Right now Devin Townsend‘s twitter account is a gold mine of small bits of information that are getting me majorly excited for the upcoming releases; Ghost and Deconstruction. So I compiled a list of the more important ones:
- Ihsahn is a guest musician on Deconstruction. Majorly excited for this, After was a prog masterpiece so it should be very interesting to see what he brings to what is supposed to be the heaviest album of the set. I swear I remember reading that there would be quite a few guest appearances on it but this is the first I’ve heard of other than Dirk Verbeuren (Aborted/Soilwork etc) on drums.
- The boxset (containing all four Devin Townsend Project releases) has been mentioned again and should apparently include all the Protools sessions as a bonus. Devin’s always been known for his dense and complex recordings so I’m looking forward to picking through those.
- Century Media will release a live EP for free on their website sometime next week. Live Devy is always good.
- Finally, not from the twitter account but Metal Hammer are reporting that Devin is set to appear on a Frank Sinatra tribute album, the unfortunately titled Sin-atra. He’s contributing a cover of “New York, New York” and will appear alongside others such as Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) and Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (Judas Priest/Iced Earth etc).
It’s all happening!