2015.02.18 – ThatDrummerGuy.com Interviews Away
thatdrummerguy.com interviewed Away on Wednesday February 11th at The Amsterdam Bar and Hall in St. Paul, MN. Voivod are still on tour with Napalm Death, Exhumed, Iron Reagan, Ringworm and Black Crown Initiate.
Asked about VOIVOD’s plans to record the follow-up to 2013’s “Target Earth” album, Away said: “We wanna release a bunch of seven-inch [singles] first. We have many split seven-inch [singles] coming up this year — the first one with AT THE GATES in April, and the new want to do another one with NAPALM [DEATH], and another one with CORRECTIONS HOUSE, and so on. But eventually we’ll write a whole bunch of songs and compile everything into an album, I would say, early next year. Right now we’re sort of touring on the new single that came out the first day of the [current] tour in Miami, ‘We Are Connected’. But this is coming out in April as a seven-inch with AT THE GATES.”
Asked if “We Are Connected” is a good representation of VOIVOD’s direction for the next album, Away said: “Absolutely. It’s shameless prog rock, but it’s VOIVOD, and the thrash metal [influences are] there. It’s what we do naturally. We are working on two new songs in the back of the bus on the computer, and it’s definitely the same direction as ‘We Are Connected’.”