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Celebrating their 35th anniversary this year, Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD are pleased to announce a release date of September 21st, 2018 for their …

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The Wake will be released September 21st

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Voivod The Wake Artwork

Celebrating their 35th anniversary this year, Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD are pleased to announce a release date of September 21st, 2018 for their upcoming new studio album “The Wake” via Century Media Records worldwide.

“The Wake”, the highly anticipated successor to 2013’s “Target Earth” album as well as the 2016 mini-album “Post Society”, was recorded and mixed by Francis Perron at RadicArt Recording Studio in Canada. The album‘s artwork was once again created by VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away” Langevin and can be seen above.

VOIVOD guitarist Daniel “Chewy“ Mongrain” checked in with the following comment: “It is with great enthusiasm and pride that we will soon share with you the fruit of 2 years of labor in the form of an intricate, intense and colorful journey with our new album ‘The Wake’, expanding the boundaries of VOIVOD’s multiverse!”

The album’s track-listing reads as follows:

VOIVOD – “The Wake”:
1. Obsolete Beings
2. The End Of Dormancy
3. Orb Confusion
4. Iconspiracy
5. Spherical Perspective
6. Event Horizon
7. Always Moving
8. Sonic Mycelium

The first single off “The Wake” is expected for release on July 20th.

VOIVOD’s first European touring run in support of “The Wake” will feature the following rotating support acts:
Maggot Heart (from 7th until 16th Sept),
Nightrage (from 18th until 26th Sept) and
Bio-Cancer (from 28th Sept until 20th Oct).

Here is a list of all dates:
VOIVOD – European Tour 2018:

07.09.2018 Prague (Czech Republic) – Futurum *
08.09.2018 Poznan (Poland) – U Bazyla *
09.09.2018 Warsaw (Poland) – Hydrozagadka *
10.09.2018 Krakow (Poland) – Kwadrat *
11.09.2018 Bratislava (Slovakia) – Randal Club *
13.09.2018 Cluj-Napoca (Romania) – Flying Circus Pub *
14.09.2018 Belgrade (Serbia) – Elektropionir *
15.09.2018 Budapest (Hungary) – Durer Kert *
16.09.2018 Vienna (Austria) – Szene *
18.09.2018 Bologna (Italy) – Locomotiv **
19.09.2018 Rome (Italy) – Largo **
20.09.2018 Milan (Italy) – Santeria **
21.09.2018 Winterthur (Switzerland) – Gaswerk **
22.09.2018 Seyssinet Pariset (France) – Ilyade **
24.09.2018 Barcelona (Spain) – Boveda **
25.09.2018 Madrid (Spain) – Nazca **
26.09.2018 Porto (Portugal) – Hard Club **
28.09.2018 Vitrolle (France) – Salle Guy Obino ***
29.09.2018 Paris (France) – Petit Bain ***
30.09.2018 Nantes (France) – Ferrailleur ***
02.10.2018 Southampton (UK) – The Joiners ***
03.10.2018 Cardiff (UK) – The Globe ***
04.10.2018 Leeds (UK) – Temple Of Boom ***
05.10.2018 Glasgow (UK) – Cathouse ***
06.10.2018 Manchester (UK) – Rebellion ***
07.10.2018 London (UK) – Underworld ***
09.10.2018 Brussels (Belgium) – Magasin 4 ***
10.10.2018 Amstelveen (The Netherlands) – P60 ***
11.10.2018 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Dynamo ***
12.10.2018 Cologne (Germany) – Luxor ***
13.10.2018 Hamburg (Germany) – Logo ***
14.10.2018 Copenhagen (Denmark) – Pumpehuset ***
15.10.2018 Stockholm (Sweden) – Klubb Nalen ***
17.10.2018 Helsinki (Finland) – Tavastia ***
18.10.2018 Tampere (Finland) – Klubi ***
20.10.2018 Oslo (Norway) – John Dee ***

Support bands:

* Maggot Heart (from 7th until 16th Sept)
** Nightrage (from 18th until 26th Sept)
*** Bio-Cancer (from 28th Sept until 20th Oct)

Previously, VOIVOD will also appear at selected festivals in North America as follows:

VOIVOD – Live 2018:

29.06.2018 Jonquière (Canada) – Jonquiere en Musique Festival

29.07.2018 Montreal (Canada) – Heavy Montreal Festival

08.08.2018 Lévis (Canada) – Festivent

18.08.2018 Las Vegas (USA) – Psycho Las Vegas Festival

VOIVOD line-up:
Snake – Vocals
Chewy – Guitar
Rocky – Bass
Away – Drums

VOIVOD online:

Century Media Records online:

Century Media webshop:


  • Léon Désaulniers says:

    hey, don’t forget to change 08.08.2018 for the Lévis’s show to august 4, 2018.

    Best regards

  • Rémi Dufour says:

    Bonne tournée en Europe, hâte d’ajouter the wake
    à ma collection de vinyles, un Vieux warrior of Ice

  • Kerry Canfield says:

    I wish you guys would come to the Pacific Northwest again sometime. Saw you in Seattle on the Outer Limits tour, love to see you again. Looking forward very much to The Wake. Post-Society is an amazing recording. The emotion pouring out is almost overwhelming. By the time I get to the end of the EP, I feel like *I’ve* just been for a ride on a silver machine! Merci beaucoups!


  • Kerry Canfield says:

    By the way, I’ve been meaning to say:

    Way to go, Chewy!! You had some might deep, wide, and seriously angular shoes to fill … and you did it!! Right to the brim and then some! And thanks, too, for the clip about Mr. Holdsworth. Just like you, I bet, that solo off the first UK album was the first I heard of him, and I remember hearing those first dozen or so notes and being stunned into momentary immobility, thinking, “What the … is *that*?” and being hooked immediately. I really like how you take off from Piggy and add the Holdsworth in. Again, way to go!!


  • James Murphy says:

    Please book multiple dates in the LA area. The show at the Whisky was phenomenal! I hope to see you there again. I wish you well on your European tour.

  • Charles says:

    Just pre-ordered this. I heard the single and love the sound. Voivod fan since the beginning, We are connected!

  • Dan says:

    Please come to Seattle and Portland in 2018/2019. Obsolete Beings sounds excellent on every level; very excited to hear the rest of The Wake when it releases in Sept. Thank you for continuing to create and grow at the level that you do musically and lyrically.

  • Marc says:

    ..can’t wait to purchase the new album “The Wake” september 21
    ..anxieux d’acheter le nouvel album “The Wake” le 21 septembre

    have fun on your tour guys
    ailler du “fun” dans votre tournée

    a fan

  • Mats Holmgren says:

    Hello there fellow Voivodians!
    I must say it’s really nice to hear that (the mighty) Voivod is releasing a new album about a month from now, and after listening to the first single “Obsolete Beings” I’m sure the whole album will kick some serious ass 😉
    And I’m also pleased to see that Voivod will return to Sweden and Stockholm for a concert again this fall, FOR THE THIRD TIME IN A ROW, wow wow wow, so see you in Sweden and Stockholm at Nalen Monday October 15th :)

    Stay Proggy!

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