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Voivod - Writing New Record

In a recent interview with 'The Metal Voice', Voivod guitarist Daniel "Chewy" Mongrain spoke about the progress of their upcoming fifteenth studio album, which is currently being written and will be their first since 2018's The Wake.

Focusing on the songwriting process, Mongrain said: "We're still in the writing process. Things have been a little bit slower since we had to learn the whole albums again [for the Voivod full-album livestreams]. So we're still sharing files and trying to catch up and put more time into it. We hope to go into the studio and start recording this fall, but it's hard to tell. I think the situation will get better and maybe we'll have a chance to meet more often and jam together; that's where the magic happens, usually. But we've learned to work in this context as well. And that's cool, because I received a bunch of tracks from [drummer] Away, who is programming drums in Logic [audio software] with his computer, and it sounded exactly like Away's playing. I was super impressed, because sometimes when you use a computer, it kind of sounds square. But everything was perfect. So it's really fun to do. It's a different way. So it's gonna bring it different ideas, I think, if we welcome it in a creative way."

Mongrain also talked about the musical direction of the new record: "It's hard to tell at the moment, but personally, I feel like [injecting] a little bit more thrashy [elements and] some dirtiness, so to speak, to the sound. Compexity has always been part of my influence in songwriting - I don't know what's the problem with me, but it's always there, so I'm not worrying about that side. But maybe [make it] a bit less polished and more rock and roll, I guess."

Band profile: Voivod
Posted: 25.05.2021 by Metal God


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26.05.2021 - 00:21
The Galactician

Loved everything since Chewy joined so super excited about this one too.
26.05.2021 - 06:11

So excited about this album. Their last one was an auditory masterpiece.

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