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Voivod 1983-1988 logo -stamp- by WhiteBoneDemon Voivod 1983-1988 logo -stamp- by WhiteBoneDemon
Genre: Thrash Metal (1982-87), Progressive Metal (1988-)

"Voivod started in 1981, when guitarist Denis D'Amour (Piggy) had been searching for several musicians to start a band with, until he found Jean-Yves Thériault (Blacky), who agreed to play bass in his band. However, Blacky did not know how to play bass at the time, but Piggy was musically adept so he took Blacky under his wing. Blacky later hired Michel Langevin (Away), who had been a friend from high school, as their drummer, and the trio joined forces to harvest their own brand of noise. Unfortunately, the project did not last, because "everything went wrong because nobody could play," according to Away. "Piggy was the only true musician."

Progress was temporarily stalled in 1988 as Voivod was forced to pull out of their "Dimension Hatröss" world tour when Piggy was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. When surgeons warned that necessary surgery would in all probability curtail his guitar abilities, Piggy opted to decline an operation and instead threw his energies into the band. He survived, he would was diagnosed with cancer 17 years later, where he died on Aug 26th, 2005.
Cleayu Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
using :3
Orphydian Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it pls let me feature this in my prog group

Dont miss the notification when comes to accept and if you do then just add it to my group by your own

You are also warmly invited to join !
rudeboy308 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
I first heard of Voivod with the "Nothingface" and "Angel Rat" albums, but with a couple of their live albums and their Tatsumaki DVD (live in Japan), I've gotten to know and love their early thrash.  I didn't know about Piggy's cancer years before he really got sick.  I know that their last album was pieced together from guitar parts on Piggy's computer.  

Thanks for making this stamp, and I shall use it. 
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