Voivod - Infini CD
Released in June 2009, Infini is the twelfth studio album and fifteenth release overall by the legendary Canadian metal band Voivod. Their last album to include contributions by late original guitarist Piggy, and also their last to feature Jason Newsted (ex-Metallica) on bass (Newsted also mixed the album). The record was built from the final songs created by the band with Denis D’Amour aka Piggy. All his original demo guitar tracks appear as they were recorded, no re-amping, no overdubs, just Piggy as he played the tracks he envisioned in his small bachelor apartment, the amp in the bathroom, capturing his performance with the laptop given to him by Jason. There were many discussions and ideas as to how to complete these recordings of songs that had never been actually performed with the whole band in one room. Drummer Michel ‘Away’ Langevin went into a studio in Montreal with engineer Glen Robinson and tracked his drum parts, and Jason waited anxiously to get the tracks and add his bass which he recorded with Enrique Gonzalez Müller at Fantasy Studios in San Francisco, then Denis ‘Snake’ Belanger tracked his vocals with Glen in Montreal afterwards. Jason and Enrique mixed the record in San Francisco over the holidays and Infini was born. Truly a collaborative effort, Infini is an album that came together from a respect and belief that these final Voivod songs deserved to be heard.