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Devin Townsend

Devin Townsend

Devin Townsend Biography

Biography

Devin Garrett Townsend (born May 5, 1972 in New Westminster, Canada) is an influential canadian multi-instrumentalist musician, vocalist and record producer, drawing on progressive metal with influences from jazz, blues, progressive rock, industrial, pop, ambient and classical music. He is the founding member of the extreme metal outfit Strapping Young Lad, and has released a multitude of his own albums under the monikers Ocean Machine, Devin Townsend, The Devin Townsend Band, and now Devin Townsend Project. His five-album contract deal with Strapping Young Lad was fulfilled with the release of 2006's The New Black, leaving the band on indefinite hiatus. The Devin Townsend Band was also retired from touring later that year. Townsend has stated that he will pursue his role as a record producer for other bands and will continue to write and release self-produced albums from his home studio. Devin is no longer contactable at his previous home email address, apparently because he has over five million unanswered messages in his inbox (as of 2 October 2008).

Devin Townsend Metal Albums

Presents: Ziltoid the Omniscient Thumbnail Image
★★★★★

Leave it to Devin Townsend, one of the most colorful and prolific characters in the world of heavy metal to come up with such a bizarre [...]

Synchestra Thumbnail Image
★★★★★

Synchestra, Devin’s sixth solo project outside Strapping Young Lad (the second as DTB), turned out to be a very enjoyable experience for the unique and legendary [...]

Ki Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

In a world of increasing conformity and musical banality, Devin Townsend is among the few real personalities who have character, charisma and surprising innovative creativity. As [...]

Ki Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

French pressing with earliest release. The domestic release is scheduled for mid October 2006. Listenable Records.