Tuesday, August 30, 2005

VOIVOD Guitarist DENIS 'PIGGY' D'AMOUR Dead Of Colon Cancer

What the hell?

2005 is a thief stealing the lives of some pretty damn talented people. Just the past month or so it seems like we have had to say good-bye to so many incredible people and here we have yet another unhappy ending.

I become terribly tongue tied and flustered when it comes to writing about loss but for now here is a little bit of what is in my heart.

Voivod was a huge influence on my old band members and it was through them I was introduced to the best / most complex fucked up brutal sci-fi jazz metal on the planet at the time. I can’t remember any tour we took without at least one Voivod tape with us and with each listen there was always some new sick totally twisted part that blew our minds.

God knows we couldn’t master their writing technique and style but for anybody who knew our band, we tried our best to. Us and about 6,000 other bands owe a little piece of inspiration to Piggy and the rest of Voivod. Without this band the family tree of metal, hardcore, and all that is heavy today wouldn’t have a root to anchor it down.

My love and deepest sympathy goes out to all of Voivod and the loved ones Denis left behind.