Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD have recently announced a release date of 21 September 2018 for their upcoming new studio album “The Wake” via Century Media Records worldwide.

Today, the band is excited to launch ”The Wake” by presenting you its first single and video (directed and edited by Eric Massicotte & Pierre Duplessis) for the album’s opening track ‘Obsolete Beings’.

Check out the video here:

The album’s standard track-listing reads as follows:

VOIVOD – “The Wake”

  1. Obsolete Beings
    The End Of Dormancy
    3. Orb Confusion
    4. Iconspiracy
    5. Spherical Perspective
    6. Event Horizon
    7. Always Moving
    8. Sonic Mycelium

As well as a standard jewel-case CD edition and a Digital Album release, “The Wake” will also be available as limited 2CD Mediabook edition with a bonus disc of 11 tracks featuring the 5 songs off 2016’s “Post Society” EP, as well 6 live tracks from 2018’s 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, alternate artwork, an expanded booklet of 32 pages and a set of 3 stickers. This is the track-listing for that edition’s bonus disc:

VOIVOD – “Bonus Disc”

Post Society – EP:

  1. Post Society
    2. Forever Mountain
    3. Fall
    4. We Are Connected
    5. Silver Machine

Live at 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise 2018:

  1. Inner Combustion (Live 2018)
    7. Order Of The Blackguards (Live 2018)
    8. Psychic Vacuum (Live 2018)
    9. Lost Machine (Live 2018)
    10. Fall (Live 2018)
    11. Voivod (Live 2018)

The 2LP release of “The Wake” will come on 180gr. vinyl with an etching design on Side D, packaged in a gatefold sleeve and with a double-sided poster. Next to standard black vinyl, the album will also be available in the following limited coloured editions:

  • Black 2LP: Unlimited
  • Pink 2LP: 100x copies / CM Webshop Europe
  • White 2LP: 200x copies / CM Webshop Europe
  • Red 2LP: 300x copies / CM Distro Europe
  • Silver 2LP: 200x copies / Nuclear Blast
  • Golden 2LP: 200x copies / Season Of Mist
  • Transp. sun yellow 2LP: 100x copies / CM Webshop USA

 

And last but not least, VOIVOD are also making a collectible 7″ EP available on 31 August for the beginning of their European touring activities and before the album’s release. The 7″ EP for the album track ‘Always Moving’ will feature ‘Order Of the Blackguards (Live 2018)’ as B-Side and is limited to a total of 1000 copies, available in the following editions:

  • Black 7Inch: 500x copies / CM Distro Europe
  • Lilac 7Inch: 100x copies / CM Webshop Europe
  • Clear 7Inch: 200x copies / CM Distro Europe
  • Transp. red 7Inch: 200x / Band edition on tour

 

Both the pre-sales for “The Wake” (in its various physical and digital formats) the “Always Moving” 7” EP are now available as of today.

Check here for more details: https://VOIVODBand.lnk.to/TheWake
Or go via the CM Distro here: http://www.cmdistro.de/Artist/Voivod/198?Page=1&PageSize=25&Sort=13

VOIVOD’s “The Wake” is the highly anticipated successor to 2013’s “Target Earth” album as well as the 2016 mini-album “Post Society”. The album was recorded and mixed by Francis Perron at RadicArt Recording Studio in Canada and its artwork (as well as the art for the attached singles) was once again created by VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away” Langevin.

VOIVOD, who are currently celebrating their 35th band-anniversary, will begin a first European touring run in support of “The Wake” with rotating support by Maggot Heart (from 07 until 16 Sept), Nightrage (from 18 until 26 Sept) and Bio-Cancer (from 28 Sept until 20 Oct) on 07 September. Dates are as follows:

VOIVOD – European Tour 2018:
SEPTEMBER
07.09.2018 Prague (Czech Republic) – Futurum *
08.09.2018 Poznan (Poland) – U Bazyla *
09.09.2018 Warsaw (Poland) – Hydrozagadka *
10.09.2018 Krakow (Poland) – Kwadrat *
11.09.2018 Bratislava (Slovakia) – Randal Club *
13.09.2018 Cluj-Napoca (Romania) – Flying Circus Pub *
14.09.2018 Belgrade (Serbia) – Elektropionir *
15.09.2018 Budapest (Hungary) – Durer Kert *
16.09.2018 Vienna (Austria) – Szene *
18.09.2018 Bologna (Italy) – Locomotiv **
19.09.2018 Rome (Italy) – Largo **
20.09.2018 Milan (Italy) – Santeria **
21.09.2018 Winterthur (Switzerland) – Gaswerk **
22.09.2018 Seyssinet Pariset (France) – Ilyade **
24.09.2018 Barcelona (Spain) – Boveda **
25.09.2018 Madrid (Spain) – Nazca **
26.09.2018 Porto (Portugal) – Hard Club **
28.09.2018 Marseille (France) – Jas’ Rod ***
29.09.2018 Paris (France) – Petit Bain ***
30.09.2018 Nantes (France) – Ferrailleur ***

OCTOBER
02.10.2018 Southampton (UK) – The Joiners ***
03.10.2018 Cardiff (UK) – The Globe ***
04.10.2018 Leeds (UK) – Temple Of Boom ***
05.10.2018 Glasgow (UK) – Cathouse ***
06.10.2018 Manchester (UK) – Rebellion ***
07.10.2018 London (UK) – Underworld ***

09.10.2018 Brussels (Belgium) – Magasin 4 ***
10.10.2018 Amstelveen (The Netherlands) – P60 ***
11.10.2018 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Dynamo ***
12.10.2018 Cologne (Germany) – Luxor ***
13.10.2018 Hamburg (Germany) – Logo ***
14.10.2018 Copenhagen (Denmark) – Pumpehuset ***
15.10.2018 Stockholm (Sweden) – Klubb Nalen ***
17.10.2018 Helsinki (Finland) – Tavastia ***
18.10.2018 Tampere (Finland) – Klubi ***
20.10.2018 Oslo (Norway) – John Dee ***

Support bands:

* Maggot Heart (from 07 until 16 September)
** Nightrage (from 18 until 26 September)
*** Bio-Cancer (from 28 September until 20 October)

VOIVOD – Live 2018:

29.07.2018 Montreal (Canada) – Heavy Montreal Festival: https://www.heavymontreal.com/en/artists

04.08.2018 Lévis (Canada) – Festivent: https://festivent.ca/artistes/

18.08.2018 Las Vegas (USA) – Psycho Las Vegas Festival: https://www.vivapsycho.com

25.08.2018 Winnipeg (Canada) – SOS Fest

More information on VOIVOD and “The Wake” to follow soon…

VOIVOD are:
Snake – Vocals
Chewy – Guitar
Rocky – Bass
Away – Drums