Voivod's 1988 masterpiece, "Dimension Hatross," redefined metal with its avant-garde approach. The album's creation was driven by a desire to explore new musical frontiers, complemented by a 12" vinyl release and captivating insert. Embracing science fiction themes, the LP showcased the band's virtuosity, earning critical acclaim. A visionary work, "Dimension Hatross" remains a pivotal chapter in metal history, inspiring creativity and pushing boundaries.


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"Dimension Hatross" Album Description:

In the world of progressive thrash metal, one album stands out as a visionary masterpiece that transcends the boundaries of conventional metal genres—Voivod's "Dimension Hatross." Released in 1988, this LP, accompanied by a 12" vinyl and an intriguing insert, marked a significant chapter in the evolution of Voivod and the broader metal landscape.

The story of "Dimension Hatross" begins in the late '80s, a time when the metal scene was witnessing a fertile period of experimentation and boundary-pushing. Voivod, hailing from Canada, had already established themselves as pioneers with their previous releases, but it was "Dimension Hatross" that would solidify their status as avant-garde metal maestros.

The album's creation was fueled by the band's desire to explore uncharted musical territories. Drawing inspiration from science fiction, surrealism, and the cosmic unknown, Voivod crafted a conceptual masterpiece that took listeners on a sonic journey through the realms of the bizarre and otherworldly.

One notable aspect of the "Dimension Hatross" release is the inclusion of a 12" vinyl edition. In an era dominated by the rise of CDs, the vinyl format was experiencing a decline. However, Voivod, known for their commitment to artistic expression, chose to release the album on vinyl, adding a tangible and collectible dimension to the musical experience. The analog warmth and authenticity of vinyl contributed to the immersive quality of the album.

Accompanying the vinyl was an insert that further enriched the listener's experience. Voivod, known for their thought-provoking and intricate album artwork, collaborated with renowned artists to create visuals that complemented the thematic depth of "Dimension Hatross." The insert became a canvas for visual storytelling, offering fans a deeper connection to the album's conceptual narrative.

"Dimension Hatross" showcased Voivod's musical virtuosity, with intricate compositions, unconventional time signatures, and the signature sci-fi narrative woven into the lyrics. The album's tracks, from the opening assault of "Experiment" to the cosmic voyage of "Sub-Effect," displayed a level of creativity that set Voivod apart from their peers.

Music Genre:

  Thrash Metal 

Album Production Information:

The album: "VOIVOD - Dimension Hatross" was produced by: Voivod and Harris Johns

This album was recorded 4-December 1987 till 4 January 1988 at: Musiclab, West-Berlin

Fred Baumgart - Photographer

  Fred Baumgart photographed since the mid-1980's several German Heavy Metal bands, including: Warrant , Ballantinez , Kreator , Rage , Deathrow , Voivod , Tankard .



Record Label Information:

  Blue Label Noise International N 0106
Packaging: This album includes the 12" insert with "The Voivod Story"

Record Format:

12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year and Country:

  1988 Made in Germany  
Band Members and Musicians on: VOIVOD - Dimension Hatross
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Snake - vocals
  • Piggy - guitars
  • Blacky - bass
  • Away - drums

Background information on the Voivod band-members.

Denis Bélanger used the pseudonym "Snake" and has been lead singer with the Canadian Heavy Metal band "Voivod" during the 1980's from 1983-1994.

Denis D'Amour used the pseudonym "Piggy" and has been guitarist (and occasionally sound engineer) with the Canadian Heavy Metal band "Voivod" during the 1980's from 1981-2005.

Jean-Yves Thériault used the pseudonym "Blacky" and has been bass player (and occasionally sound engineer) with the Canadian Heavy Metal band "Voivod" during the 1980's from 1981-2014 (with several long breaks during this period).

Michel Langevin used the pseudonym "Away" and has been drummer (and occasionally graphics artist) with the Canadian Heavy Metal band "Voivod" during the 1980's from 1981-Today.

Track Listing of: "VOIVOD - Dimension Hatross"

The Songs/tracks on "VOIVOD - Dimension Hatross" are

  1. Experiment 06:11
  2. Tribal Convictions 04:52
  3. Chaosmöngers 04:42
  4. Technocratic Manipulators 04:36
  5. Macrosolutions to Megaproblems 05:35
  6. Brain Scan 05:09
  7. Psychic Vacuum 03:51
  8. Cosmic Drama 04:56
Album cover photos of : VOIVOD - Dimension Hatross

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Exploring the Innovative and Influential Sound of Voivod: A Canadian Heavy Metal Icon
Band information on Voivod

Voivod is a Canadian heavy metal band formed in 1982. They are known for their unique and eclectic style, which blends elements of thrash, punk, progressive and psychedelic rock. Their music features complex arrangements, unusual time signatures, and imaginative soundscapes. Over the years, the band has undergone several lineup changes, with founding member Denis "Snake" Bélanger as the only constant member. They have released numerous albums and are regarded as one of the pioneers of the Canadian heavy metal scene.

Throughout their career, the band has released 13 studio albums, with their most well-known being "Killing Technology" (1987), "Dimension Hatröss" (1988), and "Nothingface" (1989). They have toured extensively throughout the world and have been praised for their energetic and dynamic live performances.

Voivod has also been credited with influencing several generations of musicians in the heavy metal and alternative metal communities, and have been cited as an influence by bands such as Metallica, Slayer, and Sepultura.

Despite lineup changes and the death of guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour in 2005, the band continues to tour and release new music. They are widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential bands in the heavy metal genre.