(Prog) Voivod have recruited Dominic 'Rocky' Laroche to replace outgoing bass player Jean-Yves 'Blacky' Theriault. The Canadian band parted company with Blacky for the second time last week.
He was a founder member of the band in the early 1980s, leaving in 1991 before returning for a second spell in 2008. The band said he had left for "his own personal reasons" but insisted they would continue.
Drummer Michel Langevin says: "Dominic Laroche will play with us at the Heavy MTL festival with Metallica on August 9, and then we will write a new album, which will probably be released next year. In the meantime, we will continue playing shows." more on this story