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Vancouver, Canada's metal mastermind Devin Townsend has posted the second studio video for his forthcoming solo album "Ghost" online. "Ghost" is the third album in a four part series, following 2009's "Ki" and "Addicted." "Ghost" is planned for an early March, 2011 release. According to Devin Townsend "Ghost" will feature hist "subtle and quiet" music released in his career.
You can view the video below:
Vancouver, Canada's metal mastermind Devin Townsend has announced a special, intimate acoustic show set to take place on October 7, 2010. This free event is taking place at Vancouver's only all-metal specialty store Scrape Records. The event is to celebrate the shop's 13 years in business. The show is set to begin at 2 P.M.
Century Media recording artists and progressive metallers Tesseract have been announced as the support act on the upcoming Devin Townsend North American tour. Tesseract will release their new EP, titled "Concealing Fate," on October 12th, 2010 through Century Media Records.
Devin Townsend/Tesseract tour dates:
October 8th Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
October 9th Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
October 10th Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
October 12th San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
October 14th Hollywood, CA – Key Club
October 15th San Diego, CA – Ramona Mainstage
October 16th Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon
October 26th Springfield, VA – Jaxx Nightclub
October 27th West Chester, PA – The Note
October 28th New York, NY – Blender Theater at The Gramercy
October 29th Worcester, MA – The Palladium Upstairs
October 30th Oneonta, NY – Oneonta Theatre
October 31st Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
November 2nd Montreal, QUE - Foufounes Electriques
November 3rd Toronto, ONT – The Mod Club
November 4th London, ONT – London Music Hall
November 5th Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Downunder
Legendary metal mastermind Devin Townsend has posted a new video documenting his current stay in the recording studio. Devin is hard at work recording the follow up to 2009's "Ki" and "Addicted" with the third album in the four part series, titled "Ghost."
You can view the album below:
Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend performed his "Ziltoid The Omniscient" concept album in its entirety on Friday, July 2nd at the thirteenth annual Tuska festival in Helsinki, Finland as a special one-off world-exclusive show. His Devin Townsend Project also played a set the following day at the festival, which featured additional appearances by Testament and Obituary, among many others.
Fan-filmed video footage of Testament front man Chuck Billy putting on a cape and singing "Planet Smasher" during Devin Townsend's "Ziltoid" performance at Tuska can be viewed below:
Legendary metal mastermind Devin Townsend has just released details in regards to his first ever solo tour. The tour will include over 15 years of Devin Townsend material ranging from Strapping Young Lad, Ziltoid and some songs from his more obscure releases.
Devin Townsend commented by saying:
"Sitting here at the airport after months of preparation for the European festivals, getting this material ready to be heard the way it’s meant to be heard, has been a pretty mean task.
Last night’s epic rehearsal was one of those moments when you realize the work put into making it right results in an awesome sound. I have been given the opportunity now to bring this music to North America in my first-ever solo headlining tour. It’s not a huge tour, but I really would appreciate seeing some of the familiar faces and hopefully some new ones as well. More...
The organisers of Belgiums biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has confirmed the final bands for this years edition of the event. The biggest news is that Soulfly, the band led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, will be headlining the event on the Saturday. Other bands added to the bill include New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All, former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash, Hatebreed, Revamp, Oceans Of Sadness and Dear Superstar. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.
The lineup is now as follows:
Friday: Aerosmith (Headliners)
Stone Temple Pilots
My Dying Bride
The Devil's Blood
Oceans Of Sadness
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.
Devin Townsend just completed a North American trek with Between The Buried and Me, Cynic, and Scale The Summit. This was Townsend’s first tour in a number of years and the first in support of his new offering, "Addicted," which debuted at #168 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and #2 on the Billboard Heatseakers chart.
Townsend checks in with the following report in regards to the success of the tour and his plans for the remainder of the year. He states: “Tour one in the can! Man, what a heck of an experience. I had gone back into touring with a certain amount of trepidation. 'will I flake? Can I do this without the 'persona? Is this life going to wipe me out?' but as is with most things, you never know until you're 'in it'. After a week of tumultuous shows (click tracks through front of house, monitor problems, broken guitars, etc.) I began to realize that really NOTHING has changed since Ozzfest for me. I'm still the same cheeseball performer, but now my voice is clear and I have the realization that I am honored to do this, and I really missed it. I love playing for people, and to finally represent all the emotions that go into my work, as opposed to just one or two is a dream come true and one that I don't take lightly.
“The audiences were great, supportive and forgiving of the initial technical glitches. The opportunity to connect with folks who have supported me for so long is an incredibly rewarding experience. The tour itself was magnificent with many shows that were sold out or close to it, and for my 'reintroduction' to the touring life, I could not have asked for better people to share the experience with. More...
Australia's Alchemist has issued the following brief update about recording a new EP to be mixed by Devin Townsend:
"Hi people, we have been busy tracking for our 2010 EP to be mixed by Devin Townsend, all is sounding great with a different feel from tripsis, more instrumentation and today I statted tracking some nice harmonic vocals for a track. Keep you guys posted."
Samples of Alchemist's music can be found at their official MySpace page.
GOJIRA has announced that its only show in the United Kingdom will be its act on the Bloodstock Open Air Festival bill. Although GOJIRA has stated it will be playing more shows in the US, no new tour dates have been released as of yet. The current Bloodstock Open Air Festival lineup is as follows:
OBITUARY, ROSS THE BOSS, RAGE, ANDROMEDA, BEHEMOTH, DEVIN TOWNSEND, DORO, LEAVES EYES, SUFFOCATION, DREAM EVIL, CANNIBAL CORPSE, KORPIKLAANI, GWAR, CHILDREN OF BODOM, FEAR FACTORY, AMORPHIS, GOJIRA
The Bloodstock Open Air Festival is currently scheduled for August 13th, 14th, and 15th.