Devin Townsend Project
From: Vancouver, Canada
Last Known Status: Active
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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.
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...
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."
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."
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."
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
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
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:
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:
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)
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
Devin Townsend will be playing two shows at the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival in Kaisaniemi, Helsinki, Finland in July. Devin will perform his "Ziltoid The Omniscient" concept album in its entirety on Friday July 2nd as a special, one-off world exclusive show. Then on Saturday July 3rd, Devin will again take the stage with the Devin Townsend Project. For tickets and more information, visit the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival website.
Melbourne’s Contrive recently announced they will be the support for Devin Townsend on his upcoming Australian tour in March. The tour dates are as follows:
Friday March 12- Brisbane-The Hi-Fi
Saturday March 13- Sydney-The Enmore
Sunday March 14- Melbourne-Billboard
Tuesday, March 16- Adelaide-Fowlers Live
Thursday March 18- Perth- Metro Fremantle
Devin Townsend will be appearing at the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California on Saturday, January 16th at the following booths times:
EMG booth: 12:30PM – 1:30PM (signing only)
Peavey booth: 1:30PM – 3:00PM (signing only)
Alvarez booth: 3:00PM – 4:00PM (40-minute solo acoustic set)
In addition to the recently announced U.S. dates with Between the Buried and Me and Cynic, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT has announced Australian tour dates. Fans Down Under can already look forward to the following dates:
12.03.2010 (AUS) Brisbane - The Hi-Fi
13.03.2010 (AUS) Sydney - Enmore Theatre
14.03.2010 (AUS) Melbourne - Billboard
16.03.2010 (AUS) Adelaide - Fowlers
18.03.2010 (AUS) Perth - Metro Fremantle
Devin Townsend has also announced a new series of video shorts entitled “Deep Thoughts With Devin Townsend” (not to be taken too seriously). The first installments, “Hot Sex” and “Infinity” can be seen below.
Between The Buried And Me has announced a lengthy headlining tour of North America which will kick off at the beginning of next month. This will be in support of the bands highly acclaimed new album, "The Great Misdirect" which is available now through Victory Records. Support on the trek will come the legendary Cynic, as well as Devin Townsend Project and Scale The Summit.
The tour dates are as follows:
January 8 - Nashville, TN - Rocketown
January 9 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
January 10 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
January 11 - Houston, TX - Meridian
January 12 - Dallas, TX - The Prophet Bar (Big room)
January 13 - San Antonio, TX - The White Rabbit
January 15 - Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse
January 16 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
January 17 - West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
January 18 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s
January 20 - Denver, CO - Cervantes
January 22 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
January 23 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
January 24 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
January 25 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s Downunder
January 26 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
January 27 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
January 28 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
January 29 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
January 30 - New York, NY - The Fillmore @ Irving Plaza
January 31 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
February 1 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
February 3 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
February 4 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm
February 5 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
February 6 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
The new video from the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, “Bend It Like Bender,” has been posted online and can be viewed below. The song comes off the group’s new album, “Addicted”, which was met with worldwide critical praise and debuted at #2 on the Billboard Heatseakers chart.
Townsend further states: "The video for 'Bend It Like Bender' was directed by none other than the mighty Konrad Palkewicz, who directed 'Almost Again' by STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, and 'Coast' off of Ki. It's an all animated affair that is not nearly as 'puffy' as the song, it's a mini movie with his incredible skills once again making my music seem much more poignant than it really is. I've seen some clips and it’s crazy good."
Townsend will join genre visionaries Between The Buried and Me, Cynic and Scale The Summit for a massive North American trek which kicks off January 8th. Dates for Europe and Australia are in the works, but you can already look forward to:
13th-15th August 2010 (UK) Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, Derbyshire – Bloodstock Open Air
Devin Townsend Project's "Bend It Like Bender" Music Video:
After releasing “Ki” in May 2009, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT is preparing the second installment of the series of four albums. Entitled “Addicted,” the album is set for European release on the following dates:
GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND, ITALY: Friday, November 13, 2009.
UK, BENELUX, FRANCE, GREECE, DENMARK, NORWAY, PORTUGAL, REST OF EUROPE: Monday, November 16, 2009.
SPAIN: Tuesday, November 17, 2009.
FINLAND, SWEDEN, HUNGARY: Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The album’s title track can be heard now on Noisecreep along with the first U.S. interview with Townsend concerning this release.
Townsend states: “Musically, ‘Addicted’ is along the lines of the big, wall of sound hard rock/heavy metal of Ocean Machine and Accelerated Evolution (even Physicist at points). It is a very direct and 'to the point' album with an emphasis on groove and the chorus. In the past, lots of my records end up taking a kind of Pink Floyd-ish route (between song meandering, etc.) ‘Addicted’ is really simple: 10 rocking songs with no bullshit.
“The vocal duties on this record are handled by myself and Anneke van Giersbergen (ex-The Gathering). I wanted to have male and female vocals kind of 'tell the story' so to speak. It's an honor to work with her and she has a lovely, lovely energy. I absolutely love this record and it affects me in a way that I wasn't prepared for. It's a fully rocking album of optimism.”
As previously reported, the multi-instrumentalist has just been added to the bill for Bloodstock Open Air 2010 as a very special guest appearance. This will be his only UK show in 2010.