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Voivod Begin Mixing New Album

Legendary Canadian experimental metallers VOIVOD have begun mixing their much-anticipated new album with producer Glen Robinson (VOIVOD's "Nothingface", TEA PARTY, GWAR) at Multisons studio in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Frontman Denis "Snake" Belanger has checked in with the following update:

"I went to the studio today for a couple of hours. Glen had already built up the basic mix. It's a really good start. Of course it's always a question of hearing everything and sometimes less is more. I was really concentrated on the vocals especially on doing the effects. When Away [Michel Langevin, drums] got in, he seemed more focused on the drums. He found the drums and vocals were kind of buried. Glen realized then that the bass was very loud. After adjusting the bass, the whole thing was together when I left. It is very touchy but I think we got such a wall of sound, I don't see too much of a problem ahead.

"This is so great...I mean while I'm listening and I let my mind go, I’m thinking...This is phenomenal! Especially the guitars. I really feel like we are transcending death...Breaking the laws of physics...no boundaries...Voivod, the survivor!"

The follow-up to 2003's "Voivod" is the first album in the band's 20-plus-year career that will not feature founding guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour working alongside his bandmembers in the studio. D'Amour died August 26, 2005 in a Montreal hospital from complications of advanced colon cancer.

In order to record the album, Langevin, Belanger and bassist Jason "Jasonic" Newsted are utilizing all of the guitar parts that Piggy had recorded for the record on his laptop with ProTools before his death.

VOIVOD's as-yet-untitled new album should surface sometime later this year on The End Records in North America.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. lambknot writes:

cool news guys!!!! it sucks that piggy wont be here...but good luck to all of you and have fun!!! u too jason!! get out all that creativity man!!! and keep on kickin a$$ on bass!!!! PEACE OUT BOI!!!!!

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2. slayerdisciple writes:

looks like jason did the right thing by quittin metallica if u listen to voivods last album u can tell that he was bein held back by them

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