Ché Aimee Dorval (Casualties Of Cool) Covers Strapping Young Lad’s “Almost Again” With Devin Townsend

Devin Townsend‘s Casualties Of Cool bandmate Ché Aimee Dorval has recorded a cover of Strapping Young Lad‘s “Almost Again.” The track features Townsend on bass and it can be accessed through Dorval’s GoFundMe campaign, which she launched for her new quarantine EP.

Dorval commented:

“It’s out! Phew….sorry for the wait. I’m glad I took my time though because I’m actually quite proud of how it turned out!

Thank you to everyone who threw out Devin song suggestions. I’m such a shit when it comes to seeking out new (to me) music, even when it’s by people in my life who I adore, so the exercise of going through all of your requests gave me a chance to sit down with devs work and really see all of his different musical sides and it was really eye opening and so solovely.

Also, A huge thanks to @dvntownsend who played bass on it and really saved my ass. ❤️❤️❤️ For those of you who have showed your love via donations to the GoFundMe pre-release campaign, thank you from the bottom of my heart. We’re all going through a really rough time right now but the fact that you’re still taking the time to help out others is beyond beautiful❤️ Anyways, I hope you all enjoy…”

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It’s out! Phew….sorry for the wait. I’m glad I took my time though because I’m actually quite proud of how it turned out! Thank you to everyone who threw out Devin song suggestions. I’m such a shit when it comes to seeking out new (to me) music, even when it’s by people in my life who I adore, so the exercise of going through all of your requests gave me a chance to sit down with devs work and really see all of his different musical sides and it was really eye opening and so solovely. Also, A huge thanks to @dvntownsend who played bass on it and really saved my ass. ❤️❤️❤️ For those of you who have showed your love via donations to the GoFundMe pre-release campaign, thank you from the bottom of my heart. We’re all going through a really rough time right now but the fact that you’re still taking the time to help out others is beyond beautiful❤️ Anyways, I hope you all enjoy and to those who want to check it out the links in my bio:) #almostagain #devintownsend #cheaimeedorval #strappingyounglad #coversong #newmusic #quarantine #quarantinelife #quarantinesongs

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Devin Townsend Shares “Sprite” Video From “Empath – The Ultimate Edition”

Devin Townsend has shared a new video for “Sprite” from the new “Ultimate Edition” of his latest album “Empath.” That release will be available on June 5.

As previously reported, the new version of “Empath” will feature the following:

“This comprehensive version of 2019’s acclaimed album contains the original record and bonus disc across 2 CD’s, plus 2 Blu-Ray discs. The first blu-ray contains the 5.1 Surround Sound mix by Devin, with visuals for the full record, plus a stereo visualiser. The second blu-ray contains a raft of bonus material, including ‘Acoustically Inclined – Live in Leeds’, a recording from his April 2019 acoustic tour where he performed tracks including ‘Love?’, ‘Deadhead’, ‘Thing Beyond Things’ & more.

It also features the full Empath Documentary, a ‘Genesis 5.1 Mixing Lesson’, a full album commentary & more. The four discs sit inside a beautiful art-book that contains new liner notes and images from the making of the album.”

Devin Townsend Discusses “Accelerated Evolution” & Strapping Young Lad‘s Self-Titled Album In Sixth Episode Of His “Devin Townsend Podcast”

Devin Townsend has shared the sixth episode of his “Devin Townsend Podcast.” This one finds the frontman discussing “Accelerated Evolution” and Strapping Young Lad‘s self-titled album.

Watch Devin Townsend’s Second Livestreamed Benefit Show

On April 25, Devin Townsend livestreamed his second of three “quarantine concerts.” The performance, which can be seen below, generated about $81,000 for the UK’s National Health Service. Townsend’s third benefit show will take place on May 2 at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT and proceeds from that one will go towards the New York Hospital.

Watch Devin Townsend’s Recent Livestreamed Benefit Show

On April 18, Devin Townsend livestreamed his first of three “quarantine concerts.” The performance, which can be seen below, generated over $45,000 for charity.

Townsend commented:

“Here’s the stream from the first concert yesterday… (for some reason, the quality is blurry, I’ll try to solve that) The concert has appeared online (as expected) so I figured I may as well just post a decent quality one here, but ALL proceeds are for frontline workers, so I hope you understand. I think we’re looking at a substantial amount of revenue raised for the hospital foundation on this one (edit: over 45.000 USD!!!), so cheers to you all.

The next one is this coming Saturday, April 25th, and all benefits from that one will go to the National Health Services in the UK, and it will be a different setlist. There are prizes for both top donations as well as random draws from some amazing gear companies (Fractal, Toontrack, Neural, Line6, KSR, Dunlop, Mooer, D’addario, Fishman etc) and each ‘ticket’ gets a link to a download to the audio.”

Here’s the dates for the remaining performances:

04/25: 12pm PDT/3pm EDT (benefiting the UK’s NHS)
05/02: 12pm PDT/3pm EDT (benefiting the New York Hospital)

Tickets are available HERE.