Kluskap O’Kom video is on the way
While VOIVOD fans are waiting for the soon to be release Target Earth video, the title track from their latest output, the band has just finished another one, Kluskap O’Kom, shot in Montreal on June 15.
The video is directed by independent filmmaker Syl Disjonk, a friend of the band who is also responsible for the band’s 2007 homage “We Are Connected”
Disjonk had this to say about the making of the new video :
It was a dream come true for me, really. VOIVOD is my favourite band. But honestly, it was quite stressful to wear the production manager, film director and the set designer hats! And the concept is ? Well, a shaman evoke the members of the band and their music get back to life the great Kluskap.
Helping the filmmaker is a team of dedicated workers : director of photography JP Bernier (he worked, among hundreds, with Despised Icon), art director Véronique Poirier, makeup FX artist Éric Thivierge, artists Édith Bergeron and Mélanie Prévost, driver Steven Henry and handyman Jean Bédard. Appearing in the clip : Danielle Hubbard, Jolène Boily Béliveau, Akian Gaudette, Jesse Pratt and Esmeralda Nadeau-Jasso.
Fans will have to wait until August to see the Kluskap O’Kom video.
Disjonk’s recent short film Ethereal Chrysalis was screened in film festivals across the world. Phil Anselmo (Panthera / Down) had this to say about it : « Your film kicks Lovecraftian/Giger/aaasss! »
Watch the trailer here :
Produced by the band and recorded at Pierre Rémillard’s Wild Studios in Quebec, the album was mixed by Sanford Parker (PELICAN, NACHTMYSTIUM). Target 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 (Daniel Mongrain), who cut his teeth playing guitar to the late Piggy’s (Denis D’Amour) 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 80s output and after 30 years together as a band, one of their best yet.
To purchase Target Earth, please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for various album formats.