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The Wake will be released September 21st

Submitted by on July 11, 2018 – 12:29 pm 12 Comments

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!

  • Neil says:

    I’ve loved Voivod since the Dimension Hatross days. Now 47 and bringing my son who is 15 to his first ever gig in Manchester (travelling from Liverpool). He practices his guitar every day and can’t wait to see dad’s all time favorite band! His name is Matthew and he will be taking notes Chewy. No pressure! Voiivvvvvooooodddd!!!!

  • Tim MacKenzie says:

    Here’s my view on the new Voivod album. I really love it. I’ve only listened to it twice so far but I think it may be one of their best since Dimension Hatross. Having been a huge fan ever since hearing War And Pain back in ’84, Voivod has continually been one of the most innovative bands, metal or otherwise, and this album is another instance of that. From the opening track, Obsolete Beings, to the albums closer, Sonic Mycelium, (there’s a 2 cd version of this album that has stickers, a mediabook, and the 2nd cd includes the great Post Society ep and some killer live tracks recorded earlier this year on the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise), this album delivers all the things one would expect from a Voivod album, with the usual dissonant guitars, frenetic time changes, slightly odd phrasing in the arrangements, vocals that range from screaming to clean, almost straight up singing.
    If you’re ever in the position to catch them live, don’t miss out as they are an incredible live band. It’s been almost 35 years since the release of War And Pain in ’84, and throughout the line up changes and stylistic changes, they’ve always held on to the things that make them such an original sounding band.
    In 2005, they suffered a huge loss when original guitarist (and one of the nicest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting), Denis “Piggy” D’amour, passed away, succumbing to cancer. I thought it would be over for them, as I thought, due to his most original style of playing and songwriting, that they would never find a suitable replacement for him. I was proven wrong when they added to their ranks Martyr guitarist Dan Mongrain aka “Chewy”, who I first saw (on video) standing in for another local band, DBC (Dead Brain Cells) guitarist Gerry Ouelette, who passed away in Nov. 1994.
    Anyway, I’m getting off track here, but my overall thoughts on the album are that it is a great addition to their catalog, featuring all the hallmarks that make Voivod such a great and again, original sounding band. It fits right in with their overall concept, which has developed since War And Pain and keeps on progressing album to album.
    If you’re already a fan of the band I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the quality of the songwriting and particularly the guitar sound and playing, as this is the 2nd album to not feature any of Piggy’s music (the first being Target Earth. The band’s last studio album to feature Piggy’s music, Infini, was made up of riffs and unfinished songs that Piggy, who knew he was on borrowed time, had put onto tape for the band to create the album from). This album’s guitar is all Chewy, who again has done a fantastic job of recreating the feel and sound of Piggy’s totally original sound and technique, while also maintaining his own stamp and sound as a very accomplished guitarist.
    Ok, I’ve really written way more than I planned on but, suffice it to say this is a great album and worth picking up, whether you’re a longtime fan or someone new to the Voivod fold. I give this album a 5 out of 5 stars.
    Now go buy it and get lost in it’s pseudo psychedelic metal….you won’t want to come back to reality…..Voivod’s reality is so much more interesting.

  • MixJam says:

    Thank you very much for the invitation :). Best wishes.
    PS: How are you? I am from France :)

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