Denis Bélanger

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Denis Bélanger
Bélanger with Voivod at Masters of Rock 2009
Bélanger with Voivod at Masters of Rock 2009
Background information
Also known as"Snake"
Born (1964-08-09) August 9, 1964 (age 57)
OriginJonquière, Quebec, Canada
GenresHeavy metal, progressive metal, thrash metal, speed metal
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active1982–present
LabelsMetal Blade, Noise, MCA, Mausoleum, Hypnotic, Chophouse, The End
Associated actsVoivod, Union Made

Denis "Snake" Bélanger (born August 9, 1964) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. He is the lead singer and lyricist of heavy metal band Voivod.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Bélanger grew up in Jonquière, Quebec.[3]

Career[edit]

Bélanger joined Michel Langevin, Denis D'Amour and Jean-Yves Thériault to form Voivod in 1982,[4] in northern Quebec. He appeared on the albums War & Pain, Rrröööaaarrr, Killing Technology, Dimension Hatröss, Nothingface, Angel Rat and The Outer Limits.

Bélanger departed the group in 1994, after completing a tour in support of The Outer Limits.[5] He formed his own band, Union Made with Peter Jackson[6] and worked on the song "Dictatosaurus" with Dave Grohl's side project dubbed Probot.[7]

Bélanger rejoined Voivod in 2002, and appeared on the albums, Voivod (2003), Katorz (2006), Infini (2009), Target Earth (2013), and The Wake (2018).[8] This last album won a Juno Award for Heavy Metal Album of the Year.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Voivod The Wake" Archived March 26, 2019, at the Wayback Machine. AllMusic Review by Thom Jurek
  2. ^ Eric Davis (February 1992). "Welcome to the Machine" - SPIN Magazine. 7:11. SPIN Media LLC. p. 39. ISSN 0886-3032.
  3. ^ " Back to the Futuristic : Voivod’s ‘The Outer Limits,’ the Group’s 8th Album, Is Inspired by the Sci-Fi of a More Innocent Time". Los Angeles Times, By MIKE BOEHM, Aug. 28, 1993
  4. ^ "Voivod To Infini and Beyond" Archived October 3, 2019, at the Wayback Machine. Exclaim, By Greg Pratt, Jul 24, 2009
  5. ^ "Voivos The Outer Limits" Archived March 26, 2019, at the Wayback Machine. AllMusic Review by Greg Prato
  6. ^ "Barf / Noël dans la rue : Le p’tit poisson, y’é mort!" Archived October 3, 2019, at the Wayback Machine. Voir, Christine Fortier 2 December 1999
  7. ^ "Voïvod 35 ans plus tard" Archived October 3, 2019, at the Wayback Machine. La Presse, Édition 26 July 2018, section ARTS, page 5. Émilie Côté
  8. ^ "Voivod: „Kizártnak tartom, hogy egyedül vagyunk” Archived October 3, 2019, at the Wayback Machine. Shock Magazine, October 18, 2018
  9. ^ "Voivod / René Lussier and Robbie Kuster Montreal International Jazz Festival, Montreal QC, July 30" Archived October 3, 2019, at the Wayback Machine. Exclaim!, By Nilan Perera, Jul 01, 2019