Canadian sci-fi metal innovators Voivod celebrated 40 eventful years of existence in 2023 with a special anniversary studio album titled “Morgöth Tales”, which was released on July 21 via Century Media Records. The LP’s latest single is “Fix My Heart (2023 Version)”, accompanied by a video directed by Above The Void.
Voivod guitarist Daniel “Chewy” Mongrain comments on the new single: “It’s always the highlight of our live show when the audience claps with big smiles all round. To me it’s about keeping hope and focus towards a better future, moving on, leaving the past behind and exploring new worlds within. ‘I’m not afraid to live’.”
Once more recorded and mixed by Francis Perron at RadicArt Studio, mastered by Maor Appelbaum and produced by Voivod, “Morgöth Tales” includes fresh studio re-recordings by the band’s current lineup of nine especially selected, not-so-obvious picks from the band’s hyper-classy and extremely diverse back catalogue (between 1984 and 2003) as well as a brand-new song and the album’s title track, “Morgöth Tales”.
Voivod drummer Michel “Away” Langevin comments: “‘Morgöth Tales’ covers 40 years of space exploration. It was really exciting for us to revisit a more obscure part of the VOIVOD catalogue, from thrash-punk to prog-metal.”
“The title track is a new song, which we started writing on the tour bus and hotels during the OPETH European tour in November/December 2022. It has the vibe of the experimental music we are doing nowadays, with a new twist I think. We also had the great thrill of getting Eric [Forrest] and Jason [Newsted] involved on this album.
“I hope you’ll dig it. Chewy, Rocky, Snake and I certainly had a blast recording it. All aboard and ready for take off!”