THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen has posted the following update on his official web site:

"First of all, Christofer Malmström (DARKANE) contacted me a couple of days ago to let me know that the NON-HUMAN LEVEL record is complete. That's right, all the songs are written and ready to go. There will even be a track on the NON-HUMAN LEVEL recording that was going to be used on the new DARKANE record but they chose to use it on the NON-HUMAN LEVEL project instead!

"I will be receiving the entire collection of songs on a CDR, in pre-production form in a couple of weeks. We are planning on recording the drum tracks for the record in August or September.

"Jay VP [Ryan's brother] will be at the helm for engineering the drum sound. Everyone involved is pretty excited about this project, I talked to Gustaf Hielm (ex-MESHUGGAH, NON-HUMAN LEVEL bass player) via email and he's raring to go! Keep posted for more updates to come...

"Things are still in process for the Russell Bergquist (ex-ANNIHILATOR) solo album. He has shown me some songs and ideas for his upcoming album which I'll be recording drums on. The music is all over the map, he is going to have metal, progressive and rock songs all in one! It will be a very diverse album, for sure. Russ will also have his brand new website up and functioning within a week or so. He has a splash page up right now.....

"Lastly, THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND will be headlining a rare show here in Vancouver on Sunday, May 30th at Richards on Richards. This will be a benefit concert called 'Food for Music 2004'. It will be an awesome show for an awesome cause. The place should be packed and it WILL be a fun show to attend.

"I look forward to playing this show for a couple reasons... First, I'm playing with DTB in my hometown and secondly, I'll be playing drums for EVENLIGHT, which is Brian Waddell's (DTB guitarist) side band on the same bill! That's right, double duty!

"Their original drummer will be out of town so I agreed to fill in for the show. It will be a blast! For more info you can go to"


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