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Men ja, altfor mye silence her nå, så nå må jeg bare skrive noe. Så da velger jeg å skrive om en liten glede-seg-til-ting;
DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT i Oslo 12. mars!
Jeg gleder meg som en liten, søt, jentunge før hun skal treffe Justin Bieber (hvis det faktisk er mulig..?)!
.. og for dere som virkelig fikk litt interesse for dette innlegget, les mer downunder!
Devin Garret Townsend (born May 5, 1972) is a Canadian musician and record producer. He was the founder, songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist in extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad from 1994 to 2006 and has had an extensive career as a solo artist.
After performing in a number of metal bands in high school, Townsend was discovered by a record label in 1993 and was asked to perform lead vocals on Steve Vai's album Sex & Religion. After recording and touring with Vai, Townsend was discouraged by what he found in the music industry, and vented his anger on a solo album released under the pseudonym Strapping Young Lad. He soon assembled a band under the name, and released the critically acclaimed City in 1997. Since then, he has released three more albums with Strapping Young Lad, along with solo material released under his own independent record label, HevyDevy Records. Townsend's solo albums, a diverse mix of hard rock and progressive metal, have featured a varying lineup of supporting musicians. In 2002 he formed The Devin Townsend Band, a dedicated lineup which recorded and toured for two of his solo releases.
In 2007, Townsend disbanded both Strapping Young Lad and The Devin Townsend Band, taking a break from touring to spend more time with his family. After a two-year hiatus, he began work on a four-album series called The Devin Townsend Project, with each album written in a different style. The first two entries in the series, Ki and Addicted, were released in 2009. Townsend scheduled tours throughout Australia and North America in 2010 in support of the albums, and plans to release the next two, Deconstruction and Ghost, in 2011.
Townsend's trademark production style, featuring a heavily multitracked wall of sound, has been compared to the styles of Phil Spector and Frank Zappa. His versatile vocal delivery ranges from screaming to an opera-esque singing, and his songwriting is similarly diverse. Townsend's musical style is rooted in metal, and his albums are written to express different aspects of his personality.
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After removing himself from the music industry, Townsend cut his trademark hair off and gave up drinking and smoking cannabis. Townsend found it "disconcerting" that he had difficulty writing music without drugs, and that he had trouble identifying his purpose as a musician. He spent a year producing albums in absence of writing, but found it unrewarding and decided to "pick up the guitar and just write". This began a period of "self discovery" where he learned "how to create without drugs".
Over two years, Townsend wrote over 60 songs, and found that they fit into "four distinct styles". In March 2009, Townsend announced his plans for a four-album series called The Devin Townsend Project, The project's concept includes a different "theme" and a different group of musicians on each album. with the goal of clarifying his musical identity and being "accountable" for the persona he projects to the public.
Ki, the first album of The Devin Townsend Project, was written to "set the stage" for the subsequent albums. Townsend channeled his newfound control and sobriety into Ki, a "tense, quiet" album that contrasts with much of the music he had been known for. Ki was released in May 2009. After Ki, Townsend released a "commercial, yet heavy" album called Addicted, released in November 2009, which will be followed by the "chaotic" Deconstruction which represents what Townsend "was trying to achieve with Strapping Young Lad." The fourth album, called Ghost, will be a New Age ambient record. The last two albums are tentatively due to be released in June 2011. It has been announced recently that the label is allowing Devin to release "Ghost" as a double album.
Townsend returned to the stage in January 2010, touring North America with headliner Between the Buried and Me as well as Cynic and Scale the Summit. This was followed by a headlining tour in Australia and a series of high-profile shows in Europe (for example co-headlining the Brutal Assault festival in Czech Republic). He currently just finished headlining a North American tour, which began in October 2010.
Townsend has also revealed his plans to release another new album Z2, which will be the sequel to his previous album Ziltoid the Omniscient, released in 2007. He has stated that Z2 will be "a full blown musical". He plans to start recording it after he has finished the last two Devin Townsend Project albums and after he has completed touring for them. Townsend is also planning on releasing a graphic novel based on the Ziltoid character and possibly performing the Ziltoid album as a staged musical, at least as a one-off. Fans often refer to the album as "Ziltoid's Revenge".
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