Here’s a press release from Devin Townsend about his new CD, Addicted, which is out in a couple of weeks! Make sure you check out Devy’s MySpace to hear the track ‘Bend It Like Bender!’
DEVIN TOWNSEND triumphantly returns with a greatly ambitious new endeavor under the DTP (Devin Townsend Project) moniker. The new, mind-blowing disasterpiece takes the man’s genius to unprecedented levels as he embarks on a massive 4-part album series, which kicked off with Ki and is followed up with the Addicted album that is set for a November 17th release throughout North America via Inside Out Music.
Townsend, easily one of metal’s most intriguing, ominous and immensely talented figures is taking this project to the masses as he will join genre visionaries BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, CYNIC and SCALE THE SUMMIT for a massive North American trek which kicks off January 8th.
The tour dates are below, and also be sure to head over to myspace.com/devintownsenddtb to crank the very interesting ‘Bend It Like Bender’ track.
Townsend further describes his excitement over getting back on the road, “Yo cats, so I’m starting to tour again, officially. I have a great team together, and we are performing selections from all my solo albums. However, I will not be playing Strapping material. I love that band and everyone involved and respectfully leave the legacy. However, through all of my solo albums, (and the current Devin Townsend Project with the next record Deconstruction) you can count on there being a ton of heavy material. From Ziltoid, Physicist, Deconstruction etc, mixed with Addicted, Ki, Terria, Infinity, Ocean Machine etc.
“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. Hopefully see you all then.
“The plans for the video for ‘Bend It Like Bender’ are currently underway, the director is none other than the mighty Konrad Palkewicz, who directed ‘Almost Again’ by STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, and ‘Coast’ off of Ki. It’s an all animated affair that is not nearly as ‘puffy’ as the song, it’s a mini movie with his incredible skills once again making my music seem much more poignant than it really is. I’ve seen some clips and it’s crazy good.”
Devin Townsend is back and has crafted the offerings of his much heralded career. Fans of hard rock, metal and overall interesting music take note because this material is going to touch your soul on multiple levels.
Devin Townsend Project dates (with BTBAM, Cynic, Scale The Summit):
8 – Nashville, TN – Rocketown
9 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10 – New Orleans, LA – The Masquerade
11 – Houston, TX – The Meridian
12 – Dallas, TX – The Prophet Bar
13 – San Antonio, TX – The White Rabbit
15 – Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse
16 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
17 – Hollywood, CA – Sunset Strip
18 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
20 – Denver, CO – Cervantes
22 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
23 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
24 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
25 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Downunder
26 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
27 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda
28 – Boston, MA – House Of Blues
29 – Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights
30 – New York, NY – The Fillmore
31 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
1 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar
3 – St. Peterburg, FL – State Theatre
6 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore