Devin Townsend Project began where Ziltoid the Omniscient left off, with Devin Townsend at the helm. The project was a planned four-album series, where instead of assembling one static band, like in The Devin Townsend Band, or performing the entirety of the music himself, as in Ziltoid the Omniscient, the Devin Townsend Project would feature a completely different line-up of musicians for each release.
The last 2 years since the release of ‘Z2’ have seen Townsend busier and more ambitious than ever, culminating last November in the release of ‘Ziltoid Live At The Royal Albert Hall’, a brilliant document of the sold-out show at the famous London venue that saw them bring the Ziltoid story to life on stage in his most impressive production yet.
Across all his bands and projects, since being discovered in 1993, the Canadian multi instrumentalist has released 23 studio albums and 3 live albums. Townsend’s trademark production style and versatile vocal delivery are rooted in metal and his albums are written to express different aspects of his personality.
The Canadian isn’t too interested in keeping an even musical keel. “Music, in my opinion, is ideally the exhaust for whatever you’re going through in life,” Townsend explains. “Rather than the focus, it should be the outcome. As such, each record just naturally leads to the next, and if they’re done correctly they become an accurate representation, like a snapshot of a particular frame of mind”.
Townsend will be joined on stage by Dave Young (guitar), Mike St-Jean (keyboards), Ryan Van Poederooyen (Drums) and Brian Waddel (drums).