Michel "Away" Langevin- Masters of Rock 2009
|Birth name||Michel Langevin|
|Also known as||Away|
|Born||May 30, 1963|
|Genres||Heavy metal, progressive metal, thrash metal, progressive rock, speed metal|
|Labels||Metal Blade, Noise, MCA, Mausoleum, Hypnotic, Chophouse, The End|
|Associated acts||Voivod, Tau Cross, Necro, Kosmos, Les Ékorchés|
Michel "Away" Langevin (born May 30, 1963) is a founding member and drummer for the Canadian heavy metal band Voivod. He has been a constant member of the band since its formation in 1982. Langevin is credited with the creation of the mythology of the post-apocalyptic vampire lord Voivod, about which the band originally coalesced, and is largely responsible for its continuing science fiction themes.
Langevin is also a graphic design artist. He has created all of Voivod's artwork, as well as the artwork for the Probot album. He is also credited with the design for Non Phixion's album cover artwork.
In 2007, Michel Langevin and fellow Canadian musicians Pat Gordon (Ghoulunatics), Marc Vaillancourt (B.A.R.F.) and Philippe Mius D'Entremont (Maruka) founded Les Ékorchés, an acoustic hardcore/thrash metal band. On February 27, 2007 their first album entitled Les Ékorchés was released. All of the tracks are in French.
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