Katorz

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Katorz
Studio album by Voivod
Released July 25, 2006
Recorded 2004 - 2006
Genre Progressive metal, thrash metal, heavy metal,
Length 45:10
Label The End, Nuclear Blast
Producer Glen Robinson and Voivod
Voivod chronology
Voivod
(2003)
Katorz
(2006)
Infini
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Stylus Magazine B+ [2]

Katorz is the fourteenth album, and the eleventh studio album by the Canadian heavy metal band Voivod, and was released on July 25, 2006. The name of the album is phonetic for "quatorze", the French word for fourteen.

Demos for the album had been made but before the band could properly begin recording it, guitarist Denis D'Amour (a.k.a. Piggy) died on August 25, 2005 due to colon cancer. The guitar and bass tracks for Katorz were recorded by D'Amour and bassist Jason Newsted (formerly of Metallica) on D'Amour's Mac at Newsted's house in California. After D'Amour's death, Langevin and Bélanger recorded their drum and vocal tracks, respectively, to be added to those existing tracks.[3] The song, "The X-Stream", is included in Guitar Hero II.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Getaway" – 3:58
  2. "Dognation" – 4:06
  3. "Mr. Clean" – 4:16
  4. "After All" – 4:44
  5. "Odds & Frauds" – 4:50
  6. "Red My Mind" – 4:41
  7. "Silly Clones" – 3:18
  8. "No Angel" – 5:06
  9. "The X-Stream" – 4:58
  10. "Polaroids" – 5:08

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prato, Greg. Katorz at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-16.
  2. ^ "Voivod - Katorz - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  3. ^ Pardo, Pete (2006), "Jason Newsted Speaks About Voivod's Katorz!", Sea of Tranquility, retrieved 2014-05-07