Toronto-based musician Joe Byer, aka V01d, releasing his second album, Greeted As Liberators, this Friday on Artoffact.

Joe Byer to perform this month at the Toronto Sound Festival.

Toronto, Canada–

Toronto-based musician and artist Joe Byer will release his long-awaited follow-up to 2009's This Is Not A False Alarm Anymore on Artoffact Records this Friday. The new album, Greeted As Liberators, is a tour de force work that took Byer several years to perfect and shows a level of maturity and sophistication that has come to be expected on the Artoffact roster.

V01d is a one-man project but at the same time a world of its own, a kind of obsession amongst the few in the know. Incorporating odd time signatures designed to challenge the listener, guitars, shouting, synths, and vocoder, Greeted As Liberators is a serious challenge to both the status quo of the industrial scene as well as a revolt against its subject matter: imperialism, war, misogyny and racism.

The album's first edition will be released in a double-digipak, with the second disc including, for the first time on any format, V01d's unreleased first album, Prototype.

Joe Byer will perform at the Toronto Sound Festival on November 19th.




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