31 January 2013
Voivod: "Target Earth" enters the charts in Germany!
Canadian progressive metal pioneers VOIVOD have just released their much anticipated 13th studio album, "Target Earth", via Century Media Records worldwide!
The anticipation and excitement for the release has been massive and we can gladly announce that "Target Earth" has now also entered the official sales charts in Germany on position # 72, which marks a first ever time for VOIVOD to appear in the charts in Germany.
Here is some assorted media feedback / praise for "Target Earth":
"Denis "Piggy" D'Amour (1959-2005) is no longer among us, but the first album without this genius is actually the best album the band has released since "Angel Rat" - 8 of 10 Points - Close Up (Sweden)
"This is a sizzling rebirth and the best possible tribute to Piggy's genius (...)"Target Earth" is stunning!" - 8 of 10 Points - Metal Hammer (UK)
"Target Earth" is just Voivod being Voivod being brilliant once again (...) Piggy would be proud" - 5 of 5 Points, Album Of The Month - Terrorizer (UK)
"There is still no other band that sounds like Voivod!" - 8,5 of 10 Points - Rock Hard (Germany)
"Target Earth" is available now in the following formats across Europe:
- 10-Track Standard CD
- 10-Track Digital Download Version
- 10-Track Gatefold-2LP with180gr. vinyl (Unlimited black vinyl, various limited coloured versions!)
- 12-Track Mediabook-CD (Limited edition with alternate frontcover-design in silver on black, 2 stickers, expanded booklet and 2 exclusive live-bonustracks from Roadburn Festival 2012)
- Deluxe mailorder boxset incl. bonus live album, belt and much more (Limited to 1,000 copies worldwide!)
All the different physical formats as well as a shirt design of "Target Earth" (white print on black shirt or black print on grey shirt!) can be pre-ordered NOW from the CM Distro webshop within Europe here: http://www.cmdistro.de/Artist/Voivod/198
An official "Target Earth" EPK can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab8Q3bCBxrU
For a first listen of "Target Earth", be sure to check out a stream of the album's title track "Target Earth" HERE as well as the album's first single (Released as Digital Download and as limited 7" EP) "Mechanical Mind" HERE
"Target Earth" was recorded at producer Pierre Rémillard's Wild Studios in Quebec and mixed by Sanford Parker (Pelican, Nachtmystium). The original art was once again drawn by drummer Away (Michel Langevin) and features color schemes from each one of the band's previous albums.
The album brings back original bass player, Blacky (Jean Yves Thériault), marking his first recordings with the band since 1991's "Angel Rat." It's also the first to feature guitarist, Chewy (Dan Mongrain), who cut his teeth playing guitar to the late Denis D'Amour's riffs and thus has matched his style to a tee. VOIVOD, as a full group, hadn't sat down to write a record together since 2003's self-titled album. The end result harkens back to the group's late 80s output and after 30 years together as a band, one of their best yet.
Further news about VOIVOD and "Target Earth" soon...