Voivod Unveil Teaser Single from Upcoming Album ‘Target Earth’
Back when Canadian progressive metal legends Voivod started in the early ’80s, cell phones were in their infancy and smart phones were far in the future. 30 years later, Voivod is releasing a smart phone app along with a teaser of their upcoming single ‘Mechanical Mind.’ The band’s 13th studio album ‘Target Earth’ is set to be released Jan. 22, 2013, in North America, marking Voivod’s 30th anniversary.
Voivod’s company Iron Gang Factory is joining with Century Media Records to release ‘Target Earth.’ “Our goal has been to find a partner for Iron Gang Factory to help get new Voivod music to the world and Century Media, we are proud to say, is the right company to do so globally,” the band said. “We can’t wait to release, tour, and promote ‘Target Earth.'”
Voivod’s current lineup includes vocalist Dennis ‘Snake’ Belanger, bassist Jean-Yves ‘Blacky’ Theriault, drummer Michel ‘Away’ Langevin and guitarist Daniel ‘Chewy’ Mongrain. Mongrain joined the band after the death of guitarist Denis ‘Piggy’ D’Amour. It will be the first time since 1991’s ‘Angel Rat’ that Snake, Blacky and Away will appear on a studio album together.
‘Mechanical Mind’ will be released as a digital single and 7″ vinyl on Oct. 9. The vinyl has the Voivod skull etching by Away (who is also an artist) as the b-side. The free Voivod mobile app gives fans access to the band’s songs, music videos, live interviews, news, upcoming live events and more. It is available for iPhone, Android and Blackberry.
Voivod will kick off a European Tour in the U.K. on Oct. 3. The trek will take them through several countries, wrapping up in Helsinki, Finland, on Oct. 31.