War and Pain
|War and Pain|
|Studio album by Voivod|
|Recorded||June 19–27, 1984 at Le Terroir Studio, Laterrière (now part of Saguenay, Québec), Canada|
|Genre||Thrash metal, speed metal, heavy metal|
War and Pain is the debut album from Canadian heavy metal band Voivod, which was released on August 10, 1984 through Metal Blade Records. According to a 1986 TV interview with the band, it sold over 40,000 copies within 2 years of its release, but the band only got paid $1,000, accordingly to the contract they had signed with Metal Blade.
War and Pain was reissued several times on the CD format (sometimes on different labels in other countries): in 1990 on Enigma or Roadracer Records; remastered by Metal Blade and reissued in 1994; it was also released in Roadracer's Pricekillers series (also 1990); and again by Metal Blade in 2004 as a remastered 3-CD boxset (see the 20th Anniversary Edition section for the bonus material).
A Music Video was made for Voivod.
All songs written by Voivod except where indicated.
This Side (Iron)
- "Voivod" – 4:16
- "Warriors of Ice" – 5:04
- "Suck Your Bone" – 3:30
- "Iron Gang" – 4:15
- "War and Pain" – 4:55
That Side (Blower)
- "Blower" – 2:42
- "Live for Violence" – 5:11
- "Black City" – 5:08
- "Nuclear War" – 7:01
Note: The original cassette version also had a track after "Nuclear War" named "Condemned to the Gallows". This was the track they recorded for Metal Massacre V. Aside from one cassette pressing, "Condemned to the Gallows" was the only track that never appeared on the original LP or CD nor has it been re-recorded for any future Voivod releases.
20th Anniversary Edition
|20th Anniversary Edition|
War and Pain (Remastered)
Anachronism (1st show, June 1983)
To the Death (Metal Massacre 5 sessions, January 1984)
Morgoth Invasion (Live demo, December 1984)
In addition to videos, text and images, the Bonus CD also contains a 46.5 MB mp3 file consisting of the first 7 tracks from a live demo recorded in January 1984, known as To The Death.
- Denis "Snake" Bélanger – vocals
- Denis "Piggy" D'Amour – guitar
- Jean-Yves "Blacky" Thériault – bass
- Michel "Away" Langevin – drums