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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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Devin Townsend Unboxes "The Retinal Circus"

Last month, the Devin Townsend Project released "The Retinal Circus," an epic recording of his sold-out show at the Roundhouse in London in 2012.

A very special diehard deluxe fan box was created, and Devin himself has put together a video showing just what treasures can be found inside this unique release. Check out the unboxing clip below.

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Devin Townsend Posts "The Retinal Circus" Clip

After releasing extensive CD/DVD set "The Retinal Circus" last week, the Devin Townsend Project is now premiering a video clip of "Kingdom" taken from the DVD. Check out the clip below, courtesy of Loudwire.com.

Featuring a three hour plus performance that spans Devin Townsend's entire career, "The Retinal Circus" takes place at London's historic Roundhouse venue and includes a full choir and theatrical cast, visual and aural enhancements unlike any show Devin has done to date, several special guests, circus performances and more. More...

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Mike Portnoy Talks Prog Nation Cruise

While on tour with his American power trio - The Winery Dogs - Mike Portnoy filmed an epic and personalized invite video to his first ever Progressive Nation at Sea Cruise.

Portnoy takes you band by band and leads you through the musical adventure that attendees have to look forward to at this one of a kind, floating prog festival taking place February 2014. Mike Portnoy had this to say:

"I could not be any prouder or any more excited than I am for Progressive Nation At Sea 2014. It is my ultimate dream lineup ranging from legends like Jon Anderson & Adrian Belew to Prog trailblazers like Spock's Beard & the Flower Kings to today's most extreme cutting edge artists like Devin Townsend and Periphery.

"I am also excited to be playing with Bigelf, PSMS & Transatlantic...the final encore of which will see Transatlantic & Jon Anderson joining forces for a one-time only set of Yes classics! This is going to be a historic experience and the Prog event of the Millennium! You will not want to miss out on this!"

The lineup features Adrian Belew's Power Trio, Devin Townsend Project, King's X, Spock's Beard, The Flower Kings, Pain Of Salvation, Anathema, Riverside, Periphery, Animals as Leaders, The Safety Fire, Tony Harnell & Bumblefoot, Bigelf, Beardfish, The Dear Hunter, Haken, Jolly, Anneke van Giersbergen, Mark Mikel and Next to None. More...

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Devin Townsend Posts "War" Clip

After releasing "Epicloud" last year, the Devin Towsend Project will be giving fans a new DVD/CD set this fall, entitled "Retinal Circus."

Due out October 29th in the USA via InsideOut Music (September 30th in Europe), fans can now watch a video clip of the track "War" taken from said DVD below. Retinal Circus will be available as a 2 DVD/2 CD digipack set with the following imports available at CM Distro:

--standard 2-disc DVD
--standard 1-disc Blu-Ray
--standard 2-CD audio
--special edition 2-DVD/1-Blu Ray/2-CD box set
--diehard deluxe fan box incl. 2-DVD/1-Blu Ray/2-CD

Filmed in fall 2012, the "Retinal Circus "takes place at London's historic Roundhouse venue and includes a three hour plus performance that spans Devin Townsend's entire career. More...

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Devin Townsend To Release CD/DVD Set

From February 18th - 22nd, the Devin Townsend Project will join "Progressive Nation At Sea 2014," the premier prog cruise featuring Transatlantic, Portnoy Sheehan Macalpine Sherinian, King's X, Pain of Salvation, Animals as Leaders, The Safety Fire, Bigelf, and more.

Heading from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay and Freeport, Bahamas, this 4-day event is set in the Caribbean and on the Norwegian Pearl cruise ship where fans are encouraged to enjoy music from morning 'til night. Visit this location to register for the pre-sale.

After releasing "Epicloud" last year, the Devin Townsend Project will be giving fans a new CD/DVD set this fall, entitled "Retinal Circus." Due out October 29th in the USA via InsideOut Music (September 30th in Europe), "Retinal Circus" will be available as a 2 DVD/2 CD digipack set with the following imports available at CM Distro:

--standard 2-disc DVD
--standard 1-disc Blu-Ray
--standard 2-CD audio
--special edition 2-DVD/1-Blu Ray/2-CD box set
--diehard deluxe fan box incl. 2-DVD/1-Blu Ray/2-CD (full details of its contents to be revealed soon)

Filmed in fall 2012, the "Retinal Circus" takes place at London's historic Roundhouse venue and includes a three hour plus performance that spans Devin Townsend's entire career. More...

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Devin Townsend Project Posts DVD Teaser

After releasing "Epicloud" last year, the Devin Townsend Project is now ready to give fans the first preview of the next release: the "Retinal Circus" CD/DVD set. In regards to the Retinal Circus, Devin Townsend comments:

"So closing in on 8 months of work, we're almost finished with the 'Retinal Circus'! It's been a huge amount of work for everyone, from the show, down to DVD & Blu-ray authoring, artwork, logistics...(not to mention the show itself!) but we're almost there, and when watched in its entirety, it's really a heck of an experience!

"To tie you over until it's out, here's a clip of the song 'Grace'...It's out of context obviously, but hopefully gives you a vague idea of what's about to come out. It's been a ton of work for everybody and we're really quite proud of it...When the final products have been produced, we'll let you know! Fun! Whew!!!"

Watch a clip of "Grace" from "Retinal Circus" (featuring frequent collaborator Anneke Van Giersbergen) in the player below.

Filmed in fall 2012, the "Retinal Circus" takes place at London's historic Roundhouse venue and includes a 3+ hour performance that spans Devin Townsend's entire career. With a full choir and theatrical cast, visual and aural enhancements unlike any show Devin has done to date, several special guests, circus performances and more, this CD/DVD set is a must-have for any Hevy Devy fan. "Retinal Circus" will be available as a 2 DVD/2 CD digipack set in North America (release date TBA), with the following imports available at CM Distro:

- standard 2-disc DVD
- standard 1-disc Blu-Ray
- standard 2-CD audio
- special edition 2-DVD/1-Blu Ray/2-CD box set
- diehard deluxe fan box 2-DVD/1-Blu Ray/2-CD (full details of its contents to be revealed soon) More...

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Devin Townsend Project Guitarist To Miss Shows

The Devin Townsend Project will be performing live in Europe in support of latest album "Epicloud." The band's namesake has now posted the following message online about guitarist Dave Young missing these upcoming appearances:

"Hey guys, we're about to leave for Europe for a bunch of great festivals, but there has been a real unfortunate family emergency for our guitarist, Dave Young.

"Instead of cancelling the shows, we have decided to continue with just me on the guitar. After this unfortunate situation we will be back as usual. Looking forward to seeing you guys! Thanks for the support!"

For more info on the coming festival appearances, head over to the Devin Townsend Facebook profile.

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The Atlas Moth Denied Entry To Canada

The Atlas Moth recently embarked on a North American tour with Gojira and Devin Townsend, but bad news has arrived for Canadian fans. The band issued the following statement about being denied entry into the country:

"Unfortunately, the Canadian border is not letting us in. We will meet up with the tour again in Seattle. This is out of our control and we apologize to anyone That was coming out to these shows to see us. This DOES NOT necessarily reflect what will be happening for our Toronto & Montreal dates in Feb. as of now the only dates affected are the Saskatoon/Calgary/Vancouver."

The full list of tour dates is available here, and upcoming shows to feature The Atlas Moth are as follows: More...

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Metalunderground.com's Best Of 2012 Awards

Metalunderground.com wishes all our regulars and newcomers a happy new year as we look forward to a 2013 full of improvements and hopefully even more awesome metal than the preceding year. The 2011 “best of the year” piece ended up so late it actually became an April Fool’s joke (with “Lulu” of course winning the top album spot), but this time around we’re going to dive right into a retrospective of the last 365 days of metal and how they impacted the scene at large.

Recent years have been fairly uneven for metal, punctuated by stellar releases surrounded by flops and mediocre albums from the big names. We’ve seen the continuing sad decline of some of the oldest and biggest names in metal in the past few years, but 2012 shook that up and was a year where the underground earned a greater focus.

2012 was a highly productive year for several prominent sub-genres (power, prog, and djent all saw a horde of releases from acts both known and unknown), but a little more sparse for others (there were only a handful of symphonic black metal releases by established bands.) Considering the sheer number of albums, EPs, singles, demos, etc. that see the light of day per year, we’re inevitably going to end up overlooking some that were definitely good releases, so please accept our apologies in advance if a band you dig didn’t get a nod. We love all forms of metal, and there’s just no way to cover everything that happened in 2012 in a single article.

While 2012 was an off-year on the release schedule for some of the highest profile acts, there were still plenty of bands in the upper echelons that dropped new material. Metaldom saw albums hit from the likes of Between the Buried and Me, Therion, The Sword, Dethklok, Cradle of Filth, Kamelot, Enslaved, Katatonia, Korpiklaani, Borknagar, and Lacuna Coil. Obviously that alone covers a huge range of sound, and we also got to hear some highly anticipated new material from God Seed, Ministry, Wintersun, Baroness, Meshuggah, Woods of Ypres, and Ex Deo. Some of those ended up being worth the hype, while others didn’t meet the high level of expectation, and below you’ll see how our contributors voted on last year’s releases.

Before we jump into the different categories and winners, I’d like to mention how this was such a good year for bands that mash up genres. Fans of different styles colliding were in for a treat as cross-genre experimentation seems to be becoming more of the norm these days. The Wretched End blended together death and thrash, Diablo Swing Orchestra worked swing music into metal, Kontrust melds pop and metal, Stealing Axion worked through just about every sub-genre that exists, and Nachtblut blurred the lines between industrial and symphonic black metal. It seems like this trend is running strong and cross pollination is going to widen metal fan’s musical horizons and introduce mainstream music enthusiasts into the more extreme stuff. More...

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Century Media Offering Compilation Download

Century Media Records is currently offering a free download of the "Carnival of Sounds II" compilation, which can be found at this location. The digital sampler includes tracks from:

In Flames
Devin Townsend
Stealing Axion
7 Horns 7 Eyes
Nachtmystium
Napalm Death
Paradise Lost
Fozzy
Jeff Loomis
Destiny Potato
Monuments
Vildhjarta
Borknagar
3 Inches of Blood
Iced Earth
Geoff Tate More...

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Devin Townsend Project Releases New Music Video

The Devin Townsend Project has teamed up with Metal Hammer to release a new music video for "Lucky Animals," which features a variety of fan-submitted videos. "Lucky Animals" comes off the band's new album "Epicloud."

To find out more about the video and the album, check out our recent interview with Devin Townsend here. The video can be viewed below or over at Metalhammer.co.uk.

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The Atlas Moth Supporting Gojira/Devin Townsend

At the start of the new year (pending the world doesn’t end), The Atlas Moth will be embarking on a North American tour in January/February supporting Gojira and Devin Townsend. This tour will take the band through the U.S. as well as multiple dates in Canada. Details are as follows:

01/14 Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
01/15 Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
01/16 Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre
01/17 Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
01/19 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
01/20 Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
01/21 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
01/23 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
01/24 Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
01/25 Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre
01/28 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
01/29 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
01/31 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
02/1 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
02/3 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
02/4 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
02/5 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
02/7 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
02/8 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
02/9 Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls
02/11 Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
02/13 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
02/14 Montreal, QC @ Le National
02/15 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
02/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts More...

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Dunderbeist To Support Fear Factory/Devin Townsend

Dunderbeist is heading out on a European Tour in November as an opener for Fear Factory and Devin Townsend Project. Dates are available below. This week Dunderbeist also released the first single, "Father Serpent," from the upcoming album "Songs Of The Buried." The single is available on iTunes and Spotify.

Dunderbeist is sorry to announce that the band has to postpone the planned and already confirmed Djerv/Dunderbeist Tour in December. Here is Djerv’s statement on this matter: "We’re sad to announce we are postponing our European tour in December. Events outside our control make it impossible to go through with this headliner run. We apologize to our fans who had bought tickets and to the promoters who had been working with us on this tour. We will be back soon, rest assured. Thanks for your support and understanding."

Dunderbeist comments: “Dunderbeist are truly sorry about this as well, but we hope that some of you can make it to some of our November shows instead, OR wait till we get the new 2013 dates for the Djerv tour. Also we have to cancel the show in Alta (Norway) on nov 16th cause of the Fear Factory/Devin Townsend tour. We are truly sorry about this, having to let you guys down. Alta is one of our favourite cities to play, and we are pulling every string to find a new date for you guys!" More...

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Devin Townsend To Stream "Retinal Circus"

On October 27th, renowned multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer and now ringleader, Devin Townsend is gearing up for one of his biggest accomplishments to date: The Retinal Circus. Set to take place at London's historic Roundhouse venue, this one-night only event has been sold out for over a year now; however, fans worldwide can still watch this event live online, thanks to Northern Music Company & InsideOut Music in association with Live Music Stage.

To watch Devin Townsend's Retinal Circus online, visit this location to purchase your tickets (tickets can be bought now for £7.99, which is roughly $13 and €10; paypal and all major credit cards are taken).

Devin describes the Retinal Circus as: "a retrospective of my career in music to date, with the central theme being a metaphor of how life and the adventures therein are a 'circus' of sorts. The show involves a cast of characters and guests that support this theme through carnival type performances. A story about how a troubled young man dreams of fantastic scenarios, (illustrated through the music of my back catalogue), which ultimately crests in the characters realization that life is all about the relationships we have with each other. This is the first opportunity I have been given to make theatrical representations of my music."

This three hour plus performance will include:

- A retrospective of Devin Townsend's entire career
- Full choir and theatrical cast
- Visual and aural enhancements unlike any show Devin has done to date
- Several special guests
- Circus and carnival performances and cast
- Art exhibit of Devin's albums, including explanations of each album

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Devin Townsend Interviews Himself

In a miracle of science, Metal Injection cloned Devin Townsend for the sole purpose of interviewing himself. Who better than Devy to interview Devy? And so, Devin did just that, doing a fine job asking about Devin's new album, "Epicloud," and why he's not into reforming Strapping Young Lad.

Check out the clip through Metal Injection or in the player below. You can also read our own recent interview with Devin at this location. More...

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Devin Townsend Project Streaming Entire New Album

Multi-instrumentalist and producer Devin Townsend is ready to start the next chapter in the Devin Townsend Project's career with "Epicloud," due out September 18th in North America and September 24th in Europe. To hear Epicloud in its entirety, head over to Exclaim.ca right here for the exclusive album stream.

The track listing for the album is also available below.

Epicloud:

1. Effervescent!
2. True North
3. Lucky Animals
4. Liberation
5. Where We Belong
6. Save Our Now
7. Kingdom
8. Divine
9. Grace
10. More!
11. Lessons
12. Hold On
13. Angel More...

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Devin Townsend Project Streaming New Song

After completing his quadrology last year with the simultaneous release of "Deconstruction" and
"Ghost," renowned multi-instrumentalist and producer Devin Townsend is ready to start the next chapter in the Devin Townsend Project's career with "Epicloud." Due out September 18th in North America and September 24th in Europe, "Epicloud" boasts 13 light-hearted, hook laden tracks featuring once again, guest vocal appearances by Anneke van Giersbergen.

To give fans a preview of "Epicloud," Hevy Devy has now posted a new track, "True North," online. Give it a listen through Metal Hammer Germany here. You can also read our recent interview with Devin Townsend about the album at this location. The track listing for the album is also available below. More...

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Devin Townsend Project Reveals More Album Details

The next chapter of the Devin Townsend Project will be "Epicloud," which is due out September 18th, 2012 in North America and September 24th in Europe. "Epicloud" will be available in the following formats: standard CD jewel case, limited edition digipack with bonus CD, double vinyl gatefold with the exclusive bonus track, and digital download on iTunes with two exclusive bonus tracks, "Cry Forever" (demo) and "Take My Ego" (demo).

In addition, fans can now pre-order the album on CM Distro and receive an exclusive bundle that includes a DTP teddy bear (limited to 500) and immediate download of the single "Lucky Animals." The track-listings for the standard and digipack versions of Epicloud are below.

Epicloud:

1. Effervescent!
2. True North
3. Lucky Animals
4. Liberation
5. Where We Belong
6. Save Our Now
7. Kingdom
8. Divine
9. Grace
10. More!
11. Lessons
12. Hold On
13. Angel More...

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Devin Townsend Seeking Fan Contributions For Video

Devin Townsend wants you to be in his new video clip for "Lucky Animals," taken off his upcoming album "Epicloud" (due out September 18th in North America). In order to become part of the video, all you have to do is become an animal and film yourself, your friends, or family while performing to "Lucky Animals." The following press release was issued about Devin seeking fan contributions:

"Be animalistic, be creative, be funny, be cute. But don't be cruel. Dress up like your favourite animal, if you like-- or film your own pet doing something funny (without hurting it or making it do something it doesn't like! Any video with cruel content will be declined!), do mammal stuff, play animal charade, use stuffed animals to tell a story, etc. Visit this location to find all details and instructions, plus a short video from Devin and a stream of 'Lucky Animals.'

"This September, the Devin Townsend Project and Katatonia will team-up for the 'Epic Kings & Idols Tour,' a co-headlining North American run featuring Paradise Lost as direct support and Stolen Babis as openers (DTP and Katatonia will alternate in headlining each show). Dates for the 'Epic Kings & Idols Tour' are below, so check to see when Hevy Devy will be coming to a city near you!" More...

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Devin Townsend Project Streaming New Song

The Devin Townsend Project is streaming the new song "Lucky Animals" from the new album "Epicloud." The album is due for release on September 18, 2012 (North America) and September 24, 2012 (EU) through InsideOut Records. The album will be released in standard, vinyl and deluxe editions, with the latter limited to 5000 copies and containing demo tracks.

The track list for "Epicloud" is as follows:

Disc 1

1. Effervescent!
2. True North
3. Lucky Animals
4. Liberation
5. Where We Belong
6. Save Our Now
7. Kingdom
8. Divine
9. Grace
10. More!
11. Lessons
12. Hold On
13. Angel More...

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