Voivod release self-titled album
Voivod is the thirteenth album, and tenth studio album, by Canadian thrash metal/progressive metal band Voivod and the first to feature, since 1993's Outer Limits, returning vocalist Denis Bélanger (Snake) and bassist Jason Newsted (Jasonic), formerly of Metallica. It was released in 2003 on Newsted's Chophouse Records label.
This album is notable for gaining the band greater exposure to a younger audience. A music video was produced for "We Carry On" and received heavy rotation on MTV2's Headbangers Ball and Fuse TV's Uranium upon release. The band was also interviewed on the latter program with Newsted detailing his transition from Metallica to Voivod, a group of which he had been a longtime fan. Voivod also performed on the Second Stage of Ozzfest 2003. This had Newsted assuming bass duties for both Voivod and headlining act, Ozzy Osbourne.