Canadian progressive metal pioneers VOIVOD have premiered the artwork to their 13th studio album, Target Earth, on the band’s official Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/PvJjKW
The original art was once again drawn by drummer, Away (Michel Langevin) and features color schemes from each one of the band’s’ previous albums.
Target Earth was recorded at producer Pierre Rémillard’s Wild Studios in Quebec and mixed by Sanford Parker (Pelican, Nachtmystium) at Hypercube Recording Studio. The album will be available as a CD, gatefold double vinyl and a limited edition deluxe box set (details on that to be announced soon).
The album brings back original bass player, Blacky (Jean Yves Thériault), marking his first recordings with the band since 1991’s Angel Rat. It’s also the first to feature guitarist, Chewy (Dan Mongrain), who cut his teeth playing guitar to the late Denis D’Amour’s riffs and thus has matched his style to a tee. VOIVOD, as a full group, hadn’t sat down to write a record together since 2003’s self-titled album. The end result harkens back to the group’s late 80s output and after 30 years together as a band, one of their best yet.
The official tracklisting to VOIVOD’s Target Earth can be seen below:
1. Target Earth
2. Kluskap O’Kom
3. Empathy for the Enemy
4. Mechanical Mind
8. Corps Étranger
Target Earth is due for release on January 21st, 2013 in Europe and January 22nd, 2013 in North America via Century Media Records and the album’s first single, “Mechanical Mind,” has been recently released as digital download and as a 7″ vinyl (with the VOIVOD skull etching as the “b-side”). To purchase the single digitally in Europe via ITunes go here:http://itunes.apple.com
The 7″ EP version of “Mechanical Mind” is available in a total pressing of hand-numbered 1000x hand-numbered copies (# 001 – 200 on red vinyl, # 201 – 400 on blue vinyl and # 401 – 1000 on black vinyl) and can be purchased in Europe here: ww.cmdistro.de
Visit www.youtube.com for a short teaser of “Mechanical Mind”…
VOIVOD are currently wrapping up a month of touring in Europe with some support shows for Arch Enemy in Spain as well as dates in Moscow / Russia and Helsinki / Finland. Here are the remaining dates:
VOIVOD – European Tour 2012:
Fri 26.10.12 La Riviera – Madrid, Spain + Arch Enemy
Sat 27.10.12 Razzmatazz 2 – Barcelona, Spain + Arch Enemy
Tue 30.10.12 MILK Club – Moscow, Russia
Wed 31.10.12 Nosturi – Helsinki, Finland
Stay tuned for more news about Target Earth and VOIVOD coming soon!