VOIVOD’s Singer SNAKE Talks Recent Live Album and Memories of Opening for RUSH: “We Returned Backstage to Find a Bottle of Champagne and a Sweet Note Signed by NEIL, ALEX and GEDDY”

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Throughout its almost forty years of existence, change has been the only constant in VOIVOD’s trajectory. From their punk beginnings, evolving into thrash, incorporating prog influences, odd time signatures and melodic sensibilities, they seem to be always on the move. The release of 2018’s “The Wake” finally brought them much deserved recognition, with the band receiving the prestigious Juno Awards for best album that year.

With the band not being able to tour in 2020, VOIVOD decided to keep their fanbase engaged and entertained by releasing the live album “Lost Machine – Live”, which we recently reviewed here. Released on November 23rd, it captures the band’s performance in Quebec City, in front of friends and family. Their unique blend of sci-fi elements, a raw energy and engaging stage presence are in full display on this release, as can be seen on the video of the track that named the album (video below).

Sonic Perspectives collaborator Rodrigo Altaf has been an avid VOIVOD fan since he saw the video for their song “Tribal Convictions” on MTV when he was all but fifteen years old. Rodrigo recently sat down to catch up with the band’s lead singer Denis “Snake” Bélanger, and they discussed the new live release, how he’s dealing with isolation due to Covid-19, what happened when VOIVOD toured opening for RUSH, the writing of a potential new album and much more. Listen below and remember that for more interviews and other daily content, Sonic Perspectives is on Facebook, Flipboard, Twitter and YouTube, where you can be notified about new content we publish on a daily basis.


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