|Some 15 years ago, Steve Vai dubbed the then 19 year old Devin Townsend “The Boy Genius”. Vai was being most sincere, rather than sarcastic.
Since then Townsend has amazed, beguiled and occasionally baffled all comers in numerous incarnations spanning the extreme noise metal of Strapping Young Lad to the intricate melodies of Ocean Machine; Devin has had his hand in almost every genre of music, from industrial metal to progressive rock to ambient sounds. All of these projects had one thing in common: GENIUS.
From the perfection of the wall of noise that was ‘Strapping Young Lad’ to the brilliance of ‘The Devin Townsend Band’, Hevy Devy has embarked on his most ambitious project yet;
a series of four albums under his new moniker ‘Devin Townsend Project’. “Each album is essentially a different band or collection of session musicians playing my music.” Townsend explains. The first album ‘Ki’ is a subtle, severe album with the whisper almost being louder than the roar. “Ki will end up being one of the albums of the year” – Chronicles Of Chaos.
The second album in the quadrilogy, ‘Addicted’, is, aptly, addictive. “The energy is boundless, the brightness is blinding, and, yes, Addicted is one of the very best albums in an absolutely ridiculous year in heavy metal.” – Metal review.com
In what seems like an eternity, long suffering Devin Zombies finally get their chance to witness the Devin Townsend Project in Australia throughout March 2010.
Presented by Blunt Magazine, Metal Obsession and Soundwave Touring
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FRIDAY 12 MARCH BRISBANE, THE TIVOLI – 18+
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SATURDAY 13 MARCH SYDNEY, ENMORE THEATRE – Licensed All Ages
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TUESDAY 16 MARCH ADELAIDE, FOWLERS LIVE – 18+
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