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Voivod in Concert
September 28, 2012   
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Canadian thrash metal/progressive metal supremos Voivod will be giving one concert only at the Progresja Club in Warsaw Oct. 17.

The group was formed in Saguenay, Quebec, in 1982 when drummer Michael “Away” Langevin and guitarist Denis “Piggy” D’Amour got together. Voivod soon built a strong following on the ‘80s underground metal scene. Their first album War and Pain came out in 1984. The band started out playing thrash metal and then progressive metal.

Voivod started recording metal-tinged covers of Pink Floyd tracks at the end of the ‘80s, coming up with their own versions of “Astronomy Domine” on Nothingface (1989) and “The Nile Song” on The Outer Limits (1993). They then had a King Crimson moment on Phobos (1997) with their own rendition of the classic “21st Century Schizoid Man.”

D’Amour died of cancer in 2005 but left a wealth of songs on his computer. The rest of the band decided to record them. The result was the album Katorz (2006). Voivod’s 13th studio album, Target Earth, was recorded in spring and is due for release early next year.

Voivod have a thing about thematically linked concept albums that follow the vicissitudes of a hapless wanderer lost in a post-nuclear wasteland of the future. Their lyrics deal with contemporary environmental threats and ethical issues related to the latest technology and scientific research.
M.R.

Voivod, Oct. 17
Progresja Club; 15a Kaliskiego St., Warsaw
Starts 7 p.m., doors open 6 p.m.
Tickets: zl.60 advance, zl.80 on the day
Available at Progresja Club or online at www.eventim.pl
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