Toronto, and on April 28th at Le Medley in Montreal. It is as follows: 01. The Unknown Knows 02. Overreaction 03. Warriors of Ice ...

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VOIVOD Confirm MOTRHEAD Support Slot

VOIVOD have confirmed via their official web site at www.voivod.com that they will be supporting MOTRHEAD on April 27th at The Docks in Toronto, Ontario and on April 28th at Le Medley in Montreal, Quebec. Although no word was given with regards to the identity of the bassist that will be joining the ...

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VOIVOD Confirm MOTÖRHEAD Support Slot

VOIVOD have confirmed via their official web site at www.voivod.com that they will be supporting MOTÖRHEAD on April 27th at The Docks in Toronto, Ontario and on April 28th at Le Medley in Montreal, Quebec. Although no word was given with regards to the identity of the bassist that will be joining the ...

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THE BLACK HAND Enlist VOIVOD Drummer To Draw CD Artwork

Canadian thrashers THE BLACK HAND have enlisted VOIVOD drummer Away (aka Michel Langevin) to draw the very VOIVOD-like artwork for their upcoming full-length CD/LP, entitled War Monger, due through New York's Chainsaw Safety Records in the coming weeks. The quintet are tentatively scheduled to embark on their first-ever European tour in May/June. ...

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VOIVOD Set To Utilize GROOVY AARDVARK Bassist For Upcoming Live Shows

The current incarnation of VOIVOD, featuring returning frontman Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), will reportedly be utilizing the services of GROOVY AARDVARK bassist Vincent Peake during the band's upcoming gigs with MOTÖRHEAD in Toronto, Ontario at Kool Haus (formerly The Warehouse) on April 27th and in Montreal, Quebec at Le Medley on April 28th. It should ...

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VOIVOD Rumored To Support MOTRHEAD, Former Frontman Completes Work On New Demo

The current line-up of VOIVODfeaturing returning vocalist Snake (aka Denis Belanger), but presumably without recording bassist Jason Newsted (ex-METALLICA)are strongly rumored to be opening for MOTRHEAD at the latter band's headlining shows in Toronto, Ontario at Kool Haus (formerly The Warehouse) on April 27th and in Montreal, Quebec at Le Medley on April 28th. It ...

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VOIVOD Rumored To Support MOTÖRHEAD, Former Frontman Completes Work On New Demo

The current line-up of VOIVOD—featuring returning vocalist Snake (aka Denis Belanger), but presumably without recording bassist Jason Newsted (ex-METALLICA)—are strongly rumored to be opening for MOTÖRHEAD at the latter band's headlining shows in Toronto, Ontario at Kool Haus (formerly The Warehouse) on April 27th and in Montreal, Quebec at Le Medley on April 28th. It ...

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CELTIC FROST's TOM G. FISCHER Speaks Out On PROBOT Project

CELTIC FROST/APOLLYON SUN mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer recently commented on his contribution to the upcoming PROBOT project, led by former NIRVANA and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, in the form of a track called "Big Sky", the final recordings for which were delivered over a year ago. According to Fischer, I haven't heard from ...

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