Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD release a new 3-track 12” Vinyl and Digital EP entitled “The End Of Dormancy” today worldwide via Century Media Records.
VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away” Langevin checked in with the following comment about the release but also gave a status update on all other current band activities and upcoming projects:
“It’s always a great day for us when something we worked on gets to be released. These are strange times but we can still move forward! We are presently putting the final touch on an upcoming live LP, along with writing new material for a studio album. We are also planning an online performance at RadicArt Studio on August 9th, 2020, for Snake’s birthday. We toured so much for ‘The Wake’, there is a lot of catching up to be done on various VOIVOD projects, including a book and a movie. In the meantime, enjoy our new “The End Of Dormancy” EP!”
The EP is centered around a special “Metal Section” version of the title track “The End Of Dormancy” (Off VOIVOD’s latest album “The Wake”) with added trumpets, saxophone and trombones. The complementary tracks on this release are exclusive live versions of “The End Of Dormancy (Metal Section)” and the group’s classic “The Unknown Knows” recorded at Montreal Jazz Fest 2019. Here is the exact track-listing for the EP:
VOIVOD – “The End Of Dormancy” EP:
1. The End Of Dormancy (Metal Section) [08:15]
1. The End Of Dormancy (Live Montreal Jazz Fest 2019) [09:08]
2. The Unknown Knows (Live Montreal Jazz Fest 2019) [05:08]
VOIVOD’s “The End Of Dormancy” EP comes with artwork by VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away” Langevin and is available on 180g. 12” vinyl in the following highly collectible and limited editions:
Light Blue vinyl – 200x copies from CM Webshop Europe (Sold out!)
Neon Yellow vinyl – 400x copies from CM Distro (Sold out!)
Transparent Magenta vinyl – 200x copies from Band Webshop
A remarkable video-clip for “The End Of Dormancy (Metal Section)”, directed by Syl Disjonk (who previously created the clip “Kluskap O’ Kom”) and produced by Igor Simonnet, is now available here: https://youtu.be/iv321MReYW4
VOIVOD’s 14th and much praised latest studio album “The Wake”, which was recorded and mixed by Francis Perron at RadicArt Recording Studio, won the Juno Award for “Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year” in Canada and entered the charts upon release in 2018 as follows: Germany: # 26, Switzerland: # 51, Belgium (Wallonia): # 94, USA Current: # 97, USA New Artist: # 8, USA Overall: # 148.