Devin Townsend To Release New Album “Lightwork” In October

Devin Townsend will be releasing his new album, “Lightwork,“ on October 28. Pre-orders are expected to launch soon. Notably, select limited edition copies will include a bonus companion album called “Nightwork.”

On another note, Townsend also has the following European/UK dates booked:

02/21 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene
02/27 Stockholm, SWE – Cirkus
02/28 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik
03/01 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
03/03 Tilburg, NET – 013
03/04 Cologne, GER – Carlswerk Victoria
03/05 Lille, FRA – Le Splendid
03/07 Leipzig, GER- WERK 2
03/08 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
03/10 Zurich, SWI – X-tra
03/11 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
03/13 Dornbirn, AUT – Conrad Sohm
03/14 Milan, ITA – Live Club
03/16 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
03/17 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
03/18 Lisbon, POR – Cineteatro Capitólio
03/20 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
03/21 Marseille, FRA – Le Moulin
03/22 Clermont Ferrand, FRA – La Coopérative De Mai
03/24 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
03/25 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
03/26 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
03/28 Bexhill-on-Sea, UK – De La Warr Pavilion
03/29 Bristol, UK – Academy
03/31 Manchester, UK – Academy
04/01 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
04/02 Newcastle, UK – University
04/04 Wolverhampton, UK – KK’s Steel Mill
04/05 Norwich, UK – UEA

Devin Townsend Announces Rescheduled European Tour

Devin Townsend has announced the rescheduled dates for his upcoming European tour. The frontman will be touring in support of his album “Lightwork.”

Tour Dates:

02/21 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene
02/27 Stockholm, SWE – Cirkus
02/28 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik
03/01 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
03/03 Tilburg, NET – 013
03/04 Cologne, GER – Carlswerk Victoria
03/05 Lille, FRA – Le Splendid
03/07 Leipzig, GER- WERK 2
03/08 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
03/10 Zurich, SWI – X-tra
03/11 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
03/13 Dornbirn, AUT – Conrad Sohm
03/14 Milan, ITA – Live Club
03/16 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
03/17 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
03/18 Lisbon, POR – Cineteatro Capitólio
03/20 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
03/21 Marseille, FRA – Le Moulin
03/22 Clermont Ferrand, FRA – La Coopérative De Mai
03/24 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
03/25 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
03/26 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia

Townsend commented:

“Originally planned for April and May, I’m happy to see these shows being rescheduled for next year. The delay in mixing my upcoming album Lightwork meant I simply couldn’t tour the album anymore and we replaced the tour as Special Guests for Dream Theater which comes to an end today with the last show in Istanbul. I’m now going to focus on mixing the Lightwork 5.1 and catch up on some much-needed downtime with the family. More news on Lightwork is soon to come and I hope to see you all at the shows!”

Notably, he also added that he intends to tour less in the foreseeable future:

“Hey all 🙂 I’ve decided to not tour nearly as much any more, as I want to focus on The Moth musical, my mental health and my family, as well as many other creative ventures. I love making music so much and I have so much in Line to create and I am going to focus on doing just that.

However I will still do the odd run here and there so I can see you all 🙂 here’s the next run for the upcoming Lightwork album. Lightwork is essentially a ‘bridge’ between where I was and where I’m going. It’s simple, clean, and refreshing. (Sounds like a diet soda when phrased like that…:) it’s more ‘Tears For Fears’ than ‘Metallica’ if you know what I mean, and I like it a lot. these dates are for next year and I hope to see some of you there… more information soon ❤️”

Magna Carta To Release “An All-Star Tribute To Rush” Compilation In June

Magna Carta will be releasing a new Rush covers compilation, titled “An All-Star Tribute To Rush,” on June 24. The effort will feature members of Deep Purple, Dream Theater, Sepultura, Testament, and more.

“An All-Star Tribute To Rush” Track Listing:

Disc 1:

01. “Working Man” – Sebastian Bach & Jake E. Lee
02. “By-Tor And The Snow Dog” – James LaBrie & John Petrucci
03. “Analog Kid” – Sebastian Bach & John Petrucci
04. “The Trees” – Mike Baker & Brendt Allman
05. “La Villa Strangiato” – Steve Morse
06. “Mission” – Eric Martin
07. “Anthem” – Mark Slaughter & George Lynch
08. “Jacob’s Ladder” – Sebastian Bach & John Petrucci
09. “Closer To The Heart” – Fates Warning
10. “Natural Science” – Devin Townsend
11. “YYZ” – James Murphy
12. “Red Barchetta” – James LaBrie
13. “Freewill” – Gregoor van der Loo
14. “Tom Sawyer” – Alex Skolnick Trio

Disc 2:

01. “Distant Early Warning” – Randy Jackson
02. “Lakeside Park” – Sebastian Bach
03. “Limelight” – Kip Winger
04. “Subdivisions” – Randy Jackson
05. “Different Strings” – Robert Berry
06. “Tom Sawyer” – Sebastian Bach
07. “Bastille Day” – Jani Lane & Alex Skolnick
08. “A Farewell To Kings” – Randy Jackson
09. “Spirit Of The Radio” – Kip Winger
10. “2112 Overture” / “Temples Of Syrinx” – Jani Lane & Vinnie Moore
11. “New World Man” – Robert Berry
12. “Fly By Night” – Sal Marrano
13. “Force Ten” – Robert Berry

Devin Townsend Releases New Instrumental Album “Dreampiece”

Devin Townsend has released a new instrumental album titled “Dreampiece.” He said the following about that:

“Here’s the next ‘Guitar Improvisation’ album for those of you who cared about such things. More floaty ambient background stuff for a stressed out time. This one is a bit more minimal and I like doing this sort of stuff in my spare time. It’s what I bring to the table in a chaotic environment so I hope it helps some of you. peace to you all. -dev“

Devin Townsend Announces “The Greatest Sets Of My Life” Shows At Royal Albert Hall

Devin Townsend has booked two special shows at Royal Albert Hall in London, UK. The concerts are being called “The Greatest Sets Of My Life” and the dates for them can be found below:

04/16 London, UK – Royal Albert Hall (with Vola)
04/17 London, UK – Royal Albert Hall (with Leprous)

Townsend commented:

“After two and a half years of abject chaos, I welcome you back into the live music world of wonder. We’ve put these two shows together to play all the songs that people seem to like, as well as songs that I want to play as well. I know it’s been crazy, lets get back into this.”

Devin Townsend To Digitally Release New Albums “The Puzzle” & “Snuggles” Tomorrow

Devin Townsend has announced that he will be digitally releasing his new albums, “The Puzzle” and “Snuggles,” tomorrow (December 3). Physical copies are expected to arrive at a later date.

“The Puzzle” Track Listing:

01. “Chromatic Ridge”
02. “Life Is But A Dream”
03. “Yucky Lung”
04. “Kittenhead”
05. “Shark In The Ice”
06. “Devil In The Details”
07. “Hammerhead Sugarplum”
08. “Me And The Moon”
09. “Anxiety In Pyjamas”
10. “The Yugas”
11. “Albert Hall”
12. “Starchasm”
13. “Perfect Owl”
14. “Maybe Over The Void”
15. “Light Year Whale”
16. “FrogFlowers”
17. “Mother”
18. “Southern Sky Geometry”
19. “The Puzzle”
20. “Monuments Of Glitch”

“Snuggles” Track Listing:

01. “Beyond Measure”
02. “Blue Dot”
03. “Drifting And Dreaming”
04. “Sundance”
05. “Minds Are Changing”
06. “The Ocean”
07. “Distant, Elegant”
08. “Replikiss”
09. “I Agree”
10. “Tryst”
11. “Sunset Rump”
12. “The Option”

Pre-orders can be found HERE. Among them is a set featuring an accompanying film that can be viewed on a built-in 7″ screen.

Devin Townsend Added To Dream Theater’s Spring European Tour

Devin Townsend has been added to Dream Theater’s upcoming European tour. That trek is currently scheduled for spring 2022.

Tour Dates:

04/20 Belfast, IRE – The SSE Arena (no Devin Townsend)
04/21 Newcastle, UK – Utilita Arena (no Devin Townsend)
04/23 London, UK – The SSE Arena Wembley (no Devin Townsend)
04/25 Paris, FRA – Le Dôme de Paris
04/26 Rennes, FRA – Le Liberte
04/27 Bordeux, FRA – Metropole Arena
04/29 Lisbon, POR – Cinema City Campo Paqueno
04/30 Madrid, SPA – Palacio Vistalegre
05/01 Bilbao, SPA – Bizkaia Aretoa
05/03 Toulouse, FRA – Zenith
05/04 Geneva, SWI – Geneva Arena
05/06 Rome, ITA – Palalottomatica
05/07 Milan, ITA – Mediolanum Forum
05/08 Padova, ITA – Kioene
05/10 Budapest, HUN – Arena Budapest
05/11 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
05/13 Amsterdam, NET – AFAS Live
05/14 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinhalle
05/15 Esch-sur-alzette, LUX – Rockhal
05/17 Partille, SWE – Partille Arena
05/19 Oslo, NOR – Spektrum
05/20 Trondheim, NOR – Spektrum
05/22 Frederiksberg, DEN – KB Hallen
05/23 Berlin, GER – Admiralpalast
05/24 Krakow, POL – Tauron Arena
05/26 Prague, CZE – Tipsport Arena
05/27 Zagreb, CRO – Dom Sportova
05/29 Bucharest, ROM – Romexpo
05/30 Sofia, BUL – National Palace Of Culture
06/01 Istanbul, TUR – Kucukciftlik Park

Townsend commented:

“Hey all, Devin here. As absurd as it may sound in this day and age, I am (cautiously) pleased to announce a tour with Dream Theater. Over the past few years, I’ve found myself in the company of those cats, and I think they’re good people and of course, a monster band. I look forward to playing things from the multiple new releases coming up, as well as from my entire catalog. It’s a tour that will be sure to yield great musical moments, and confusion for all 😊 Thanks for the opportunity DT… see you soon with DT featuring DT 😊

Also: I know so many of you have been understanding and patient as we reschedule the headline shows from more than a year ago. It has been chaos on every level, but its beginning to see the dawn as dates as being proposed. Please hang on just a little longer and we’ll have information for you soon.

This does mean that most of the European ‘Lightwork‘ headline shows will now be rescheduled to a later date. Tickets already purchased will remain valid. Please check with your ticketing vendor for their refund policy.

Devin‘s headline shows in Dublin, Glasgow and London are unaffected. More info and ticket links can be found here: https://hevydevy.com/tourdates

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Devin Townsend Performing “Kingdom” At 2021 Bloodstock Festival

Pro-shot footage of Devin Townsend performing “Kingdom” during the 2021 Bloodstock Open Air festival has been shared on YouTube. You can watch that clip below:

Behemoth’s Nergal Recruits Lamb Of God, Arch Enemy, Exodus, Etc. Members For New Me And That Man Album “New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 2”

Me And That Man, the dark folk project featuring Behemoth’s Adam “Nergal” Darski, have revealed the details for their new album “New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 2.” The effort will be released on November 19 and pre-orders can be found HERE.

Here’s the guests that will appear on the record:

  • Gary Holt (Exodus)
  • Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God)
  • Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy)
  • Devin Townsend
  • David Vincent (ex-Morbid Angel)
  • Hank Von Hell (ex-Turbonegro)
  • Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden)
  • Olve “Abbath” Eikemo (ex-Immortal)
  • Doug Blair (W.A.S.P.)
  • Kristoffer Rygg (Ulver)
  • Jeff “Mantas” Dunn (Venom Inc.)
  • Michale Graves (ex-Misfits)
  • Chris Georgiadis (Turbowolf)
  • Mary Goore
  • Anders Odden (Cadaver, Satyricon)
  • Chris Holmes (ex-W.A.S.P.)
  • Douglas Blair (W.A.S.P.)
  • Ralf Gyllenhammar (Mustasch)
  • Myrkur
  • Frank The Baptist

Here’s the track listing:

01. “Black Hearse Cadillac” (feat. Hank Von Hell, Anders Odden)
02. “Under The Spell” (feat. Mary Goore)
03. “All Hope Has Gone” (feat. Blaze Bayley, Gary Holt, Jeff Mantas Dunn)
04. “Witches Don’t Fall in Love” (feat. Kristoffer Rygg)
05. “Losing My Blues” (feat. Olve “Abbath” Eikemo, Frank The Baptist, Chris Holmes)
06. “Coldest Day In Hell” (feat Ralf Gyllenhammar, Douglas Blair)
07. “Year Of The Snake” (feat. David Vincent)
08. “Blues & Cocaine” (feat. Michale Graves)
09. “Silver Halide Echoes” (feat. Randy Blythe)
10. “Goodbye” (feat. Alissa White-Gluz, Devin Townsend)
11. “Angel Of Light” (feat. Myrkur)
12. “Got Your Tongue” (feat. Chris Georgiadis)

Nergal said the following about the album:

“Here we go again, mother lovers! ‘New Man, New Songs, Same Shit VOLUME 2‘. You guys know the drill, I recruited the best of the best in heavy music to collaborate on some unique tracks me and the Polish, Italian and Ukrainian crew have been working on over the last 18 months.

Once again, the result, amazing and the performances, inspired! Thank you, Comrades – Abbath, Alissa, Amalie, Anders, Blaze, Chris G, Chris H, David, Devin, Douglas, Frank, Gary, Hank, Jeff, Kris, M.Goore, Michale, Ralf and Randy. Who knows when we’ll get together to play these songs but I will try my best to make it happen! Enjoy it everyone!”

A video for the effort’s first single, “Got Your Tongue” (feat. Chris Georgiadis), can be found below: