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Virtua Afro DJ
01-14-2012, 12:02 PM
I have recently gotten into this man's music, collected all of it including vinyl and the newly released box set.

I can say with up-most compassion to music that this guy is the best artist I've ever heard. If you haven't heard of him or kept up with him, high recommendations are given.

aggroculture
01-14-2012, 01:51 PM
Strapping Young Lady's City is an all-time classic. Don't really have the patience for his other stuff. He's very talented though.
An underrated Devin gem I dig is Steve Vai's Sex & Religion, which Devin did vocals for in 1993.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3ES53REY9Y&feature=related
I once met Devin and told him that was my favourite release of his...he was amused.

Conan The Barbarian
01-14-2012, 01:55 PM
One of my influences on me playing guitar. The man is a genius at his craft. I loved DTp and cannot wait what he has in store for his carnival that is coming. Meaning he wants to play everything he has ever done. Meaning we could see a 1 night reunion of SYL.

Plus the dude is funny as hell.

Detox is one of my all time favorite songs.

Space Suicide
01-14-2012, 02:11 PM
I've tried several times to get into his solo material and Strapping Young Lad but I can't get into it. Also, his skullet is pretty noticeable and recognizable by a mile away.

Virtua Afro DJ
01-14-2012, 02:52 PM
Also, his skullet is pretty noticeable and recognizable by a mile away.
He actually shaved it off 5 years ago.

My current favorite is Ocean Machine. "The Death of Music" is just plain beautiful.

Space Suicide
01-14-2012, 06:32 PM
He actually shaved it off 5 years ago.

My current favorite is Ocean Machine. "The Death of Music" is just plain beautiful.

I know but still recognizable.

wizfan
01-15-2012, 07:11 AM
He is a genius. I love everything he's ever done, especially SYL and the incredible Devin Townsend Project. His solo albums and Devin Townsend Band stuff are a bit hard for me to get into for some reason, but that will probably change through repeated listens. I spoke to him briefly via a Yowie chat session. He's a very cool guy.

Virtua Afro DJ
03-15-2012, 03:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYgELzPf6fA&list=UU8KIhclVaK0Des9uMrJlt1w&index=1&feature=plcp

Apparently that song will be on the new album Epicloud, which is slated to release later this year!

Conan The Barbarian
03-15-2012, 04:09 PM
Holy shit, I cannot wait. that song was just beautiful.

Madmya
03-16-2012, 02:50 AM
I too am a new fan of this awesome, awesome man. I'm talking a few months here, got Deconstruction and just fell in love with it. Slowly working my way back and everything just seems to be awesome.

Saw him at Soundwave recently too, such an awesome show. Funny as hell with his Ziltoid antics. That song above that is supposedly due to be on Epicloud is amazing too.

Virtua Afro DJ
08-19-2012, 07:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OngSHLiBoK4&feature=g-all-u

September 18th can not come soon enough. I also have VIP tickets for the Dallas show on the 12th. I think I just crapped my pants.

seasonsinthesky
08-19-2012, 09:53 PM
you can preorder the album with a teddy bear. lolllllllllllllll

very much looking forward to it, though. i know it'll be genius like the rest of his work (save the occasional SYL song).

wizfan
11-14-2012, 11:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7xi6Yt36u8&feature=share

The music video for Lucky Animals is here and features countless fans dancing to the song! I appear at the 3:14 mark (at the bottom, wearing a wig).

staleincense
02-10-2014, 02:02 PM
So, it's just been announced that Casualties of Cool will be funded via crowdfunding independent of record labels, also, a promo photo has been unveiled featuring the female vocalist from Ki!

https://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t31/1532069_750665584958766_471318774_o.jpg
https://www.facebook.com/dvntownsend

ziltoid
02-27-2014, 09:38 PM
Holy amazeballs Devin is at it again!
Casualties of cool will be coming out on May 13, 2014! (http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/casualties-of-cool)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNlLqvZPfI8
Pledge if you want. When you pledge you get intimidate access to download the song Forgive Me.
The extra money will go to funding Ziltoid 2 album.

And now the greatest news of all year!
http://www.metalsucks.net/2014/02/27/devin-townsends-ziltoid-2-will-double-record/

ziltoid
05-12-2014, 10:10 PM
The new Casualties of Cool album will drop within 20 hours (you can still pledge if you want). I can hardly wait for it.
Here are some snippets of the songs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iisYHRcSPCY&feature=youtu.be

wizfan
05-16-2014, 10:35 PM
The record is AMAZING.

Tony Gordon
05-16-2014, 11:04 PM
Strapping Young Lady's City is an all-time classic. Don't really have the patience for his other stuff. He's very talented though.
An underrated Devin gem I dig is Steve Vai's Sex & Religion, which Devin did vocals for in 1993.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3ES53REY9Y&feature=related
I once met Devin and told him that was my favourite release of his...he was amused.

Sex & Religion is a great album. Not very big on Vai's stuff but when he has a singer (or he himself singing) he can put out some amazing stuff.

seasonsinthesky
05-18-2014, 02:01 AM
The record is AMAZING.
yaaassss, i think it tops Ghost for me somehow. "Flight" is just... beyond words.

the bonus disc is streaming free on Deezer right now too. it's almost as good!

ldeaf2
05-19-2014, 01:39 AM
I love this album!! I had no idea about it until I read about it here (which was ten minutes before they released it). Thanks for letting me know about it! I don't get Deezer in the US. Hopefully I get to heard the bonus disc soon!

seasonsinthesky
05-19-2014, 02:30 PM
the bonus disc was just released to pledgers today :)

wizfan
09-30-2014, 04:27 PM
The official website for Dev's new double record! www.ziltoid.com

wizfan
06-08-2016, 11:23 PM
Any DT fans willing to give me and seasonsinthesky a hand?

We have created the Devin Townsend Wiki (http://hevydevy.wikia.com)! We want to make it the most comprehensible and detailed database for all things Devin Townsend. Currently many of its articles are lifted from Wikipedia, but we wrote many others ourselves, and we want it to be less of a Wikipedia clone and more of its own thing, just like... you guessed it, the holiest of all grails, NINwiki! So, if any fans would like to help us make this wiki awesome, let us know!

We have posted a list on things that need to be done (http://www.hevydevyforums.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=12026) on the official DT forum. Let's do this!

ziltoid
06-11-2016, 06:26 PM
If you go to his website and click on discography he has a bit of info and does a small review on each of his releases. That info could be added to the wiki. I'll gladly help out when I can.

wizfan
06-11-2016, 08:05 PM
If you go to his website and click on discography he has a bit of info and does a small review on each of his releases. That info could be added to the wiki. I'll gladly help out when I can.

We've already added these, along with many other precious anecdotes from the liner notes (the ones for C:Enter:### always have me in stitches). We'll be very glad to have you on board!

ziltoid
10-06-2016, 08:33 AM
A great interview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9ZdpLSUrTU