German sludge metallers The Ocean, who previously reported that their North American tour plans were scrapped, have announced that they will be supporting fellow progressive act The Devin Townsend Project. The tour heads out on October 8th and promises to be one of the best progressive tours of the Fall. Those who have been wanting for longer sets from both acts, who often serve to support other bands on tour, will be treated to a once-on-a-lifetime evening of progressive metal grandeur.
The Devin Townsend Project recently completed their remarkable 4-album series with Deconstruction and Ghost. Both were released on June 20th via InsideOut Music. These two albums are some of the most highly anticipated works of the year.
Now, InsideOut Music revealed a new Devin Townsend Project landing-page, where you can download a 10 song compilation of Devin's releases, for free (including songs off Ziltoid, Infinity, Ki, Ocean Machine, Terria and more)! Check out the landing page at this location (Facebook / Twitter log-in required to access the downloads).
The Devin Townsend Project is about to complete their remarkable 4-album series with Deconstruction and Ghost. You can now download two brand-new yet unreleased songs, entitled "Juular" (featuring Ihsahn, ex-Emperor) from Deconstruction and "Feather" from Ghost on the landing page available at this location (you'll need to share the page through Facebook or Twitter to access the downloads).
Deconstruction and Ghost will be released in North America on June 21 (one day earlier internationally) through InsideOut Music. More album details were previously reported over here.
Hevy Devy is a hot, hot, hot item on Metal Storm these days. The musical genius/maniac has finally announced more details regarding the release of Deconstruction and Ghost — the third and fourth in a series of albums which will complete his tetralogy album concept — a great journey through Devin's different states of musical moods — which he started in 2009 with the albums Addicted (2009) and Ki (2009).
Townsend tapped Jens Bogren (Paradise Lost, Opeth, Bloodbath) to mix Deconstruction. The sessions took place late last month at Fascination Street studio in Örebro, Sweden. The CD features guest appearances by a number of well-known metal musicians (see below) as well as two drummers — Ryan Van Poederooyen (The Devin Townsend Band) for the "crushing stuff," and Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork, Aborted, a shitload of other bands) for the "inhuman stuff."
Children Of Bodom has announced a North American headlining tour in support of their new album Relentless Reckless Forever. Support on the Children Of Bodom tour will come from Devin Townsend with openers Obscura and Septicflesh rotating positions each night.
Brought to you by Guitar World and Revolver, the North American leg of Children Of Bodom's Ugly World Tour will kick off in Los Angeles on June 24 and run through July 24 in Montreal where COB will perform alongside Kiss, Motörhead and more as part of the Heavy MTL hard rock festival.
"We are psyched to see all of our friends in North America and to play our new songs live for all of the Bodom maniacs," commented COB guitarist/vocalist Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho. "Get ready to throw it down!"
Devin Townsend has just revealed the cover artwork for the upcoming album Ghost.
Devin previously stated about the Ghost art: "The macro shot was influenced by some shots someone on Twitter showed me. But a great photographer named Brian Kibbons did the whole album, and Travis Smith (Nevermore, Opeth) did the layout."
According to Devin, "Ghost is the mellowest (by far) and prettiest record I've done so far" with a "very wonderful vibe." It will be released with "the shitstorm that is Deconstruction simultaneously" — probably in June through InsideOut Music.
As fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the free live EP that keeps on getting delayed, Devin Townsend has uploaded "Drench", an unreleased song from the album Ghost, on his official Soundcloud page.
Commented Heavy Devy: "Here's an out-take from the Ghost sessions. Please enjoy, it's not as much of a 'song' as it is a 'vibe'..."
A live version of another new track off Ghost, called "Fly", can be heard over here. Deconstruction and Ghost, the third and fourth in a series of Devin Townsend Project albums, will likely be released this summer.
Ihsahn - black metal innovator and all round creative genius - will be doing some guest vocals on the new Devin Townsend album, entitled Decontruction.
The ex-Emperor main-man had the following to say: "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!"
In other news, Ihsahn will play at the Kabuto Metal Festival in Japan this spring for the first time ever. Accompanied with the guys in Leprous, they will play Namba Hatch in Osaka on May 21 and May 22 at Studio Coast in Tokyo.
Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend has tapped Jens Bogren (Opeth, Paradise Lost, Bloodbath etc.) to mix Deconstruction — the third in a series of albums to be made available under The Devin Townsend Project moniker. The sessions will take place in late February 2011 at Fascination Street studio in Örebro, Sweden.
In a November update Townsend had the following to say about Deconstruction: "There are 2 drummers on this one, Ryan Van Poederooyen (The Devin Townsend Band) for the crushing stuff, and Dirk Verbueren (Soilwork, Scarve), Aborted) for the inhuman stuff. This is a record I have been working up to for some time, and while doing it, I realize that not only am I in control of it (totally) but that this newfound control allows me to take it to places I would have never been able to a decade ago. I pretty much believe that this will be one of our finest hours, and although there is some funny moments, it's a pretty 'pointed' record (if ya know what I mean)..."
After announcing 6 UK dates for coming March 2011 already, The Devin Townsend Project now announces a full blown European tour which will see the band playing 25 shows in 13 different countries.
Mr Townsend, being hard at work to put the final touches to the upcoming albums Ghost and Deconstruction (both tentatively scheduled for a May release), commented: "After another busy, busy, year, we have set ourselves up for an even busier one... and to be honest, I wouldn't have it any other way. I have just recently finished Ghost (record 4, the mellow one) and am currently up to my balls in Deconstruction (record 3, the heavy one... for which we are using the Prague Symphony Orchestra to make more ridiculous than it really needs to be ) and I've yet to get my goddamn garage cleaned, so yeah... things are busy. I love it.