Accelerated Evolution ist das fünfte Studioalbum des kanadischen Musikers Devin Townsend. Das von Townsend geschriebene und produzierte Album ist eine. Devin Townsend. Es gibt viele Künstler, die ihr Talent an mehreren Instrumenten und in diversen musikalischen Richtungen ausleben. Bei kaum jemandem. Born on May 5th in Vancouver, Canada, Devin Townsend is a multi-instrumentalist and producer. At the age of 19, he caught the attention of Steve Vai, who recruited him as the vocalist in his band, Vai, for the "Sex & Religion" album and consequent world tour.
Devin Townsend ProjectDevin Townsend ist einer der großen Metalgitarristen und besonders für seine epischen Klanglandschaften bekannt. Gitarrengott Steve Vai entdeckte den. Born on May 5th in Vancouver, Canada, Devin Townsend is a multi-instrumentalist and producer. At the age of 19, he caught the attention of Steve Vai, who recruited him as the vocalist in his band, Vai, for the "Sex & Religion" album and consequent world tour. Devin Garrett Townsend ist ein kanadischer Sänger, Gitarrist und Produzent. Erste internationale Bekanntheit erlangte Townsend als Sänger des Gitarristen Steve Vai.
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We realize the amount of people that are suffering and dont take this lightly. I figure the best way I can express this is to simply get to work. I will make sure I provide for the people who donated especially.
I am working on lots of ideas to provide during this hard period. I truly cant express my gratitude enough. Drums: Morgan Agren Violguitar: Mattias Eklundh Devin Townsend Empath North America It is with immense disappointment that I have been put in the position to announce the postponement of the remaining dates on my Empath Vol.
With the travel ban In effect from Europe and the consequent chaos that has brought to travel plans, as well as the increasing social unrest, combined with the fact that half of this crew is either European or from the UK, it put us in a tenuous position.
Several of the dates have been cancelled by the state, and I suspect many more to come. This is a postponement, not a cancellation.
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Get help. I had a gospel choir on these tracks and I had to give them that spiel before they did it, right? Devin Townsend Presents: Ziltoid Live At The Royal Albert Hall will be released on November 13 through Century Media.
Louder Together we're Louder. Satire concept album , parody of punk rock music, specifically the pop-punk sub-genre.
Released: June 26, Label: HevyDevy Formats: CD, LP. First of two albums by The Devin Townsend Band. Special CD edition includes a bonus disc titled Project EKO.
Second of two albums by The Devin Townsend Band. Special CD edition includes the Safe Zone live DVD. Fifth album of the Devin Townsend Project.
Deluxe CD edition includes a second disc titled Epiclouder , featuring 10 additional tracks. Deluxe editions include a second CD containing 13 additional tracks.
Double concept album, consisting of Dark Matters a sequel to Ziltoid the Omniscient and Sky Blue sixth album of the Devin Townsend Project. Seventh album of the Devin Townsend Project.
Deluxe CD edition and vinyl edition include a bonus disc titled Holding Patterns , featuring 11 additional tracks. Limited CD edition includes a bonus disc titled Tests of Manhood , featuring 10 additional tracks.
Released: Label: HevyDevy Formats: CD-R , DVD-R. Live album recorded in Tokyo and Vancouver Released: Label: HevyDevy Format: CS.
Compilation of Grey Skies, Strapping Young Lad and Devin Townsend demos recorded in — Released accompanying Townsend's autobiography Only Half There.
Includes four original Devin Townsend Project albums and both released and unreleased bonus material; limited to 5, copies, hand-numbered copies featured a special 10" vinyl and a signed drawing.
Includes live material of four special Devin Townsend Project concerts held in London in November ; limited to 5, copies. Released: June 8, Label: InsideOut Format: 7xLP box set.
Vinyl box set including four original Devin Townsend Project albums Ki , Addicted , Deconstruction and Ghost ; released as black, clear and transparent blue vinyl versions, altogether limited to 2, copies.
Released: August 31, Label: InsideOut Format: 8xLP box set. Vinyl box set including solo albums Ocean Machine: Biomech , Infinity , Physicist and Terria with The Devin Townsend Band album Synchestra ; released as black, clear and orange vinyl versions, altogether limited to 2, copies.
Released: December 7, Label: InsideOut Format: 10xLP box set. Vinyl box set including The Devin Townsend Band album Accelerated Evolution with Devin Townsend Project albums Epicloud , Sky Blue , Transcendence and Live at the Royal Albert Hall "by request" part of the Ziltoid Live at the Royal Albert Hall live album ; released as black, clear and dark green vinyl versions, altogether limited to 2, copies.
Released: August 23, Label: InsideOut Format: 9xLP box set. Vinyl box set including studio albums Ziltoid the Omniscient and Dark Matters with live albums Ziltoid Live at the Royal Albert Hall and The Retinal Circus ; released as black, orange and transparent green vinyl versions, altogether limited to 2, copies.
Released: February 14, Label: HevyDevy Format: DL. Live video recording of a special show held at Roundhouse , London in October Released as three standard versions alongside two limited edition box sets.
Live video recording of a special show held at Royal Albert Hall , London in April Released as standard versions alongside a limited edition box set, containing all formats and a hardcover book.
Live video recording of a special show held at the Roman Theatre of Plovdiv , Bulgaria in September Live video recording of a show of the "Empath Volume 1" tour held at Roundhouse, London in December Blue-gray picture disc , features "Feather edit " as a B-side.
White picture disc, features "Heatwave demo " as a B-side. Originally only made available to VIP attendees of The Retinal Circus concert as "Soft Inc.
Single-sided picture disc, limited to 1, hand-numbered copies. All copies include hand-written and signed certificate by Townsend.
The diagnosis helped him understand where the two sides of his music were coming from; he felt his disorder "gave birth to the two extremes that are Strapping's City record and Ocean Machine: Biomech.
Infinity was released in October Later in his career, Townsend has cited Infinity as his favorite solo record.
With Infinity , Townsend began to label all albums outside of Strapping Young Lad under his own name, dropping the Ocean Machine moniker, to reduce confusion.
He wanted to show that despite the highly varied nature of his projects, they are all simply aspects of his identity. Townsend's bandmates began to play two sets at their shows, one as Strapping Young Lad, and one as the Devin Townsend Band, playing songs from Townsend's solo albums.
Townsend's next project took several years to come to fruition. After the creation of the IR8 demo tape, Townsend and Jason Newsted had begun work on a new project called Fizzicist , which they described as "heavier than Strapping Young Lad".
When the IR8 tape was leaked, Newsted's Metallica bandmates James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich learned of the project. Hetfield was "fucking pissed" that Newsted was playing outside the band, and Newsted was prevented by his bandmates from working on any more side projects,  although Townsend would later downplay Metallica's role in Newsted's unavailability.
Townsend assembled his Strapping Young Lad bandmates to record it, the only time this lineup was featured on a Devin Townsend album. Hoglan and the rest of the band were dissatisfied with the way the sound was mixed ,  and Townsend considers it his worst album to date.
Feeling he had "ostracized a bunch of fans" with Physicist , Townsend felt he had the chance to make a more personal and honest record.
Townsend cited Ween 's White Pepper as an inspiration for the album. Townsend's solo run lasted until After a five-year break from recording, Strapping Young Lad reunited to record a new album.
Townsend credits the album, Strapping Young Lad , as an emotional response to the attacks of September 11, , in the United States.
It received lukewarm reviews, with critics finding it inferior to City ,   but it was the band's first charting album, entering at 97th place on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart.
While Strapping Young Lad was being reunited, Townsend formed a new, permanent band "on par with Strapping" to record and tour for his solo releases.
Townsend performed guitar, vocals, and production, as he did in Strapping Young Lad. Townsend worked on the band's first album, Accelerated Evolution , at the same time he was working on Strapping Young Lad , spending half the week on one and half on the other.
Mike G. Strapping Young Lad began working on their next album, Alien , in March Shortly thereafter Townsend began putting together the next Devin Townsend Band record, with the working title Human.
Townsend showcased a wide variety of musical styles in Synchestra , blending his trademark "pop metal" with influences from folk , polka , and Middle Eastern music.
Townsend withdrew from touring to spend time with his family. From home, Townsend completed his second solo ambient album, The Hummer , releasing it exclusively on his website in November In May , Townsend released Ziltoid the Omniscient , a tongue-in-cheek rock opera about the eponymous fictional alien.
This was truly a solo album; he programmed the drums using Drumkit from Hell,  a software drum machine that uses samples recorded by Tomas Haake of Meshuggah  and played all other instruments himself.
Shortly after the album's release, Townsend announced that he no longer planned to tour or make albums with Strapping Young Lad or the Devin Townsend Band.
He explained that he was "burnt out on travelling, touring, and self promotion" and wished to do production work, write albums, and spend time with his family without the stress of interviews or touring.
In , Townsend lent his voice to characters in several episodes of the Adult Swim cartoon Metalocalypse see Musician cameos in Metalocalypse for more.
The original character design for Pickles the Drummer , one of the series' main characters, bore a striking resemblance to Townsend.
The series' co-creator Brendon Small acknowledged the similarity, and altered the design before the series began. We gave him the goatee and the dreadover so he wouldn't look like that.
After removing himself from the music industry, Townsend cut his trademark hair off  and gave up drinking and smoking. He spent a year producing albums in absence of writing, but found it unrewarding and decided to "pick up the guitar and just write".
Over two years, Townsend wrote over 60 songs, and found that they fit into "four distinct styles". Ki , the first album of the Devin Townsend Project tetralogy was written to "set the stage" for the subsequent albums.
The second entry, a "commercial, yet heavy" album called Addicted , was released in November and features lead vocals from Townsend and Dutch singer Anneke van Giersbergen.
Brian "Beav" Waddell was recruited from the Devin Townsend Band to play bass. Townsend returned to the stage in January , touring North America with headliner Between the Buried and Me as well as Cynic and Scale the Summit.
This was followed by a headlining tour in Australia and a series of high-profile shows in Europe for example co-headlining the Brutal Assault festival in Czech Republic.
He headlined a North American tour with UK label mates TesseracT supporting, which began in October , and toured in Europe with support from Aeon Zen and Anneke van Giersbergen.
The third and fourth albums in the Devin Townsend Project series, Deconstruction and Ghost , were released simultaneously on June 21, In December all four Devin Townsend Project albums with additional material were released as the Contain Us box set.
The first three shows were held at the University of London Union , November 10—12, Ki , Addicted , and Deconstruction were each performed on one night, respectively.
The show for Ghost was held at the Union Chapel, Islington on November 13, Despite the Devin Townsend Project being originally a four-album series, Townsend decided to continue working under the moniker and released the fifth album, Epicloud on September 18, Again featuring Anneke van Giersbergen on vocals, Epicloud appeared on several European charts, peaking at number 8 in Finland.
The 3-hour performance was recorded in high definition and released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 30, He also produced the record.
Another project Townsend has mentioned several times between and is Obviouser , an album featuring "creepy, bass driven apocalyptic music" created with an " Ampeg rig" and an "Icelandic choir".
After Deconstruction and Ghost , Townsend announced a new album, Casualties of Cool ,  with which he started to work after the release of Epicloud.
The album was completed in November ,  and a bonus disc was also made for the album, containing the leftover material from the main album as well as songs from Ghost 2 , the unreleased compilation of leftover tracks from Ghost.
From ,  Townsend worked on a long-running album project called Z 2 , a sequel to the album Ziltoid the Omniscient However, in August , a London-based radio station, TeamRock Radio, aired the first episode of Ziltoid Radio , a satirical radio show hosted solely by Ziltoid,  this being one element of the Z 2 project.
After writing ideas for over 70 songs,  Townsend stated he would finally finish the whole project,   followed by the announcement the album would be released on October 27, After finishing the album, Townsend stated the project was "punishing" and an "absolute nightmare to complete" due to amount of material against tight schedules.
Townsend recently discussed at least a year-long hiatus, beginning after the Z 2 show taking place at the Royal Albert Hall on April 13, In , Townsend recorded a poppy-sounding song in Los Angeles with producer Brian Howes , but has decided against releasing.
Townsend mentioned that he is against the project being contrived due to the current hard rock undertones in popular music. He described it as a "lukewarm heavy metal Devin song".
In early , Townsend completed the seventh DTP album, entitled Transcendence at Armoury Studios in Vancouver. The album was released on September 9.
On October 30, , Devin announced that he was working on four new albums. On January 31, , Townsend announced on his Facebook page that he was taking a break from the Devin Townsend Project and focusing on a number of other projects, including the 4 new albums previously announced.
On January 15, , Townsend announced his album, Empath , on which work had been completed, and slated for release on March 29, The musical dynamics represented on this single album are broad, challenging, and immense.
To approach this sort of work with a long history of what makes heavy music 'heavy', allows this to be done with a type of power rarely heard.
On March 12, , Townsend made an announcement that he is postponing the remainder of his Empath Vol. In April , Townsend began uploading a chronological series of podcasts on his official YouTube channel, with each episode discussing one or two of the albums in his discography.
These podcasts have been monologue discussions and reflections on the albums themselves, the influences, the personnel, and the state of Townsend's life during the times these albums were being written and recorded.
In August , Townsend announced the upcoming release of Empath Live Volume 1: Order of Magnitude , a live concert recorded during the first Empath Tour, and Empath Live Volume 2: By Request , a virtual concert for fans in lieu of the second tour, which was cancelled due to the COVID pandemic.
Townsend is married to Tracy Turner, whom he began dating when he was Townsend has been a vegetarian for ethical reasons since around the early s, but does not consider himself an activist.