Canadian metal band Voivod found recording their first album following the death of guitarist DENIS 'PIGGY' D'AMOUR last August (05), to be like "therapy". Frontman DENIS 'SNAKE' BELANGER admits it was so difficult entering the studio to record new disc KATORZ without D'Amour, the band considered splitting up. Piggy recorded his guitar parts on the new album before his death. Belanger says, "We we started recording, we really felt Piggy's absence. He used to supervise every step of the process and was such a big part of Voivod. "As we were recording, it was like therapy for us. Talking about him now is difficult. "We did think about giving up. Nothing had meaning or felt important anymore. But when we heard the recording, we knew we had to fulfil Piggy's wishes. "We feel like we've transcended death."