Voivod win their first Juno Award for The Wake

Voivod collect their very first Juno Award (Image credit: Lars Hagberg/AFP - Getty)

Voivod are celebrating after winning their very first Juno Award in their homeland of Canada.

The band had been nominated in 1991 for Nothingface and again in 1993 for Angel Rat – but it was third time lucky as they came top of the Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year category for 2018’s The Wake.

Drummer Michel ‘Away’ Langevin says: “We are still floating from winning our very first Juno, for our new album The Wake. It is the best source of energy to get ready for the upcoming North American tour with YOB and Amenra

“We are also thrilled to go back to Europe this summer! Another highlight for us this year should be our show at the Montreal Jazz Festival in June. See you soon!”

Watch video footage of Voivod picking up the award at the gala dinner below.

Other artists from the rock world to win Junos in the past include Devin Townsend, Kataklysm and Rush.

Voivod's European tour will get under way in August, with the band adding a further five German shows to the previously announced dates.

Voivod 2019 European tour
Aug 06: Frankfurt Zoom, Germany
Aug 07: Josefov Brutal Assault Festival, Czech Republic
Aug 09: Berlin BiNuu, Germany
Aug 10: Hamburg Bahnhof Pauli, Germany
Aug 11: Kortrijk Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival, Belgium
Aug 13: Saarbrucken Garage, Germany
Aug 14: Stuttgart Universum, Germany
Aug 16: Pescara Frantic Fest, Italy
Aug 17: Aaarburg Musigburg, Switzerland
Aug 18: Saint-Nolff Motocultor Open Air, France
Aug 20: Thessaloniki Eightball Club, Greece
Aug 21: Athens Temple, Greece

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