VOIVOD – launch new single

VOIVOD – launch new single

Photo by Catherine Deslauriers

Canadian sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD are celebrating 40 eventful years of existence in 2023 and therefore announced a special Anniversary studio album entitled  Morgöth Tales, to be released on July 21st, 2023 via Century Media Records.

A new single off Morgöth Tales has been launched with “Condemned To The Gallows (2023 Version)”, which is a very special choice, as it once marked VOIVOD’s first ever song released on an album, originally appearing on the Metal Massacre V Compilation back in 1984. The track can be streamed HERE.

VOIVOD vocalist Denis “Snake” Bélanger has checked in with a comment about “Condemned To The Gallows (2023 Version)”: “The Morgöth Tales album starts where it all began. ‘Condemned To The Gallows’ was the first song ever recorded in a studio. I recall being shocked, hearing my voice for the first time, and I was a bit intimidated. I had joined the band only a few months prior to that and I didn’t know how to sing or even if was capable of doing the job. So I jumped in, and this 40 year adventure was about to begin. Revisiting this song was a real trip. Going back in time when we were young and wild, recapturing that same fury inside that led us up to now made me realize that the spirit never gets old. Thanks to Mom, who kept well preserved, the only lyrics sheet existing on the surface of this planet, with my smudged left handed writing. Otherwise we would have been screwed.”

Previously, a first single/video was launched for the song “Nuage Fractal (2023 Version)”, which can also be checked out in a lyric video created by Cloud Music Typography here: https://youtu.be/YNQTBSu79T4

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 line-up of 9 especially selected, not-so-obvious picks from the band’s hyper-classy and extremely diverse back catalog (between 1984 and 2003) as well as a brand-new song in the album’s title-track, Morgöth Tales.

The cover artwork for Morgöth Tales was once again created by VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away” Langevin and this is the complete track-listing for this special 40th Anniversary release:

The Ltd. CD Jewelcase in O-Card and Digital Album formats will also come with a cover version of the Public Image Ltd. track “Home” as bonus.

The LP format will come on 180g vinyl and with a 4page LP-Booklet in the following variants:

  • Black LP – Unlimited
  • White LP – Ltd. 800x copies (Canada & www.cmdistro.de)
  • Transparent Green LP – Ltd. 300x copies (www.cmdistro.de)
  • Red LP – Ltd. 300x copies (VOIVOD outlets)

The album’s pre-order begins today and is available here: https://voivodband.lnk.to/MorgothTales

VOIVOD are currently touring across Europe as part of their 40th Anniversary celebration, so make sure not to miss them on the upcoming shows:
VOIVOD – Live 2023:
June 13, 2023 – Hamburg (Germany) – Markthalle w/ Testament
June 14, 2023 – Amersfoort (The Netherlands) – Flour
June 15, 2023 – Wasquehal / Lille (France) – The Black Lab
June 17, 2023 – Clisson (France) – Hellfest
June 18, 2023 – Dessel (Belgium) – Graspop Metal Meeting
June 22, 2023 – Oslo (Norway) – Tons of Rock Festival
July 13, 2023 – Trois Rivieres, QC (Canada) – Expo Agricole de Trois-Rivières
Aug. 5, 2023 – Wacken (Germany) – Wacken Open Air
Aug. 7, 2023 – Copenhagen (Denmark) – Beta
Aug. 8, 2023 – Aalborg (Denmark) – 1000Fryd
Aug 9, 2023 – Stockholm (Sweden) – Nalen Klubb
Aug. 11, 2023 – Helsinki (Finland) – Helsinki Metal Festival
Sept. 7, 2023 – São Paulo (Brazil) – Septembro Negro Festival / Pre-Festa
Sept. 15, 2023 – Quebec City, QC (Canada) – Envol et Macadam Festival
Sept. 22, 2023 – Gaspé, QC (Canada) – Centre de Création Diffusion de Gaspé
Sept. 23, 2023 – Rimouski, QC (Canada) – Salle Desjardins-Telus
And more international dates to be announced soon…

“Morgöth Tales” succeeds VOIVOD’s 15th (!) much acclaimed and Juno Awards winning studio album “Synchro Anarchy”, which entered sales charts upon release in early 2022 as follows: Germany # 7 (!), Switzerland # 64, Austria # 67, The Netherlands # 88, Belgium # 129, UK (Rock & Metal) # 7, Canada (Hard Music) # 2, USA Current Hard Music # 8, USA Top New Artist # 11, USA Heatseekers # 56 and USA Current Album # 67. VOIVOD also released the special “Ultraman – EP” in late 2022, which contains a highly original tribute to the “Ultraman” TV series theme.
Check out VOIVOD’s “Synchro Anarchy” album via the previously released videos here:
“Planet Eaters”: https://youtu.be/lvHjNcjMqvU
“Paranormalium”: https://youtu.be/sIgY8LNK8H4
“Synchro Anarchy”: https://youtu.be/hryt9k8Zql8
“Sleeves Off”: https://youtu.be/-4hDSNieOnA
“Quest For Nothing”: https://youtu.be/vjPVLpCFF08
You can still order “Synchro Anarchy” here: https://voivodband.lnk.to/SynchroAnarchy
The “Ultraman – EP” is also still available here: https://voivodband.lnk.to/Ultraman-EP

And stay connected for further details on “Morgöth Tales” and more VOIVOD news coming soon…

VOIVOD line-up:
(From left to right on studio photo by Catherine Deslauriers)
Michel “Away” Langevin – Drums
Dominic “Rocky” Laroche – Bass
Daniel “Chewy” Mongrain – Guitar
Denis “Snake” Bélanger – Vocals
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