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Devin Townsend

Formed: 1993
From: Canada
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Devin Townsend News

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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Devin Townsend Working On Three New Albums

Vancouver, Canada metal mastermind Devin Townsend has posted the following update online through his official forum.

"I found as a reaction to the complications of decon and the sheer bulk of work thats been going on (seriously, it’s insane) my writing ended up going in 3 ways recently:

1) A very commercial sounding (for the most part) but beautiful and melencholic album full of easy to digest dev songs…Epicloud. I don’t know why it came out, but it did, so I’m going to get it out of my system.

2) Casualties of Cool: a duo with myself and Che (ki)… it sounds like haunted Johnny cash songs. late night music, completely isolated sounding and different than anything I’ve done. Che sings most of the leads, and it’s probably the truest reflection of who I am in life at this point. Trying to release it in tandem with Epicloud.

3) Z2 epic epic epic, complicated, musical, sci-fi, immense expense, the goal of it all I suppose."

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Pirate Metal Invading The Rock Band Network

Pull out the rum and the plastic guitars, because Scottish pirate metallers Alestorm are finally coming to the Rock Band Network with the track "Shipwrecked." If pirates aren't your thing, there's new tracks now available from Devin Townsend, Halcyon Way, Morbid Angel and more.

The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 songs are as follows:

Alestorm - "Shipwrecked" (160 MSP)
A Plea for Purging - "Heart Of A Child" (80 MSP)
Coldera - "Melodicus Counterpointus" (160 MSP)
Devin Townsend - "Planet Smasher (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Inside Looking Out (The Icon & the Ghost)" (80 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "The System" (80 MSP)
Machinae Supremacy - "Indiscriminate Murder is Counter-Productive" (160 MSP)
Morbid Angel - "Existo Vulgoré (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Psychostick - "BEER!!" (160 MSP)
Pythia - "Heartless" (160 MSP)
Pythia - "Heartless (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Solution .45 - "Gravitational Lensing" (80 MSP) More...

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New Metal Songs Come To The Rock Band Network

After last week's hiatus due to the holiday season, the Rock Band Network is back in full swing adding in new tracks. This week's metal additions to the Xbox 360 version are as follows:

Devin Townsend - "Planet Smasher" (160 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "The One Who Walks Alone" (160 MSP)
Nordheim - "Beer, Metal, Trolls, and Vomit!" (160 MSP)
Pythia - "Just a Lie" (160 MSP)
Pythia - "Just a Lie (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Texas in July - "Hook, Line, and Sinner (RB3 2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)

These songs also hit the PS3 version on 1/10 (North America) and 1/18 (Europe):

Devin Townsend - "Ziltoidia Attaxx!!" ($1.99)
Asking Alexandria - "A Prophecy (RB3 version)" ($1.99)

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Devin Townsend Project Stop Motion Video Available

The Devin Townsend Project's "Contain Us" box-set for the band's quadrology ("Ki," "Addicted," "Deconstruction," and "Ghost") is now available for purchase at CM Distro here.

The creator of this special tribute box-set, Man Alive's Tom Bejgrowicz (who also conceived the Misfits Coffin box-set), has now posted a new stop-motion video of "Contain Us" online. Check out the clip below. More...

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Morbid Angel Added To The Rock Band Network

Finishing out the year, the Rock Band Network has added on new Xbox 360 tracks from Devin Townsend, Morbid Angel, and more, bringing the network to over 1,500 total songs available. The newly added metal tracks on the Xbox 360 version are as follows:

Deception of a Ghost - "These Voices" (160 MSP)
Devin Townsend - "N9 (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "Darkness" (160 MSP)
Morbid Angel - "Nevermore" (160 MSP)
Morbid Angel - "Nevermore (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Texas in July - "Hook, Line, and Sinner (RB3 version)" (160 MSP)

Unfortunately due to the holidays there will be no new songs added to the PS3 edition this week and no new songs added to either platform next week. Updates to the Rock Band Network will resume as normal on January 5th, 2012.

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Watain And More Added To The Rock Band Network

There's a little something for everyone this week in the latest collection of new metal tracks added to the Rock Band Network, from black metal to power metal and a whole lot in-between. These songs have now landed on the Xbox 360 version of the game:

Powerman 5000 - "V is for Vampire" (160 MSP)
All Shall Perish - "A Pure Evil" (160 MSP)
All Shall Perish - "My Retaliation (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Asking Alexandria - "Hey There Mr. Brooks (RB3 version)" (160 MSP)
Devin Townsend - "N9" (160 MSP)
Ethereal Collapse - "Category III: Architect" (80 MSP)
Ethereal Collapse - "Category III: Architect (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "Sad Wings" (160 MSP)
Francisco Meza - "Rage and Pain (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Icon of Resolution" (80 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Icon of Resolution (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Watain - "Underneath the Cenotaph" (160 MSP)

These songs also hit the PS3 edition on 12/20 (North America) and 12/21 (Europe):

Between the Buried and Me - "Selkies: The Endless Obsession" ($1.99)
Powerman 5000 - "Show Me What You've Got" ($1.99)

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Devin Townsend Project Reveals Box Track Listing

The Devin Townsend Project will release the "Contain Us" box set on November 29th, 2011 in North America. The complete track listing for the release has now been revealed and will be as follows:

DVD 1
Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, 2010
Coast promo video
Bend it Like Bender promo video
Supercrush promo video
Juular promo video
NAMM 2011 show

DVD 2 (Data disc with audio/video files)
NAMM 2011 show (audio files)
Audio commentary for all 4 albums
Live in the USA, 2010 (audio files)
1. Supercrush
2. Kingdom
3. Truth
4. Om
5. By Your Command
Bend It Like Bender song stems for remixing
Juular song stems for remixing
Poopynuggeteer's YouTube video clips
Deep Thoughts videos More...

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New Metal Songs Added To The Rock Band Network

With Friday finally here, the Rock Band Network has new tracks for metal fans to jam over the weekend. This week's lineup of Xbox 360 tracks features a range of bands including such names as Rotting Christ, Halcyon Way, and Bring Me The Horizon. The newly added Xbox 360 metal tracks are as follows:

All Shall Perish - "Never... Again" (160 MSP)
Bring Me the Horizon - "Pray for Plagues (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Chaotrope - "Scarred" (80 MSP)
Devin Townsend - "Solar Winds (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Mouth Without a Head (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
I Am Abomination - "Examination" (160 MSP)
I Am Abomination - "Examination (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Rotting Christ - "Fire Death and Fear (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)

The following song hits the PS3 edition on Tuesday, 10/4/2011 (North America) and Wednesday, 10/5/2011 (Europe):

The Dillinger Escape Plan - "Farewell, Mona Lisa" ($1.99)

These two songs will also be released on the PS3 on Tuesday, 10/4/2011 in North America:

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

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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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