Voivod premiere new single “Paranormalium”

Author Jad - 9.1.2022

Long-running sci-fi leaning Canadian metal 4-piece Voivod have released a second single from their upcoming fifteenth studio album, “Synchro Anarchy“. That track is entitled “Paranormalium”, and a lyric video for it can be seen below:

The band’s guitarist Daniel “Chewy” Mongrain had the following to share about this latest taste of the record:

“Paranormalium” opens with the very last guitar melody you hear on “The Wake”’s last song “Sonic Mycelium“, in the fade out of the string quartet. We wanted both entities or dimensions to connect through music as 2 parallel worlds can connect through distorted space-time, black holes, vibrations, spirituality or anything else.

“Paranormalium” is the name Denis ‘Snake’ Bélanger came up with while writing the lyrics, trying to gather all of these concepts in one imaginary particle called “Paranormalium“. Depending on your individual perception or any influential inner or external event, makes oneself see or not see, be part of or not be part of, someone else’s reality OR even being stuck between many different dimensions as it is all connected in some ways through “Paranormalium“.

It’s one of the most complex, twisted and heavy songs on the album with many different landscapes. The melody comes back many times during the song in different forms, as reality can be consisted of the same material taking on different aspects. In the end, are we really living in the reality we think we’re in???”Daniel “Chewy” Mongrain, guitarist of Voivod

Century Media records have a February 13, 2021 release date set for “Synchro Anarchy” and pre-orders for the record are available here.