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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 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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Septicflesh To Tour With Children Of Bodom

Greek metal act Septicflesh has announced the band will be supporting Children of Bodom on an upcoming North American tour. Rounding out the bill are Obscura and Devin Towsend Project. The dates and venues for the tour can be found in the poster below.

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You can also check out Metalunderground.com's recent interviews with Septicflesh and Obscura regarding their new albums.

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Devin Townsend To Release New DVD

Devin Townsend has posted the following statement online announcing plans to release a new live concert DVD as well as a new box set:

"So this intense period of time that has resulted in the four albums of the Devin Townsend Project, as well as a new band, and a bevy of other things is cresting at the end of this year in some VERY special shows!

"I will be performing each album in its entirety for a DVD as well as album release to coincide with the boxset. These shows are very exclusive and will be held in special venues in the U.K., and seating will be limited. The tickets will go on sale soon and it's best to reserve if you want to be a part of this.

"I have been planning these shows with the new management and we believe that this year will end in some pretty special ways. Preparations have begun now, and we would love you to be a part of it."

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Devin Townsend Covers Frank Sinatra

Canadian metal mastermind Devin Townsend has posted a new cover track online. The cover was recorded for an upcoming Frank Sinatra metal tribute album titled "SIN-atra." "SIN-atra" is due for release on March 29, 2011 through Eagle Rock Entertainment. You can stream Townsend's cover of "New York, New York" using the Soundcloud player below.

The tracklisting for the covers CD is as follows:

1. New York, New York (Devin Townsend)
2. I've Got You Under My Skin (Glenn Hughes)
3. Summerwind (Geoff Tate)
4. It Was A Very Good Year (Dee Snider)
5. Witchcraft (Tim "Ripper" Owens)
6. Fly Me To The Moon (Robin Zander)
7. Lady Is A Tramp (Eric Martin)
8. I've Got The World On A String (Doug Pinnick)
9. Love And Marriage (Elias Soriano)
10. Strangers In The Night (Joey Belladonna)
11. High Hopes (Franky Perez)
12. That's Life (Jani Lane)

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Motorhead And W.A.S.P. To Headline Bloodstock

The organisers of Great Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that, in addition to black metal icons Immortal headlining the second day of the event, heavy metal veterans W.A.S.P. will be headlining the main stage on the friday, with rock gods Motorhead closing the festivities on the final day of the event. Speaking about the festival, Motorhead frontman Lemmy stated:

"Bloodstock is celebrating 11 years, Motorhead 36 years - Boys and girls, come and see, we will rock your fu**in’ ass’. See you at Bloodstock!"

The event will take place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire from August 12th-14th and will feature the following lineup: More...

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Devin Townsend Posts New Video Update Online

The Devin Townsend Project has posted another video update online documenting the recording of the new album, "Deconstruction." You can check it out below. "Deconstruction" will be one of two new albums that the Devin Townsend Project will release in June, along with a record entitled, "Ghost."

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Devin Townsend Posts "Cheeseburger" Studio Video

Vancouver, Canada metal mastermind Devin Townsend has posted some new behind-the-scenes footage online from the studio. The footage was captured during the sessions for his upcoming full length "Deconstruction." You can view the studio footage below. Devin Commented on the video by saying:

"Hey all... I paid for this myself for the most part, No special treatment on this end. And yes,? this song is about a cheeseburger, but the record is absurdly heavy, and not really that funny."

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Ihsahn Provides Guest Vocals For Devin Townsend

Former Emperor front man and solo artist Ihsahn has checked in with the following announcement about contributing as a guest vocalist on Devin Townsend's "Deconstruction" album:

"I have been a long time fan of Devin and his work, and when he asked me to do some vocals for his upcoming Deconstruction album, I said yes right away. Devin is one of those few uncompromising artists who goes anywhere with their music, wherever that takes them. Nothing but respect!"

Ihshan was also recently nominated for a Norwegian grammy for his third solo album "After."

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Devin Townsend Announces Full European Tour

The Devin Townsend Project has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of Europe and the United Kingdom. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

March 03 - The Brook, Southampton, United Kingdom
March 04 - The Fleece, Bristol, United Kingdom
March 05 - Rock City, Nottingham, United Kingdom
March 06 - Academy 2, Manchester, United Kingdom
March 07 - Garage, Glasgow, United Kingdom
March 09 - Grunspan, Hamburg, Germany
March 10 - Voxhall, Århus, Denmark
March 11 - Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg, Sweden
March 12 - Betong, Oslo, Norway
March 13 - Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden
March 15 - The Rock, Copenhagen, Denmark
March 16 - Tivoli, Utrecht, Netherlands
March 17 - Matrix, Bochum, Germany
March 18 - Moshpit Music Club, Naters, Switzerland
March 19 - Magazzini Generale, Milan, Italy
March 21 - Szene Wien, Vienna, Austria
March 22 - Roxy, Prague, Czech Republic
March 23 - Colos-saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany
March 24 - Biebob, Vosselaar, Belgium
March 25 - Elysee Montmatre, Paris, France
March 26 - O2 Islington Academy, London, United Kingdom
March 28 - De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
March 29 - De Kade, Zaandam, Netherlands
March 30 - Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland
March 31 - Club Teatria, Oulu, Finland

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Devin Townsend Announces U.K. Tour Dates

Vancouver, Canada's metal mastermind Devin Townsend has revealed the dates for his forthcoming tour of the United Kingdom, as part of The Devin Townsend Project. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

03/03 Southampton, UK – The Cube
03/04 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
03/05 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
03/06 Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy 3
03/07 Glasgow, UK – Glasgow Garage
03/26 London, UK – O2 Academy

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Devin Townsend Posts Video Update Online

Devin Townsend has posted the following video update online to promote the recording of the following Devin Townsend Project album, "Deconstruction." You can view the video below:

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Devin Townsend Project Performance Footage Online

The Devin Townsend Project and Sick Drummer has posted a new video online featuring live performance footage and drum cam footage taken from the band's current tour. The Devin Townsend Project are on tour to promote its latest album, 2009's "Addicted."

You can view the album below:

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InsideOut Releases Compilation for Free Download

Well known progressive metal and rock label InsideOut recently released a new compilation, "Music In Progress, Vol. II," for free download via Amazon.com (restricted to the U.S. once again, I believe). The download, which also comes with a digital booklet, contains the following tracks:

1. "Set The World On Fire (The Lieof Lies)" by Symphony X (5:55)
2. "Hyperdrive!" by Devin Townsend Project (3:34)
3. "Age Of Shadows (Edit)" by Ayreon (5:39)
4. "Linoleum" by Pain Of Salvation (4:54)
5. "Move" by King's X (4:02)
6. "Walls" by Redemptionx (6:56)
7. "The Escape Artist" by Osi (5:53)
8. "With Honor" by Shadow Gallery (9:58)
9. "Crucify" by James Labrie (6:01)
10. "Hyperactive" by Riverside (5:45)
11. "Ripples" by Aspera (6:33)
12. "Paroxetine 20mg" by The Tangent (7:41)

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Devin Townsend Project Updates About Festivals

After releasing “Addicted” Devin Townsend went straight on the road and just finished a tour throughout Australia and New Zealand on which he played around two hours of music each night.

Besides recoding the final parts of his next album, entitled "Deconstruction," Devin is currently plotting, scheming and organizing a special double performance for the Finnish Tuska festival. On the night of July 2nd he will be headlining the festival with a one-off world exclusive Ziltoid show. On July 3rd he will play a DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT set which will feature songs of the latest release “Addicted” as well as material from “Ki” and many more songs from his back-catalogue. The European festival season will be followed by a 5-6 week tour through the USA and Canada starting in October.

Devin states "I have to say, things just keep getting deeper. I have a feeling that my proudest creative moments are yet to come, and my focus right now is really great. I think there's something about the perspective gained from the few years off that has gone a long way. Relearning what my motivations were as an artist really came from having some clear headed time to reflect. I'm so ready, and love what I do. Thank you for still being here (those of you who are!). That being said, I've been writing late into the nights, and although Deconstruction will confuse and possibly annoy some (many?) I believe it's a real triumph for me. Yes, it's 'heavy', but in the same way that 'Alien' was indicative of my thoughts at that age, Deconstruction is a mirror of my now. Dare I say 'mature?' ... nah. But it's pretty over the edge."

Here are the latest DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT tour dates:

June 20th 2010 (FR) Clisson - Hellfest
June 26th 2010 (IT) Collegno (Turin) - Gods Of Metal Festival
July 02nd 2010 (FIN) Kaisaniemi Helsinki - Tuska Open Air Metal Festival
ZILTOID THE OMNISCIENT one-off world exclusive show
July 03rd 2010 (FIN) Kaisaniemi Helsinki - Tuska Open Air Metal Festival
DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT show
August 13th 2010 (CZ) Josefov - Brutal Assault Festival
August 14th 2010 (UK) Derbyshire - Bloodstock Open Air Metal Festival

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