VOIVOD releases new song 'Paranormalium'
Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD will release their new studio album, “Synchro Anarchy”, on February 11 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2018’s “The Wake” was produced by Francis Perron at RadicArt Studio and features cover artwork created by VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away” Langevin. The official lyric video for the second single from “Synchro Anarchy”, a song called “Paranormalium”, was created by Cloud Music Typography and is out now.
Watch “Planet Eaters” below.
VOIVOD guitarist Daniel “Chewy” Mongrain states: “‘Paranormalium’ opens with the very last guitar melody you hear on ‘The Wake’’s last song ‘Sonic Mycelium’, in the fadeout of the string quartet. We wanted both entities or dimensions to connect through music as two parallel worlds can connect through distorted space-time, black holes, vibrations, spirituality or anything else.
Watch the previously released “Planet Eaters” below.
Langevin commented: “On April 21st, 2021, an animated video for the song ‘Nothingface’ popped up online. The video was done by Pierre Menetrier on an Amiga computer in 1991, which I thought was beyond cool. The spectacular imagery and visual effects were just perfect for a VOIVOD song. After wrapping up the recording and mixing of the ‘Synchro Anarchy’ album, we all agreed on ‘Planet Eaters’ as the first single/video. We thought the song had a vintage ‘Nothingface’/‘Hatröss’ vibe, so I immediately contacted Pierre and asked him if he could make a video for the song. Once again, the result is just mind-blowing. You just can’t get more Voivodian than that!”
“Synchro Anarchy” track listing:
02. Synchro Anarchy
03. Planet Eaters
04. Mind Clock
05. Sleeves Off
06. Holographic Thinking
07. The World Today
08. Quest For Nothing
09. Memory Failure
Langevin comments: “We are eager to present our latest work, a real collaborative effort. The new album represents countless hours of writing, demoing, recording, mixing and so on. The band and Francis Perron at RadicArt Studio gave their very best to make it happen under unusual circumstances, which led us to call it ‘Synchro Anarchy’. We feel that the sound and music are 100% VOIVOD, and we hope everyone will enjoy it as much as we had fun making it. We certainly can’t wait to play it live.”