Watch EPK for VOIVOD’s Upcoming Target Earth

On January 21st in Europe and January 22nd in North America, Canadian progressive metal pioneers VOIVOD will release their 13th studio album, Target Earth. In anticipation of this release, the band has now posted the official Target Earth electronic press kit, featuring behind-the-scenes footage, plus an exclusive interview with Away (Michel Langevin) and Chewy (Daniel Mongrain) about the making of the album.  Check it out below:

Recorded at producer Pierre Rémillard‘s Wild Studios in Quebec and mixed by Sanford ParkerTarget Earth features artwork by drummer Away, who used color schemes from each one of the band’s previous albums to make this new masterpiece. The album brings back original bass player, Blacky (Jean Yves Thériault), marking his first recordings with the band since 1991’s Angel Rat. It’s also the first to feature guitarist Chewy, who cut his teeth playing guitar to the late Denis D’Amour‘s riffs, and thus has matched his style to a tee. VOIVOD, as a full group, hadn’t sat down to write a record together since 2003’s self-titled album. The end result harkens back to the group’s late 80’s output and after 30 years together as a band, one of their best yet.

VOIVOD – Warriors of Ice

VOIVOD‘s latest live album, Warriors of Ice, is the definition of “fan service.” Picture a live album with every classic VOIVOD song on it. It was recorded on December 12th, 2009 at Club Soda in Montreal, Canada for a show the band played in order promote their latest live DVD, Tatsumaki.

So what fans can look forward to are perfect performances of 12 early VOIVOD classics, two songs from their latest studio album, Infini, and a cover of PINK FLOYD‘s “Astronomy Domine.” Having the band kick out classic song after classic song such as “Ripping Headaches,” “Voivod,” and “Ravenous Medicine” is just a beautiful thing.

Just like the performances, the production is flawless. You will feel like you’re listening to a soundboard recording. Crowd noise is kept to a minimum. Warriors of Ice is also ideal for musicians looking to learn the songs and play along.

However way you wanna look at it, Warriors of Ice is a slam dunk. The bottom line is that this is a must have for VOIVOD fans, and by default all metal fans are VOIVOD fans. (Sonic Unyon Metal)