It's happening, folks. ZTV is now a thing! Devin Townsend has announced the launch of ZTV, a brand new video series starring the inimitable Ziltoid, as well as a brand new interactive site dedicated to him. Following on the announcement of the impending Z² double-album, due for release on the 27th October 2014 in Europe and 28th October 2014 in the US, the newest glimpse into the Ziltoid story can be viewed here (high-res version recommended!). Go check out the new website, watch the ZTV Episode 1 and let us know what you think.
The mighty Devin Townsend are releasing their new album Z² this October. Their show at London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall venue happening on the 13th of April next year is already sold out, and now they can reveal an extensive run of European shows for 2015 which will include support from Periphery and Shining (NOR). Not bad, right? Devin Townsend also shared a trailer for the Z² album, which can be viewed here. Enjoy!
Devin Townsend has officially announced the release of the long-awaited new double-album Z2 on the 27th of October 2014 in Europe and 28th of October in the US via Inside Out Music. The Z2 project will also see him play a landmark show at London's legendary Royal Albert Hall on April 13th, 2015. After this album cycle, Devin will take some time off. So, you better make the best of it, lucky animals.
Devin Townsend has some joyful news for the North American fans. He and his band will be hitting the North American grounds with American trio Animals As Leaders and UK's Monuments. Dubbed as 'Abstract Reality North America Tour', it will be executed in November and December, 2014. Check out the full list of tour dates below under the flyer.
Have you ever dreamed of singing on a Devin Townsend album? Here is your chance! Devin Townsend has been hard at work on the new Z2 record for the past few months, and for this occasion, he invites whoever wants to sing along on the album. Much like Devin did with the "Lucky Animals" video from Epicloud, he is now inviting fans to leave their stamp on the forthcoming album by asking them to submit their vocals for a selection of songs and take their spot in what he has dubbed The Universal Choir.
Apart from working on a new Ziltoid album, and releasing the project Casualties Of Cool album, Devin Townsend is also working on a book! With the title Only Half There and to be published by Rocket 88, a website was created to determine how much interest there is for such a book. You can register or just check it out here and the website offers some more information on what the book is about. The more interest there is, the sooner the book can become a reality. Coming from Devin Townsend, you know that at least it is going to be entertaining.
Devin Townsend just doesn't stop. With the Casualties Of Coolrelease on the horizon, Devin is already preparing the next one and that will be Ziltoid 2. The recording for the new album has begun and the Casualties Of Cool pledge (currently at 490% !) is also funding the Ziltoid project. Drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen has confirmed that the drum tracks are done for Ziltoid 2. The theme of the double album is Ziltoid versus the Devin Townsend Project, with both getting their own album.
After a triumphant pledge campaign that already hit 300% of its goal, Devin Townsend is now gracing his upcoming album Casualities Of Cool with an odd artwork, or is it not? You can take a look at it here below. Also remember that Casualities Of Cool will be released on May 14th.
Some days ago, Devin Townsend announced that he was going to launch a crowdfunding campaign for his album Casualities Of Cool. The day has come: the campaign has begun, and you can pledge in exchange of various bundles here. All pledges include a free download of the album upon the May 14th release date and everyone who pledges will receive regular updates from Devin and Ché Dorval plus exclusive downloads. Once the target is reached, all other proceedings will go straight into the Z2 project, which is due to start soon.
Devin Townsend just announced that they will launch a crowdfunding campaign for the new album Casualties Of Cool. So, the album release will not be backed by a label and the funds will be for the album packaging and more. This shouldn't be too difficult to achieve. Also, it appears that it might not be released under the Devin Townsend moniker according to his latest tweet. Instead, it will be its own entity. We should know more details about it soon.
Prog demigod Devin Townsend has revealed another new clip this time of the track "War" (from the album Infinity), featuring Anneke Van Giersbergen, which will appear on the band's new DVD/CD entitled The Retinal Circus due out on the 30th of September through InsideOut. Take a look at the spectacle below.
If you like Devin Townsend, chances are you like his sense of humour as well or at least find his wacky being even a little bit funny. Now, he has taken that to a whole new level with the Ziltoid Radio. Yes, this is an actual thing. The Canadian launched his series with an hour-long broadcast on Saturday, delivered in his alter-ego of Ziltoid The Omniscient. You can enjoy the first episode here or on the video below.
Remember that special The Retinal Circus show Devin Townsend played in London's Roundhouse venue last year? The show was streamed online but it will also be released on DVD, Blu-ray and CD. Finally today Devin Townsend has revealed the first taste of the forthcoming Retinal Circus, with the release date via InsideOut Music to be announced very soon. For now, you can enjoy "Grace" (from the last album Epicloud) with the band joined by frequent collaborator Anneke Van Giersbergen and more wacky stuff on stage.
A couple of months ago, the release of the charity single "We Are" was announced for July 18th (Mandela Day). The single "We Are" features vocals from Serj Tankian and Ihsahn, as well as guitar solos by Devin Townsend. For the ones who are curious to see how these musicians merged for this Revolution Harmony project, now you can. Listen to the song from this dream collaboration right now on the official lyric video below.
Ray Holroyd, British music lecturer and journalist, will be joined by Serj Tankian, Devin Townsend and Ihsahn for the first single from his new project Revolution Harmony in what sounds like a dream collaboration. The purpose of the project is to bring aid in the form of free music lessons and instruments for the children of South Africa.