Canada’s pioneering metal band VOIVOD have set Katorz as the title of their forthcoming album due out late spring on The End Records in North America.
VOIVOD, who just finished mixing the album with producer Glen Robinson at Multisons Studio in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, are now mastering the album in New York.
The follow-up to 2003’s Voivod is the first album in the band’s 20-plus-year career that did 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 Katorz, drummer Michael “Away” Langevin, singer Denis “Snake” Belanger and bassist Jason “Jasonic” Newsted utilized all of the guitar parts that Piggy had recorded for the record on his laptop with ProTools before his death.
Artwork and a full track-listing for the album will be released in the coming weeks.