Voivod are giving fans an early taste of their forthcoming album, Target Earth, with the release of a new EPK.
The band has posted the official Target Earth EPK, featuring behind-the-scenes footage, plus an exclusive interview with Away (Michel Langevin) and Chewy (Daniel Mongrain) about the making of the album. Watch it here.
The album will be release as a CD, gatefold double vinyl and a limited edition deluxe box set on January 21st in Europe and January 22nd in North America.
Recorded at producer Pierre Rιmillard's Wild Studios in Quebec and mixed by Sanford Parker (Pelican, Nachtmystium), Target Earth features artwork by drummer Away, who used color schemes from each one of the band's previous albums to make this new masterpiece. The album brings back original bass player, Blacky (Jean Yves Thιriault), marking his first recordings with the band since 1991's Angel Rat. It's also the first to feature guitarist Chewy, who cut his teeth playing guitar to the late Denis D'Amour's riffs, and thus has matched his style to a tee. VOIVOD, as a full group, hadn't sat down to write a record together since 2003's self-titled album. The end result harkens back to the group's late 80s output and after 30 years together as a band, one of their best yet.
The official track-listing for Target Earth can be seen below.
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