We love Devin Townsend so much that Devy Blog Is Devy is definitely a thing which exists shut up yes it does. On the long road towards the release of the upcoming Ziltoid album, starting with the insanely successful Casualties of Cool crowd funding campaign, we’ve been eagerly awaiting this release, hanging on every bit of information, whether official or just via Twitter. We can finally say that the man himself has released an official press notice, including a release date and a very exciting live performance. Check it out in full below the jump!
So it’s been years I’ve been trying to get the energies in line to do another Ziltoid record, and it’s finally happened! Z2 is my new record, and it’s a multimedia event that has taken a ton of people a ton of effort to bring to you! It’s a double album, (one side DTP, and one side Ziltoid) and the concept expands on Ziltoid the alien, and his sci-fi adventures in a way that kind of throws back to 50′s radio plays… but obviously with complicated, heavy music as its soundtrack.
It has taken a great deal of energy to put this all together, and the music is just one of the aspects of it. It’s a dream come true in a lot of ways, and I’m excited and honoured to be able to finalize the project with a live version of the entire record at the famous Royal Albert Hall in London on April 13th of next year! (!!) Basically what we did withThe Retinal Circus a few years back will be taken to the next level with Z2 live.
At the end of this process, we reached for the stars, and hopefully got to the moon, and after this album cycle, I will be taking some time to recharge my batteries and see what the next chapter holds. I hope you enjoy this record and all its offshoots, as one of my goals is to hopefully inspire folks to reach for unconventional ways to express themselves as well. We couldn’t have done it without you! See you at the show?
There you have it, folks. Not much longer to wait not only for a new Ziltoid album but also for a new Devin Townsend Project album! We hope that a few tracks will be released soon, in Townsend fashion, so stay tuned as we near release!