Canadian metal innovators VOIVOD have been invited to perform at the world-famous Montreal International Jazz Festival (Festival International de Jazz de Montréal) on June 30 at Club Soda.

For the occasion, guitarist Dan “Chewy” Mongrain, who has been in VOIVOD for the past eight years, wrote an eight-minute arrangement for the brass quintet that will join the band onstage during the show for a special feature on “The End Of Dormancy” from VOIVOD‘s Juno award-winning album “The Wake” (2018). This will be a world premiere, as VOIVOD has not played that song live yet and it is believed that no other metal band in the world has ever been joined by a brass quintet during a performance.

You can see a short clip of a rehearsal below.

“The Wake” is one of 40 albums which have made the Polaris Music Prize 2019 Long List. VOIVOD was also nominated for the “International Artist Of The Year” award at this year’s Progressive Music Awards, which will be held on September 12 at the Underglobe in London, England.

“The Wake” came out in September 2018 via Century Media Records. The disc was recorded and mixed by Francis Perron at RadicArt Recording Studio in Canada. The album’s artwork was once again created by VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away” Langevin.

VOIVOD and REVOCATION will join forces for a North American co-headlining tour in the fall. PSYCROPTIC, SKELETAL REMAINS and CONJURER will join as additional support.

We are excited for Jazzfest to roll around so we can showcase the skills of our very METAL friends
Tenor Sax: Francois D’Amours
Trumpet: Dominic Leveille and Maxime St-Pierre
Bass Trombone: Jean-Sébastien Vachon
Tenor Trombone: Renaud Gratton!
Our very own Dan Mongrain ‘Chewy’ wrote the arrangement being played by these amazing musicians and we are very excited to hit the stage with them.

Posted by Voivod on Wednesday, June 26, 2019