Starter Kit: Devin Townsend

We’re taking another diversion from our usual Starter Kit format to focus on the work of another seminal artist. Let’s face it; if you’re a reader of this website then you’ve probably already at least heard of some of Devin Townsend’s music. He’s one of the most electrifying, prolific, and impressive…

Devin Townsend’s Next Project Will Be Symphony

Our favorite unstoppable music machine, Devin Townsend, released not one, not two, but three albums last year [Sky Blue, Dark Matters, Casualties of Cool], went on tour with Monuments and Animals as Leaders [photos, stream], appeared on a debut album by Morgan Agren, and found time to do play-through videos…

Blood Music Unveil More Details About Mystery Release — “the first “professional” open source music release in history”

Remember a while back, we talked about the ‘mystery’ releases that Blood Music were pressing to vinyl? Well, it turns out the story was a lot more complicated than was initially thought and it makes all the more fascinating. Earlier today, Blood Music took to their Facebook page to reveal…

We Ask You: Risk In Buying Music

So, here’s an interesting scenario. Blood Music are a Helsinki based group of metalheads “dedicated to the anthropological and cultural preservation of extreme metal music”, mostly through the reissuing of metal classics in vinyl form — they’ve done some brilliant work as well, working with some big metal names including…

Scar the Martyr Premiere New Track, ‘Blood Host’

Scar the Martyr, the supergroup led by Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison and featuring ex-Strapping Young Lad guitarist Jed Simon, ex-Darkest Hour/ current Threat Signal guitarist Kris Norris and  within it’s ranks was kind of a surprise when they were announced. Since the passing of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray, nobody knew if Jordison had been actively writing music, and when teaser images and videos…

Devin Townsend Reflects On Strapping Young Lad Material From Retinal Circus

This past weekend on Saturday, October 27th, Devin Townsend performed in a sold-out career-defining retrospective show where he played material encompassing his entire career, outlining his life and mental state along each stop. The most buzzed-about portion of the show had to have been the two Strapping Young Lad songs that Devin & Co. performed with SYL guitarist Jed Simon. Despite Devin’s repeated protests in the past, fans still somehow took this to mean that hopes were high for a SYL reunion of sorts, or that Devin was going to start incorporating the material into Devin Townsend Project acts.