Soil guitarist/former Broken Hope bassist Shaun Glass has issued the following statement regarding the passing of Voivod guitarist Denis “Piggy” D’Amour: “The news I was told today made my stomach go in knots. The metal community has lost another amazing player. Piggy to me was a man that could make a guitar sound like NO ONE ever has.”
“I remember my first time meeting the band as a fan I would write to them and was invited to stay at their old apartment for the now infamous World War 3 fest in Montreal [in November 1985] — a five-day vacation of hanging with my idols Voivod.
“Piggy, I love you. And to the remaining members of the fu**ing best thrash metal band ever, all my thoughts are with you.
“For my fallen brother tonight, we are in Florida and I will play this show for you, Piggy.
“To the death!!!!
“R.I.P, Denis D’amour.”