On September 24, HevyDevy Records and InsideOut Music will release Epicloud, the monumental fifteenth studio album from visionary singer/guitarist/producer Devin Townsend. From the infectious anthem “More!”, to the cabaret-worthy “Lucky Animals” or the rhythmic electronica of “Save Our Now” all the way to the meditative “Divine,” Epicloud draws on a wide range of influences to create an album that celebrates optimism in humanity, WHILST simultaneously remaining absolutely crushing. A wide variety of textures and moods makes Epicloud a very fitting follow-up to the emotionally varied prior Devin Townsend Project albums.
The new album from the Devin Townsend Project ‘Epicloud’ draws on a wide range of influences to create an album that celebrates optimism in humanity,
whilst simultaneously remaining absolutely crushing. A wide variety of textures and moods makes Epicloud a very fitting follow-up to the emotionally varied prior Devin Townsend Project albums.
Townsend is no stranger to musical diversity, and 2011 saw him complete a four-album cycle – Ki, Addicted, Deconstruction and Ghost culminating in 4 sold out shows in London with each album being celebrated with its own show
‘Epicloud’ takes Devin’s love of multiple genres to a new level: “I’ve rarely done the same things twice”, he says, “but as I’ve grown as a musician, one of the things I’ve learned is that it should be possible to make different genres ‘play ball’ with each other while illustrating a common theme.” Epicloud is a time in the creative cycle of Townsend that is unique and very specific. It celebrates the music of his past while looking forward to the future. A mixture of moods and styles summarizes Epicloud and the DTP to date, but this is not meant as a ‘definition’ of a career, rather a celebratory moment of creative liberation that isn’t held down by genre expectation.
On 27th October the Devin Townsend Project will be performing a career defining show at London’s Roundhouse entitled ‘Retinal Circus’
Tickets for the show went on sale in November 2011 and the show was sold out in March .. 7 months in advance .. quite a feat in the current climate – just showing the dedication of the DTP fans. ‘Retinal Circus’ is not going to be your average rock show .. it’s a story, a journey through the musical life of one of music most charismatic men, a carbaret, a circus .. it’s an event not to be missed .. there may even be an appearance from a certain Ziltoid The Omniscient!
THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT IS:
Devin Townsend – guitars, vocals, keyboards
Anneke Van Giersbergen – vocals
Ryan Van Poederooyen – drums
Mike Young – bass
Dave Young – guitars
DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT – LIVE IN THE UK IN OCTOBER & DECEMBER 2012
23/10/12 Newcastle Northumbria University (Retinal Circus warm up – full band)
24/10/12 Cambridge Junction(Retinal Circus warm up – full band)
27/10/12 – London – Roundhouse (Retinal Circus Show)- SOLD OUT
w/ Fear Factory
13/12/12- Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall
14/12/12 – Glasgow – ABC
15/12/12 – Manchester – Ritz
16/12/12 – Bristol – Academy
17/12/12- Southampton – Mo’Club