A yellow ectoplasmic goo reminiscent of  Ghostbusters appears front and center. We wonder if this toxic fungus will interact with Voivod’s unique sound.

As the quarantine continues, there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel. An end to humanity’s dormancy.

Voivod is a band which has rarely been dormant. A Canadian metal quartet from Jonquière, Quebec, the group has been active since 1982! They have always been considered an influential juggernaut that has been setting the standards of metal progression since the style was first defined.

Voivod won the ‘Visionary’ award at the Progressive Music Awards back in 2017. Their most recent studio effort, The Wake (2018) won a Juno Award for Heavy Metal Album Of The Year! Where does a band with a pedigree like this go? Back into the studio of course! Voivod’s latest EP, The End Of Dormancy, hits the streets on July 10th, 2020 via Century Media Records.

Voivod refuses to age because talent allows for constant reinvention. An infusion of youth has undoubtedly played a large part. Chewy is probably the only human on Earth qualified to wear Piggy‘s (Daniel Mongrain) shoes! The contributions of Rocky (Dominique Laroche) have kept the originality of the band intact.

At over 8 minutes in length, “The End Of Dormancy” music video is a jazzy assault on the senses. What is this bizarre experiment the band has found itself in? A yellow ectoplasmic goo reminiscent of  Ghostbusters appears front and center. We wonder if this toxic fungus will interact with Voivod’s unique sound.

Unknown wave analysis sends us into convulsions. The varied color schemes seem to enhance the music, becoming more climatic as the song evolves. Soon the whole band is infected and we get our first glimpse of an alien race!

Voivod is always hard to understand but once you get it, you love it. They have surprised us all once again.

The horn section elevates everything to stellar levels! Check out “The End Of Dormancy” and experience a unique, innovative and groundbreaking band that has always been way ahead of their time. \m/

Voivod are:

Snake – Vocals
Chewy – Guitar
Away – Drums
Rocky – Bass

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