THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND/TERROR SYNDROME drummer Ryan van Poederooyen has issued the following update:"I'm the new drummer for a band called TEN WAYS FROM SUNDAY, which also has Dave [Young, guitar] and Mike [Young, bass] from the DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND and TERROR SYNDROME in the band. Mike and Dave are the primary songwriters in the band and they also started the band many years ago.The singer Eric Severinson is an awesome vocalist with a great voice and good melodies, in my opinion. I've been in the band the past nine months but I've decided to announce it now knowing that this is a solid project that I'm comitted to along with the other bands I play in. The music is progressive rock, not metal. I'd say musically it's like PORCUPINE TREE meets old INCUBUS ('S.C.I.E.N.C.E.' days) meets PINK FLOYD, among many other influences. Vocally, it's not your typical prog rock vocals (high-pitched singing, etc.). Eric sounds more rock-oriented mixed with the technical approach that progressive singers take musically. As for the drumming... let's say I have fun! He, he. I definitely get to explore a different technical approach to drumming with a lot more dynamics than what a metal band has to offer. All I have to worry about is drumming in this band, not writing the music, producing or writing lyrics like I do in TERROR SYNDROME.... just drumming. It's a really cool and fun band for me to play in. "You can check out some garage demos the band did in a day at the official MySpace page. "We are playing our first live show as a band on May 10th, 2008 here in Vancouver at The Red Room. We'll be on at 9:30pm, so come check it out if you can! "We're planning on recording a full-length album starting sometime this year."
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