Sat. Jun 10th, 2023

voivod is celebrating 40 years as a band with a brand new record called Morgoth Tales due out July 21. Well, “brand new” in that it’s re-works of their old material plus a new song called “Morgöth Tales”.

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Morgoth Tales covers 40 years of space exploration,” said drummer Michel “Away” Langevin. “It was really exciting for us to revisit a more obscure part of the voivod catalog, from thrash-punk to prog-metal to…?

“The title track is a new song, which we started writing in the tour bus and hotels during the Opeth European tour in November/December 2022. It has the vibe of the experimental music we are doing nowadays, with a new twist I think. We also had the great thrill of getting E-Force and Jasonic involved on this album. I hope you’ll dig it, chewy, rocky, Snake and I certainly had a blast recording it. All aboard and ready for take off!”

Morgoth Tales is available for pre-order starting May 19. Morgoth Tales runs as follows, and features guest spots from former bassists Eric “E-Force” Forrest and Jason “Jasonic” Newsted.

  1. “Condemned To The Gallows” (Originally on Metal Massacre V Compilation1984)
  2. “Thrashing Rage” (Originally on Rrröööaaarrr1986)
  3. “Killing Technology” (Originally on Killing Technology1987)
  4. “Macrosolutions To Megaproblems” (Originally on Hatross dimension1988)
  5. “Pre-Ignition” (Originally on Nothingface1989)
  6. “Fractal Cloud” (Originally on angel rat1991)
  7. “Fix My Heart” (Originally on The Outer Limits1993)
  8. “Rise (feat. feat. Eric Forrest)” (Originally on Phobos1997)
  9. “Rebel Robot (feat. Jason Newsted)” (Originally on voivod2003)
  10. “Morgöth Tales” (New Song)

You can also catch voivod we turn at one of the dates below. Get tickets here.

w/ Cryptic Shift

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4/16 – Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Prognosis Festival (no Cryptic Shift)
4/18 – Bristol (UK) – The Fleece
4/19 – Glasgow (UK) – Slay
4/20 – Manchester (UK) – Rebellion
4/21 – Southampton (UK) – The 1865 +
4/22 – London (UK) – Prognosis Festival (no Cryptic Shift)

w/ Imperial Triumphant

5/9 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel (no Imperial Triumphant)
5/10 – Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27 (no Imperial Triumphant)
5/11 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
5/12 – New York, NY – The Bowery
5/13 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
5/14 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
5/16 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
5/17 – Tampa, FL – Floridian
5/18 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
5/19 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
5/20 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
5/21 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It
5/23 – Pensacola, FL – The Vinyl Music Hall (no Imperial Triumphant)

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