This was my 2nd time seeing Voivod live. I saw them 4 years ago at Hellfest when they had ¾ originals members and a guest appearance from Phil Anselmo and former bassist Jason “Jasonic” Newsted. Since I last saw Voivod original bassist Blacky left the band and he was replaced by Rocky leaving Snake & Away as the original members of Voivod
I was kinda pissed when I saw Voivod in 2013 that they weren’t singing anything off “Killing Technology”
The gig started with the setlist from Negrophilia. I was never a big fan of their music. I mean don’t get me wrong, they were one of the earliest Death Metal bands in America along with DEATH, POSSESSED but when I am watching a 3 piece band that I’ve never bothered pressing play. I am just thinking to myself “Who are these Yanks”
Voivod started their set at 9pm with “Killing Technology”. Its 2017, 30 years after this landmark Progessive Thrash album was released. The sounds of a steaming computer with a voice saying “We are connected” was blairing over the PA as the Quebecois band launched into one of their signature songs.
The band setlist had songs spanning from the first few records, right up to a period where SNAKE was no long in Voivod and there was some new songs played off the current EP as the band had been pretty busy making new music.
The highlight of the night was everyone in the crowd chanting “CHEWY! CHEWY! CHEWY!
SNAKE! SNAKE! SNAKE! SNAKE! AWAY! AWAY! AWAY!”.There was even chants of fallen brother Piggy!
During the Pink Floyd cover of Divine astronomy everyone started chanting PIGGY! PIGGY! PIGGY!
I did something I have never done in my life and that is STEAL A GUITAR PICK. I Stole one of Chewy guitar pick when he place his mic Stand fell over into the crowd. I did pick up another pick off the floor, but I gave it to a redhead chick who gave me a hug & Kiss. I should have asked her for a rad HANDJOB in the bathroom.
The Unknown Knows
We are connected
Astronomy Domine (Pink Floyd Cover)