Jean-Yves Thériault

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Jean-Yves Thériault
Blacky 2009.jpg
Background information
Birth name Jean-Yves Thériault
Also known as Blacky
Born (1962-12-15) December 15, 1962 (age 52)
Jonquière, Quebec
Genres Heavy metal, progressive metal, thrash metal, speed metal
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, Producer
Instruments Bass
Years active 1982–present
Labels Century Media, Metal Blade, Noise, MCA, X-voto Records
Associated acts Landscape of Emergency, Voivod, Xvoto, The Holy Body Tattoo Dance Society

Jean-Yves Thériault (Blacky) is the former bassist for Canadian thrash/progressive metal band Voivod. He co-founded the band and appeared on the first six albums – War and Pain, Rrröööaaarrr, Killing Technology, Dimension Hatross, Nothingface, and Angel Rat. He departed the group in 1991 for personal reasons, and went on to co-found The Holy Body Tattoo Dance Society from 1992 to 1999. He composed, produced and engineered the scores for "White Riot", "L'Orage", "Poetry & Apocalypse", and "Our Brief Eternity".

In 1997 he released The Electronic Voice Phenomena CD with Mark Spybey and established the X-voto Recording label.

Thériault made a guest appearance in Brain Scan, a Voivod cover on the latest Martyr album Feeding the Abscess and performed it live at the release concert at the Montreal Medley in 2006. Thériault co-produced the Negativa self-titled three-song EP with Pierre Rémillard at Wild Studio in St-Zenon, Quebec.

Thériault returned to Voivod in 2008. Thériault released a statement on August 26, 2008, regarding his involvement with the band.[1]

Thériault continues to create electroacoustic music. His collaboration "Hiatus", created with Australian artist Matt Warren, was presented in conjunction with the photographic work of artists Lena Stuart and Sally Rees at the Richmond, Virginia, InLight Festival on September 5, 2008 .

Thériault composed, produced, recorded and edited the Voivod's 2013 album Target Earth. On July 10, 2014, it was announced that he was forced out of the band, for months he requested meetings regarding the band business and artistic affairs, but was denied such talks by the other members.[2]

Thériault is currently working with Monica Emond on a new artistic project call “ Landscape of Emergency”. He finally feels that now the music that he is writing is meaning something more than just writing Metal riff and it is 100% DIY. They have just released Castle Bravo song/video, you can view it at their website Landscape of Emergency Website or in YouTube.


Bass guitars[edit]



  • 2 Marshall JCM 800 Head with FX mod by Rick Onslow [1]
  • 2 EV Custom 4x15in speaker cabinets


  • 1 Marshall Serie 9000 PreAmp
  • Crown MicroTech 1200 Head
  • 2 EV Custom 4x15in speaker cabinets

2008 to present



Online Free Release:

Voivod albums:

Jean-Yves Thériault albums:

Collaboration albums:

Online Free Release:


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  2. ^ "VOIVOD Parts Ways With Bassist JEAN-YVES 'BLACKY' THERIAULT". 10 July 2014. 

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