Genesis, the first single from Empath is here!
It’s with great pride (and a healthy dose of trepidation) that I can finally present to you a song from the Empath record. in each album cycle there is the dilemma over which track we ‘lead’ with, not only to get people excited, but also to give an accurate overview of the project.
As the musical nature of Empath shifts from track to track, (from musical theater, death metal, prog free jazz and more commercial things) it was a hard decision. Some people wanted the relatively straightforward song ‘Spirits Will Collide’ while others wanted a more cinematic banging track like ‘Evermore’. We ultimately chose to go with the opening track ‘Genesis’ as it not only features around 5 different stylistic shifts (some quite jarring, to be fair 🙂 but also includes all three drummers, the choir, the orchestra, and basically the kitchen sink as well.
This song is ultimately about facing fear, as well as analysing ones relationship with ones past in order to progress. The record has an overarching theme of what I like to view as ‘hope’ in chaotic times. I have been working on this record for more than a year, and it represents a kind of shift for me in my personal and professional world that I am quite proud of. It’s the first time in quite a few years I have made an album like this, and I think if nothing else, Genesis represents the chaotic nature of the project (and the world at large currently) in the most accurate way I can do at this stage of life.
I’d like to thank the entire team of wonderful musicians and artists who helped me actualize this material, as well as Inside Out records and Northern Music for their help and support.
DEVIN TOWNSEND ‘Empath’, out on 29th March 2019.
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Devin has officially announced the release of his forthcoming new album ‘EMPATH’ for March 29th, 2019. In the lead up to the album’s release, Devin will walk fans through how Empath came together with a series of documentary episodes recorded as phone conversations during the course of the albums recording.
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ERAS Vinyl Collection Part III
“Eras – Vinyl Collection Part III” is here! After the tremendous success of the first two LP box sets, now comes box number 3. This one includes the albums “Accelerated Evolution” (2LP + etching), “Epicloud” (2LP), “Transcendence” (2LP + etching), “Sky Blue” (2LP) and “Live At The Royal Albert Hall” (2LP). All five albums come in Gatefold sleeves and of course on 180 g vinyl. “Sky Blue” and “Live At The Royal Albert Hall” have specifically been mastered for vinyl for this box to guarantee the best possible sound and listening experience. The five albums come in a sturdy box, which also includes an extensive LP-booklet with complete lyrics, liner notes and comments from Devin Townsend. As the two previously released box sets, “Eras – The Vinyl Collection Part III” is also worldwide limited to not more than 2500 copies. “Live At The Royal Albert Hall” is the second part of the live album “Ziltoid Live At The Royal Albert Hall” and has never been released on vinyl before.
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ERAS Vinyl Collection Part II
“Eras – Vinyl Collection Part II” includes the albums “Ocean Machine” (2LP), “Infinity” (LP) and “Terria” (2LP), “Physicist” (LP) and “Synchestra” (2LP). All five albums come in Gatefold sleeves and of course on 180g vinyl, specifically remastered for vinyl for this box to guarantee the best possible sound and listening experience.
The five albums come in a sturdy box, which also includes an extensive LP-booklet with complete lyrics, liner notes and comments from Devin Townsend. The initial vinyl versions of these five classic Devin Townsend albums have been sold out for many years and reach high prices at Discogs and other online platforms.