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Devin Townsend Project

Formed: 2008
From: Vancouver, Canada
Last Known Status: Active

Devin Townsend Project Interviews and Features

Below are our features and interviews with Devin Townsend Project.

Interview

Devin Townsend On New Album "Epicloud"

After finishing up a four part interconnected series of albums (check out our reviews of "Ghost" and "Deconstruction"), Devin Townsend remains ever on the move and is already preparing for the release of his next project, titled "Epicloud." With the album set to drop later this month, I got the opportunity to speak with the eccentric metal mastermind himself to see what fans can expect from this latest sonic adventure. In his own words, "If what I do interests you, then this record is something you will probably think is good. If what I do bugs the shit out of you, then you’re not going to like it, so good luck and no hard feelings."

During our chat, Heavy Devy explained how "Epicloud" leaves the negative aspects of metal behind to put a positive focus on the good things in life, and how that necessitated using guest musicians such as Anneke from The Gathering and even a gospel choir. The surprisingly candid discussion also led to Devin discussing his connection on a personal level with metal icons such as Ihsahn over having children and a real life outside the extreme metal persona.

The full interview, available below, also explores his thought processes on the difficulty of choosing material for a live set list, an unexpected attempt at poop humor, and confirmation on an upcoming new Ziltoid album. More...

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Interview

Interview with Devin Townsend

Devin Townsend is a true artist when it comes to creating music. He is currently half-way through releasing a four-album series, each record with it's own identity, and planning the resurrection of our favorite coffee-drinking alien Ziltoid. Devin Townsend is on tour for the first time in years, and everybody is clammering for a chance to see him after his hiatus. I had the opportunity to sit down with him before his performance in New Orleans to discuss his numerous albums, getting back on the road and some strange plans for the future. A transcription follows. More...

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