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VOIVOD announce new “Ultraman – EP” release and start pre-sale!

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Closing in on 40 eventful years of existence, Canadian sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD are pleased to announce the release of the “Ultraman – EP” on November 4th, 2022 via Century Media Records, complimenting their latest “Synchro Anarchy” album release in perfect timing for their upcoming touring activities as special guest to Opeth across Europe. 

The “Ultraman – EP” features a highly original tribute to the “Ultraman” TV series theme as well as previously unreleased bonus live cuts, available both as 12” Vinyl EP or as Digital EP with the following tracklistings:

VOIVOD – „Ultraman – EP“ / Vinyl (20:21) – Tracklisting:
Side A (08:45): 
1. Ultraman – Opening Theme (Japanese & French [URUTORAMANNO UTA]) (01:30)
2. Ultraman – Victory Theme (URUTORAMAN BGM (00:39)
3. Ultraman – Closing Theme (English [URUTORAMANNO UTA]) (00:47)
4. Ultraman – Opening Theme (Japanese [URUTORAMANNO UTA]) (01:30)
5. Ultraman – Victory Theme (URUTORAMAN BGM) (00:39)
6. Ultraman – Closing Theme (Japanese [URUTORAMANNO UTA]) (00:47)
7. Ultraman – Opening Theme (Instrumental [URUTORAMANNO UTA]) (01:30)
8. Ultraman – Victory Theme (URUTORAMAN BGM) (00:39)
9. Ultraman – Closing Theme (Instrumental [URUTORAMANNO UTA]) (00:47)

Side B (11:36): 
1. Overreaction (Return To Morgöth – Live 2018) (05:26)
2. Voïvod (Return To Morgöth – Live 2018) (06:09)

VOIVOD – “Ultraman – EP” / Digital (14:31) – Tracklisting:
1. Ultraman – Opening Theme (Japanese & French [URUTORAMANNO UTA]) (01:30)
2. Ultraman – Victory Theme (URUTORAMAN BGM (00:39)
3. Ultraman – Closing Theme (English [URUTORAMANNO UTA]) (00:47)
4. Overreaction (Return To Morgöth – Live 2018) (05:26)
5. Voïvod (Return To Morgöth – Live 2018) (06:09)

The highly collectable “Ultraman – EP” will be available in the following 180g vinyl editions and limitations:

1.500x copies Black vinyl (Via CM Distro/Webshop)
500x copies Transparent Red vinyl (Via CM Distro/Webshop)
500x copies Clear vinyl (Via VOIVOD)

And the EP’s pre-sale starts today here

VOIVOD’s drummer Michel “Away Langevin” commented about the EP as follows: “As a kid I often dreamed of finding a Beta Capsule, so I could transform into Ultraman, keep the city from being destroyed by a giant fire spitting monster, and hopefully save Akiko Fuji in the process. I’m pretty sure many people had the same dream…we sure did in Voïvod, and that’s why we decided to cover the main and battle TV themes for this EP. The recordings were done during the ‘Synchro Anarchy’ sessions and Chewy sings the Japanese parts! For the B side, we tracked down the lost encore from the 35th anniversary show, Return To Morgöth – Live 2018. Enjoy!”

VOIVOD’s “Ultraman – EP” will be released in perfect timing for the band’s return to European stages as special guests for Swedish progressive metal/rock group Opeth on their upcoming “Evolution XXX” European tour in November 2022… 

Opeth + VOIVOD – European Tour 2022:
Thu. 10.11.2022 Copenhagen (Denmark) – Grey Hall
Sat. 12.11.2022 Wiesbaden (Germany) – Schlachthof
Mon. 14.11.2022 Berlin (Germany) – Admiral Palast
Tue. 15.11.2022 Wuppertal (Germany) – Historische Posthalle
Wed. 16.11.2022 Paris (France) – Pleyel 
Fri. 18.11.2022 London (UK) – Eventim Apolo
Sat. 19.11.2022 Utrecht (The Netherlands) – Tivoli Vredenburg Grote Zaal (Sold out!)
Sun. 20.11.2022 Utrecht (The Netherlands) – Tivoli Vredenburg Ronda 
Mon. 21.11.2022 Zurich (Switzerland) – Komplex
Wed. 23.11.2022 Barcelona (Spain) – Razzamatazz
Thu. 24.11.2022 Bilbao (Spain) – Santana 27
Fri. 25.11.2022 Madrid (Spain) – La Riviera
Sat. 26.11.2022 Lisboa (Portugal) – Sala Tejo

Ticket links can be found here: http://opeth.com/tour-dates

VOIVOD guitarist Daniel “Chewy” Mongrain commented about the tour as follows: “We are very excited to join forces with Opeth on this European tour. Their art inspires and dissolves boundaries on many levels, we are proud to connect and take off on this journey!”.

And VOIVOD have now also added a headlining show to the upcoming European run as follows:
Fri. 11.11.2022 Hamburg (Germany) – Indra Musikclub
https://www.facebook.com/events/5473680329387668/

VOIVOD’s latest, 15th studio album “Synchro Anarchy” entered sales charts upon release in early 2022 as follows: 
Germany # 7 (!), Switzerland # 64, Austria # 67, The Netherlands # 88, Belgium # 129, UK (Rock & Metal) # 7, Canada (Hard Music) # 2, USA Current Hard Music # 8, USA Top New Artist # 11, USA Heatseekers # 56 and USA Current Album # 67.

“Synchro Anarchy” was recorded and mixed by Francis Perron at RadicArt Studio / https://radicart.net/ in Québec, Canada and mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering / http://www.maorappelbaum.com/ in California, U.S.A and produced by VOIVOD. The album features cover artwork by VOIVOD’s Michel “Away” Langevin.

Next to the Jewelcase CD, LP (180g vinyl with A2 poster in several variants) and Digital Album formats, “Synchro Anarchy” is also available in a Deluxe edition as Ltd. 2CD Mediabook and as Digital Album (2CD), containing the special “Return To Morgöth – Live 2018” bonus disc, which features a full live-show recording of VOIVOD’s 35th Anniversary hometown appearance at the Festival Jonquière En Musique from June 29th, 2018, recorded and mixed by Francis Perron as well as mastered by Yannick St-Amand.

You can still order “Synchro Anarchy” here: https://voivodband.lnk.to/SynchroAnarchy

Check out VOIVOD’s “Synchro Anarchy” album via the previously released videos here:
“Planet Eaters”: https://youtu.be/lvHjNcjMqvU
“Paranormalium”: https://youtu.be/sIgY8LNK8H4
“Synchro Anarchy”: https://youtu.be/hryt9k8Zql8
“Sleeves Off”: https://youtu.be/-4hDSNieOnA

And stay connected for more VOIVOD news coming soon…

VOIVOD line-up:
(from left to right on photo by Catherine Deslauriers)
Daniel „Chewy“ Mongrain – Guitar
Denis „Snake“ Bélanger – Vocals
Michel „Away“ Langevin – Drums
Dominic „Rocky“ Laroche – Bass
 
VOIVOD online:
http://voivod.com
http://www.facebook.com/Voivod
http://www.instagram.com/voivodofficial  
https://twitter.com/voivoddotnet

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