Formed in 2010 by metal-core and thrash veterans from A.W.O.L., Darkseid, Porto Pak and Stormcore, Voight Kampff is a techno-thrash band from Brittany, France. Their first album, More Human Than Human, was released in 2012. Critically and publicly well received, the record took its inspiration from Philip K.Dick’s novel “Do Android Dream Of Electric Sheep” and it musically blended pure techno-thrash riffs with a futuristic approach and modern sound.
They performed their music on small as well as big stages and festivals, and shared the bill with some of the bands they admire : Hivernautes Festival (Quimper, 2013), Metal Corner (Hellfest 2013), Motocultor Festival (2013), Garmonbozia 15th anniversary festival (2013, with, among others, Coroner and Sadist), Samaïn Fest (2015, with Barabbas, Agressor, Gorod...), Divan du monde (Paris) opening for Exodus (2015)...
Now, the band are ready with their follow-up release and are proud to present the eloquently titled, Substance Rêve (Dream Substance). With 10 brand new tracks, Substance Rêve is extending the exploration of K.Dick’s universe and the reflections started on More Human Than Human. Though Voight Kampff’s Techno-Thrash roots are still there, the songs on Substance Rêve are more diverse, progressive, spanning a wider spectrum of emotions, and influences from bands like Enslaved, Death, Voivod and Cynic. Even echos of King Crimson can clearly be heard throughout the record which simply reflects the bands willingness to stretch the confines of their chosen genre.
The lyrics focus on such diverse themes as artificial intelligence, creator and creatures relationship, mind control, Promethean rebellion, while the music alternates between ambient, ethereal parts and sonic aggression, but always with a melodic feel to it. The album is closing on an epic brotherly/parricide duo between vocalist Ramon and St Rodolphe, lead singer of french doomsters iconic band Barabbas.
The artwork features two illustrations specially drew for Voight-Kampff by legendary french Sci-Fi illustrator and comic book artist Philippe Caza, inspired by two of the album songs.
Recorded and mixed at the Novomax Studio (Quimper) by Yvan Le Berre and Matthieu Crétier (Corbeaux), and at Darkened Studios (Nantes) by Nerik (sound man for Regarde Les Hommes Tomber), mastered by Mathieu Pascal (Gorod's guitarist), "Substance Rêve" lifts the veil on a retro avant-garde universe, where past and future meet and blend, at the crossroads of this century's hopes and fears. A sonic journey through space and time.
Look out for more news about Substance Rêve which will be released worldwide via Sliptrick Records in all the usual formats (04/24/2018).
Thrash on !