VOIVOD Fills Open Bass Player Spot

Sunday, 13th July 2014

Blabbermouth is reporting Montreal, Canada thrash/sci-fi innovators VOIVOD have tapped Dominique Laroche to play bass for the band following the departure of Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky). Laroche, who has previously performed with blues musician Steve Hill, made his live debut with VOIVOD last night (Saturday, July 12) at Festival Jonquière En Musique in the group’s former hometown of Jonquière, Quebec, Canada.

Drummer Michel “Away” Langevin reassured fans that VOIVOD will continue despite the departure of Thériault.

“Dominique Laroche will play with us at the Heavy MTL festival with METALLICA on August 9, and then we will write a new album, which will probably be released next year,” he said. “In the meantime, we will continue playing shows.”

VOIVOD on Friday released a statement claiming that Blacky “decided to leave the band for his own personal reasons.”