Voivod's Warriors Of Ice Coming in May
Sonic Unyon Metal have announced a June 21, 2011 release date for Voivod's new live album, Warriors Of Ice. Here is the background info:
Late in 2009, Voivod released their live Tatsumaki DVD, filmed the previous fall when they toured Japan for the first time ever. To celebrate its release of the DVD, Voivod performed in front of a sold-out crowd on December 12th, 2009 at Club Soda in their adopted hometown of Montreal, Quebec. It was their first headlining show in the city of Montreal in more than ten years and it was celebrated in grand style. It was a fitting end to a busy year that saw them named Metal Band Of The Year at the 2010 Indie Awards in Canada.
The show was recorded for posterity and is now being released as the fifteen-track Warriors Of Ice, the first official Voivod live album to feature original band members Denis 'Snake' Belanger on vocals and bassist Jean-Yves 'Blacky' Theriault, as well as new guitarist Dan "Chewy" Mongrain.
Warriors Of Ice highlights the classic period of the original Voivod lineup as well as a few new songs, all raging with the band's notorious live energy. Containing songs from their classic albums, spanning from 1984's War And Pain right up through 1991's Angel Rat, as well as two songs from their 2009 Infini LP, the album is built of Voivod's signature songs, from "Voivod" and "Nuclear War" to "Tribal Convictions" and "Astronomy Domine." View the cover art for Warriors Of Ice -- designed by drummer Michel Langevin, a.k.a. Away, as always -- and more at this location.
Warriors Of Ice Track Listing:
02. The Unknown Knows
03. The Prow
04. Ripping Headaches
05. Ravenous Medicine
06. Tribal Convictions
09. Global Warning
10. Treasure Chase
13. Brain Scan
14. Nuclear War
15. Astronomy Domine (Pink Floyd cover)
The 15-track set captured on Warriors Of Ice is undeniably packed with Voivod fan favorites, making it an absolute must-have release for diehard fans and a great starting point for the uninitiated as well. This is the main set Voivod ravaged their audiences with on their 2010 US tour alongside Kreator, and at their headlining slot at the 2010 Scion Rock Fest.
Voivod are currently touring Europe, and will begin to assault the North American masses again this May when they are scheduled as one of the top headliners of the 2011 Maryland Deathfest. Stay tuned for more North American tour dates to be announced in the coming weeks.