ATT00001“Canada’s Voivod are one of heavy metal’s most unique, beloved treasures.  Now their extraordinary early recordings are getting an official release.” The Guardian

Alternative Tentacles will release for the first time ever, To The Death 84, an early recording from legendary Canadian metal innovators, Voivod, on 20th February 2012.

To The Death 84 is a double album/single CD, 70 minutes of loud, blistering metal/punk.  Recorded live in the band’s jam space in January 1984 with an old tape recorder and a couple of microphones, it nonetheless sounds great and still hits hard today.  This demo tape was sent to all the fanzines the band knew of at the time, and has circulated among collectors for years.  The line-up for these recordings was Snake (Denis Bélanger) on lead vocals, Piggy (Denis D’Amour) on guitar, Blacky (Jean-Yves Thériault) on bass, and Away (Michel Langevin) on drums.

This demo did its job: soon the underground world was aware of this strange vampire warlord from the cold – Voivod.

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