Video footage of DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT — the band led by Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) — performing on March 11, 2011 at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg, Sweden can be viewed below.
"Deconstruction" and "Ghost" — the third and fourth in a series of albums to be made available under the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT moniker — will likely be issued in early summer via InsideOut Music.
Townsend tapped Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, PARADISE LOST, BLOODBATH) to mix "Deconstruction". The sessions took place late last month at Fascination Street studio in Örebro, Sweden. The CD will feature a guest appearance by former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) as well as two drummers — Ryan Van Poederooyen (TERROR SYNDROME, THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND) for the "crushing stuff," and Dirk Verbeuren (SOILWORK, SCARVE, ABORTED) for the "inhuman stuff."
Devin previously described "Deconstruction" as "brutal in a lot of parts, but pretty glorious in others. It rides the fence of negativity but ultimately ends supremely positive."
According to Devin, "'Ghost' is the mellowest (by far) and prettiest record I've done so far" with a "very wonderful vibe."
Townsend has just made a five-song live EP available for free download by spreading the word about this page at on Twitter and Facebook. The EP contains the tracks "Supercrush", "Kingdom", "Truth", "Om" and "By Your Command".