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Title: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on November 10, 2009, 06:47:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9NNKjZy-fQ&feature=channel

how to play awake off addicted . it get good at 2min or so .


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UepMjHkkqFg&feature=channel

How to play Numbered also off addicted

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84IpohzXWLA&feature=channel

one of those hand signed , numbered and painted covers it MINE ... BWAHAHAHAHAHA


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: endo on November 10, 2009, 08:07:24 PM
Stephy is in.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Cryptopchick on November 11, 2009, 12:15:33 PM
I'm in!!


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on November 11, 2009, 01:19:16 PM
awesome.  cannot wait for this.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Max Headroom on November 11, 2009, 01:21:32 PM
This gonna be SWEET!!!!!!


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Cam on November 11, 2009, 07:47:14 PM
It is a sweet album. Too bad I have no cash and couldn't pre-order the fucking thing.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on November 11, 2009, 08:00:00 PM
hell yes . pre order is the way . but its worth the 15 bux or whatever itll be at zeus


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Cam on November 11, 2009, 08:10:48 PM
I probably still won't have money then, ha. But the new version of Hyperdrive alone is worth the 15 bucks.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on November 11, 2009, 08:16:38 PM
yea man , i pre ordered the uber whore edition and got one of the covers shown in the video , a hoodie and a signed poster . cant wait.. damm slow mail


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Cam on November 11, 2009, 08:22:38 PM
fuuuuck that sounds beastly. I fucking wish my resume wasn't shit so I could've got job then got money. FUUUUU


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on November 11, 2009, 08:27:08 PM
pfft who needs job , just get hit by a car


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Cam on November 11, 2009, 08:29:28 PM
I'd enjoy working somewhere cool, (COUGHCOUGHYOUKNOWWH ATI'MTALKINGABOUTTEDCOU GHC OUGH) but I think disability fraud might be the way to go.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on November 11, 2009, 08:32:44 PM
fuck fraud . HARDEN THE FUCK UP AND WALK INTO TRAFFIC


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Cam on November 11, 2009, 08:34:26 PM
the only fuckign traffic out here are combines, FUUUUUUUUUUUU


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on November 11, 2009, 08:35:54 PM
then you know what to do .big tires ... hard to miss


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Cam on November 11, 2009, 08:38:14 PM
I'll take pictures to make an IRL saskmetal t shirt, shit'll be cash


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on November 11, 2009, 08:43:02 PM
perfect


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: MalevolentGoat on November 11, 2009, 09:36:02 PM
Harley, how much did it cost ya for the whore edition? I may join in on the DT whore trend.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on November 11, 2009, 09:37:09 PM
ONLY 50 BUX .. it also totally sold out long ago


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: MalevolentGoat on November 11, 2009, 09:38:12 PM
FUCK. well that is some bullshit. Damn whores beat me to it. </3


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on November 11, 2009, 09:42:06 PM
only the devin townsend message board vip whores . i think there are still autographed cd poster combos left . check cmdistro.com . there was only a couple hundred uber packages available to start .


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: MrMoustache on November 12, 2009, 05:48:53 PM
I probably still won't have money then, ha. But the new version of Hyperdrive alone is worth the 15 bucks.
Really? I thought that version was much inferior to the original.

Frankly, this album just doesn't do it for me. Too much of that woman singing: Devin has a great voice, why does she need to be on every song? The songs are too poppy, too "radio metal". I'm starting to think that Alien was Devin's last great album, and Ziltoid was his last pretty-good album. The New Black was pretty lame (what, 3 good songs?), and Ki just didn't impress me (I listen to Gato, and that's about it). I'm hoping the next album (apparently the "heavy" album) is better, but the 4th one really doesn't excite me at all (Devin + acoustic folk? I dunno).


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on November 12, 2009, 05:52:38 PM
im glad your honest about it . ill admit the chick sings too much , but some of the songs are hauntingly beautiful . Ki is great just to chill to ( you need to chill more R0B .. NEED ! ) as long as i dont expect strapping its all good , cause its not supposed to be strapping . i would compare this to Synchestra or AE or Infinity instead . Im pumped for Acoustic Folk , but that might be the redneck in me


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Jötunn on November 12, 2009, 06:22:21 PM
Frankly, this album just doesn't do it for me.

I could apply this to most of his music.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on November 12, 2009, 06:24:05 PM
yea but youre a black metal whore . start your own thread for gahhl or varg or whatever viking gets you hard


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Jötunn on November 12, 2009, 06:31:23 PM
Just because I am a big fan of black metal, does not mean I can not appreciate other metal, or styles of music.

Without a black-metal mindset, I can honestly say I do NOT like his sound.

See, theres no obsession for black metal artists through my eyes; I like their ideas, most of them are assholes...

Frankly I think Devin is a turd.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: MrMoustache on November 12, 2009, 09:05:50 PM
Ki is great just to chill to ( you need to chill more R0B .. NEED ! )
Haha, I try. If Ki comes out on LP I might end up buying it for just that reason; while it didn't impress me, it wasn't BAD by any means. Could be I just need to listen to it over and over and force myself to like it.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on November 13, 2009, 12:23:19 AM
I like their ideas, most of them are assholes...

amen to that . but i have never heard you talk about anything but so your opinion does seem a little biased .

 
Frankly I think Devin is a turd.

he is a turd , also a goof , thats part of his charm .

Haha, I try. If Ki comes out on LP I might end up buying it for just that reason; while it didn't impress me, it wasn't BAD by any means. Could be I just need to listen to it over and over and force myself to like it.


i doubt that will happen , as it was self released and devin isnt a fan of vinyl . there is a large thread on the devin board about exactly this


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Jötunn on November 13, 2009, 09:17:16 AM
Then again, I never said there was anything bad about being an asshole.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Cam on November 13, 2009, 12:17:36 PM
Really? I thought that version was much inferior to the original.

Frankly, this album just doesn't do it for me. Too much of that woman singing: Devin has a great voice, why does she need to be on every song? The songs are too poppy, too "radio metal". I'm starting to think that Alien was Devin's last great album, and Ziltoid was his last pretty-good album. The New Black was pretty lame (what, 3 good songs?), and Ki just didn't impress me (I listen to Gato, and that's about it). I'm hoping the next album (apparently the "heavy" album) is better, but the 4th one really doesn't excite me at all (Devin + acoustic folk? I dunno).

Never said it was better, I just thought it was really good as well, and the original is one of my favorite non-SYL Devin songs.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: MrMoustache on November 13, 2009, 05:42:38 PM
i doubt that will happen , as it was self released and devin isnt a fan of vinyl . there is a large thread on the devin board about exactly this
That sucks. Well, I'm glad I own both SYL records, and I can hope that he'll put out more.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on November 13, 2009, 06:02:16 PM
do you have c#enter:\\\  ?



Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: MalevolentGoat on November 13, 2009, 06:22:40 PM
C:enter:### you mean.

So much for a DT whore. Get your shit together man.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on November 13, 2009, 06:39:27 PM
bah , i was typing and msning and texting all at once ..


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: MrMoustache on November 14, 2009, 02:37:19 PM
That one and Alien (2x10", clear green).


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on November 14, 2009, 02:59:02 PM
nice , im not sure what color my copy of alien is .. as ive never opened it . :|


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: HxT on November 17, 2009, 10:49:47 AM
oh, DT is taking over http://www.metalsucks.net/ today BTW


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on November 20, 2009, 02:00:29 PM
(http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/zombiesexcult/Photo80.jpg)

ohhhhhh yeaaaa


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on November 22, 2009, 02:34:11 PM
bugger.  finally listened to it a couple times.  i love it.  i don't think there's too much of what's her name, i think it's a good mix.  Definitely not a metal head's album, that's for sure.  Thankfully I am not a metalhead.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on November 22, 2009, 02:39:34 PM
no , its very "industrial" for lack of a better word .. Pop industrial metal maybe ? i love it tho


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Jawsers on November 22, 2009, 11:26:24 PM
I seriously thought that it would be a good listen, something I would put down in favor of something else, didn't really expect it to be amazing. Now after listening to it a couple times, I cannot stop listening to it.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on November 23, 2009, 07:27:07 AM
no , its very "industrial" for lack of a better word .. Pop industrial metal maybe ? i love it tho

I'd say kind of europopmetal.  Bottom line it's vintage devy, you can't mistake it.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Max Headroom on November 23, 2009, 10:49:44 AM
only the devin townsend message board vip whores

how does one become a devin townsend vip whore?


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on November 23, 2009, 12:01:01 PM
suck some dick


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on November 23, 2009, 01:35:47 PM
sounds about right.  i gotta be honest, if i went through the same effort as you to get that numbered dealio, it would probably be sitting in a drawer somewhere after the picture.  I just don't keep signed stuff on display or anything, it ends up in a box eventually, so I've stopped collecting.

I'm just in it for the audio (well and the live show of course)


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on November 23, 2009, 01:42:29 PM
wasnt that much effort , i got an email .. went to site .. hit order .. wait for mail .. open mail . TAH DAH!


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: ლ(ಠ_ಠ ლ) on November 23, 2009, 01:47:37 PM
yah getting shit signed and numbered is as easy as getting anything else..... plus thats whats a wall is for displaying gems!!!!


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on November 23, 2009, 01:52:51 PM
damn right wall


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on November 23, 2009, 02:04:52 PM
wasnt that much effort , i got an email .. went to site .. hit order .. wait for mail .. open mail . TAH DAH!

That can't be done from saskmetal.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on November 23, 2009, 02:09:38 PM
it cant be not done


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on November 23, 2009, 03:26:37 PM
this is more confusing than have to effort be given.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on November 23, 2009, 03:32:44 PM
confused not for effort lost


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on November 23, 2009, 03:36:34 PM
I'll probably listen to Ki 88000 times when I get home tonight.  First day back at work after a week of holidays = pure shit for fags.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on November 23, 2009, 10:00:38 PM
i get more now what you mean with the industrial.  also I think Awake! might be my new favourite song.  The video of him playing it helped.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on November 24, 2009, 01:39:53 AM
video is awesome thats why


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Cryptopchick on November 24, 2009, 02:51:49 PM
I love how Anneke Van freakin' Giersbergen is being referred to as "that woman" and "the chick".....Jeezus, if ever there was a time for a facepalm....


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on November 24, 2009, 02:54:12 PM
I throw a what's her name in cause I honestly always forget her name.  I didn't even know who the Gathering were until a couple years ago.  As deadly as they are they aren't necessarily a mainstream listen in these parts.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on November 24, 2009, 02:59:59 PM
that milk factory sounds pretty dece when she wails out her cock gobbler


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on November 24, 2009, 03:01:54 PM
+1, that was fucking hilarious.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on November 24, 2009, 03:02:23 PM
:)


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on November 27, 2009, 11:42:07 AM
Don't know if anyone posted this anywhere else or not, but a great interview that was posted on his myspace from last week.  Fascinating read if you've got the time.


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Interview from THE GAUNTLET!
Band Name: Townsend, Devin
Interviewed: Devin Townsend
Interviewer: Jason Fisher
Date: 2009-11-12


The Gauntlet: How is everything in Canada?

Devin: Just watching some TV and going to rehearsals later tonight.

The Gauntlet: Rehearsal's for the tour?

Devin: That's right. We are starting January 5th with Between the Buried and Me and Cynic.

The Gauntlet: You are using different musicians for each of the four albums. Which carnation of the band goes out on the road with you?

Devin: It is kind of a shit mix in all honesty. The nature of this four record project is not to be a definition of what I am hoping to achieve in my music career, but more of an overview to prepare not only myself but also my audience on what I hope to do in the future. Bu nature of that is what I have done with these four records is include different musicians for each one. Each record has a specific identity and as a result of that, the people who are chosen for each are congruent to that energy that is needed for the record. When it comes to live, I think there is also an element in trepidation for me as it has been years since I have been touring. My personal life has changed dramatically since the last time I have toured. When I considered putting the band together, among the top priorities for me was something that would sustain itself. I wanted a group of individuals that would be able to participate with each other without constant input from me on the personal side of it. I want to be able to carry on with my world and do my thing and know the band is getting along and interacting in a way that is self contained. What i did was choose people along those guidelines, people that I had a good personal relationship with. I also needed about 15 albums of varied material to be represented accurately. I got Brian who played on "Addicted!", Dave who played keyboard in Devin Townsend Band. He is more than a keyboard player, just an all around great guy. Rehearsal's have been going really well. I really want to get out there, but a part of me is nervous as this will be the first time going out there completely honest, sober and without the mask. A lot of it is just jumping into the abyss. I realize that the way things are with the economy, you have to make yourself available to those that support you. Part of the process is getting over my fear of people. I am not terrified of people, but I am just not a social person. Everyone has fear, but fortune rewards the brave.

The Gauntlet: I have been listening to the new album "Addicted" all week and I was a bit taken back at first. It wasn't what I was expecting, but it grew on me.

Devin: There is an element that the audience has a need to categorize an artist into genres and sub-genres. I think that the nature of what I do has always been a cathartic reflection of whatever my current personal life or emotional state of mind represents. On some levels, I have felt awkward about that in the past but you play the cards you are dealt. If that is your creative process, then you just do that. The nature of every record is going to be different as it is going to be a reaction to the one before. Addicted is a reaction in part to the reaction of "Ki." I guess the nature of what this four record project is supposed to represent is four very distinct personalities as a whole that are supposed to summarize that I can do a lot of things. My mood dictates the direction this will go. With "Ki" a lot of people felt it lacked that typical Devin Townsend thing whatever that is. So with Addicted, there is a bit of that. Still with that, there are people that are attached to Strapping Young Lad that think it will miss that visceral and psychotic element, but there are still two more records. What you don't get from this one you may get from the next one. Everything I do, as arrogant as this may sound, I am completely satisfied with. Addicted was exactly what I wanted to do and so was Ki.

The Gauntlet: I wasn't expecting Addicted to be a SYL album, but I was expecting it to be what you told fans to expect, a pop albums.

Devin: This is about as pop as I am capable of. I think there is this perception thing as well. The rhetoric I throw out in forums and in interviews is sometime my process. I did a record called "Accelerated Evolution" a few years back and was selling it to the label and told them it was a pop album. They thought cool and set up the marketing around a Devin Townsend pop album. When they got it, they felt it was pretty far from pop. To me it was as pop as I am capable of. With Addicted, my version of pop is maybe less or a literal definition of it. There is an ease to Addicted that wasn't in Strapping [Young Lad]. To me, Addicted is the most immediate record that I have produced. Maybe wrongfully, but I equate that to pop. There you go, here is my pop record.

The Gauntlet: To me it is more classically done than pop. Anneke's vocal's are perfect on this album.

Devin: Oh yeah, she is a siren.

The Gauntlet: This album seems a little better suited to her than The Gathering. I often felt she was sort of plugged into that band as an afterthought and vocally didn't reach her full potential.

Devin: There are kind of like these fate versus free will things that happens with lots of folks. I will take the fifth on that. I think it is somewhere between the both. As far as fate goes, my meeting with her was such a cool coincidence. I always enjoyed that dichotomy between male and female vocals. I tried to make it a little less than a surface thing to not turn people off immediately, but part of it is like addiction to whatever; your ego, whatever. It has never been gender specific. Having that dichotomy was important, not only on "Addicted" but also Ki. Anneke sent me an email like two weeks before I was going to record the vocals. I knew I wanted a strong female presence. I woke up one morning and there was an email with her singing my vocals better than I did. I was just like 'that makes a lot of sense.' I was very into The Gathering, specifically "Mandylion". It was a real thrill for me that someone that I had so much respect for offered something vocally that I am not capable of was interested in participating. I said to her why don't you come to Vancouver next week. I told her to participate as much or as little as she wanted on "Addicted" and in return I would help her write her record. She came out and we got along well. She is in similar age as me and we have had similar experiences with Century Media and she has a child. There were a lot of parallels that not only helped artistically but also on other levels with what I wanted for "Addicted" and I couldn't be happier.

The Gauntlet: I assumed these songs were written for her as they just capture her voice so well.

Devin: She is one of those singers that can sing the phone book. I wrote "Addicted" with the mindset that there was a certain element for the songs. In all honesty, on a lot of songs that she ended up singing on, they were originally going to be with me singing the parts. When she came to the studio, I was just really interested in singing these incredibly high vocal parts. As soon as she starts singing them, it's like oh 'wow!' She was not only open to it but also gracious about it. She enjoys the music and we had a good meeting of the minds. Again, it is like I don't subscribe to fate, but as far as I do subscribe, this was one of those instances.

The Gauntlet: "Ki" had female vocals also, will the final two albums also have the male/female thing going?

Devin: "Deconstruction" is an entirely different beast. With "Addicted," I wanted equal male and female parts. With "Ki" I wanted female parts to punctuate it. "Deconstruction" is a hard one to describe. The more I do, it just sounds like a journey up my own ass in a lot of ways. The bottom line with it is it is a very complicated and interesting record with a lot of dynamics and music that is very heavy even for me. It is a really heavy and complicated record but not a typical metal record. It is more of a symphonic type of thing I am trying to do, whether I succeed someone else will have to judge. I want to include a lot of different musicians in the metal genre that can do the vocals that I am not good at, like death metal vocals. When I do death metal vocals, I sound like Super Grover. Having those type of people do it is the same as having Anneke on Addicted.

The Gauntlet: I think that is why everything on "Addicted" works. You didn't add female vocals because it will sell a few more albums, you used her because there was an underlying need.

Devin: That plays into the concept of "Addicted." Society gets hung up on a lot of things right? One of the things that everyone was really taken back by was how pornography becomes like a crack cocaine. It is so easily accessible with the internet. In a lot of ways, it does a disservice. I am not trying to come across as a sensitive liberated cat. You have good men, bad men, good women, and bad women. Essentially everyone is trying to get the same thing out of life; to feel good. A lot of time I see a female vocalist in music, I see the token female in music. She has a lot of makeup on and plays the bass or keyboards or something. I am not painting them all with the same brush as there are some excellent female bass players and keyboardists. What I was interested in with "Addicted" was two strong humans; one that offers something that the other can't. It is like a man and woman relationship. There are reasons men and women are together sex aside, they offer things the others need. There is a metaphor for that with "Addicted," the strong female not trying to be a male but a sense of strength. My voice is incapable of producing some parts and so having Anneke on the record was needed. Even from the concept, I did not want a token female. In every bit, she is much better of a singer than I am. So you get both sides to the equation, here is a man singing about the same ideas.

The Gauntlet: On the tour, who will handle the female vocals?

Devin: Until the record sells, the backing track [laughs]. This first tour for me is just me getting my feet wet. There are financial implications with bringing Anneke over. This first tour is to see whether after a few years I am still viable as a product and artist and if people are going to support that. If it does sell and the tour is enough of a success to afford it, then we'd love to bring her along. In this beginning stage, I have to tread softly and just see what happens. We have a short set so there won't be a lot of parts from "Addicted." It won't be a disservice to the music by not having her. My whole plan musically is to have a lot of performers on stage other than myself and we can make the whole thing a big production. But for the first tour, we will do a couple of Addicted songs and I am trying to go with songs that have her more in the background so it isn't noticeable. As you know it is expensive.

The Gauntlet: As long as it isn't yourself or Brian doing her parts.

Devin: I tried that last night in the rehearsals and we ended up scrapping that song because I don't sound very good doing that song.

The Gauntlet: that is the stuff you need to post to Youtube.

Devin: I have a youtube account I keep updated with embarrassing stuff. It is like a buffer, if you beat everyone to the punch with insulting you, they have nothing to hit you with. I might have to tape a rehearsal and try that though.

The Gauntlet: The song "Hyperdrive" appears on "Addicted!" Were you not happy with it the first time?

Devin: I am absolutely happy with it. The thing is, Hyperdrive was written and was kind of the odd man out. The "Ziltoid the Omniscient" material was so specifically rooted in what it was with the signatures and arpeggio's. The thing that was kind of strange was "Hyperdrive" came out of all that and at the same time which is unusual. When I am writing a style I normally stay that style. I didn't know if I should include that song into the story but it worked really well. But there was always something in my head that made me want to present that song amongst other songs. The first thing that Anneke sent me in her email was a video of her singing "Hyperdrive". Up to that point, I didn't really consider it an option but characterized by the fact that I did what to hear it with other music and completely different, it seemed like a great opportunity to put it into play.



Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on November 27, 2009, 11:42:16 AM
Part 2 (apparently max length for a post on SM is 20000 characters)
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The Gauntlet: Is it a distrust of labels with you that has led you to avoid labels?

Devin: By 'avoiding labels' can you clarify that?

The Gauntlet: Generally bands have to get completely fucked by a label for them to start their own label but you have always been in control through your own HevyDevy Records.

Devin: I think that it is an important step to becoming an established musician. You gotta get that ass fucking over with early. Once you get that out of the way...it is like establishing your relationship with a girl. A lot of bands are in this fantasy. Once you get that fantasy out of the way, life gets a lot easier. I did the Steve Vai project when I was 19. My introduction to the music world was profoundly negative. How much of that was personal perception? The experience I had with [Steve] Vai has defined me in many ways and we are better friends now than we have ever been. I really reacted to him negatively in a lot of ways and made things difficult for him at the time because of my perception of the reality. My connection to the labels...you talk about me retaining the control, I have always been a control freak. That retaining the control has allowed me to make the music I do on some levels and on other levels it has not allowed me to progress. There is an element of jumping into the abyss that is needed for you to know whether you have got the balls to handle it. What I am trying to do now is jump into the abyss. I have never taken that plunge because I have been afraid of losing that control. Not the creative control, but that sense that everything is under my power. I think there are trust issues that go along with that as well. Now we are distributed by Century Media. I had a 15 year long relationship with them that was soured in a lot of ways by not only my perceptions from the Vai days, but also drugs; smoking a lot of weed and doing lots of acid. There are some people that are predisposed to mental instability and if you add drugs to that equation you get paranoid, aggressive and distrust issues. What this four album project chronicles is a period of personal growth in which I quit everything. I quit the drugs, quit the booze, quit the band, had a baby, moved, cut my hair off...a lot of things that typically are not elements in my personality that I would chose to engage in. Having it in a way forced upon me made me reevaluate my connection to labels. What I came to the conclusion of is that a lot of the things I was paranoid and afraid of are just reflections of my own insecurity. Now that I have a more clear head, I am able to compartmentalize things a little better and ask myself what I want to do with the rest of my life. I really enjoy making music and enjoy performing for people. The fact that I am able to eek out a living performing for people is a blessing. I have taken it fore granted for so long. All everyone is really trying to do is feed their family. So I went back to Century Media a couple months back and I sat down with them and realized that they are friends in a lot of ways and people I have known for years. Everyone is the same and trying to feed their families and express their creativity in some way. So I suggested we just play ball together and asked them what about me has been difficult in our relationship. Now with the labels that I am with, it is a new world in a lot of ways. Have I missed the boat? Who knows. I am able to make a living so I am satisfied while being able to make music. I am thrilled with Inside Out and Century Media. I am so honored that after 15 years, to some degree, people are willing to listen to what I have to say. I am thrilled that people will give my new album a listen or two. You have to recognize the people in your life you need to keep.

The Gauntlet: How are things now between you and Vai?

Devin: My relationship with Steve was so awkward for both of us in many ways. I was in L.A. recently and we got together. I have immense respect for him. There are elements of his creative process in my creative process. Sometimes people's life lessons require them to learn at a different pace. Whether those financial rewards ever come, it is basically a journey, and through that journey I realized that Steve Vai is one hell of a dude and a good friend. It has taken me 15 years to come to that and the things that I liked about him. The things I disliked about him were parallels in my own development.

The Gauntlet: Was the kicking of the drug habit the first step or the result of your new way of thinking?

Devin: I was never a heavy drug user. I never really did anything but weed. There is a notion that it is a benign drug, right? If you a predisposed to any mental issue that is genetically in your family or any type of weakness, it gets exacerbated by drugs. I have tons of friends that can drink with dinner and have a toke and are fine. With me, a little was never enough. I found myself so fascinated with marijuana and it became part of my process. As a result of that, out of necessity, I became so paranoid about what I was doing and saying that I needed to take it all apart and get to the root of it. It was disappointing as I had so many great times with weed and booze. As my paranoia went away, I realized that a lot of it was a direct result. What I found was I was having these crazy little paranoid acid trips. It paralyzed me artistically, personally and intellectually. It was self preservation. I am not saying you shouldn't some weed or drink, but for me, I wanted to entertain and continue making music. I wanted to be the best person I could be. One plus one equals two and I just quite doing that. This four record process is basically the chronology of my personal growth. For the first two years, I would pick up the guitar and could only play these shitty blues licks. I had so much invested in the old ways. It took me a couple of years to learn that it was myself responded honestly to the stimulus musically. I had to relearn and the process of relearning resulted in these four records. "Ki" represents a certain period of personal growth. "Ki" is here for the same reason that "Addicted!" is here. I was just trying to progress. I wish I could just pick up the guitar and go, but it isn't like that. What I do is always a direct correlation to my life. I am heading towards 40 and this is where I am at.

The Gauntlet: I am almost there. I am 34.

Devin: I hear you man. I remember when I was in my early twenties. I would wake up in the morning and put on Godflesh and Morbid Angel to set myself up for the day. If I hear metal before five in the evening it is hard for me. I really appreciate the lethartic nature of metal and it is definitely a big part of me. Your tastes change. That in a large part of why I quit Strapping Young Lad. A lot of people don't understand that. Look at Slayer, they are still doing it in their 50's. The way that I create is different than the way Slayer does. It is not better or worse, but in my own creative process, it is intrinsic to my own emotional development. I never made a choice to be a musician, it is just what I do. When life changes, you either resolve them or you get to a point in life that shit is too loud. My creative process reflects that. I say to a lot of people who were mourning Strapping Young Lad that what made it a great band was it was completely honest. There was no bullshit with it. By the time I got to the point where I could no longer do it without hurting myself in some bullshit martyrdom, I thought it would become a parody. What made it such a vital and creative force was going to become a parody. My creative output would be lost. I quit it but not until I finished the contract. I listened to "Alien" the other day and I loved it. I am happy with where I am now. Will that translate into becoming a big artist, probably not. I think the one thing people do appreciate about my music is that they know I am true to my music and continue to do so.

The Gauntlet: You mention that you kept SYL together for the contract, did you want to end it earlier?

Devin: Well, yeah. The album "City" was done the same way as "Addicted!" and "Ki". It was me in my bedroom making demos then I got the best people that I felt would represent the project. "City" was very much like a solo record. It was one of those things where the people were great to hang out with and a good live band but it ended up snowballing. My process now is lethargic. A lot of the things I needed to resolve at the time were resolved with "City". It took me several years to convince myself that it was an important thing to revisit. What I ended up discovering was the fact I was part of this cool crowd. I had cool people around and was touring with these cool bands. To have that was intoxicating for me. When I went back to Strapping, that was what it took for me to connect was thing that were in a lot of ways solved. So I needed to create drama in my life and the easiest way was through self destruction with booze and drugs and then writing about it. That is where that martyrdom thing began to click in. I had to ask myself who I was doing this for. Even that concept was explored through "Alien" and "The New Black". When I finally came to the conclusion, I solved this for me. At that resolution, there is no possible way I can continue. If I do, it would be a parody. The people that supported Strapping were not the fly-by-night fans. It would not only be a disservice to the music but to the people that get out there at the shows with the middle fingers and the 'fuck you!' When that started to come into my view, I realized it was time to move one and it was time to explore the next thing in my life. I am getting older, the body is starting to change, I lost my hair. Instead of being a parody of something I started when I was 25, I'd rather be honest. This four record project is in a lot of was a declaration of who I am currently and what I am going to do in the future.

The Gauntlet: You mention the hair.

Devin: I think a lot of what ended up happening for me was the honesty I talk about goes into interviews as well. I didn't do any drugs or drink until I was 24. At that point your reality is set and things are pretty much what they are. A lot of kids do acid at 12 or 15 and it becomes integrated into their emotional and spiritual growth. But if you are already settled and then introduce something like acid which is a whole different perception of reality, you end up reacting to it. It is like you are on a mission to represent these metaphors that are new and conflicting with a predisposition to reality. I did a bunch of acid at an age that a lot of people were already over it. Then I did interviews while I was high or after the fact and I just rambled on endlessly. You mix that in with the genetic predisposition or a weakness on some levels and you start gaining this reputation through the music or interviews as being crazy. If what you do for a living allows you to pay your bills and pay for your hydro is being a crazy guy, then let's fine tune that. Then the hair becomes a definition of that. Not only was the music kind of random and the interviews incoherent but the images I was portraying made me look like an unhinged person. When I finally started ridding the drugs from my system, I realized that I lot of that was a misappropriated verbal dialogue about something that I was either confused about or not very knowledgeable about. A lot of things I said were a result of this self inflicted paranoia. My first reaction was being embarrassed but I was accountable for it. Everything I have done in the past, I don't regret as it led me to be who I am. But I realized if you want people to take you seriously as an artist then the first thing to do is get rid of the hair. So I cut it off, but the thing that I am leading to is the project I did with Ziltoid: On the surface it is a coffee drinking alien puppet. A lot of people didn't get that. Interviews are important for me to clarify that though. Ziltoid was the projection of that attitude I wore in Strapping Young Lad; that quest for power, control and chaos. That whole element of what I represented. What I tried to do with Ziltoid was seperate it and objectify it with the character. After I do these four records, I will be doing a new Ziltoid record. I kept the hair. I have the dreads in a box and the new Ziltoid puppet will get that hair. In a lot of ways, it is a great artistic avenue for me to represent some things I am still very interested in but with a little more sober head space and how it is presented. If I present it as an exploration of concepts I am interested in, Ziltoid becomes an awesome avenue for me to do that with.

The Gauntlet: I always had a high hair line and by the time I hit 15, I shaved my head and people then thought I should be committed to an insane asylum, you cut yours off for the reverse effect.

Devin: I think that for me, I wasn't self-conscious about the hair. Honestly at that point of my life I was going bald. I looked like an ostrich egg wearing a skirt. More than trying to hide it I tried to accentuate it. I wanted to frame my baldness. My initial reason for going the hair was not to look like a freak. If you beat them to the punch to pointing out your bald spot then they have nothing to say. It was more of a defense mechanism than anything else. But I compounded it with the interviews and the music and everything else. I figure for me, artistically what I want to do with my world requires me to be clear with what my motivation is at this point. Anything that distracts the audience or leaves it open to some interpretation, I am trying to clear it up now.

The Gauntlet: Who coined the term 'skullet'.

Devin: Oh god, not me. Shit, definitely was not me. I actually don't remember in all honesty. Somebody used a new word and society started to glum onto it.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on November 27, 2009, 11:45:15 AM
triple post time!

I think part of the reason I'm a whore for DT is because of his complete honesty, dedication to his music and how genuine everything he puts out is.  I don't know of any other artist (that I listen to on a regular basis anyways) whose music is so uniquely reflective of their own life and the broad dynamics within.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Cryptopchick on November 27, 2009, 10:10:00 PM
So yeah, time to weigh in on Addicted...It's fucking great.


haha


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: HxT on November 27, 2009, 10:48:41 PM
y'all gonna think me a dick for prefacing with this, but I never really could get into SYL or most of DTs stuff. But I'm kinda digging Addicted


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on November 28, 2009, 12:28:38 AM
thanks for the huge post PP , it helped me kill time in the docs today and is also awesome


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on November 28, 2009, 07:37:27 AM
yeah i didn't realize how long it was till i posted it.  didn't seem that long a read on his myspace.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Cam on December 01, 2009, 10:19:27 PM
also I think Awake! might be my new favourite song.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on December 02, 2009, 07:56:37 AM
I fucking love this album to pieces.  At first I thought Ki was better, but after a dozen listens or so I've come to realize that this is my favourite thing he's done since Accelerated Evolution (which happens to be my favourite album of all time).  Addicted indeed.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on December 02, 2009, 12:45:18 PM
i have this feeling that the next one will be the best of the 4 tho


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on December 02, 2009, 04:53:25 PM
Well, it depends on what you like of his.  Personally I think Addicted and Ki are equally as strong, and it's not a matter of which is better but rather which you prefer.  As most people on saskmetal predominately favour extreme metal I have no doubt that the next one will be favoured by saskmetal in general.  I have a feeling that I will still like Addicted best.  I stand to be corrected though.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: ­­Berner on December 02, 2009, 07:52:17 PM
Supercrush! is amazing. Best chorus ever.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Cryptopchick on December 06, 2009, 03:07:56 PM
Oh I totally agree...fuck that song invigorates me every time. Have you watched him recording and working on it? True artist at work there.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on December 07, 2009, 01:05:36 PM
Agreed on all fronts.  Song is brilliant.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: MrMoustache on December 07, 2009, 05:39:36 PM
Bend It Like Bender!

http://www.revolvermag.com/content/revolver-tv-new-devin-townsend-project-video-%E2%80%9Cbend-it-bender%E2%80%9D


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on December 07, 2009, 11:23:55 PM
hrmm... i'll stick with the audio on this one.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on January 07, 2010, 03:25:38 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nadhCfFiUA
short clip of a DTP rehearsaL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaCefwkz4HY&feature=channel
Bend It Like Bender!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhOBO7Lx1aE&feature=channel
"Took a break tonight and played some guitar for fun...recorded a bit and added some ambience. Not the greatest, but maybe you'll dig. "


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Autumnsiren on January 12, 2010, 09:28:45 PM
I love Devin Townsend...some of his stuff reminds me of the soundtrack to Solaris...just haunting and ethereal.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Whatever the fuck I call myself these days on January 12, 2010, 09:41:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTLSl9q-UmY&feature=player_embedded
Supercrush live


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on January 15, 2010, 03:33:14 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYBDlD6bp_4&feature=player_embedded

"The first tour I'm doing to get my sea legs back is with BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, who I met on Ozzfest and are a FANTASTIC band, CYNIC, who I have been a fan of for many, many years and are masters, and SCALE THE SUMMIT, a really cool new instrumental band. I am playing second, and it's a relatively short set, but for my first tour back it's a total honor. It will be a different style of performance for me, as there is no 'mask.' However, this incarnation is very different from the DTB (DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND); this is definitely heavier...somewhere between SYL and DTB. And in truth, that's pretty much where I feel I was meant to be all along.

"I'm honored to be invited on such a GREAT bill for the first tour back."

"Addicted", the second in a series of albums from Townsend to be made available under THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT moniker, sold 3,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 168 on The Billboard 200 chart. It also landed at position No. 2 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

In a recent interview with AOL's Noisecreep, Townsend stated about the musical direction of "Addicted", "Every time I put something out, folks are like, 'Oh well, that's the direction you're going in,' or, like, 'That's your identity now.' I'm just trying shit out. I've always been into easy music. When I was 15, the record for me was 'Hysteria' by DEF LEPPARD. I loved it, dude. But we go through our adult life, and it becomes a little less en vogue to state your appreciation for pop music. But at the same time, this isn't the last record I'm going to ever do. I wanted to do a record like this, and during the process of this whole DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT thing, and putting together all these songs, there was a record full of that shit."


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Cryptopchick on January 15, 2010, 06:32:53 PM
But we go through our adult life, and it becomes a little less en vogue to state your appreciation for pop music.

It's so true...not pop music per-say, but just fuckin' music in general. There is so much amazing stuff out there that is far FAR from heavy in anyway and it's so powerful and incredible. So much to be explored, I don't understand boxing yourself into only one genre. Become a MUSIC lover. So much to appreciate.



Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: ­­Berner on January 18, 2010, 01:15:55 PM
I don't understand boxing yourself into only one genre. Become a MUSIC lover. So much to appreciate.

That's seems to be the problem with the majority of metal fans in general. They get so caught up in what they listen to that anything that isn't within their small niche, sometimes even other metal, becomes fodder for unwarranted criticism and ridicule as well as the person who listens to it.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Jötunn on January 19, 2010, 08:13:12 AM
That's seems to be the problem

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All I saw were arpeggios!


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: ­­Berner on January 19, 2010, 08:41:26 AM
I wonder why? Perhaps you should see a shrink or something.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Cryptopchick on January 19, 2010, 12:13:23 PM
That's seems to be the problem with the majority of metal fans in general. They get so caught up in what they listen to that anything that isn't within their small niche, sometimes even other metal, becomes fodder for unwarranted criticism and ridicule as well as the person who listens to it.

Totally true, and it drives me up the wall. I've been razzed for shit on my Ipod tons, if they'd actually LISTEN to it instead of putting up their airtight "nothing gets in and nothing gets out unless it's hard as fuck" attitudes, I know they'd be into a good lot of it. I like to feel the music I'm listening to. I still love the heavy shit, I'm just saying there's so much more to be explored in completely different realms.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Jötunn on January 19, 2010, 02:25:35 PM
I'm just saying there's so much more to be explored in completely different realms.

Mmmhmm!

For example, I love atmospheric ambient / minimal beat music... and at times, listen to it more than metal.... it's relaxing, and some artists are fucking good at what they do.

Or Cultural type music... anything that just feels good,with good energy.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on January 19, 2010, 02:29:32 PM
Butterfingers is gives me energy


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Jötunn on January 19, 2010, 03:15:28 PM
mmmm Butterfinger.

Also, for the ambient, which never goes un-listened before and  while I am asleep.

I rely on

www.somafm.com
www.stillstream.com


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: grim and nordic on January 19, 2010, 03:46:24 PM
did you know the fastest car can break the speed limit


you think thats fast? watch this:

om nom nom


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Jötunn on January 19, 2010, 04:29:25 PM
Were there not a line... er... series of Butterfinger commercials with the simpsons... and some catchy line, or something?


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: HxT on January 19, 2010, 04:38:53 PM
no body better lay a finger on my butterfinger?


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Jötunn on January 19, 2010, 08:15:24 PM
Somethin' like that!

YES!

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
+1


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: ლ(ಠ_ಠ ლ) on January 21, 2010, 10:54:57 AM
Listened to "City" last night for the first time in awhile.... Great album!


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: ­­Berner on January 21, 2010, 11:20:15 AM
City is a great album but I still think SYL was the best of the Strapping Young Lad discography.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on January 21, 2010, 11:39:36 AM
I always hear people seeming to find that the weakest of the Strapping discography, but I agree with you completely.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Toddureself on January 21, 2010, 11:41:44 AM
Interesting. Chicken Feather is my least favourite SYL disc. I'd say City>Alien>The New Black=Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing>Chicken Feather out of their major releases.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: ­­Berner on January 21, 2010, 11:49:29 AM
To me, it's probably his most honest effort at a heavy album.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Whatever the fuck I call myself these days on January 21, 2010, 02:47:20 PM
Yeah, that's my fav too, closely followed by Alien and City. There are only a few songs on The New Black that I can stand, and I can't even listen to HAARHT because that bass drum is so terrible. Might as well call it a treble drum because that's all it is.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: MrMoustache on January 21, 2010, 05:05:15 PM
Alien will always be my favourite. That was the album that got me into SYL (heard the preview of "Shitstorm", and I was sold). SYL and City are a tie for me, both are awesome in different ways (although I wish the snare drum was more audible on SYL). HAARHT only has 2 good songs on it, but they're 2 awesome songs. The New Black is my least favourite, I only like a couple songs, and they weren't that awesome either. In fact, the 2 best songs from The New Black weren't even on it: "The Long Pig" and "C:Enter:###".


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Whatever the fuck I call myself these days on January 22, 2010, 12:50:56 AM
Dev @ NAMM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2G26XECmPQ

and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyRrNQHCmUA


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on February 24, 2010, 03:28:29 PM
Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) has just completed an extremely successful North American tour with genre visionaries BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, CYNIC and SCALE THE SUMMIT. This was Townsend's first trek in a number of years and the first in support of his new, mind-blowing offering, "Addicted", which was met with worldwide critical praise and scored very impressive first-week numbers, debuting at #168 on The Billboard 200 chart and #2 on the Heatseakers chart.

Townsend checks in with the following update in regards to the success of the tour and his plans for the remainder of the year:

"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.

"I recorded a ton of the shows and I am mixing the best one right now for release later this month. It will be our New York show, as well as my upcoming acoustic show in Redmond, Washington (February 27, and it's a free show, folks!). These two events will be on a new disk out next month for cheap as a testament to what I'm doing now and the seriousness of where it wants to go (the moon!!!).

"Now, we head to Australia for our first headline run. 'Ocean Machine', 'Infinity', 'Physicist', 'Ki', 'Addicted', 'AE', 'Synchestra', 'Ziltoid'. BRING IT! Then, we go to Europe for a mess of high-profile festivals, interspersed with headline shows and a special, one-off world exclusive of the 'Ziltoid' album in its entirety at the Tuska festival in Finland. BRING IT!

"I am also in talks with some sick musicians not only for the next album, 'Deconstruction', but also some very interesting side projects. It's very flattering. I hope it works out, but even if not, it will be great for the 'hang factor.'

"Next, we are in talks for a serious headlining tour through America in October. It's the same idea as Australia, a lengthy set pulling out all the stops.

"America is wonderful, and the amount of support extended to me on this last run is again, incredibly flattering.

"I viewed the BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME tour as almost an 'advertisement' for the future tours, and I've been very fortunate to have been picked up by The Agency Group throughout North America, and I can't wait to give you folks a REAL show!

"'Deconstruction' and 'Ghost' are basically finished, and the musicians are for the most part lined up, but I'm one thing at a time and I'm currently focusing on making the live shows as good as they can be, but when the October tour is done, I'm putting three months aside for these albums...and hopefully they will be released simultaneously next May.

"'Deconstruction' is truly a 'tour-de-force' and 'Ghost' is the perfect complement, but until I get time they are archived in notes and awaiting the moment.

"I will be doing various acoustic shows/[question-and-answer] sessions over the next year as well and I'm also working on a big hometown Vancouver show.

"I love where I live, and I want it to be special.

"Peavey released my signature seven-string V [guitar] at NAMM, and that company is awesome for me. I can't thank them enough. Their guitars are among the best ones I've used in my career, and they have some serious surprises in store for us all. Check out my PXD 'Vicious V' on tour. I love it.

"Anyways, that's where I'm at.

"The New York show goes to mastering tonight and I can't wait for you to hear it.

"After three years off, I realize how totally fortunate I am to have the opportunity to play for you, and I don't take that lightly.

"See you soon!

"Be well, folks. Strive to be happy...and always remember: 'Worse shit has happened to better people!"


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on February 24, 2010, 03:33:15 PM
Quote
and a special, one-off world exclusive of the 'Ziltoid' album in its entirety at the Tuska festival in Finland.

Fuck would this ever be deadly.

This excites me to all hell.  I hope one of those acoustic dealies happens within reasonable distance.  I'd be all over it.  Can't wait for any opportunity to see him nearby.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on February 24, 2010, 03:35:02 PM
id be down for a vancouver trip atleast .


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Whatever the fuck I call myself these days on February 26, 2010, 12:20:35 PM
Ziltoid's back

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfsKI6v_Xr4&feature=digest


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on February 28, 2010, 01:08:19 AM
hilarious.  that got me looking at some other vids of his on youtube, a few i hadn't seen yet, like "Protool Skool Supercrush!!", my god the detail that goes into his recordings just reaffirms my respect for his writing capabilities.  I mean there's just sooo much stuff that goes into his writing, it's incredible.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: ­­Berner on February 28, 2010, 08:14:43 AM
Yeah that pro-tools video is neat. Now when I listen to that song I can hear the layers I didn't before. He should do it for all of his songs.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Daltron on March 18, 2010, 04:20:41 PM
CD plus called me yesterday telling me that I ordered a devin townsend CD on june 29, 2009, just to let me know that the album went on the "Delete" list and they can't order it in.  fail cd plus


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Hannah on March 18, 2010, 04:28:29 PM
A buddy down in Aussieland got to see him last week... total of about 30 some people there... damn lucky


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on March 18, 2010, 06:59:46 PM
Daltron,

Go 2 hevydevy.com

All cds should be available there .


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Moleman on May 31, 2010, 04:10:58 AM
so many people are


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Cryptopchick on May 31, 2010, 03:28:02 PM
..........

..........

Um.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: MrMoustache on July 06, 2010, 07:20:05 PM
Bump just to say that I've re-completed my SYL vinyl collection, now with City (well, I just ordered it from Nuclear Blast, but when it comes in, it'll be complete).

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380241797245&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
http://www.nuclearblast.de/showShopProductDetail.php?artikelnummer=167416&kat=
(for those who also want to order it)


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on July 06, 2010, 07:58:02 PM
damn thats badass . stupid broke ass :(


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: MrMoustache on August 04, 2010, 06:40:56 PM
Well, looks like I'm gonna be buying Ziltoid on LP. Probably pick up the 2 DTP albums on LP too, just for the hell of it. Possibly the DT stuff, but I'll have to listen to those albums again to see if I like them or not (I remember liking one and hating one, but I can't remember which was what).

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=143926

Now all we need is SYL on LP, and a 7" with "SYL"/"In the Rainy Season".


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on August 04, 2010, 06:48:21 PM
well looks like ill be getting all of those


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on August 27, 2010, 01:15:08 AM
i don't know if these vids have been posted, but he did 6 vids for d'addario last year, and they're all grand.  they cover everything from his influences to playing heavy to playing honest and from the heart.  Devy is the king of music.  Here's a link to one of them, the other 5 should jump up in the suggestions column, all from "daddariostrings" user:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NongtyxkfY&feature=channel


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on August 27, 2010, 02:14:29 AM

I think they have been posted here and there before but they are badass


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on September 03, 2010, 11:06:03 AM
sneak peak for new shite !!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qElSbeHnz_c&feature=player_embedded


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: MrMoustache on September 03, 2010, 11:49:47 AM
Dammit! I want to hear stuff from Deconstruction!


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on September 03, 2010, 01:13:01 PM
Yea i was kinda disappointed when i read that too but he's a smart man for making us wait


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on September 03, 2010, 11:42:16 PM
2 weeks in only, layers upon layers of epic win.  i are excite!


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Max Headroom on September 04, 2010, 01:41:31 AM
This will be great.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Toddureself on December 01, 2010, 02:18:39 AM
Not sure if this has been posted anywhere because I need to lurk moar...Studio footage from the best album of 2011:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNVg7PixJuo

Also more stuff from Ghost:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flGug8SRLWk&feature=related

Also this isn't totally related but here's some video of Dirk Verbeuren recording the last Soilwork album. I really like the drum tone on this album, and it looks like they tracked the drums in an old church:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m3WTGIz_ag&feature=related


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on December 01, 2010, 12:34:01 PM
+100000000000

beyond stoked.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on December 01, 2010, 01:56:09 PM
Also that thing you said


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: MrMoustache on December 01, 2010, 07:07:42 PM
Is posting links to torrents on this site ok or not ok? Cause if it's ok, I'll link to a DT show from earlier this year. If not, then I won't.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on December 01, 2010, 07:37:19 PM
yea its been done before jsut dont make a habit of it


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: MrMoustache on December 01, 2010, 09:32:48 PM
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=318570


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Whatever the fuck I call myself these days on December 14, 2010, 12:40:45 PM
Turns out Jens Bogren will be mixing Deconstruction. Prepare for some turbo pants creamage.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on December 14, 2010, 12:42:13 PM
He worked on Opeth stuff right ? BONERRR!!!


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Whatever the fuck I call myself these days on December 14, 2010, 03:24:32 PM
Opeth, Katatonia, Amon Amarth, Soilwork, Bloodbath, lots of killer sounding stuff.


http://www.fascinationstreet.se/#/homepage


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Ambo on February 01, 2011, 08:51:12 AM
Ihsahn is going to be on Deconstruction.

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=153155


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on February 01, 2011, 11:24:52 AM
thats cool shit


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Panzerfauster on February 01, 2011, 11:26:26 AM
Ihsahn? Damn that is bound to sound awesome.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Potion on February 01, 2011, 07:05:47 PM
too long since log in.. BEST fucking THREAD evarrrr


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: lack_of_sanity on February 02, 2011, 08:51:32 AM
ohhhh NOW I know who you is...haha


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on February 09, 2011, 06:27:51 PM
From his FB page today

 
Quote
Devin Townsend
Ep supposed to be out today... they sent me the link. I'm in Amsterdam now, shouldn't be long...hang in there guys!


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Hannah on February 09, 2011, 08:55:39 PM
Woo!


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Cam on February 10, 2011, 04:45:55 PM
better fucking be out today. Shit'll be tight


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Cam on February 17, 2011, 08:45:02 PM
(http://i52.tinypic.com/2e3bud3.png)

for bigger cause this board makes this unreadably small, http://i52.tinypic.com/2e3bud3.png


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on February 18, 2011, 01:41:18 AM
THIS BOARD MAKES EVERYTHING UNREADABLY SMALL .


GAY .


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Evil Dr Mustache on February 18, 2011, 11:20:17 AM
this may also be of interest to Devy fans and Dillinger Escape Plan fans:

(http://www.metalsucks.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/OH-LORD-WHAT-DID-I-DO.jpg)
link to bigger plus story (http://www.metalsucks.net/2011/02/16/the-reviews-are-in-metalsucks-readers-love-devin-townsend/)


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on February 18, 2011, 03:30:52 PM
win


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Cam on February 26, 2011, 03:15:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40zgoUxnEZ0&feature=player_embedded
new DTP song off Ghost, or outtake I should say


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on March 01, 2011, 01:21:33 PM
http://soundcloud.com/eagle-rock-entertainment/sin-atra-new-york-new-york

devin covering sinatra ... weird


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: ლ(ಠ_ಠ ლ) on March 01, 2011, 02:16:23 PM
http://soundcloud.com/eagle-rock-entertainment/sin-atra-new-york-new-york

devin covering sinatra ... weird

wonderful stuff


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: MalevolentGoat on March 01, 2011, 05:59:47 PM
http://www.sickdrummermagazine.com/index.php/news/latest-news/2157-devin-townsend-releases-free-5-song-ep-deconstruction-video-tracking-w-dirk-verbeuren.html

check this out as well. drum tracking videos of deconstruction i seen a week or 2 ago


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: MrMoustache on March 02, 2011, 06:43:27 PM
http://www.mediafire.com/?3zox42ct5w1a4kb

For those of you who are like me, and refuse to sign up for gay social networking sites.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: necrolobes on April 12, 2011, 02:33:57 PM
FUCKING STOKED FOR THE SHOW ..

also Deconstruction album art has leaked ...

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/large/275637764.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJF3XCCKACR3QDMOA&Expires=1302641357&Signature=QBGZ6OBe7mUaw0zq0MCus9cWVGU%3D)


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Potion on April 12, 2011, 03:16:34 PM
FUCKING STOKED FOR THE SHOW ..

also Deconstruction album art has leaked ...

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/large/275637764.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJF3XCCKACR3QDMOA&Expires=1302641357&Signature=QBGZ6OBe7mUaw0zq0MCus9cWVGU%3D)

kittys make it the best part :)


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: ლ(ಠ_ಠ ლ) on April 12, 2011, 03:17:24 PM
(http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n540/dafelandry/Untitled-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Potion on April 12, 2011, 04:06:35 PM
BAHAHA, that made me lol today....


(http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/large/275637764.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJF3XCCKACR3QDMOA&Expires=1302646967&Signature=BD9k3mlTgabQFA3JoeZcNmac67E%3D)


 :lol:


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: The Lurker on May 03, 2011, 11:01:15 AM
Quote
Devin Townsend
Ok, will confirm later today hopefully, but it looks like the preorder for Ghost And Deconstruction start on May 10th for those so inclined.

from his facebook page


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Potion on May 03, 2011, 01:23:14 PM
Unforunately this thread is mia compared to his fb page which updates almost hourly


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Cam on May 05, 2011, 09:56:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plgAq-523jQ&feature=player_embedded

YUP


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: MrMoustache on May 09, 2011, 06:47:08 PM
Deconstruction is available somewhere for streaming or something, but there's a webrip torrent up as well. Checking it out now.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Potion on May 20, 2011, 01:13:10 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDm7uLhk-BE&feature=youtu.be

Sooo... people are quarreling about Devin 'singing' this, he apparently
 posted it on his twitter account, (saying nothing of the sort about actually being a part of it or not) but I don't think its him, sounds similar but, not the raw intense Devin that is, Devin..?


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on May 20, 2011, 10:49:49 AM
would have to listen to the rest of their stuff, but i'm assuming it's not him.  sounds pretty fucking good though, will look further into this band.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on January 06, 2012, 06:28:03 PM
Received my Contain Us box set in the mail today!  w00x!


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Master0vDisharmony on January 13, 2012, 11:55:17 AM
Anyone see that Peavey devin townsend guitar?

I've never wanted a peavey guitar untill now.

28" scale 7 string. It looks massive. Totally Russ sized.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: GnomeBeard on January 13, 2012, 12:05:48 PM
Most excellent Canadian Metal Jam, with a Belgian drummer...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfgaAZBkDJU&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfgaAZBkDJU&feature=related)


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Potion on January 14, 2012, 09:40:36 PM
I really enjoyed that, I like his visualizations he throws in too


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on February 16, 2012, 06:20:49 PM
I imagine Epicloud will be out this year some time, though I wouldn't count on the same for the second Ziltoid.  Regarding The Retinal Circus, seems like it's going to be the definitive Devy show.  Although I probably would have preferred seeing the 4 shows last year where he did all of the DTP albums in successive nights.  At least we'll be getting DVDs of all this stuff.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Toddureself on August 06, 2012, 02:39:52 AM
Sorry if this is a repost because I don't really go on saskmetal much anymore...but Devin posted a teaser video for Epicloud and it sounds like it's going to be fucking incredible.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OngSHLiBoK4&feature=results_video

Also here's a kind of lo-fi shitty radio rip of the song "Lucky Animals":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQmlU-pf-MY


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on August 21, 2012, 10:54:28 AM
A listening party video was posted on youtube and then shortly thereafter pulled because it wasn't supposed to be public.  i was randomly on blabbermouth yesterday but didn't have time to watch the vid, i should have because now it's gone (or marked as private rather).  balls!


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: The Prairie Prophet on August 21, 2012, 10:59:45 AM
also official unofficial video for Lucky Animals:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvmIByrcwAQ&feature=relmfu

Apparently there's going to be a collective fan video or something for this?  I haven't been on the hevydevy forums for awhile and don't have the patience to sift through so much info.


Title: Re: Im a whore for Devin Townsend The Official Thread
Post by: Potion on June 19, 2013, 03:11:24 AM
So this was pretty fucking amazing... life changing....
(http://i.imgur.com/1SejLPh.jpg)