Voivod : The End of Dormancy music video



This is a great honor for me to be the director for the 2nd time of a music video for my favorite band ever: Voivod. Thanks to the wonderful team that worked with me on this epic project.


Voivod : The End of Dormancy music video poster

Music: Voïvod
Song: The End of Dormancy (Metal Section)

Label: Century Media Records
Country: Canada

Denis “Snake” Belanger – Vocals

Daniel “Chewy” Mongrain – Guitar

Dominic “Rocky” Laroche – Bass

Michel “Away” Langevin – Drums

Metal Section (horns)

Trumpet I: Dominic Léveillé

Trumpet II: Maxime St-Pierre

Tenor Sax: François D'Amours

Tenor Trombone: Renaud Gratton

Bass Trombone: Jean-Sébastien Vachon

Arrangement: Daniel “Chewy” Mongrain 

Words and Music by Voïvod (SOCAN)


Published by Piggy Was Here/Peer Music 

Produced by Voïvod

Recorded and Mixed by Francis Perron

Mastering: Yannick St-Amand


Video credits

Producer: Igor Simonnet
Screenwriter: Snake (loosely inspired by the documentary movie The Creeping Garden)
Director, editor & VFX: Syl Disjonk
Production manager, assistant director & art director  : Philippe Michon

Director of photography: Luc Desjardins
Chief lighting technician: Frank Appache

Special effects artist: ‎Éric Thivierge
Praying mantis suit: Véronique Poirier
Special effects makeup: ‎Éric Thivierge & Marie-Pier Thibault
Makeup: Marie-Pier Thibault

Commander-in-chief: Raynald Lapierre
Chief scientist: Igor Simonnet
Black guard: Yoann-Karl Whissell (special guest star)
Scientist woman: Patricia Girouard Nobl
Scientist man: Jean-François Gouger

Brain scan patients: Snake, Away, Chewy, Rocky
Man in black: Philippe Michon
Praying mantis & brain scan technician: Véronique Poirier
Extraterrestrial hybrid seeress woman: Rachael Eyes
Chaosmonger technician 1: Étienne Cantin-Bellemarre
Chaosmonger technician 2: Stéphane Aubé
Futuristic soldier: Éric Thivierge

Philadelphia experimenter: Syl Disjonk

Production-assistant: Marie-Christine Blanchard
Craft: Mélanie Prévost
Set photographer: Ronald MacGregor

Shot in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at DBcom Media & Jerome Bertrand Studio in November 2019.

Additional slime mould footage from The Creeping Garden www.creepinggarden.com

Brain scan : Voivod : The end of Dormancy music video
Jerome Bertrand
Victor Lordachescu
Katherine Lauzon
Patrick Goyette

Leif Jensen

Francis Perron
Éric Bilodeau

Special thanks:
Patrick Hugue from Anomalist Books for the permission to use the book:

Time Loops: Precognition, Retrocausation, and the Unconscious by Eric Wargo

Lawrence Wong from Penguin Random House for the permissions to use the books:

Strange Frequencies by Peter Bebergal

Missing Time by Budd Hopkins

Jasper Sharp & Tim Grabham (The Creeping Garden movie and book)

Nicolas Boucher


Related internal links :

VOIVOD - Synchro Anarchy - Official music video

VOIVOD - Kluskap O'Kom - Official music video


Negatron tribute art to the art of Away (Voivod)

Design for Paranoland (with Snake from Voivod)




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