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VOIVOD: 4 reasons they survived for 4 decades

Yesterday, the legendary metallers and Juno Award-winning band VOIVOD announced North American tour dates for this coming June. So, it got me thinking: What kept those cool cats going for 4 decades?

1 They reach new creative heights, long after legendary status has been achieved.

So, the point being you don’t just stop when you succeed. You take a moment to appreciate it and you keep working hard to maintain the glorious status of success. Are you writing these down?

2 They are proud subverters of the metallic norm. 

They didn’t find a formula they liked. They took various elements and created something entirely unique and stood apart.

3 They advocate creative freedom for nearly 40 years.

And that is a long, long time. Longer than I’ve been around. Creative freedom is essential to open up new perspectives and inspire ideas.

4 They keep their Voïvodian friends close.

They never lose touch with their fanbase and they keep communicating with them throughout the years. With tours, interviews and social media, they always stay in touch.

Synchro Anarchy is Voivod’s 15th studio album and was just released this February. The album saw praise from some of the world’s top journalists and music outlets including being named, “Canada’s Founding Fathers of Metal” by Canadian Musician Magazine, “reigning champions of progressive thrash metal,” by Kerrang! and, “another essential listen in the long line of essential listens Voivod have delivered since 1983”, by Metal Hammer. It also saw 10/10 reviews from Northern TransmissionsBlabbermouth, and 9/10 from Exclaim Magazine, and Ghost Cult Magazine to name a few. Among the raving reviews, the album also received support from CBC Radio, Sonic Perspectives, Decibel, Metal Injection, La Presse, The Metal Voice, Angry Metal Guy, Consequence, George Strombo, Jason Rockman and more! 

VOIVOD is (from left to right on photo by Catherine Deslauriers)Daniel “Chewy” Mongrain (guitar), Denis “Snake” Belanger (vocals), Michel “Away” Langevin (drums), and Dominic “Rocky” Laroche (bass). 

All ticket info and links can be found HERESynchro Anarchy is available to listen to and purchase HERE via Century Media Records. 

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