Voivod Win Best Metal Album At GAMIQ Awards
Montreal's pioneering metal band VOIVOD won the "Best Metal/Hardcore Album" award for their album 2006 album Katorz at the annual Quebec Independent Music Awards (GAMIQ) this past weekend in Montreal, Quebec.
Katorz was released in July of 2006 on The End Records, an album assembled, recorded and released by the band (drummer Michel 'Away' Langevin,' singer Denis 'Snake' Belanger and bassist Jason 'Jasonic' Newsted) and producer Glen Robinson using demos left by founding guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour who succumbed to colon cancer in August of 2006.
Labelmates UNEXPECT were also nominated in the same category for their album In A Flesh Aquarium.
In related Voivod news, the rock n' roll band XAVIER CAFFEINE that won "Best Rock 'N' Roll Album" for Gisele, features Alex Crowe who playes in psych/prog act KOSMOS with Voivod drummer Michel 'Away' Langevin.'
Kosmos recently released their self-titled debut on The End.
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