VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away” Langevin has commenced work on drum tracks for the forthcoming studio album with producer Glen Robinson (VOIVOD‘s Nothingface, TEA PARTY) at Piccolo Studios in Montreal, Canada.
The drummer recently started a blog about the studio work that will include studio updates, tidbits and photos. Away will update the blog on a frequent basis. The direct link can be found here.
This is the first album in the band’s 20+ year career that will not feature founding guitarist Denis “Piggy” D’Amour working alongside his band members in the studio. D’Amour died Aug. 26th, 2005 in a Montreal hospital from complications of advanced colon cancer.
In order to record the album Away – along with singer Denis “Snake” 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 much-anticipated, still untitled album should surface sometime later this year on The End Records in North America.