voivod

The Top 5 “Sell Out” Thrash Songs

May 9, 2018

Decibel reconsiders five perfect songs from the “sell-out” age of thrash metal in the ’90s.

Interview: Voivod Guitarist, Composer Daniel ‘Chewy’ Mongrain on Joining His Favorite Band

April 17, 2018

A lengthy interview with Voivod guitarist/composer Chewy, Piggy’s successor and longtime Voivod fan.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Voivod’s “Angel Rat”

August 17, 2017

We shrugged our shoulders at it in 1991, but it’s time to realize that Angel Rat totally rules.

Five times Voivod Blew Our Minds

July 27, 2017

Voivod rule. Here are five reasons why.

Interview: Tau Cross’ Rob Miller on New Record and Being a ‘Supergroup’

July 20, 2017

Tau Cross‘ Rob “The Baron” Miller is interviewed by Neill Jameson on new album, being a ‘supergroup’ and recommended reading. 

That Tour Was Awesome: Neurosis/Voivod/Today Is the Day (1999)

January 26, 2017

Our latest That Tour Was Awesome looks back at the time that Neurosis, Voivod and Today is the Day blew Europe’s mind in 1999.

Ex-Cryptopsy Teacher Feature: A Seminar With Two Dans (Mongrain and Greening)

September 13, 2016

In our final metal teacher installment, we bring you two men who hold down less traditional teaching positions:  Voivod’s Dan Mongrain, who teaches music at the college level; and Rage Nucléaire’s Lord Worm (Dan Greening), who teaches English language skills to business people who have left behind the traditional classroom setting.

Professor Venkatesh Update on the status of Metal in Education

May 15, 2015

We at the Deciblog have spoken to Dr. Vivek Venkatesh a few times already, learning about his work and his simultaneously academic and visceral interest in the more extreme forms of metal.  Last October, we had the opportunity to speak with him again, this time in preparation for an article that focuses on the intersecting paths of academic study and metal.

Metal Without Hats: When Voivod Did The Safety Dance

February 23, 2015

Men Without Hats were one of the biggest pop bands of the early to mid-80s. And “The Safety Dance” was one of the biggest songs of the decade, and continues to resonate. People never stopped doing “The Safety Dance.” Remixes show up every week, including a metal version (more about that below). The Saturday night…

Decibel’s Top 5 Thrash Metal Logos

June 23, 2014

5. Sabbat Brit thrashers Sabbat were among a select few to come from the island to have made a genuine impact. To this very day, Dreamweaver remains singular. The group’s logo also has similar import. Like most thrash metal logos, it’s readable at a distance yet it has an edge to it. Each letter in…

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Voivod’s “Phobos”

June 15, 2011

Almost every band has that album: you know, the critically and/or commercially reviled dud in an otherwise passable-to-radical back catalog. Well, every Wednesday morning, a Decibel staffer or special guest will take to the Deciblog to bitch and moan at length as to why everybody’s full of shit and said dud is, in fact, The…