Voivod Single and Video “Obsolete Beings” launched

Single released ahead of new album The Wake, plus full details of limited vinyl releases.


Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators Voivod have recently announced a release date of September 21st, 2018 for their upcoming new studio album “The Wake” via Century Media Records worldwide.  Today, the band launches The Wake’s first single and video for the album’s opening track “Obsolete Beings“.  The video was directed by Eric Massicotte & Pierre Duplessis.

Voivod’s “The Wake” is the highly anticipated successor to 2013’s “Target Earth” album as well as the 2016 mini-album “Post Society”. The album was recorded and mixed by Francis Perron at RadicArt Recording Studio in Canada and its artwork as well as the art for the singles was once again created by Voivod drummer Michel “Away” Langevin.

Voivod Obsolete Beings Artwork

The album’s standard track-listing reads as follows:

Voivod– “The Wake“:

  1. Obsolete Beings
  2. The End Of Dormancy
  3. Orb Confusion
  4. Iconspiracy
  5. Spherical Perspective
  6. Event Horizon
  7. Always Moving
  8. Sonic Mycelium

Next to a standard jewelcase CD edition and a Digital Album release, “The Wake“ will also be available as limited 2CD Mediabook edition with a bonus disc of 11 tracks featuring the 5 songs off 2016’s “Post Society” EP as well 6 live tracks from 2018’s 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, alternate artwork, an expanded booklet of 32 pages and a set of 3 stickers. This is the track-listing for that edition’s bonus disc:

Voivod – “Bonus Disc”

Post Society – EP:

  1. Post Society
  2. Forever Mountain
  3. Fall
  4. We Are Connected
  5. Silver Machine

Live at 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise 2018:

  1. Inner Combustion (Live 2018)
  2. Order Of The Blackguards (Live 2018)
  3. Psychic Vacuum (Live 2018)
  4. Lost Machine (Live 2018)
  5. Fall (Live 2018)
  6. Voivod (Live 2018)

Voivod The Wake Cover Artwork

The 2LP release of “The Wake” will come on 180 gram vinyl with an etching design on Side D, packaged in a gatefold sleeve and with a double-sided poster. Next to standard black vinyl, the album will also be available in the following limited coloured editions:

Black 2LP: Unlimited
Pink 2LP: 100 copies / CM Webshop Europe
White 2LP: 200 copies / CM Webshop Europe
Red 2LP: 300 copies / CM Distro Europe
Silver 2LP: 200 copies / Nuclear Blast
Golden 2LP: 200 copies / Season Of Mist
Transparent sun yellow 2LP: 100 copies / CM Webshop USA

Voivod Always Moving Cover Art

And last but not least, VOIVOD are also making a collectible 7” EP available on August 31st , for the beginning of their European touring activities and before the album’s street date. The 7” EP for the album track “Always Moving” will feature “Order Of The Blackguards (Live 2018)” as B-Side and is limited to a total of 1000 copies, available in the following editions:

Black 7 Inch: 500 copies / CM Distro Europe
Lilac 7 Inch: 100 copies / CM Webshop Europe
Clear 7 Inch: 200 copies / CM Distro Europe
Transparent red 7 Inch: 200 / Band edition on tour

The pre-sale for “The Wake” in its various physical and digital formats and also of the “Always Moving” 7” EP is starting as of today.

Voivod will tour the UK in October with support from Bio-Cancer:

02.10.2018 Southampton – The Joiners
03.10.2018 Cardiff – The Globe
04.10.2018 Leeds – Temple Of Boom
05.10.2018 Glasgow – Cathouse
06.10.2018 Manchester – Rebellion
07.10.2018 London – Underworld