Legendary Canadian metallers, Voivod, rolled into Louisville on Leap Day and delivered an outstanding performance with Vektor and Black Fast.
Louisville’s Zanzabar was on fire this Leap day as a large crowd packed the venue awaiting the Canadian metal band, Voivod. Just before the stage lights came up, the crowd pushed toward the stage chanting “Voivod, Voivod” setting the tone for what the evening would hold.
Feeding off of the energy of the room, Voivod wasted no time starting off their set with a classic old school thrash song, “Ripping Headaches” and followed with “Tribal Convictions” and “Overreaction.” With everyone feeling good, Voivod performed fan favorites including “Kluskap O’Kom,” “Inner Combustion” and the title track from their recently released EP, Post Society.
More than halfway thru their set, everyone in the room was having a great time. After performing “The Prow,” Snake mentioned something about time to dance and the group broke out into a quick merengue; it was a fun moment.
Another memorable moment of the show was a fan in the crowd who yelled out “Man, I Love Voivod” to which Snake replied “Me Too!” bringing a chuckle from everyone in the crowd.
Voivod finished up their set performing “Psychic Vacuum,” “Forever Mountain,” their classic anthem. “Voivod.” They closed their show with a dominating version of the Pink Floyd song, “Astronomy Domine.” The guys stayed on stage well after their final song high-fiving and chatted with fans.
The concert proved itself a fantastic evening of metal and a top notch Voivod performance. Fans drove in from a distance, including Ohio and Indiana. Based on fans reactions, everyone was more than pleased.
Voivod is Denis “Snake” Belanger (vocals), Michel “Away” Langevin (drums), Dan “Chewy” Mongrain (guitar), and Dominique Laroche (bass).
Providing the main support for this tour is Philadelphia-based progressive thrash artist, Vektor. Vektor is touring in support of their upcoming album, Terminal Redux, scheduled for release on May 06.
Their thirty-minute set included songs from the upcoming album, including “Ultimate Artificer” and “Psychotropia” along with older songs “Fast Paced Society” and “Tetrastructural Minds.” Vetkor finished their impressive set in a powerful way, performing the hard driving thrash metal song, “Black Future.”
Vektor is David DiSanto (vocals and guitar), Erik Nelson (guitar), Blake Anderson (drums), and Frank Chin (bass).
Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, Black Fast kicked off the night. Their thirty-minute set of self-proclaimed “Blistering, no-holds-barred metal” started off fast with “To Propagate the Void” from their newly released album, Terms of Surrender.
Barely pausing to catch their breath, they perform “Progenitors of Predation” and “Haunted Vigil” before launching into their single, “I Conspire.” Black Fast ended their high-energy set with “Starve” that saw bassist Ryan Thompson in the crowd driving thru his heavy bass lines.
The Black Fast sound is epic thrash metal with raging guitar work and provided a perfect start to the evening. Black Fast is Aaron Akin-(guitar and vocals), Ryan Thompson (bass), Trevor Johanson (guitar), Ross Burnett (drums).