Voivod’s long-awaited official documentary We Are Connected to premiere at festivals this summer

Author Arto Mäenpää - 7.3.2024

Canadian prog-metal stalwarts Voivod have launched a new Kickstarter campaign to help them finance their official documentary film.

From unlikely origins in northern Québec at the height of the Cold War, Voivod‘s post-apocalyptic sci-fi aesthetic fueled by a youthful obsession with their instruments took them from underground success to sharing tours and stages with Iron Maiden, Rush and Metallica. There were, of course, highs and lows throughout those 40 years, from major-label support and Billboard recognition to seismic lineup changes and an event many critics claimed to be the end of Voivod: the death of co-founding guitarist and composer Dennis “Piggy” D’Amour.

Voivod has joined forces with metal film director Felipe Belalcázar to make the band’s official documentary, “We Are Connected”. Voivod states:

“Our latest Kickstarter campaign is aimed at bringing the epic story of Voivod to the big screen with a theatrical cut set to premiere at festivals and events this summer. Thanks to your unwavering support, we’ve finished filming and editing, and now, we’re diving deep into post-production to create a masterpiece worthy of Voivodians across the globe.

“But that’s not all – as a token of our gratitude, we’re offering limited-run, premium T-shirts, each featuring unique artwork by the legendary Away, in collaboration with Felipe.

  • Chewy’s Shirt: A rare ink drawing from ‘The Outer Limits’ era in 1993, previously unseen and now brought to life.
  • Snake and Rocky’s Shirt: A 2002 ink masterpiece featured in the booklet of the self-titled 2003 album.
  • Away’s Shirt: The iconic Mercury symbol, inked in 1997 for the ‘Phobos’ booklet.

“By backing our campaign, you’re not just helping us cross the finish line for the documentary; you’re securing a piece of Voivod lore for yourself. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to wear your Voivod pride and be a part of music history.”

Belalcázar has a proven record of delivering quality productions to millions of metal fans around the world, most recently the critically acclaimed Chuck Schuldiner documentary “Death By Metal”.