(Montreal, Canada – September 6, 2022) – Closing in on 40 eventful years of existence, Canadian sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD are pleased to announce the release of their new EP Ultraman on November 4th via Century Media Records. Pre-order the EP starting today, HERE.
Ultraman features a highly original tribute to the “Ultraman” TV series theme as well as previously unreleased bonus live cuts, available both as 12” Vinyl EP or as Digital EP. Check out the tracklisting below:
4. Overreaction (Return To Morgöth – Live 2018) (05:26)
5. Voïvod (Return To Morgöth – Live 2018) (06:09)
The highly collectable Ultraman – EP will be available in the following 180g vinyl editions and limitations:
1.500x copies Black vinyl (Via CM Distro/Webshop)
500x copies Transparent Red vinyl (Via CM Distro/Webshop)
500x copies Clear vinyl (Via VOIVOD)
VOIVOD’s drummer Michel “Away Langevin” states, “As a kid I often dreamed of finding a Beta Capsule, so I could transform into Ultraman, keep the city from being destroyed by a giant fire spitting monster, and hopefully save Akiko Fuji in the process. I’m pretty sure many people had the same dream…we sure did in Voïvod, and that’s why we decided to cover the main and battle TV themes for this EP. The recordings were done during the ‘Synchro Anarchy’ sessions and Chewy sings the Japanese parts! For the B side, we tracked down the lost encore from the 35th anniversary show, Return To Morgöth – Live 2018. Enjoy!”
VOIVOD’s Ultraman EP will be released in perfect timing for the band’s return to European stages as special guests for Swedish progressive metal/rock group Opeth on their upcoming “Evolution XXX” European tour in November 2022. Tickets are available to purchase, HERE.
Sat. 19.11.2022 Utrecht (The Netherlands) – Tivoli Vredenburg Grote Zaal (Sold out!)
Sun. 20.11.2022 Utrecht (The Netherlands) – Tivoli Vredenburg Ronda
Mon. 21.11.2022 Zurich (Switzerland) – Komplex
Wed. 23.11.2022 Barcelona (Spain) – Razzamatazz
Thu. 24.11.2022 Bilbao (Spain) – Santana 27
Fri. 25.11.2022 Madrid (Spain) – La Riviera
Sat. 26.11.2022 Lisboa (Portugal) – Sala Tejo
VOIVOD guitarist Daniel “Chewy” Mongrain states about the tour, “We are very excited to join forces with Opeth on this European tour. Their art inspires and dissolves boundaries on many levels, we are proud to connect and take off on this journey!”.
VOIVOD’s latest, 15th studio album Synchro Anarchy entered sales charts upon release in early 2022 as follows: Germany # 7, Switzerland # 64, Austria # 67, The Netherlands # 88, Belgium # 129, UK (Rock & Metal) # 7, Canada (Hard Music) # 2, USA Current Hard Music # 8, USA Top New Artist # 11, USA Heatseekers # 56 and USA Current Album # 67.
Synchro Anarchy was recorded and mixed by Francis Perron at RadicArt Studio / https://radicart.net/ in Québec, Canada and mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering / http://www.maorappelbaum.com/ in California, U.S.A and produced by VOIVOD. The album features cover artwork by VOIVOD’s Michel “Away” Langevin.
Next to the jewelcase CD, LP (180g vinyl with A2 poster in several variants) and digital album formats, Synchro Anarchy is also available in a deluxe edition as Ltd. 2CD mediabook and as digital album (2CD), containing the special “Return To Morgöth – Live 2018” bonus disc, which features a full live-show recording of VOIVOD’s 35th Anniversary hometown appearance at the Festival Jonquière En Musique from June 29th, 2018, recorded and mixed by Francis Perron as well as mastered by Yannick St-Amand. Synchro Anarchy is available to purchase and stream, HERE.
Photo credit: Catherine Deslauriers
VOIVOD is (from left to right on photo by Catherine Deslauriers) Daniel “Chewy” Mongrain (guitar), Denis “Snake” Belanger (vocals), Michel “Away” Langevin (drums), and Dominic “Rocky” Laroche (bass).