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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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InsideOut Music Offering Free Sampler

InsideOut Music is currently offering a free 12 track sampler online, which is available by heading over to this location.

The sampler includes music from Pain of Salvation, The Safety Fire, Beardfish, The Tangent, Leprous, The Devin Townsend Project, and more. A statement from the label's publicist reads as follows:

"The sampler features 12 of InsideOut's best releases of 2011 including tracks from some of the label's flagship and new developing artists...

"Pain Of Salvation's 'Road Salt Two' has been widely received and the band is starting a big Euro run supporting Opeth.

"Steve Hackett hasn't slowed down since being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame last year, and the new double CD 'Beyond The Shrouded Horizon' shows that. More...

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Devin Towsend Project Reveals Box Set Details

As previously announced, The Devin Towsend Project will soon be releasing "Contain Us," a special tribute box set for the epic quadrology (Ki, Addicted, Deconstruction, and Ghost). Due out November 29th, 2011 in North America, "Contain Us" was designed and created by Man Alive's Tom Bejgrowicz (who also conceived the Misfits Coffin box set). Pre-orders are now exclusively available at CM Distro here. The standard box set is priced at $80.00 while the hand-numbered box with the 10" and a lithograph drawn and autographed by Devin is $100.

Details on the box set are as follows:

• A 12" x 12", 64-page, perfect bound book featuring a charcoal linen
hardcover with ink-less debossing of the DTP logo on the front and
applicable titling on the spine.

• Housed in an uncoated, charcoal linen, hardcover slipcase - presented
with a photographic portrait of Devin inset on the front and ink-less
embossing of applicable titling on the spine.

• Contains the DTP albums Ki, Addicted, Ghost and
Deconstruction plus 2 bonus DVDs and CDs. The DVDs have one
featuring live performances and all the DTP promotional videos while
the other has audio commentary for all 4 albums, live audio tracks,
song stems for remixing and more. One of the audio CDs features all
the bonus tracks from the DTP sessions with the other having the DTP
session demos. Ghost and Deconstruction were both remastered just
for this set.

• The 4 DTP albums will be housed within the front cover's pastedown
while the 4 unreleased discs will be in the back's. More...

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Devin Townsend Project Box Set Details Revealed

Grab a first look at the blueprints of The Devin Townsend quadrology (Ki, Addicted, Deconstruction, and Ghost), box set over at MetalSucks.net. "Contain Us" was designed and created by Man Alive's Tom Bejgrowicz (who also conceived the Misfits coffin box set). Highlights are as follows:

A 12" x 12", 64-page, perfect bound book featuring a charcoal linen hardcover with ink-less debossing of the DTP logo on the front and applicable titling on the spine.

DTP albums will be housed within the front cover's pastedown while the 4 unreleased discs will be in the back's.

500 individually-numbered, limited edition copies that include two exclusive items: An autographed lithographic print featuring original artwork by Devin drawn exclusively for this edition and a 10" piece of vinyl featuring two exclusive tracks.

The Devin Townsend Project is currently on the road in North America, but the band will soon head over to Ireland and the U.K. for some dates--including four special shows that will feature performances of the entire Devin Townsend Project quadrology. Details are as follows: More...

Read the full article at Metal Sucks.

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More Bands Confirmed For Soundwave Festival 2012

Although it wasn't expected until December, the organizers of Australia's Soundwave Festival have made their second band announcement. Joining the 60 bands already announced are Staind, Wednesday 13, Unearth, Cathedral, Shadows Fall, Heaven Shall Burn, Your Demise, Kittie, and 14 other (mostly non-metal) bands.

Hole has pulled out of the festival after frontwoman Courtney Love refused to play before Limp Bizkit. Soundwave boss AJ Maddah said on Twitter that he was "relieved we got the moody old cow off the bill. [There’s] no point talking her back, only for her to cancel later, or turn up & act like a rotten twat to other artists, fans, etc."

A third announcement in early December will add another five bands to the lineup, and Danzig is one of the confirmed possibilities. More...

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Soundwave 2012 Lineup Announced

Organizers of the Australian Soundwave Festival have made the first official lineup announcement. Joining the reformed Coal Chamber as previously reported will be headline acts System Of A Down, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Marilyn Manson, Machine Head, Lamb Of God and Trivium as well as 53 other bands.

Bands of particular interest to metal fans include Devin Townsend Project, Dillinger Escape Plan, Black Label Society, Mastodon, Steel Panther, Meshuggah, Hatebreed, Biohazard, Dragonforce, Gojira, Kvelertak, Hellyeah, Chimaira, Watain, and Turisas.

A second announcement for the series of one day festivals is reportedly coming in December, with 88 bands expected to be included in the final billing. More...

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Devin Townsend Project Posts New Music Video

Devin Townsend Project posted a new music video for the song "Juular" from the LP "Deconstruction" (shown below). The LP was released on June 21, 2011 through InsideOut Music.

Devin Townsend Project North American Tour Dates are:

10/08/2011 Station 4 (Minneapolis, MN)
10/09/2011 Intersection (Grand Rapids, MI)
10/10/2011 Ravari Room (Columbus, OH)
10/12/2011 Sound Stage (Baltimore, MD)
10/13/2011 The Note (Philadelphia, PA)
10/14/2011 Rock And Shock - The Palladium (Worcester, MA)
10/15/2011 The Chance (Poughkeepsie, NY)
10/16/2011 The Altar (Pittsburgh, PA)
10/17/2011 Peabody’s (Cleveland, OH)
10/18/2011 Harpo’s (Detroit, MI)
10/19/2011 Reggie’s (Chicago, IL)
10/21/2011 Black Sheep (Colorado Springs, CO)
10/22/2011 Marquis (Denver, CO)
10/24/2011 Troubadour (Los Angeles, CA)
10/25/2011 Slim’s (San Francisco, CA)
10/27/2011 Hawthorne (Portland, OR)
10/28/2011 El Corazon (Seattle, WA)
10/29/2011 Commodore Theater (Vancouver, BC)

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The Ocean Posts Summer Breeze Live Footage

The Ocean, which previously reported that all upcoming North American tour plans were scrapped, has now announced that the band will be supporting The Devin Townsend Project.

Guitarist and founding member Robin Staps commented: "Obviously this totally fucking rules. I've been a big fan of Hevy Devy's varicolored rumblings for many years, and we're glad that this situation that we were facing after our initially planned US tour was blown off has turned from dire into bodacious now!"

Fans who have yet to see The Ocean live can catch a preview online now. The band has released a live video from a performance at this year's Summer Breeze festival in Germany. Watch the band performing "The Origin of God" below.

The Ocean's upcoming tour dates with The Devin Townsend Project are as follows: More...

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Devin Townsend Jam Footage Posted Online

Vancouver, Canada's Devin Townsend has posted some new jam session footage online. Devin commented on the clip by saying;

"Here's a late night jam with the band that plays 'Ghost', the fourth record of the Devin Townsend Project. In November, I am playing all 4 records back to back, and this rehearsal is the first one finished... Deconstruction next. The four shows will be in London for DVD's. I'm using different people right now, some from the records, some not...it's a hell of a lot of work, but it's off to a great start! Kat Epple on flute, Mike St-Jean on drums, Jean Savoie on Bass, and Dave Young on keys. Chrys Johnson plays second guitar, but he had to move. He'll be in London. The song is 'Radial Highway' from the upcoming 'Ghost 2.'"

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Ihsahn Joins Devin Townsend On Stage

Fan-filmed footage has made its way online of Devin Townsend performing the song "Juular" with special guest Ihsahn (formerly of Emperor) at the Vagos Open Air 2011. You can check out the clip below. The song "Juular" is taken off Devin Townsend Project's "Deconstruction" album (reviewed here), and the track also features Ihsahn's vocals on the album version.

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Devin Townsend Project Announces U.S. Tour

After completing his North American tour with Children of Bodom, Obscura, and Septicflesh, Devin Townsend will now be traveling abroad for the rest of the summer, playing various European festivals and solo acoustic dates. Come October, he'll also be back in the States for another tour.

The Devin Towsend Project will be hitting the road this fall on a headlining tour, with supporting acts to soon be announced. Dates for the tour are listed below, and Canadian dates will be revealed shortly.

Oct. 12-Sound Stage-Baltimore, MD
Oct. 13-The Note-Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 14-Rock And Shock-Worcester, MA
Oct. 15-The Chance-Poughkeepsie, NY
Oct. 16-The Altar-Pittsburgh, PA
Oct. 17-Peabody's-Cleveland, OH
Oct. 18-Harpo's-Detroit, MI
Oct. 19-Reggie's-Chicago, IL
Oct. 21-Black Sheep-Colorado Springs, CO
Oct. 22-Marquis-Denver, CO
Oct. 24-Troubadour-Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 25-Slim's-San Francisco, CA
Oct. 27-Hawthorne-Portland, OR
Oct. 28-El Corazon-Seattle, WA

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Devin Townsend Discusses New Releases

Metal Injection has posted a nearly twenty minute interview conducted this weekend with Devin Townsend. During the interview, Devin opens up about his recent releases, "Ghost" (reviewed here) and "Deconstruction" (reviewed here), and the differences between them.

He also discusses why/how he picked collaborators for "Deconstruction," including a fun story about Greg from Dillinger Escape Plan. The interview is wrapped up with fan questions, including Devin discussing the possibility of working with Gene Hoglan again.


Click Here To Watch The Video

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Devin Townsend Posts "Soundwave Revolution" Teaser

Canadian metal mastermind Devin Townsend has posted a new teaser trailer online to promote his upcoming appearance on the "Soundwave Revolution" tour. The four date trek, which features over thirty bands in total, will begin in Brisbane on September 24, 2011. You can view the list of confirmed dates below.

09/24 Brisbane, QLD – Soundwave Revolution 2011
09/25 Sydney, NSW – Soundwave Revolution 2011
09/30 Melbourne, VIC – Soundwave Revolution 2011
10/01 Adelaide, SA – Soundwave Revolution 2011
10/03 Perth, WA – Soundwave Revolution 2011

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Devin Townsend Live Footage Posted Online

Devin Townsend Performance Available For Streaming

New fan-filmed live footage has been posted online featuring Vancouver, Canada metal mastermind Devin Townsend performing his the Devin Townsend Project. The footage was captured during the group's tour stop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. You can check the group's performance of the track "By Your Command" below.

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Devin Townsend Video Interview Available

FaceCulture has posted a new five-part video interview online with Devin Townsend about the "Deconstruction" and "Ghost" albums. You can check out the first clip below, and the rest are available after the jump.

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Devin Townsend Posts European Tour Footage

Canadian metal mastermind Devin Townsend has posted some new footage online from his recent touring overseas with the Devin Townsend Project. You can check out the footage in the player below. The project's latest two albums, "Ghost" and "Deconstruction," were released on June 20, 2011 through InsideOut Music.

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Devin Townsend Announces Meet'N'Greet Session

Devin Townsend has announced that he will be taking part in a special midnight meet and greet session at Vancouver's Scrape Records. The event is set to take place at midnight on June 20th/June 21st and is to celebrate the release of Townsend's two new albums "Ghost" and "Deconstruction." The store will also have copes available for sale to those in attendance at the signing session.

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Devin Townsend To Release "The Ultimate Bundle"

Inside Out Records has laid out details for its forthcoming release of the Devin Townsend Project's "Ultimate Bundle." The collector's set, which arrives on June 21, 2011 includes the following items;

1. Devin Townsend - "Deconstruction" Special Edition CD
2. Devin Townsend - "Ghost" CD
3. Devin Townsend - "The Calm & The Storm" 7" Vinyl
4. Devin Townsend - Logo Patch
5. Devin Townsend - Shirt
6. Exclusive Download Tracks
a) Drench
b) Mend
c) Fall
d) Watch You

You can view the tracklistings for both "Deconstruction" and "Ghost" at this location.

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Metal Bands Announced For 2011 "Soundwave" Tour

Notable metal bands have been revealed to be taking part in the forthcoming Australian "Soundwave Revolution" tour. The four date trek, which features over thirty bands in total, will begin in Brisbane on September 24, 2011. You can view the list of confirmed metal bands as well as the tour dates below.

Alice Cooper
Machine Head
Danzig
Cro-Mags
Set Your Goals
The Devin Townsend Project
The Damned Things
Steel Panther
Gojira
Hatebreed
Every Time I Die
Funeral For A Friend
Unearth
Hellyeah
Times of Grace
Whitechapel
Watain
Skindred
The Acacia Strain
In This Moment
The Word Alive
Holy Grail

Pop and rock acts are also scheduled to appear*

09/24 Brisbane, QLD – Soundwave Revolution 2011
09/25 Sydney, NSW – Soundwave Revolution 2011
09/30 Melbourne, VIC – Soundwave Revolution 2011
10/01 Adelaide, SA – Soundwave Revolution 2011
10/03 Perth, WA – Soundwave Revolution 2011

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Devin Townsend Reveals New Releases Track Listing

Devin Townsend Project will complete the 4-album series that began a few years ago with "Ki" and returned last year with "Addicted" by releasing "Deconstruction" and "Ghost" on June 21st via InsideOut Music. Both efforts were written, engineered and produced by Devin Townsend himself, with "Deconstruction" having Jens Bogren (alongside Devin) handle mixing duties. "Deconstruction" also features the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra performing with Devin.

The "Deconstruction" track listing is as follows:

1. Praise the Lowered (featuring Paul Kuhr of Novembers Doom)
2. Stand (featuring Mikael Akerfeldt)
3. Juular (featuring Ihsahn, ex-Emperor)
4. Planet of the Apes (featuring Tommy Rogers of Between the Buried and Me)
5. Sumeria (featuring Joe Duplantier of Gojira and Paul Masvidal of Cynic)
6. The Mighty Masturbator (featuring Greg Puciato of Dillinger Escape Plan)
7. Pandemic (featuring Floor Jansen of After Forever)
8. Deconstruction (featuring Oderus Urungus of Gwar and Fredrik Thordenal of Meshuggah)
9. Poltergeist

The track listing for "Ghost" is:

1. Fly
2. Heart Baby
3. Feather
4. Kawaii
5. Ghost
6. Blackberry
7. Monsoon
8. Dark Matters
9. Texada
10. Seams
11. Infinite Ocean
12. As You Were

Devin Townsend will also be supporting Children of Bodom, along with Obscura and Septicflesh, on an upcoming North American tour. Dates are available here.

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Septicflesh Comments On Children Of Bodom Tour

As was previously announced, Septicflesh will be touring North America alongside Children of Bodom, Obscura, and Devin Townsend in support of the new album "The Great Mass."

Guitarist Christos Antoniou had this to say about their upcoming tour: "It is an honor to play on a tour with so many talented musicians. The bands included in the package are unique. Also, we are very anxious to return to USA and present to the American audience our new material live. Join us, in a Great Mass of Death."

The current tour schedule is as follows:

June 24 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
June 25 San Francisco, CA Slim's
June 26 Portland, OR Roseland
June 27 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market
June 28 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
June 30 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom
July 2 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Center
July 3 Saskatoon, SK Odeon
July 4 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Center
July 5 St. Paul, MN Station Four
July 6 Chicago, IL House of Blues
July 8 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
July 9 Orlando, FL BeachamTheater
July 10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
July 12 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
July 13 Norfolk, VA The Norva
July 14 Springfield, VA Jaxx
July 15 Springfield, VA Jaxx
July 16 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre
July 17 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Theatre
July 19 Worcester, PA Palladium
July 21 Halifax, NS Multipurpose Centre (No Devin Townsend, this date only)
July 23 Toronto, ONT Downsview Park (* as part of Heavy TO w/ Megadeth, Rob Zombie, Slayer, etc.)
July 24 Montreal, QC Parc Jean-Drapeau (* as part of Heavy MTL w/ KISS, Motörhead, etc.)

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