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Below is our complete Devin Townsend 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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New Metal Tracks Added To The Rock Band Network

For this week's lineup of newly added tracks on the Rock Band Network, metal and rock fans can look forward to new tracks from Halcyon Way, Rotting Christ, and Devin Towsend, with PS3 players getting more After the Burial and Soilwork in early October. The Rock Band Network website was updated with the following statement about the delay in PS3 songs and the lower number of PS3 tracks versus Xbox 360 songs:

"There will be no North America PS3 RBN release on Tuesday, 9/27/2011. Instead, we will release the songs listed above on 10/4/2011 along with the 5 songs regularly scheduled for that day (so 10 songs total will be released to North America PS3 RBN on 10/4/2011).

"We've got something extra-special planned on PS3 RBN for the release on Tuesday, October 11. Look for our upcoming announcement in the 'New to RBN' on Thursday, October 6!

"The Rock Band Network was developed upon Microsoft's XNA technology, and all RBN songs have 30-day exclusivity on the Xbox 360. However, select RBN 2.0 songs are submitted to the PS3 by Sony and Harmonix at the rate of 5 songs a week, as determined by factors such as popularity and community interest. To request future songs for the PS3, go to the forum thread here. We're always interested in hearing what songs our PS3 customers would enjoy!"

The following songs are now available on the Xbox 360:

Black Veil Brides - "Children Surrender" (160 MSP)
Black Veil Brides - "Heaven's Calling" (160 MSP)
Black Veil Brides - "Perfect Weapon" (160 MSP)
Devin Townsend - "Solar Winds" (160 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Mouth Without a Head" (80 MSP)
Rotting Christ - "Fire Death and Fear" (160 MSP)
Verah Falls - "A Family Affair" (160 MSP)

The following songs are coming to the PS3 edition on Tuesday, 10/4/2011 (North America) and Wednesday, 9/28/2011 (Europe):

After the Burial - "Pendulum" ($1.99)
Soilwork - "Stabbing the Drama" ($1.99)

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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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More Metal Songs Added To The Rock Band Network

This week's lineup of new Rock Band Network track is a little more diverse than usual, with songs from After the Burial, Amberian Dawn, Devin Townsend, Myrath, and Skindred. The PS3 edition will also be getting a new After the Burial track next week.

The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 tracks, including all the non-metal songs, is as follows:

Metal

After the Burial - "My Frailty" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "War in Heaven" (160 MSP)
Blue Water Dance - "Making Love (To a Foreign Woman While Reading Time Magazine" (160 MSP)
Devin Townsend - "Hyperdrive" (160 MSP)
Skindred - "Stand for Something (RB3 version)" (160 MSP)
Terrorhorse - "Magnolia" (160 MSP)
Terrorhorse - "Magnolia (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Myrath - "Madness" (160 MSP) More...

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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 And More Added To Rock Band

If you're ready to rock out in celebration of the weekend, the Rock Band Network has got new metal tracks to keep your fingers flying. This week's roundup on the Xbox 360 includes songs from Devin Townsend, Ethereal Collapse, Soilwork, and more. The PS3 edition will also be getting a new Texas in July song on July 27th.

The full list of newly added Xbox 360 songs, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:

Metal

Bob Katsionis - "Nightrager (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Chaotrope - "The Fall of Psilanthropy" (80 MSP)
Chaotrope - "The Thief in the Night - Part I" (80 MSP)
Devin Townsend - "By Your Command" (160 MSP)
Devin Townsend - "By Your Command (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Ethereal Collapse - "Category I: Slave to the Empirical" (80 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "The Grinding Wheels of War" (160 MSP)
Serianna - "Fragments" (160 MSP)
Serianna - "Fragments (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Soilwork - "Stabbing the Drama" (160 MSP)

Pop-Rock

Dan Rothery - "Regret" (160 MSP)
Rose of Jericho - "These City Lights" (80 MSP) More...

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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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Children of Bodom At The House Of Blues

I hadn't seen Children of Bodom live since the band opened for Megadeth back in 2008, so of course I was anxious to see the group play again. The fact that Children of Bodom was playing with Devin Townsend and Septicflesh just made this show that much harder to overlook. Plus the fact that The House of Blues has a great location and is known for providing great sound quality sweetened the deal.

After meeting an interviewing Devin Townsend himself for an interview that will be posted shortly, as well as getting my Strapping Young Lad collection signed, I unfortunately had to deal with The House of Blues draconian security, which required me to leave the backstage area, get a ticket after being confirmed to be on the guest list, head to the back of the line and then reenter the venue. So I'd personally like the thank the management, box office, and security for helping the most impatient man you'll ever meet reenter a venue that he already had access to.

Thankfully this was only a mere hour-long inconvenience and I was able to enter the venue in time to see Septicflesh. While I actually enjoy Septicflesh's albums, their stage show needs a bit of work. It's too theatrical and artificial. The mic stand shaped like a Lovcraftian Eldrich Abomination as well as Spiros Antoniou's overly flamboyant stage presence crossed the line between enthralling and distracting for me. The band needs to tone things down a bit if it wants to be taken seriously, particularly in the North American market in which things are far less pretentious than the band's native Europe. More...

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Rock Band Network Gets More Metal Tracks

This coming weekend's lineup of new tracks added to the Xbox 360 edition of the Rock Band Network features a more well-rounded group of metal songs than in recent weeks.

Amberian Dawn of course continues to add more music (with the band even being named RBN artist of the month), with additional tracks appearing from Asking Alexandria, Bring Me The Horizon, Devin Towsend, Graveyard BBQ, and Suicide Silence.

The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 tracks, including all the non-metal songs, is as follows:

Metal

Amberian Dawn - "Ghostly Echoes" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Ghostly Echoes (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Asking Alexandria - "Morte et Dabo" (160 MSP)
Asking Alexandria - "Morte et Dabo (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Bring Me The Horizon - "Pray for Plagues" (160 MSP)
Devin Townsend - "Ziltoidia Attaxx!!" (160 MSP)
Devin Townsend - "Ziltoidia Attaxx!! (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Graveyard BBQ - "By the Grace of the Grill" (160 MSP)
SikTh - "Bland Street Bloom" (160 MSP)
SikTh - "Bland Street Bloom (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Suicide Silence - "You Only Live Once" (160 MSP)
Suicide Silence - "You Only Live Once (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Suicide Silence - "Slaves to Substance" (160 MSP)
Suicide Silence - "Slaves to Substance (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP) More...

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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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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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New Devin Townsend Song Posted Online

A new Devin Townsend track has made its way online from his forthcoming "Ghost" album, which is planned for release sometime during the summer. The track, titled "Feather," is available for streaming in the player below.

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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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Broken Hearts: An Ode To Anti-Love Metal

February 14th is a date that means different things to different people. For some, Valentine’s Day is that special occasion to show someone how much you care, while for others it’s an unfortunate reminder of just how long that unused condom has been stashed in your wallet. For every lucky gentleman who has found the lady he can sexually accost without fear of court mandated harassment classes, there’s that lonely soul who will spend Valentine’s Day with nothing but music out the speakers and a bottle of Jack.

No matter which side you fall on, heavy metal has got a song to match your mood and help you head bang through the gooiest of all the holidays.

Whether any given track is purposefully over the top and funny, depressing enough to make you pull out the eyeliner and candles, or just plain outright disturbing, metal is no stranger to the anti-love song. So for those of you will be spending Valentine’s Day alone, or just simply think the holiday is nothing more than a marketing ploy to sell chocolates and greeting cards, here’s a series of anti-love anthems to get you through the day.

For those who still have a heart and haven't devolved into extreme cynicism, you can also check out our companion listing of pro-love heavy metal music at this location.

Humorous

Metalunderground.com is no stranger to aberrant sexual behavior, as we have the honor of being home the infamous “I’d put my tongue in her butt” forum thread. The following, um, “tongue-in-cheek” songs are all dedicated to everyone who has ever contributed a post to that thread.

Whether 80’s glam rock parody/tribute act Steel Panther is singing love songs or anti-love songs is a matter of some debate. What could be more loving than each band member’s willingness to sleep with anything that moves, regardless of VD status? Take the particularly touching song “Turn Out The Lights,” in which we are informed that front man Michael Starr is in desperate need of some physical attention, even though his partner actively disgusts him. What’s a horny rock star to do? Look no further than the title for the answer:

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