Michel Langevin

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Michel Langevin
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Michel "Away" Langevin- Masters of Rock 2009
Background information
Birth name Michel Langevin
Also known as Away
Born (1963-05-30) May 30, 1963 (age 53)
Genres Heavy metal, progressive metal, thrash metal, progressive rock, speed metal
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Drums
Years active 1982–present
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[1]) 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.

Langevin has also cowritten songs for J. G. Thirlwell's Steroid Maximus and drummed on Men Without Hats' Sideways (1991).

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.