Live action photos celebrating the world of drumming. Michel Langevin, Voivod drummer in action! See if you like drums, drumming, photographs or just music.
Michel Langevin is a founding member and drummer for the Canadian heavy metal band Voivod. He has been a constant member of the band since its formation in 1982. Langevin is credited with the creation of the mythology of the post-apocalyptic vampire lord Voivod, about which the band originally coalesced, and is largely responsible for its continuing science fiction themes.
Langevin is also a graphic design artist. He has created all of Voivod’s artwork, as well as the artwork for the Probot album. He is also credited with the design for Non Phixion’s album cover artwork. He published an artbook called „Worlds Away: Voivod and The Art of Michel Langevin”.
Langevin has also cowritten songs for J. G. Thirlwell’s Steroid Maximus and drummed on Men Without Hats’ Sideways. Also designed the logo for Atom H. Records. Has collaborated with the rapper Necro on his album The Prefix for Death.
Michel ‘Away’ Langevin was born under the sign of Gemini, which seems apt for someone who is consistently described as down to earth but whose art is revered for being so far out. As the drummer and founding member of the mighty Voivod, he began touring the globe in the mid-’80s and hasn’t stopped yet. As an artist, he likes nothing more than to retire to his studio in splendid isolation to create with his pencils, inks and computer. These contradictions are alive and well in his art, where ancient history collides with the future, aliens meet archetypes, and insects share a tender embrace against a backdrop of warheads.