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Voivod – Killing Technology 1987 Combat Records

VOIVOD - Voi vod band photo 1987

Killing Technology is the third studio album by Canadian heavy metal band Voivod. It was released in 1987 on noise Noise Records and was the first to combine elements of progressive rock in the band’s thrash metal sound. According to interviews contemporary to the release of Killing Technology, by 1986, Voivod was more influenced by hardcore punk and crossover bands than by other metal bands, with only Kreator and Motörhead still appreciated by all band members. A music video was made for the song “Ravenous Medicine”. Estimated sales are more than 60,000 copies worldwide. (SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA)


Track listing

Killing Side

“Killing Technology” – 7:33
“Overreaction” – 4:45
“Tornado” – 6:02

Ravenous Side

“Forgotten in Space” – 6:10
“Ravenous Medicine” – 4:33
“Order of the Blackguards” – 4:28
“This Is Not an Exercise” – 6:18
Cassette and CD edition bonus tracks
“Too Scared to Scream” – 4:14
“Cockroaches” – 3:40

Voivod Killing Technology 1987 Combat Vinyl LP

Voivod Was

Snake (Denis Bélanger) – vocals
Piggy (Denis D’Amour) – guitar
Blacky (Jean-Yves Thériault) – bass,
Away (Michel Langevin) – drums

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VoiVod – War And Pain 1984 Metal Blade Records

Voivod band photo 1985

War and Pain is the debut album from Canada’s Voivod. It was released on August 1984 on Metal Blade Records. War and Pain had a much rawer punky sound than what would later characterize their later period progressive metal output. According to a 1986 TV interview – it sold over 40,000 copies within two years of its release.

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This Side (Iron)

“Voivod” – 4:16
“Warriors of Ice” – 5:04
“Suck Your Bone” – 3:30
“Iron Gang” – 4:15
“War and Pain” – 4:55

That Side (Blower)

“Blower” – 2:42
“Live for Violence” – 5:11
“Black City” – 5:08
“Nuclear War” – 7:01

The original cassette version also had a track after “Nuclear War” named “Condemned to the Gallows.” This was the track they recorded for the compilation album Metal Massacre V. Aside from one cassette pressing, “Condemned to the Gallows” was the only track that never appeared on the original LP or CD, nor has it been re-recorded for any future Voivod releases. (SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA)

War And Pain Sleeve and Artwork

Band Photos

Voivod Players on “War And Pain”:

Denis “Snake” Bélanger – vocals
Denis “Piggy” D’Amour – guitar
Jean-Yves “Blacky” Thériault – bass
Michel “Away” Langevin – drums, artwork

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Metal Massacre 5 1984 Featuring Hellhammer, Voivod, Overkill, Metal Church, Fates Warning

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Metal Massacre V 1984 by Metal Blade Records

Metal Massacre V (Metal Massacre 5) came out in 1984. Original Pressing ( MBR 1021) marks the first recordings of Hellhammer, Voivod, Overkill, Metal Church, Fates Warning, Omen, and more.

Metal Massacre Vinyl and Art

Metal Massacre 5 Bands and Tracklist:


“Torture Me” – Omen – 3:26
“Condemned to the Gallows” – Voivod – 5:09
“Call on the Attacker” – Attacker – 3:35
“Nightmare” – Future Tense – 3:50
“Death Rider” – Overkill – 3:52
“Soldier Boy” – Fates Warning – 6:20


“The Brave” – Metal Church – 4:27
“Destroyer” – Lethyl Synn – 3:27
“The Warrior” – Final Warning – 3:49
“Crucifixion” – Hellhammer – 2:50
“Marching Saprophytes” – Mace – 4:07
“End of Time” – Jesters of Destiny – 3:20


Metal Massacre Bands: Where Are They Now?

Several huge metal bands have had their debuts on the Metal Massacre compilations from Metal Blade Records, perhaps most notably Metallica who have their name misspelled on Metal Massacre 1. Early on they featured “hair bands” like RATT until Metal Blade became the go-to record label for thrash metal and started working with better bands like Cryptic Slaughter, Slayer and Hirax.

Mettallica or Metallica? - Mispelling on Metal Massacre 1
Mettallica or Metallica? – Misspelling on Metal Massacre 1

Metal Massacre Graduates

ABOUT: Metal Massacre was started1981 Brian Slagel, founder of Metal Blade Records, decided to put out a compilation of unsigned, underground metal bands. Throughout the ’80s and early ’90s, he continued to release more volumes of the collections. Metal Massacre XII was released in 1995 and was the final Metal Massacre album until Metal Massacre XIII, released 11 years later in 2006. (SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA)