In 2003 Devin changed his approach to his solo material by stopping releasing albums under the name of Devin Townsend.
Devinstartedreleasing music under the name of The Devin Townsend Band. Devin has stated that The Devin Townsend Band
would bea much morepermanent band that those assembled for his previous releases, and was created to parallel and oppose
StrappingYoung Lad, with his moremellow music released by The Devin Townsend Band, and his more angry music released by
StrappingYoung Lad. The Devin Townsend Bandconsisted of Brian Waddell on guitar, Mike Young on bass, Ryan Van Poederooyen
ondrums, and Dave Young on keyboards.