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Empath - DEVIN TOWNSEND

One could argue that, until now, Devin Townsend's most ambitious run of studio recordings was the four-album suite released from 2009 through 2011 under the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT banner. That set of albums began with the low-key art-rock of "Ki", ended with the simultaneous releases of the circus-metal bombast of "Deconstruction" and the ambient-rock of ...

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Video Premiere: DEVIN TOWNSEND's 'Spirits Will Collide'

The official music video for "Spirits Will Collide", a brand new song from the Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend, can be seen below. The track is taken from his latest album, "Empath", which is being released today (Friday, March 29) via InsideOut Music. Over the past few years, the success that Devin has slowly ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: 'Evermore' Video Released

The official music video for "Evermore", a brand new song from the Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend, can be seen below. The track is taken from his upcoming album, "Empath", which will be released on March 29 via InsideOut Music. Devin explains in a letter direct to his fans: "So with the release of ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Says CHAD KROEGER's Contribution To 'Empath' Album 'Can't Be Understated'

Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend found an unlikely supporter in oft-reviled NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger, who offered Townsend some key bits advice before Devin embarked on the songwriting process for his new "Empath" studio album. Opposites in many respects, Townsend originally connected with Kroeger after tweeting his fondness for NICKELBACK's recent "Feed The Machine" album, drawing ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND On New Album 'Empath': It's 'A Crossroads For Me – Not Only Creatively, But Life In General'

Former DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and VAI front man Devin Townsend recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine about his new solo album, "Empath". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Empath": Devin: "If I had any business sense whatsoever, and if I had any ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: 'I'm Just A Perpetually Confused And Terrified Person That Is Trying To Be Less So All The Time'

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend about his forthcoming new "Empath" studio album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether "Empath" is an album that will take a while for listeners to "get": Devin: "I ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND On NICKELBACK's CHAD KROEGER: 'I Feel Like I Owe Him A Real Debt Of Gratitude'

Devin Townsend says that he owes Chad Kroeger "a real debt of gratitude" for giving him invaluable career advice. Last August, Townsend surprised longtime fans by revealing his unexpected friendship with the NICKELBACK frontman. Four months later, it was announced that Kroeger would appear on Devin's upcoming "Empath" album, along with guitarists Steve Vai, Mike ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Announces 'Empath Europe - Volume 1' Tour

Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend has announced the dates for the "Empath Europe - Volume 1" tour in November. The trek will follow the March 29 release of his new album, "Empath", via InsideOut Music. The full list of dates are as follows: Nov. 15 - Salle Pleyel, Paris, France Nov. 16 - Trix, ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: 'Empath' Documentary Episode 1 Available

Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend will release his new album, "Empath", on March 29 via InsideOut Music. 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. The fist episode, dubbed ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND To Release 'Empath' Album In March; Details Revealed

Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend will release his new album, "Empath", on March 29 via InsideOut Music. 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. Watch him explain more ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET Says Making 'Moonglow' Was 'More Therapy Than Any Album I've Ever Done Before'

AVANTASIA mastermind Tobias Sammet (also of EDGUY) recently spoke with Tuonela Magazine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On planning to take a break before writing the new AVANTASIA album, "Moonglow": Tobias: "I came home from the 'Ghostlights' tour and I knew it was ...

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VOIVOD's DANIEL 'CHEWY' MONGRAIN On Replacing DENIS 'PIGGY' D'AMOUR: 'The Best Way To Honor Him Is To Play And Continue'

Impact metal channel conducted an interview with guitarist Daniel "Chewy" Mongrain of Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD prior to the band's September 15 concert at Dürer Kert in Budapest, Hungary. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's new studio album, "The Wake": ...

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MONUMENTS: 'Mirror Image' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Mirror Image", a new song from the British progressive metal band MONUMENTS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the group's long-awaited third album, "Phronesis", which will be released on October 5 via Century Media Records. The band comments: "Happy to show you all the third single of ...

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Listen To New MONUMENTS Song 'A.W.O.L.'

"A.W.O.L.", a new song from the British progressive metal band MONUMENTS, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the group's long-awaited third album, "Phronesis", which will be released on October 5 via Century Media Records. "The word 'Phronesis' was a big part of society and philosophy in ancient Greece", explains MONUMENTS. "Phronesis is ...

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MONUMENTS To Release 'Phronesis' Album In October

British progressive metal band MONUMENTS will release its long-awaited third album, "Phronesis", on October 5 via Century Media Records. "The word 'Phronesis' was a big part of society and philosophy in ancient Greece", explains MONUMENTS. "Phronesis is wisdom, but a really specific type of wisdom to do with oneself. Wisdom on your practical actions, good ...

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Black Metal Supergroup TWILIGHT To Release 'Trident Death Rattle' EP In May

Influential American black metal supergroup TWILIGHT will release its final recording, "Trident Death Rattle", on May 1 via Ascension Monuments Media. Featuring three previously unreleased tracks from the 2012 "III: Beneath Trident's Tomb" LP sessions, the extended play is much more an experimental output than its predecessors. It's a dark, uncomfortable listen — much like ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY Releases Animated Video For Cover Version Of MIKE OLDFIELD's 'Shadow On The Wall'

The official animated video for MYSTIC PROPHECY's cover version of MIKE OLDFIELD's "Shadow On The Wall" can be streamed below. The track is taken from the German metallers' covers album, "Monuments Uncovered", which will be released on January 12 via Massacre Records. Singer Roberto Dimitri Liapakis comments: "This album is like a love letter to ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY To Release 'Monuments Uncovered' Covers Album

German metallers MYSTIC PROPHECY will release a covers album, "Monuments Uncovered", on January 12, 2018 via Massacre Records. Singer Roberto Dimitri Liapakis comments: "This album is like a love letter to the music that accompanied so many of us, myself included, in the '70s, '80s and '90s — and believe me, you have not heard ...

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THE HAUNTED: 'Monuments' Lyric Video

The lyric video for the song "Monuments" from Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's ninth studio album, "Strength In Numbers", which was released on August 25 via Century Media. The disc was recorded at Parlour Studios in the U.K. with producer Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU ...

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Video Premiere: THE HAUNTED's 'Preachers Of Death'

"Preachers Of Death", the new video from Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's ninth studio album, "Strength In Numbers", which will be released on August 25 via Century Media. The disc was recorded at Parlour Studios in the U.K. with producer Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU ...

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Video Premiere: THE HAUNTED's 'Spark'

"Spark", the new video from Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's ninth studio album, "Strength In Numbers", which will be released on August 25 via Century Media. The disc was recorded at Parlour Studios in the U.K. with producer Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR, THE ...

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EDGUY: Watch Official Lyric Video For New Song 'Open Sesame'

The official lyric video for "Open Sesame", a brand new song from German melodic metallers EDGUY, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's "Monuments"2-CD/DVD-package, which is being released today (Friday, July 14) via Nuclear Blast. In February 1992, a bunch of German kids set out from the middle of nowhere and ...

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