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VOIVOD sign to Century Media Records, announce a release date for “Target Earth”

VOIVOD have announced that their company Iron Gang Factory has ha inked a deal with Century Media, which will release their new album “Target Earth” on January 21, 2013.

About the record, the band comments:

Our goal has been to find a partner for Iron Gang Factory to help get new Voivod music to the world and Century Media, we are proud to say, is the right company to do so globally. We can’t wait to release tour and promote Target Earth”.

Here’s the full statement issued by the label:

Century Media Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of Quebecois progressive metal pioneers VOIVOD! To coincide with the band’s 30th Anniversary – the band was founded in late January, 1983 – VOIVOD’s own company, Iron Gang Factory, joins with global powerhouse Century Media Records to release Target Earth on January 21st, 2013 throughout Europe and the 22nd in North America.

VOIVOD’s career path has endured as many shifts and disturbances as the music itself. From major label deals and big-time tours to slogging it out in clubs while metal went through growing pains in the mid 1990’s; from high profile bass players to unknown substitutes, the Quebecois prog metal pioneers have persevered through thick and thin to arrive at a comfortable place in 2012 — a place of rebirth, rejuvenation and respect.

VOIVOD’s 30th anniversary celebrates their career as one of metal’s most influential bands. The handful of live albums, reissues and DVDs that began to surface in the past ten years proved how beloved this band really is, and now comes another album of inspired fresh material that proves VOIVOD still have many new paths to travel. What band continues to redefine and reinvent themselves 13 studio albums and 30 years into their career? There is only one answer to that question: VOIVOD.

VOIVOD have just announced a next European tour for October 2012 including the following headlining dates, as well as support shows with new label mates Arch Enemy in Spain:

VOIVOD – European Tour 2012:
 Wed 03.10.12 The Exchange – Bristol, UK 
 Thu 04.10.12 NQ Live – Manchester, UK 
 Fri 05.10.12 The Well – Leeds, UK 
 Sat 06.10.12 The Village – Dublin, Ireland 
 Sun 07.10.12 Garage – London, UK 
Mon 08.10.12 Magasin 4 – Brussels, Belgium
 Tue 09.10.12 Doornroosje – Nijmegen, The Netherlands 
Wed 10.10.12 Turock – Essen, Germany
Thu 11.10.12 Loppen – Copenhagen, Denmark
Fri 12.10.12 Betong – Oslo, Norway
 Sat 13.10.12 Brew House – Gothenburg, Sweden 
 Sun 14.10.12 Hafenklang – Hamburg, Germany 
 Tue 16.10.12 Cassiopeia – Berlin, Germany 
 Wed 17.10.12 Progresja – Warsaw, Poland 
Thu 18.10.12 HooDoo Club – Prague, Czech Republic
 Fri 19.10.12 Dürer Kert – Budapest, Hungary 
 Sat 20.10.12 Bloom Club – Mezzago (Milan), Italy 
Sun 21.10.12 Bad Bonn – Düdingen, Switzerland
Mon 22.10.12 Le Korigan, Luynes, France
 Tue 23.10.12 Totem – Pamplona, Spain + Arch Enemy 
Wed 24.10.12 Cine Teatro – Corroios, Portugal
 Thu 25.10.12 Capitol – Santiago de Compostela, Spain + Arch Enemy 
 Fri 26.10.12 La Riviera – Madrid, Spain + Arch Enemy 
 Sat 27.10.12 Razzmatazz 2 – Barcelona, Spain + Arch Enemy 
 Tue 30.10.12 MILK Club – Moscow, Russia 
 Wed 31.10.12 Nosturi – Helsinki, Finland 

VOIVOD Line-Up (from left to right on bandpic):
Daniel “Chewy” Mongrain – Guitar
Jean -Yves “Blacky” Theriault – Bass
Michel “Away” Langevin – Drums
Denis “Snake” Belanger – Voice

VOIVOD Discography:
War and Pain, 1984
Rrröööaaarrr, 1986
Killing Technology, 1987
Dimension Hatröss, 1988
Nothingface, 1989
Angel Rat, 1991
The Best of Voivod (compilation), 1992
The Outer Limits, 1993
Negatron, 1995
Phobos, 1997
Kronik (compilation), 1998
Voivod Lives (live album), 2000
Voivod, 2003
D-V-O-D-1 DVD, 2005
Katorz, 2006
Infini, 2009
Tatsumaki: Voivod in Japan 2008 DVD, 2009
Warriors of Ice (live album), 2011
To the Death ’84 2012
Target Earth, 2013

Further VOIVOD news coming up very soon…

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