Devin Townsend has signed a new deal with InsideOut Music, extending his 20 year relationship with with the label. Townsend is currently working on multiple projects, including a new album called “Empath,“ his “$10 million cock symphony” “The Moth“ and more. In other news, he has also announced that the third part of his “Eras” vinyl box set will be released on December 7. The latest set will feature “Accelerated Evolution,“ “Epicloud,“ “Sky Blue“, “Transcendance,” and “Devin Townsend Presents: Ziltoid Live At The Royal Albert Hall.” Pre-orders can be found HERE.
Townsend said the following about signing with InsideOut Music again:
“In an Industry that is tenuous at best, we need to make alliances. In opposition to the old ideas of ‘us against them’ when the discussions turn to art vs commerce, we need allies. I have been an independent artist for many years, and 20 of those years have been with Inside Out Music. When others were afraid to really put effort into packaging, product, and the actual recordings, due in large part to a dwindling industry, Inside Out has championed my work since the turn of the century.
Because throughout it all, more than anything, I want the art and the music to be done correctly. I want to learn from my missteps and I want a group of business partners I can rely on to go to bat for unconventional music in ways I simply could not do on my own. I’m proud to say I’ve been with Inside Out for many of those years that have defined me as an artist. It’s a pleasure to re-sign with them for my newest works. Thank you.”
InsideOut‘s Thomas Waber also commented:
“I consider it to be a privilege and an honour to have been able to play a small part in enabling this truly unique artist to fulfil his artistic visions over the years. For me Devin is one of the most important and outstanding leftfield artists out there today. In a musical climate where formats triumph over artistic freedom, Devin‘s visions are refreshing and a much needed breath of fresh air. An alien in search for the ultimate coffee bean? Bring it on!
Working with Devin and his team feels like working with family, which is something that i can’t stress and value enough. I remember when he sent me Physicist and the album sounding very alien to me, but his sensibilities for melodies and arrangements came through loud and clear and of course with Kingdom the album had one of the best tracks of all time! I am truly excited about the new album Empath and wherever else Devin will take us over the coming years!”
Townsend‘s manager, Andy Farrow added:
“Having managed Devin for nearly 10 years and seen him grow from the Islington Academy to selling out the Royal albert Hall in 4 days, it has been one rollercoaster of a journey. Devin is an artist that never sets sail on one course musically as I learnt over the course of 8 albums and various DVD’s, and sometimes this can be challenging both for the manager and the record label. However we have found that in Inside Out via Devins ‘Hevy Devy’ imprint we have a partner who are flexible enough to enable a truly creative musician / artist, complete artistic control and musical vision.”