Devin Townsend Project 'Transcendence' is Out Now!
Devin Townsend Project's 'Transcendence' is OUT NOW! A standard version is available, along with a deluxe edition which includes unreleased demos. In support of the new record, Devin Townsend is set to play a handful of Canadian and US cities with Between The Buried And Me.
The follow-up to 2014’s double-album Z2 (half of which was made up of the DTP full-length Sky Blue), which took home Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year at the 2015 Juno Awards, Transcendence sees Devin Townsend exploring a relatively new way of working, collaborating with the entire DTP band during the writing stages of the record. “The result of this process is a record that I truly think the intention of is special” he says of the album. “I 'found' gas to put into the tank and am glad I did. I think the intention, the theme, and the participation of everyone involved allows this album to act like a fulcrum between the past few years and what I intend to do next with the symphony. I am very proud of it and everyone involved.”
The artwork was once again created by Anthony Clarkson, who Devin has been working with for several years now. Townsend comments of the cover: “He presented me the main image of the girl as a painted version, and I was intrigued and asked him to redo it with a girl he knew with photos. I liked the idea that it seemed like a mash up of religious and spiritual imagery, in a sense, representing the idea (to me) that these types of connections to the infinite are often more like identities we can cling to rather than what lies behind. In a sense, the character on the front almost seems like the ideologies she's representing are more 'brand names' than anything else.”
Purchase and listen below:
September 18- Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
September 20- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
October 15- Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre