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Devin Townsend Project

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

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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

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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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The Best And Worst Of Metal In 2015

We've almost got another year in the bag, so it's time to take a look back at all that went down throughout 2015 in the world of heavy metal.

This was an uneven year featuring both highs and lows, and metal didn't escape the drama frequent in other styles of music at all in the last 12 months. Echoing previous schisms in famous black metal bands, Immortal finally took its turn imploding and split into two, and this was probably the worst year in recent memory for U.S. metal tours.

On the flip side of that, a solid number of amazing albums saw release, and metal also catapulted to the top of the charts with some major releases that made people outside the underground take notice.

After two solid years dominated by reunions and reboots, it looks like that craze is finally winding down. This year most notably we saw the return of Faith No More with “Sol Invictus,” but on the more underground end industrial black metal outfit Diabolicum also came back with a first album in 14 years. Although not quite on the same scale of time, Arcturus finally returned with a new full-length after a decade's waiting.

While there are less surprise reunions announced for the coming year, there is one classic outfit hitting the road to take note of, as Black Sabbath's “final” tour - dubbed The End - runs through most of 2016 across the globe. While we wait to see what's in store in the coming year, first we'll look back at everything that went down throughout 2015.

The Good: The Best Of Metal In 2015

Both Slayer and Lamb Of God ended up topping the charts with their latest albums (with Lamb Of God even getting nominated for a Grammy). It's not often a metal album hits #2 in the world, but Slayer managed to do it. While not everyone loved the album, the exposure alone is good for the genre overall.

But how was the more underground metal? Simply put: pretty killer, if you knew were to look. There was a solid mix of great albums from long time bands like Amorphis, Cattle Decapitation, Enslaved, and Soilwork, as well as excellent material from newer and less prolific groups like Alkaloid, Tribulation, and Lychgate.

The tried and true classic outfits from Cradle Of Filth to Iron Maiden to My Dying Bride made appearances, and there were some seriously ambitious undertakings (Swallow The Sun released a TRIPLE album). A handful of bands that were already solid managed to really outdo themselves with stellar material this year though, including Subterannean Masquerade, Code, Shining, and Melechesh. More...

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Devin Townsend Posts "March Of The Poozers" Clip

Devin Townsend Project issued a live clip of the track "March of the Poozers." The clip is taken from the upcoming DVD release "Ziltoid Live At the Royal Albert Hall," which is set for release on November 13th via InsideOutMusic.

This larger-than-life evening was captured on film - shot on 15 high-definition cameras. It was directed by Paul M Green (Devin Townsend, Opeth, BB King, Steve Hackett) and features special guests such as Dominique Lenore Persi (Stolen Babies), Chris Jericho (world-famous wrestler and singer of US band Fozzy) and Jean Savoie, with video narration by Bill Courage, as well as 12 singers & actors as cast and choir.

The release comes as a thick deluxe digipak, with the entire set on three CDs, plus a DVD of the entire show! Pre-order it at this location.

Check out "March of the Poozers" here: More...

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Devin Townsend Posts "Ziltoid Live" Preview Clip

Devin Townsend Project issued a preview clip for the upcoming DVD release "Ziltoid Live At the Royal Albert Hall," which is set for release on November 13th via InsideOutMusic.

This larger-than-life evening was captured on film - shot on 15 high-definition cameras. It was directed by Paul M Green (Devin Townsend, Opeth, BB King, Steve Hackett) and features special guests such as Dominique Lenore Persi (Stolen Babies), Chris Jericho (world-famous wrestler and singer of US band Fozzy) and Jean Savoie, with video narration by Bill Courage, as well as 12 singers & actors as cast and choir.

The release comes as a thick deluxe digipak, with the entire set on three CDs, plus a DVD of the entire show! Pre-order it at this location.

Check out the preview here: More...

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Devin Townsend Releasing Ziltoid Live

Earlier this year, Devin Townsend Project played a sold-out show at London’s Royal Albert Hall venue, bringing the story of Ziltoid to life on stage, as well as playing tracks from across his back catalogue.

This larger-than-life evening was captured on film and is set to be released on November 13, 2015. Shot on 15 high-definition cameras, it was directed by Paul M Green (Devin Townsend, Opeth, BB King, Steve Hackett) and features special guests such as Dominique Lenore Persi (Stolen Babies), Chris Jericho (world-famous wrestler and singer of US band Fozzy) and Jean Savoie, with video narration by Bill Courage, as well as 12 singers & actors as cast and choir.

Townsend states: “The show at The Royal Albert Hall was a great experience. To be able to make artistic expression rooted in creativity and then to be able to articulate it in these sorts of ways- at this sort of venue- was pretty awesome. The whole thing was quite a challenge, but ultimately it worked and we were all very satisfied with it. I completely appreciate the support that has allowed this to happen from the audience, and I thank my team and Inside Out Records for busting ass to make this DVD a reality. I think if you enjoy what I do, you'll really dig it. Thank you so much for the opportunity!”

The release will arrive on several formats including an artbook of 44 pages including the entire concert as well as extensive behind-the-scenes bonus footage and a full documentary, pressed on 3 CDs, 2 DVDs and a Blu-Ray disc, as a special edition digipak with 3 CDs and a DVD and as a Blu-Ray including the entire show and bonus material. More...

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ProgPower USA Announces 2016 Lineup

Glenn Harveston, promoter for the annual ProgPower USA Festival, announced the lineup for the 2016 edition of the Atlanta, Georgia event. Next year marks the 17th installment and will be headed by a U.S. exclusive performance by Fates Warning featuring original vocalist John Arch performing the 1986 classic "Awaken the Guardian" marking the 30th anniversary of the release.

The complete lineup, which was revealed after Anathema's set this past Friday, September 11th, is as follows:

Friday (September 9, 2016):

Fates Warning (USA) "Awaken the Guardian" in its entirety with John Arch. - a U.S. Exclusive
Scar Symmetry (Sweden)
The Gentle Storm (Netherlands)
Freedom Call (Germany)
Vanishing Point (Australia)
Ascendia (Canada)

Saturday (September 10, 2016):

Devin Townsend (Canada) with special guest, Anneke van Giersbergen
Haken (UK)
Refuge (Germany)
Green Carnation (Norway) ("Light of Day, Day of Darkness" in its entirety. - a U.S. Exclusive)
Serious Black (Multinational)
Savage Messiah (UK)

In addition, 2016 will see the Midweek Mayhem and Kick Off Shows merge into the main festival, to be known as ProgPower USA Days 1-4. Going forward, Wednesday's show will be a joint presentation of Milton Mendonca of Infinity Concerts and Nathan Block of Swordlord Productions and Thursday will feature three bands, each a selection of the three promoters, all of which will be the caliber of band that could headline any day.

Tickets will be sold separately for the first two days (Wed/Thur) and then the second two days (shown above). The first ticket sales for Days 3-4 (lineup above) will go on sale via Ticketmaster on October 3, 2015. Tickets for Days 1-2 go on sale go on sale November 7th (more info coming). More...

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Devin Townsend Breaking Up "Z2" Into Two Releases

Devin Townsend Project released the double album, "Z2," in late 2014 and will now issue each part, "Sky Blue" and "Dark Matters," in their own separate packages on August 7th, 2015.

The epic lyric video for the track "March Of The Poozers," taken from the "Dark Mattesr" side of the album can also be seen over at this location. More...

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Devin Townsend Project Releases New Lyric Video

Devin Townsend Project released a new lyric video for the track "March of the Poozers." The song appears on the second CD (the "Ziltoid" part) of the latest album "Z2," which is available now via Century Media Records (see review here).

Check out the clip here:

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Devin Townsend Posts "Rejoice" Clip

With just a week to go till the release of Devin Townsend Project's "Z²" (reviewed here) on October 27th, the band is now pleased to reveal a track from the "Sky Blue" side of the double-album.

You can check out the lyric video for "Rejoice" below, courtesy of Loudwire.com. Devin had this to say about the track:

"Hey guys, here's the first song from Sky Blue, it's called Rejoice. The album in general is about fighting through the ugly moments, and I think this song kind of summarizes it. Z2 was a very challenging record, but after intense personal scrutiny, I feel very proud. It's the most accurate representation of a challenging time. Rejoice! :) Thanks for the support guys." More...

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Devin Townsend Posts New Ziltoid Video

Two weeks ago, Devin Townsend launched the brand new Ziltoid website and the debut episode of ZTV. Today sees the release of the second episode of ZTV, which you can view below.

The new Ziltoid album "Z²" is due out October 27th, 2014 and you can hear the song "Deathray" over at this location.

Devin Townsend Project has already confirmed U.S. tour dates for later this year, co-headlining with Animals As Leaders with support from Monuments. The full list of dates is available after the video. More...

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Devin Townsend Project Premieres "Deathray"

Devin Townsend Project premiered a lyric video for the new track "Deathray" over at Gunshy Assassin at this location (also in the player below). The song is taken from the upcoming double album "Z²," which is set for release via InsideOut Music (through Century Media Records) on October 27, 2014 worldwide. The track list for the album is:

Disc 1 - Sky Blue

1. Rejoice
2. Fallout
3. Midnight Sun
4. A New Reign
5. Universal Flame
6. Warrior
7. Sky Blue
8. Silent Militia
9. Rain City
10. Forever
11. Before We Die
12. The Ones Who Love More...

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Devin Towsend Announces Tour With Periphery

Following the announcement of the new Devin Townsend Project album "Z²" and the subsequent lightning-fast sell out of London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall venue for his show on the 13th of April next year, the band can now reveal an extensive run of European shows for 2015, which will include support from Periphery and Shining.

Devin had this to say: "Now that the recording and mixing for Z2 is finished, it’s time to gear up for touring again! There’s a bunch of events coming up, and one of them that I'm extremely proud to announce is a European headlining tour with support from the incredible Periphery and the insane Shining!

"That’s a heck of a line-up I think, each band is doing something unique from each other, yet are really well defined. It will be an opportunity for us to explore our back catalog as well as the Z2 albums, Sky Blue and Dark Matters (from the upcoming double album, Z2).

"One of the greatest things about doing this for as long as I have is that we get to do these sorts of awesome events. I can’t even begin to express how honored I am to share the stage with these incredible bands, and to have such overwhelming support from the audience lately. It’s honestly just an absolute pleasure to do this.

"So it is with great pride I invite you to the show! Hopefully we come near you, let’s do this!" More...

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Devin Townsend To Tour With Animals As Leaders

Devin Townsend has been hard at work on the new Devin Townsend Project and Ziltoid 2 records for the past few months, preparing the world for Ziltoid The Omniscient's triumphant return and the follow-up to the previous "Epicloud" album.

In support of this forthcoming epic double album due out in October, Hevy Devy will join Animals As Leaders for a co-headlining tour in November/December, with Monuments as support.

Nov. 17 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Nov. 18 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom *
Nov. 19 - Kelowna, BC - Level Nightclub *
Nov. 21 - Edmonton, AB - Union Hall
Nov. 22 - Calgary, AB - The Gateway *
Nov. 23 - Saskatoon, SK - O'Brians Event Centre
Nov. 24 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick Centre *
Nov. 25 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
Nov. 26 - Chicago, IL - Metro *
Nov. 28 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall *
Nov. 29 - Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
Nov. 30 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre * More...

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Dave Young Posts "Ziltoid 2" Studio Video

Guitarist Dave Young from Devin Townsend Project has released an in-studio video showcasing working on the forthcoming "Ziltoid 2" album, which follows 2007's celebrated "Ziltoid The Omniscient."

The band also recently called on fans to submit their own audio files so they can be heard singing on the impending Ziltoid release. Further details on the album are still forthcoming.

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