Devin Townsend’s Empath is out NOW
‘EMPATH’ is available on Limited 2 CD Digipak in O-Card (including an entire disc of bonus material), Standard CD Jewelcase, Gatefold 180G 2LP Vinyl + CD + LP-booklet & as digital album.
ORDER NOW HERE:
ORDER NOW: OMERCH | INSIDEOUT MUSIC
N. AMERICA: Century Media | LaserEdge
Tour merch Online Now
Leftover merch from the postponed North American dates is now online at Omerch USA
Leftover merch from the postponed North American dates is now online at Omerch USA: http://bit.ly/2OGkhu0Devin and his team really appreciate any support you can give at this time and thanks to everybody who has donated to the GoFundMe already -- it means so much!Keep the music coming with the Devin Townsend Support Team: gf.me/u/xra8an
Posted by Devin Townsend on Thursday, March 19, 2020
Devin and his team really appreciate any support you can give at this time and thanks to everybody who has donated to the GoFundMe already -- it means so much!
Keep the music coming with the Devin Townsend Support Team
I know this is undoubtedly the least appropriate time to ask for this, as I’m sure we’re all trying to figure out what to do in these troubled times, but the cancellation of my recent tour had significant financial implications and with no idea how to make income for the next while, I am asking for some help to sustain my family whilst being able to continue working on new musical ideas.
As with any significant tour, the investments of putting up a good show with a fantastic crew and band are massive. There’s lightning rigs, video screens, tour buses, work visas, merch production & logistics, international flights and a ton of other things that require financial backing and when a tour gets cancelled due to government restrictions there’s no insurance policy in place to cover any of that. As with so many of my peers (and people in general of course) dealing with the same problems, it means that I’m struggling to keep the business afloat.
If you are struggling yourself (which is most of us) please don’t worry about this, but if you’ve got a bit extra, I certainly would appreciate it.
Above all, in the coming months, please take care.
Love and light, and thanks from the bottom of my heart.
Devin Townsend Quarantine Project
Hello all, welcome to the first installment of my ‘Quarantine Project’
I want to be able to provide some relief during these coming times in the ways that I am able. People have been supportive of me in my time of need with the GoFundMe campaign, as we lost a lot of revenue due to the current and foreseeable touring cycle, and want to make sure I can provide something that in some way begins to say ‘thank you’. In the ways Im able, I will provide as much content as I can during this period as its what I feel I can offer.
My company has a lot of people involved, and your support has saved us in so many ways. I know we are all affected by this and yes, I could look for another job during this period like so many others will have to, but I figure that the best thing I can do is focus on my work and hopefully provide some sort of relief doing what Im best at. I want to give back as much as I can over the next while, and I hope that some of the work I can manage here will provide a bit of comfort during these troubled times for those who enjoy what I do.
This first song, is just a melancholy sort of thing called ‘Quarantine’ to start the proceedings. The idea with this is that it may be many different styles, Twitch streams, concerts, perhaps a podcast… I have been kept afloat by the audience and wish to help in any way I can. (I am just learning how to do video and I will try to get more proficient at it as the time goes by).
I will do everything I can to help in the ways that Im able. On behalf of myself, Northern Music, HevyDevy Records, and the entire team that makes up my professional world, Thanks for supporting (saving) our business during this downturn. 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. 1 North American Tour due to Corona Virus.
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. And your support has been tremendous thus far. The best it’s been in North America. Thank you and immense apologies to those who were looking forward to it.
Also, apologies to our fantastic crew and incredible band for the loss of income.
Thank you for your patience and sorry for the short notice. This came up overnight in a chaotic flurry of new information.
Much love, till next time
Team Dev would very much appreciate your continued support by purchasing the leftover tour merch from Devin’s official webstore ( www.omerch.com). Plenty of the shirts, CDs, LPs and items that were sold during the tour will soon become available, hopefully, next week already.
The epic video for Spirits will Collide is here
Evermore is here! Official Video
The first single Genesis is here! Official Video
A Message from Devin
Hey guys, Devin here.
So after 8 years of touring with DTP, I’ve decided to take a break from this band and focus on a number of other projects I’ve been really wanting to do for some time now. The band have been there with me through thick and thin and we’ve shared some pretty great moments -- I can’t say enough good things about them -- And in the future, I’m sure we’ll work again.
I have 4 new albums I am currently working on. I am currently in the finishing stages one of the grandest and most overwhelming projects that I have been fortunate to do. It’s certainly my favourite DVD release of them all and is a powerful moment, if I can say so myself. Ocean Machine Live In Plovdiv (tentative name) Mixing the orchestras, choirs, the ‘by-request’ set and the full Ocean Machine album in that magnificent setting has been hugely rewarding. Seeing this spectacle come to life is a testament to this period of work and I can’t wait for you to see and hear it.
Life is short and I have a lot I need to say in some new and different avenues. I will certainly continue to play live in several new ways (starting next year) and I’m excited about some collaborative things that have also come up as well.
I salute the band, the team, and the audience for allowing us to do what we have done and the patience to accommodate my persistent morphing. As someone who’s music is connected to his personal growth, I feel an obligation to follow this muse wherever it leads. To not do so would be in direct opposition to what it is I have fundamentally done for all these years.
Peace and respect,
If you are interested in working with any of the guys in the DTP, they are working musicians. Please contact them below with requests:
for production, mixing, mastering:
Brian Waddell: Beav on FB
Drumming Session work or live work, Teaching: ‘Hire Ryan’ section at www.rvpdrums.com
Tweets by dvntownsend
GearWhore, where I use my dubious status in the industry to promote stuff companies have let me have. Its pretty sweet…but to be honest, its rooted in a practical application. The stuff in this series is actually equipment I use to do my job
18 years ago I did a little art project that has resurfaced recently
I did an art layout for the Iceland ep that didn’t get used for Only Half There. I’d like to make the art available for people to download and print if they’d like… to make it complete