Devin Townsend Discusses “Ghost” In 14th Episode Of His “Devin Townsend Podcast”

Devin Townsend has shared the 14th episode of his “Devin Townsend Podcast.” This one finds the frontman discussing The Devin Townsend Project’s 2011 album “Ghost.”

Devin Townsend Discusses “Deconstruction” In 13th Episode Of His “Devin Townsend Podcast”

Devin Townsend has shared the 13th episode of his “Devin Townsend Podcast.” This one finds the frontman discussing The Devin Townsend Project’s “Deconstruction.”

The Devin Townsend Project’s “By A Thread – Live In London 2011” To Be Released On Vinyl

The Devin Townsend Project‘s “By A Thread – Live In London 2011” will receive an official vinyl release on March 13. Pre-orders are available HERE.

Devin Townsend To Release Fourth Part Of “Eras” Vinyl Box Set In August

Devin Townsend has announced that he will be releasing the fourth part of his “Eras” vinyl collection series on August 23. This set will feature “Ziltoid The Omniscient,” “Z² – Dark Matters,” “Ziltoid Live At The Royal Albert Hall,” and “The Retinal Circus,“ as well as a booklet with new liner notes from Townsend himself. Pre-orders can be found HERE. Townsend commented:

“Continuing in the ERAS series is volume 4, these box sets have been very special to me in that commemorating the times and experiences of the past work allows me-for once- to stop and reflect on all the effort and time that went into documenting these moments. I’m exceptionally proud of these albums, and to have a complete set of the work at this level of quality is a dream come true for me.”

Devin Townsend To Release Second Part Of “Eras” Vinyl Box Set In August

Devin Townsend has announced that he will be releasing the second part of his “Eras” vinyl collection series on August 31. The two-piece set will feature “Ocean Machine,” “Physicist,” “Terria,” “Synchestra,” and “Infinity.” The albums have been remastered for vinyl and they will come with a booklet containing new liner notes from Townsend himself. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Townsend commented:

“It has been over 25 years since I started this professional trip of mine with music as the anchor. In that time, I have spent a fair amount of energy describing the albums, rationalizing the albums, or just trying to basically explain the motivation behind them all. This ERAS box set series is a kind of monumental way for me to do it at one time, in one place.

The intent of these albums from the beginning, has not changed. Music has been the outlet to describe my experience with life, and obviously my experience is far from ‘unique’. I like to think all this music describes my point of view on things we all participate in. Life is crazy, and each step of the way offers new things, births, deaths, failures, successes, heartache, confusion, anger etc etc etc… I don’t have it figured out, but the music has helped me deal with it in my own way.

The albums were just snapshots of different periods in my life, and although it’s just music, they mean a lot to me. The process that drew them out has helped me move on to each consecutive project and my hope is that with these boxsets, it makes what I do in the future make a little more sense.

I really appreciate having the opportunity to present them in one place with such attention to detail. It’s such an honour to be able to do this and I thank everyone involved for the support and passion in making these box sets happen.

Cheers,

Devin.”

In other news, Townsend is also working on a new Casualties Of Cool release. Ché Aimee Dorval revealed the news in the below tweet:

Devin Townsend To Release First Part Of “Eras” Vinyl Box Set In June

Devin Townsend has announced that he will be releasing a series of four vinyl box sets called “Eras.” “Part One” will be released on June 8, and it will come with The Devin Townsend Project’s “KI,“ “Addicted,“ “Deconstruction,” and “Ghost” on 180-gram vinyl, as well as liner notes by Chris Dick, comments from Townsend, etc. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Townsend commented:

“The Devin Townsend Project, although it went further than I had originally planned, began life as these four albums. ‘Ki‘, ‘Addicted‘, ‘Deconstruction‘ and ‘Ghost‘. The music evolved in line with a period of intense personal growth, and the albums in chronological order were meant to illustrate that change. The amount of people involved with this was extensive, and the journey was one that defined my career in ways I cannot over express. These four albums are really what the Devin Townsend Project was about.

I have been asked repeatedly over the last few years to provide these albums on vinyl, in one set. So we took this opportunity to put together ‘Eras‘, which is the definitive vinyl box-set encapsulating this period of my life and work that I am exceptionally proud of. As always, this wouldn’t have come to fruition without the support of the tremendous audience who has allowed it to flourish, so respect to both yourselves, the people involved, and the music itself, we present to you; ‘Eras‘. Thank you for allowing me to continue to do what I do.”

New Band Featuring Threat Signal, Ex-Strapping Young Lad, Etc. Members Reveal Their Name

Jed Simon (ex-Strapping Young Lad, Scar The Martyr, etc.), Brian “Beav” Waddell (The Devin Townsend Project), Byron Stroud (ex-Strapping Young Lad, etc.), Ryan Van Poederooyen (The Devin Townsend Project), and Jon Howard (Threat Signal, Arkaea) have officially confirmed that their new band will be called Imonolith. Van Poederooyen made the following post regarding that:

Threat Signal’s Jon Howard Joins Ex-Strapping Young Lad & The Devin Townsend Project Members In New Band

It was previously revealed that Jed Simon (ex-Strapping Young Lad, Scar The Martyr, etc.), Brian “Beav” Waddell (The Devin Townsend Project), Byron Stroud (ex-Strapping Young Lad, etc.), and Ryan Van Poederooyen (The Devin Townsend Project) were working on a new project together. Now, the group have also confirmed that they have welcomed vocalist Jon Howard (Threat Signal, Arkaea) to their lineup.

Ryan Van Poederooyen commented:

“We are proud to announce our frontman/singer, Mr. Jon Howard of Threat Signal and Arkaea acclaim. We were looking into a few other known singers and then, Jon was recommended to us through a mutual good friend, Neil A. Lim Sang. Thanks to, Neil for suggesting, Jon and keeping it on the down-low!

We got in touch with Jon and were immediately blown away with the talent this guy possesses. He recorded vocals for a couple demos of ours, just a couple days after talking with him for the first time. Once we heard his vocal demos, we knew we found our guy. Jon can sing, scream and growl with the best of them.

He’s showing off his voice in more ways than one in this band. We can’t wait for you to hear the versatility and power of Jon‘s voice at our future live shows and on our debut album. Brian ‘Beav’ Waddell, Byron Stroud, Jed Simon and I are beyond stoked to have him fronting the band. Welcome, Jon everyone!

Thanks once again, to all of you for your incredible support, comments and general excitement for this band. We’re really excited for you all to hear our music. We’re also looking forward to performing it live around the globe, and making it ALL happen soon.

Next, we will be announcing the name of the band on Friday morning. There may even be something that YOU guys can have a say in, come Friday 😉 Lastly, spread the news, share the posts and let people know about this brand new metal band on the scene! We’re eager, working hard and excited to get this out to you guys ASAP. Stay posted for a lot more news on what to expect from us, our new social media pages, pictures, videos, live feeds, a studio/recording announcement and much more…. – RVP”

Ex-Strapping Young Lad & The Devin Townsend Project Members Form New Band

Considering Devin Townsend recently put The Devin Townsend Project on hiatus, members of the group have joined forces with ex-Strapping Young Lad members in a new band. The lineup includes Jed Simon (ex-Strapping Young Lad, Scar The Martyr, etc.), Brian “Beav” Waddell (The Devin Townsend Project), Byron Stroud (ex-Strapping Young Lad, etc.), Ryan Van Poederooyen (The Devin Townsend Project), and a mystery singer, who is expected to be revealed on March 14.

Devin Townsend Planning To Reissue Four The Devin Townsend Project Albums On Vinyl

Despite the fact that The Devin Townsend Project have gone hiatus, fans still have something to look forward to. Townsend has confirmed that “Ki“, “Addicted“, “Deconstruction,” and “Ghost” will all receive vinyl reissues.

In other news, Townsend also revealed that his “Empath“ project will be recorded in 5.1 surround sound.

[via The PRP]