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Devin Townsend Project

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

Latest Devin Townsend Project News

Below is our complete Devin Townsend Project news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Weekend Of Metal Festival Live Streams On Tap

Two of the most popular European festivals kick off this weekend - Graspop Metal Meetings in Belgium and Hellfest in France. Both will live stream selected acts starting today and through the weekend.

Among the confirmed acts set for the live stream (subject to change daily) at Graspop Metal Meetings: Melechesh, Rotting Christ, Axel Rudi Pell, Devildriver and Alestorm.

For Hellfest, you can witness (subject to change daily): Devin Townsend Project, Powerwolf, Behemoth, Obituary, In Flames, Saxon, Opeth, Metal Church and Coroner.

To check the schedule and two channels of live streaming (all times CET) from Graspop Metal Meetings, head on over to this location.

To check out live streaming from Hellfest (all times CET), head on over to this location. More...

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Devin Townsend Project Posts Video

The Devin Townsend Project has been on the road for the majority of 2017 supporting latest album "Transcendence." Recently Devin was in attendance at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods ceremony in London, where he was given the "Riff Lord" award, which has been previously bestowed upon the likes of Dave Mustaine, Brian May, and Phil Campbell.

In response to being recognized and given such a high honor, Devin offered the following statement: “Hey all! Well heck, I guess I won an award for being a guitar guy...sweet! All those years of social ineptitude has manifested in an ability to play 32nd notes. Take that, dad! ...to celebrate, we are doing a 'lyric video' for a track I had been encouraged to release when the album first came out, but decided to go with another one instead.

"As it turns out, people seem to really like this song, so have at 'er! Here's a kind of rockin', kind of straightforward track from Transcendence called 'Offer Your Light', written essentially about trying to look at the positive amidst the ever increasing sea of neurosis-inducing bullshit the world keeps spewing at us. I'm in the beginning stages of writing new music now, and I hope this finds a home in your listening world for the next 4 minutes or so...best part is; there's no guitar solo!" More...

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Devin Townsend Writing Four Albums

Following the "Transcendence" album from last year (reviewed here), it would appear there's more Devin Townsend Project material on the horizon... or at least a bunch of material from Hevy Devy for some project or other.

Currently out on tour, Devin Townsend has released a series of tweets in the last few weeks about writing new material, with apparently four separate albums now in the works. Check out the tweets below. It's not clear at this point if all four are meant to be from a single project or multiple bands, let alone when they might be recorded and released. More...

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Devin Townsend Adds Second Melbourne Show

It seems Australia and New Zealand can’t get enough of Hevy Devy. Melbourne’s 170 Russell Show on the 24th of May has completely SOLD OUT and a second show at the same venue has now been announced for Tuesday the 23rd of May.

Tickets for the additional show are now on sale here. Prog / post-rock group sleepmakeswaves will be taking the stage with DTP on the whole tour and will have new album “Made of Breath Only” out in time for the trek.

Wednesday 17th May - Powerstation, Auckland
Saturday 20th May - The Triffid, Brisbane
Monday 22nd May - Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tuesday 23rd May – 170 Russell, Melbourne
Wednesday 24th May - 170 Russell, Melbourne - SOLD OUT
Friday 26th May - Capitol, Perth More...

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Devin Townsend Project Announces U.S. Tour

Devin Townsend Project will return to the road in the U.S. this year with a two week stretch of dates; some of which will see the band playing support for Opeth.

The band continues to tour on the strength of new record "Transcendence" (reviewed here).

Speaking about their upcoming shows in North America, Devin comments:

"Continuing on our run to support Transcendence, we are coming back to America for a quick run with Opeth and Gojira as well as some additional dates to get us to and from those shows.

"We are many places this year and are trying to make sure we take advantage of our geographic locations as we roll. The band keeps getting stronger and we look forward to seeing you there!"

Hevy Devy fans can catch these impending Devin Townsend Project 2017 tour dates across the United States: More...

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Devin Townsend Project To Support Opeth

Devin Townsend Project's new album "Transcendence" was nominated as one of the best metal albums of 2016 in our reader poll, and now the band is gearing up to support Opeth and Gojira in May while supporting the album. DTP comments:

"Apart from the May 6th festival In Philly (which we've announced earlier today), we can now confirm that the DTP will support Opeth & Gojira's co-headlining tour on all club dates (except Charlotte and Somerset)."

May 4 - Nashville TN, War Memorial Auditorium
May 6 - Philadelphia PA, Electric Factory
May 7 - Sayreville, NJ, Starland Ballroom
May 9 - Chicago IL, The Vic Theatre
May 11 - Denver CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre
May 12 - Kansas City KS, Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midlands
May 13 - Indianapolis IN, Egyptian Roon at Old National Theatre More...

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Reader Poll: Vote Your Best Metal Album

Update: the staff awards are now here! Check 'em out and see who won at this location.

Our year-end awards for 2016 are nearly here as the staff just wrapped up our internal voting on the best album, performance, DVD, and metal newcomer of the year, along with a vote on our most anticipated album coming in 2017.

While awaiting our official awards ceremony later this week, we want to know: what was YOUR favorite metal album that came out this year? Cast your vote below!

In the poll we've listed out every single album that was nominated by our staff this year, but if you thought some other album should be #1 instead that's perfectly fine - just hit "Other" and type in your nominee.

Wondering why we have so many nominees? Each of our staff members nominates five albums, and we reach our winner by consensus of the album that gets the most votes, resulting in a well-rounded winner who was appreciated by a larger group of metal heads rather than just by people who prefer one sub-genre.

Since you can see who we nominated, we'd also like to know: who do you think was our ultimate winner in all the nominees? More...

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sleepmakeswaves To Support Devin Townsend

Devin Townsend Project is returning to Australia and New Zealand in 2017. Today, Aussie prog/post-rock/instrumental sensation sleepmakeswaves has been announced as support for HevyDevy on the entire May 2017 tour.

Bassist Alex Wilson of sleepmakeswaves exclaimed his excitement at the Devin Townsend Project tour: "So glad to be offered the opportunity to support Devin Townsend when he comes to Australia in 2017. It was a great surprise and honour to get the news while we're hunkered down preparing our new album for next year. Really excited about the new music and live shows ahead."

Thursday 18th May - Powerstation, Auckland
Saturday 20th May - The Triffid, Brisbane
Monday 22nd May - Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Wednesday 24th May - 170 Russell, Melbourne
Friday 26th May - Capitol, Perth More...

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Devin Townsend Project Headed Down Under

Brace yourself - Heavy Devy is returning to Australia and New Zealand and he is bringing Devin Townsend Project's latest album "Transcendence."

To celebrate the success of the album, the band is returning to Australia and New Zealand in May 2017, presented by MJR Presents. This was the first Aria charting album for Devin Townsend Project, coming in at #10 in its first week in the charts.

Previously appearing in 2015 on a string of sold-out shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne – this time Perth and Auckland (NZ) are getting some Hevy Devy love. Dates are as follows: More...

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Sigh Confirmed For Blastfest 2017

In the heart of winter, in the shadows of the mountains, and in one of the cities most renowned for metal and beauty in the world, Blastfest takes place next February in Bergen, Norway.

The four day festival runs from the 22nd to 25th of February 2017, and following the booting of Peste Noire and Horna from the bill, there has been a steady stream of band announcements for the next edition of the festival.

2017's Blastfest will include a heavy set from Devin Townsend Project, an exclusive "Heaven Shall Burn... When We Are Gathered" set from Marduk, appearances from Memoriam, Between The Buried & Me, Dying Fetus, Hell, Akercocke and the world debut performance of Phil Anselmo’s new Scour project.

Now it's time for some new announcements which brings the festival ever closer to a complete lineup: Elizabeth, Kronos & Sigh! Stay tuned for more announcements still to come. More...

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Devin Townsend Project Releases New Video

Devin Townsend Project dropped new album "Transcendence" last month (reviewed here), and the band is just finishing up a North American tour in support of the release.

Now the band is pleased to reveal an epic new video for track "Stormbending," which can be viewed at Vevo here. Townsend also comments on the video:

“Stormbending was a song that meant a lot to me while writing and when asked to do a video, I really pushed for it. I think the idea of it was based around turning the tide of your own perspectives on things.

"It's very easy to get caught up in the negativity and fear that kind of pervades most things lately, and finding ways to fight that away and keep a strong outlook on your own life can be challenging. It's really easy to give in to it all as opposed to consciously working to better your situation.

"The video was done by a team of fantastic people in Serbia, and although it's a challenge to be included in ones own videos, we decided to do one that was more performance based and I think it turned out really quite well. Thanks to everyone involved for making this happen and thanks to you for listening and supporting if you do :)” More...

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BTBAM Kicking Off Tour With Devin Townsend Project

Between The Buried And Me kicks off the "Transcending The Coma" co-headlining trek with Devin Townsend Project this evening.

Set to commence in Nashville, Tennessee and conclude in Vancouver, British Columbia on October 15th, the near month-long journey (which includes support from Fallujah) will find Between The Buried And Me performing "Coma Ecliptic" in its entirety.

9/09/2016 Marathon Music Works - Nashville, TN
9/10/2016 Music Farm - Charleston, SC *
9/11/2016 The Plaza - Orlando, FL
9/12/2016 Amos' Southend - Charlotte, NC
9/13/2016 The Fillmore Silver Spring - Silver Spring, MD
9/15/2016 Theatre Of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
9/16/2016 Playstation Theater - New York, NY
9/17/2016 The Palladium - Worcester, MA w/ Sabaton
9/18/2016 Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre - Montreal, QC
9/20/2016 The Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON
9/21/2016 Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
9/22/2016 St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
9/23/2016 House of Blues - Chicago, IL
9/24/2016 The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
9/25/2016 Mercury Ballroom - Louisville, KY
9/27/2016 The Joy Theater - New Orleans, LA
9/29/2016 Gas Monkey Live - Dallas, TX
10/5/2016 The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
10/6/2016 The Novo - Los Angeles, CA
10/7/2016 The Marquee - Tempe, AZ
10/8/2016 Brooklyn Bowl - Las Vegas, NV
10/9/2016 Ace of Spades - Sacramento, CA
10/11/2016 Knitting Factory - Boise, ID
10/12/2016 Knitting Factory - Spokane, WA
10/13/2016 Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR
10/14/2016 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
10/15/2016 Vogue Theatre - Vancouver, BC
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Devin Townsend Project Streams "Stormbending"

Today marks the release date for the new album "Transcendence" from Devin Townsend Project. In celebration, the new track "Stormbending" is now available for streaming in the player below. Check out what we had to say about the album in our review for "Transcendence" over here.

Devin Townsend will headline ProgPower USA's Day 4 next Saturday, September 10, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. Metal Underground.com will be at the festival to provide daily reports and photos.

The track list for "Transcendence" is:

1. Truth
2. Stormbending
3. Failure (song streaming here)
4. Secret Sciences (song streaming here)
5. Higher
6. Stars
7. Transcendence
8. Offer Your Light
9. From the Heart
10. Transdermal Celebration

"Stormbending" an be heard here: More...

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Devin Townsend Project Premieres New Song

Devin Townsend Project premieres a new song entitled "Secret Sciences", taken from the upcoming new album "Transcendence", which will be out in stores September 09th through InsideOut Music.

Check out now "Secret Sciences" below.

Next month you can catch Devin Townsend Project out with Between The Buried And Me and Fallujah on the following tour dates: More...

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Devin Townsend Releases Part 2 Of In Studio Clips

The Devin Townsend Project released part two in a seven part documentary series about the making of "Transcendence." The clip was shot by videographer and good friend of the band Mike "ZimZim' Zimmer between March and April, 2016 during the album recordings.

The new release drops on September 2nd worldwide via Devin's own HevyDevy Records.

The track list for "Transcendence" is:

1. Truth
2. Stormbending
3. Failure (song streaming here)
4. Secret Sciences
5. Higher
6. Stars
7. Transcendence
8. Offer Your Light
9. From the Heart
10. Transdermal Celebration

Check out the clip here: More...

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Devin Townsend Project Streams New Studio Video

Devin Townsend shares a documentary series about the creation of his forthcoming new album, "Transcendence" out September 09th. You can watch the first episode of that series below.

The first song to be streamed from "Transcendence" is titled "Failure" and can be streamed below: More...

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Devin Townsend Project Streaming "Failure"

Devin Townsend Project is set to release new studio album "Transcendence" on the 9th of September, 2016 worldwide. Now you can hear the first single from the album, titled "Failure," in the player below.

Hevy Devy has also announced that he will take part in a live Q&A via Facebook on the 10th of August at 10:30 AM PT / 6:30PM BST where he will be answering fans questions about the new album.

The band has also announced a USA & Canada tour to coincide with the album’s release, which will see a co-headliner with progressive metallers Between The Buried & Me an main support offered on all dates by Fallujah. More...

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Blastfest 2017 Announces 14 More Bands

It's just over eight months until one of the highlights of the metal festival calendar is upon us once again... Blastfest!

The festival is held in Norway's Bergen, a city steeped in metal culture and famed for its natural beauty with its location between seven mountains and seven fjords. Blastfest takes place right in the heart of winter on 22nd - 25th February, 2017.

Now on the lead up to its fourth incarnation, acts such as Devin Townsend Project, Dying Fetus and Hell have already been announced. Today 14 more groups are confirmed, with the current linup as follows:

Devin Townsend Project / Dying Fetus / Between The Buried & Me / Hell / Peste Noire / Memoriam / Batushka / Akercocke / Ajattara / Horna / Benighted / Hour Of Penance / Angelcorpse / The Monolith Deathcult / Hatesphere / Misþyrming / Zhrine / Trident / Emptiness / IXXI / Regarde Les Hommes Tomber / Lucifers Child / Deluge / Auðn / Nordjevel / Darkend / Beneath / Avslut / Doomas / Aspherium / Ade / Plus More TBA More...

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Devin Townsend Project Announces New Album

Devin Townsend Project today announces the release of new studio album "Transcendence" for September 2nd, 2016 worldwide.

Devin comments: “'Transcendence,' like every record I've done prior, is an extension of what’s been going on in my world, represented in a new batch of songs. I'm 44 years old now, and this is where I have been over the past two years since Z2.”

The follow-up to 2014’s "Z2" double-album (half of which was made up of the DTP full-length "Sky Blue"), sees the award-winning Townsend collaborating with the entire DTP band during the writing stages of the record.

“The result of this process is a record that I truly think the intention of is special,” he says of the album. “I 'found' gas to put into the tank and am glad I did. I think the intention, the theme, and the participation of everyone involved allows this album to act like a fulcrum between the past few years and what I intend to do next with the symphony. I am very proud of it and everyone involved.” More...

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BTBAM Announces Tour With Devin Townsend

Two of progressive metal's most influential bands will join forces for the "Transcending the Coma Tour" this fall: Between the Buried and Me and Devin Townsend Project have plotted a co-headlining run, with Fallujah as support.

Tickets will be on sale on Friday, May 20th at 10:00am local time online or through local venue ticket outlets; see below for all dates.

Between the Buried and Me tour dates
May 22 - Columbus, OH - Rock on the Range

Between the Buried and Me tour dates
w/ Devin Townsend Project, Fallujah
Sept. 9 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
Sept. 10 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm
Sept. 11 - Orlando, FL - The Plaza
Sept. 12 - Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend
Sept. 13 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore Silver Spring
Sept. 15 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre Of Living Arts
Sept. 16 - New York, NY - Playstation Theater
Sept. 17 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium +Sabaton
Sept. 21 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Sept. 22 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
Sept. 23 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Sept. 24 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
Sept. 25 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom
Sept. 27 - New Orleans, LA - The Joy Theater
Sept. 29 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live
Oct. 5 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
Oct. 6 - Los Angeles, CA - The Novo
Oct. 7 - Tempe, AZ - The Marquee
Oct. 8 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl * no DTP
Oct. 9 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
Oct. 11 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory * no DTP
Oct. 12 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
Oct. 13 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
Oct. 14 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven

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