Home Rock Music VOIVOD’s MICHEL ‘AWAY’ LANGEVIN: ‘My Fundamental Worry’ About Synthetic Intelligence

VOIVOD’s MICHEL ‘AWAY’ LANGEVIN: ‘My Fundamental Worry’ About Synthetic Intelligence

VOIVOD’s MICHEL ‘AWAY’ LANGEVIN: ‘My Fundamental Worry’ About Synthetic Intelligence


In a brand new interview with Canada’s The Steel Voice, VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away” Langevin spoke concerning the potential dangers and challenges related to the widespread adoption synthetic intelligence (AI) applied sciences. He mentioned (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Expertise, I’ll at all times attempt to use it as a lot as I can, [including] for my visuals and all that. AI movies, I am jealous as a result of it might take me three thousand years to do it body by body. However what I am most afraid of, actually, is AI controlling high-tech weaponry; that is my essential concern. And it is humorous as a result of within the ’70s, as a child, I noticed a film known as ‘Colossus[: The Forbin Project]’ about that — a few big tremendous laptop within the USA teaming up with a large tremendous laptop in Russia. They take management of the nuclear weapons and enslave humanity.”

Throughout The Steel Voice chat, Langevin additionally touched upon the truth that a few of the points individuals face at present are the identical points humanity has been coping with for a lot of the previous couple of a long time. He mentioned: “Oh, man, it is humorous, as a result of after I [recently] got here again [home] to Montreal [from tour] within the smog of the forest [wild]fires, due to local weather change and all that… It is a recurring nightmare the place again within the ’80s we talked concerning the ozone layer and now we speak about international warming. And it is the identical with… At one level, on [our] ‘Killing Expertise’ [album], we have been speaking about Chernobyl, however rapidly it is Fukushima and now it is Zaporizhzhia in Ukraine. So it is at all times the identical nightmare. However I can solely be a cheerful fellow and create and do artwork and music and journey the world earlier than it is too late.”

He added: “Who is aware of what’s gonna occur? You may as properly take pleasure in it proper now.”

VOIVOD will have fun 40 eventful years of existence in 2023 with a particular anniversary studio album titled “Morgöth Tales”, to be launched on July 21 through Century Media Information. As soon as extra recorded and blended by Francis Perron at RadicArt Studio, mastered by Maor Appelbaum and produced by VOIVOD, “Morgöth Tales” contains contemporary studio re-recordings by the band’s present lineup of 9 particularly chosen, not-so-obvious picks from the band’s hyper-classy and intensely numerous again catalogue (between 1984 and 2003) in addition to a brand-new tune and the album’s title observe, “Morgöth Tales”.

VOIVOD is a Canadian heavy metallic band from Jonquière, Québec. Their musical fashion has modified a number of occasions for the reason that band’s origin within the early Nineteen Eighties. Beginning out as a pace metallic band, VOIVOD have added a mixture of progressive metallic and thrash metallic to create their very own distinctive metallic fashion, and are credited as one of many “large 4” Canadian thrash metallic bands, together with SACRIFICE, RAZOR and ANNIHILATOR. They’re thought-about by many as some of the influential metallic bands from the ’80s, influencing and gaining reward from a number of bands and throughout quite a few genres.

VOIVOD discovered mainstream success within the late Nineteen Eighties with their fifth studio album, “Nothingface” (1989),which is the band’s solely album to enter The Billboard 200 chart, peaking at quantity 114.

VOIVOD launched a brand new EP, “Ultraman”, final November through Century Media Information. The hassle includes a extremely unique tribute to the “Ultraman” TV sequence theme in addition to beforehand unreleased bonus reside cuts, obtainable each as a 12-inch vinyl EP or as a digital EP.

VOIVOD‘s fifteenth studio album, “Synchro Anarchy”, was launched in February 2022 through Century Media Information. The follow-up to 2018’s “The Wake” was produced by Francis Perron at RadicArt Studio and options cowl paintings created by drummer Michel Langevin (a.ok.a. Away).



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