Over the last few days it has become apparent that original member and long time Voivod bassist Jean-Yves Thériault, known as Blacky, has decided to step down from the band.
The news first came via a message on the band’s Facebook page, simply stating “It saddens us to announce that Voivod will no longer be performing live with Blacky. Jean-Yves has decided to leave the band for his own personal reasons. We wish him all the best. Voivod will carry on.”
At this moment it is unclear who his permanent replacement will be, however it has been rumoured that Canadian blues musician Dominique Laroche will be filling in for live duties, for the time being.
Blacky played on Voivod’s most recent album, Target Earth, released in 2013 via Century Media.
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