“Target Earth”, the video for the title track of the new album from Canadian progressive metal pioneers VOIVOD, can be seen below. The clip, created by Italian filmmaker and multimedia artist Nicola Piovesan, recreates in 3D motion graphics the visions and artwork of VOIVODdrummer Michel “Away” Langevin.
Comments Langevin: “I met Nicola Piovesan at the VOIVOD/UNKINDshow in Helsinki on October 31, 2012. We had a discussion about my 3D graphics for the album ‘Negatron’ and Nicola mentioned the possibility of him doing a 3D motion video for our new album, ‘Target Earth’. After viewing his fantastic video for ‘The Core’ by the band ON|OFF|MAN, we knew he was the right person to capture the cyber world of VOIVOD. To us, the result is simply spectacular!”
Check out stills from the video at this location.
Nicola Piovesan (aka: chaosmonger) is an Italian filmmaker and multimedia artist living in Finland. He was born in April 1979 in Venice and moved to Bologna in 1999 where he graduated in cinema in 2004.Piovesan started making videos in 2001, and they have been screened in about 70 festivals worldwide to-date, winning more than 30 awards. He has worked as a freelance since 2005, collaborating with various production houses and private clients to produce independent short films, documentaries, music videos, and much more. In 2008 he also started teaching cinema in a high school in Como, which resulted in him moving to Milan. In the fall of 2011, Piovesan stopped teaching and moved to Helsinki, Finland where he currently lives, continuing his work as a filmmaker and visual artist.
VOIVOD‘s new album, “Target Earth”, sold around 1,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD was issued on January 22 via the band’s own company, Iron Gang Factory, and Century Media.
VOIVOD‘s previous album, “Infini”, opened with around 840 units back in July 2009.
“Target Earth” was recorded in early 2012 at Pierre Rémillard‘s (OBLIVEON, CRYPTOPSY, KRISIUN, MISERY INDEX) Wild Studio in a small town called St-Zénon in Quebec, Canada and was mixed by Sanford Parker (PELICAN, NACHTMYSTIUM). The follow-up to 2009’s “Infini”contains the band’s first music to be written with guitarist Dan Mongrain(MARTYR) following the passing of original axeman Denis “Piggy” D’Amour in 2005. The original art was once again drawn by drummerMichel “Away” Langevin and features color schemes from each one of the band’s previous albums.