Voivod Set Sights on Napalm Death Split Release Ahead of Next LP
Published Feb 20, 2015The ongoing "Through Space and Grind" tour has apparently been strengthening the bonds between co-headliners Napalm Death and Voivod, as the latter have set their sights on issuing a new split release with their British metal brethren.
An interview with Voivod drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin) revealed that the band are on a bit of a split bender at the moment. As previously reported, Century Media is due to deliver a split single between Voivod and Swedish melodic death metal group At the Gates on April 7. The plans don't stop there, apparently, as Away says the band also hopes to lock Napalm Death and cryptic supergroup Corrections House into similar situations.
Though info is murky at best, Away says the split releases will arrive ahead of a full-length follow-up to 2013's Target Earth.
"We wanna release a bunch of 7-inch [singles] first," Away said in a video interview [via Blabbermouth]. "We have many split 7-inch [singles] coming up this year — the first one with At the Gates in April, and the new want to do another one with Napalm [Death], and another one with Corrections House, and so on. But eventually we'll write a whole bunch of songs and compile everything into an album, I would say, early next year."
The drummer added that the band have been working on a pair of as-yet-untitled tracks that will be in the same vein as the recent "We Are Connected" single, which will appear on the At the Gates split.
"It's shameless prog rock, but it's Voivod," Away said of the latter, adding that they're still working thrash textures into their arrangements. "It's what we do naturally."
Voivod have wrapped up all of the Canadian dates of the "Through Space and Grind" tour, but have another week's worth of shows booked down in the U.S. You'll find the show info here.