Voivod’s Away: ‘We May Never Record Again’
Voivod drummer Michel ‘Away’ Langevin has spoken to Classic Rock about the future of the band – and he admits he’s not sure if there will be any new material from the celebrated Canadian cyber-thrashers.
“To be honest, I have to think very seriously about whether I can actually come to terms with writing with someone else apart from Piggy (guitarist Denis D’Amour). Since he died in 2005, I have found it hard to come to terms with the thought of the band doing a new album. I spent 25 years writing with him.
“But then, so many people have said to me that we should carry on. One kid even told me: ‘Great bands do not stop.’ That made me think.”
Voivod are to release a live DVD around Christmas time. It’s titled Tatsumaki. Voivod. Japan. 2008. This was filmed and recorded in Tokyo last year, when the band toured with Testament.
Away has also just published a book of his artwork. It’s titled Worlds Away – Voivod And The Art Of Michel Langevin.
“We’ve printed 3,000 copies, and already sold over 1,000. I might make some money! Seriously, I hope to be working in some capacity on Voivod projects for years to come.”
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