VOIVOD – Release 40th Anniversary album “Morgöth Tales”; 
Launch video for title-track; European dates in August!

Canadian sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD are celebrating 40 eventful years of existence in 2023 with a special Anniversary studio album entitled “Morgöth Tales”, released worldwide today via Century Media Records.

To support the album’s street date, VOIVOD are now launching the album’s chronologically final and also newest song, the title-track “Morgöth Tales”, in a stunning video directed by Above The Void, which can be seen here.

VOIVOD guitarist Daniel “Chewy” Mongrain has checked in with the following comment about the song “Morgöth Tales”: “‘Morgöth Tales’ was written especially for this project with fresh new ideas. While it certainly captures some of the essence of the Voïvodian universe and incorporates lyrical quotes and ‘titles’ from Voïvod’s discography, it is in phase with the current line-up approach that celebrates the past by moving forward, exploring new creative paths. The signal emanating from Morgöth keeps transmitting Data of new tales to discover. Tune-in and be part of the odyssey!”

VOIVOD previously launched a lyric-video created by Cloud Music Typography for the song “Nuage Fractal (2023 Version)”, which can seen here

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 catalogue (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:

VOIVOD – “Morgöth Tales”
1. Condemned To The Gallows (2023 Version) (04:33) [Originally on Metal Massacre V Compilation, 1984]
2. Thrashing Rage (2023 Version) (04:15) [Originally on “Rrröööaaarrr”, 1986]
3. Killing Technology (2023 Version) (06:31) [Originally on “Killing Technology”, 1987]
4. Macrosolutions To Megaproblems (2023 Version) (05:19) [Originally on “Dimension Hatröss”, 1988]
5. Pre-Ignition (2023 Version) (05:07) [Originally on “Nothingface”, 1989]
6. Nuage Fractal (2023 Version) (03:41) [Originally on “Angel Rat”, 1991]
7. Fix My Heart (2023 Version) (04:36) [Originally on “The Outer Limits”, 1993]
8. Rise (2023 Version, feat. Eric Forrest) (05:00) [Originally on “Phobos”, 1997] 
9. Rebel Robot (2023 Version, feat. Jason Newsted) (04:50) [Originally on “Voivod”, 2003]
10. Morgöth Tales (04:57) [New Song]

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” (04:38) 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)

“Morgöth Tales” can be ordered here.
VOIVOD are set to return to Europe as part of their 40th Anniversary celebration again in August for a run of shows, commencing with an appearance at Germany’s legendary Wacken Open Air festival on August 5th, 2021. Make sure not to miss them on the upcoming shows:

VOIVOD – Live 2023/2024:
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. 21, 2023 – New Richmond, QC (Canada) – Salle De Spectacles Régionale Desjardins
Sept. 22, 2023 – Gaspé, QC (Canada) – Centre de Création Diffusion
Sept. 23, 2023 – Rimouski, QC (Canada) – Salle Desjardins-Telus
Dec. 16, 2023 – Laval, QC (Canada) – Place Bell
Feb. 23, 2024 – Joliette, QC (Canada) – Centre Culturel Desjardins
Feb. 24, 2024 – Saint-Hyacinthe, QC (Canada) – Centre Des Arts Juliette-Lassonde

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” 

Synchro Anarchy” 

“Sleeves Off
Quest For Nothing

You can still order “Synchro Anarchy” here
The “Ultraman – EP” is also still available here 

And stay connected for more VOIVOD news coming soon…

VOIVOD line-up:
Michel “Away” Langevin – Drums
Dominic “Rocky” Laroche – Bass
Daniel “Chewy” Mongrain – Guitar

Denis “Snake” Bélanger – Vocals

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