Devin Townsend Project’s Z² is out now worldwide and the band are currently on tour in the US with Animals As Leaders and Monuments. Now Devin is pleased to reveal a brand new lyric video for the track ‘ March Of The Poozers’ taken from the Dark Matters side of the album, and you can view that here: http://youtu.be/1NGQjRMXg28
Devin checks in with this:
‘Hey all, Dev here...closing out the North American tour and a heck of a year.
I released 4 albums this year, if you count the bonus disc of Casualties, went through the crazy Pledge process (still going through it) and it was generally a hectic time.
I feel like I'm at the end of a creative cycle... The Z2 project beat me up in a way I wasn't expecting, but when all was said and done, I'm very proud of it. It's an accurate description of a really stressful period, but I didn't sell out, and I saw it through. Thanks to all of you who continue to support.
My mind is full of music again, as it always is, but I'm trying to absorb some of the lessons that came with the over scheduling and chaos of this last period, and I look forward to getting my process back on track. Again, I'm constantly shocked by the fact I get to do this for a living. Thank you.
Here's another track from Z2, called 'March of the Poozers'. To be honest, my main motivation to make this album was so I could make those crazy puppet shows that are now online, but musically, it's kind of typical random music that I've been interested in for the past few years. This song was directly influenced by the band 'Samael' whom I have great affection for as people, and I'm happy to present it with a lyric video that Stefan at Media Logistics went above and beyond for.
What's next for me I think will be a short break before the European tour and the Royal Albert Hall show, but then, I have ideas for a destructive bass driven apocalypse record, a meditative record, a symphony, more Casualties, more DTP and a kind of big band thing, none of these ideas are confirmed, but I'm finding myself getting fired up to create in ways I haven't been able to for a few years because of my schedule. I need to regroup and then I'll see you soon.
I love music. Thank you for the inspiration, lessons and support.
You can view lyric videos for the tracks ‘Rejoice’ and ‘Deathray’ below:
You can order Z² now from the following places:
InsideOutMusic Shop: http://smarturl.it/dtpIOM
You can find some of the media reactions to the album below:
‘Simultaneously beautiful and bewildering.’ – 4/5 – The Guardian
‘Z² offers an eclectic and exhilarating joyride.’ – 8/10 – Metal Hammer
‘Townsend’s magnum opus to date’ – Prog Magazine
‘epic, beautiful and dynamic.’ – 8/10 - Rocksound
As mentioned, Devin Townsend Project are currently on tour with Animals As Leaders & Monuments. The remaining dates are as follows:
12/14 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
12/15 Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theatre
12/16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Mayan
12/17 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
Next year will also see Devin Townsend Project hit the road in Europe with Periphery and Shining, as well as an already sold out show at the Royal Albert Hall in London:
5/3/15 – La Cigale, Paris, France
6/3/15 – Substage, Karlsruhe, Germany
7/3/15 – Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
8/3/15 – Live Club, Milan, Italy
10/3/15 – Backstage Werk, Munchen, Germany
11/3/15 – Arena, Vienna, Austria
12/3/15 – A38, Budapest, Hungary
13/3/15 – Majestic, Bratislava, Slovakia
14/3/15 – Roxy, Prague, Czech Republic
16/3/15 – Stodola, Warsaw, Poland
17/3/15 – Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany
18/3/15 – Voxhall, Århus, Denmark
19/3/15 – Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
21/3/15 – Rytmikorjamo, Seinajoki, Finland
22/3/15 – The Circus, Helsinki, Finland
24/3/15 – Debaser Media, Stockholm, Sweden
25/3/15 – Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
26/3/15 – Matrix, Bochum, Germany
27/3/15 – Effenaar, Eindhoven, Holland
29/3/15 – O2 Academy, Bristol, England
30/3/15 – O2 ABC, Glasgow, Scotland
31/3/15 – Academy, Manchester, England
13/4/15 – Royal Albert Hall, London, England SOLD OUT
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