Playing tracks by
Voivod, Bison B.C., Pond, Kim Churchill, A.C. Newman and more.
Voivod are a unique force in the world of heavy music. Forming in Northern Quebec in 1982, the band immediately discovered a dissonant hybrid speed metal/punk sound that formed the template for their extreme and demented sound for the next three decades. On today’s show you can hear two tracks from the original demo recording by Voivod which has long circulated in bootleg form before finally being issued on vinyl last year by the Alternative Tentacles label (also available through Vancouver distro Moloch Records). They’ve since record 13 albums that have incorporated thrash and progressive metal elements, and gone on to tour the world (I recall seeing them play second to last at a metal festival in Australia once). The track ‘Mechanical Mind’ is a taster of their forthcoming latest album release.