On January 21st in Europe and January 22nd in North America, Canadian progressive metal pioneers VOIVOD will release their 13th studio album, Target Earth! The album’s new single, “Empathy for the Enemy,”will be premiered on Full Metal Jackie this weekend (12/14-12/16), so be sure to tune in. To find a rock station near you airing her show, please go to fullmetaljackieradio.com.
For fans that can’t wait until Target Earth’s release, be sure to check out the tracks “Kluskap O Kom”, “Target Earth”, and “Mechanical Mind” for a further preview of the album:
The official Target Earth EPK, featuring behind-the-scenes footage, plus an exclusive interview with Away (Michel Langevin) and Chewy (Daniel Mongrain) about the making of the album, can also be viewed online here:
Recorded at producer Pierre Rémillard’s Wild Studios in Quebec and mixed by Sanford Parker (PELICAN, NACHTMYSTIUM), Target Earth features artwork by drummer Away, who used color schemes from each one of the band’s previous albums to make this new masterpiece. The album brings back original bass player, Blacky (Jean Yves Thériault), marking his first recordings with the band since 1991’s Angel Rat. It’s also the first to feature guitarist Chewy, who cut his teeth playing guitar to the late Denis D’Amour’s riffs, and thus has matched his style to a tee. VOIVOD, as a full group, hadn’t sat down to write a record together since 2003’s self-titled album. The end result harkens back to the group’s late 80s output and after 30 years together as a band, one of their best yet.
The official track-listing for Target Earth can be seen below.
Empathy for the Enemy
To pre-order Target Earth, please head over to CM Distro for the album, plus a special bundle that includes the CD and an exclusive t-shirt.