Devin Townsend reveals new DTP album/tour

2016-05-17 by Christopher Geriak | 59 Comments
Canadian heavy metal musicial Devin Townsend has officially revealed his project's upcoming album Transcendence. The album will be the seventh studio album for Devin Townsend Project and is currently scheduled to be released on September 9th

As an added bonus, Townsend also revealed show dates for the band's upcoming tour alongside Between The Buried and Me and Fallujah.

The dates are as follows:

09/09 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
09/10 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm
09/11 - Orlando, FL - The Plaza
09/12 - Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend
09/13 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore Silver Spring
09/15 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
09/16 - New York, NY - Playstation Theater
09/17 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium +Sabaton
09/21 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
09/22 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
09/23 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
09/24 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
09/25 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom
09/27 - New Orleans, LA - The Joy Theater
09/29 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live
10/05 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
10/06 - Los Angeles, CA - The Novo
10/07 - Tempe, AZ - The Marquee
10/08 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl (no DTP)
10/09 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
10/11 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory (no DTP)
10/12 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
10/13 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
10/14 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/devin-townsend-projects-transcendence-album-gets-release-date-cover-artwork-unveiled/

Tagged: Devin Townsend Project

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Toondude10
May 17th 2016
11617 Comments


I'm aware the album title was revealed a while ago but at least we have some more detail about it, plus a tour.

artwork is pretty cool too

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Gnome7
May 17th 2016
252 Comments


Pretty stoked about the album and the tour.

Napolesonic
May 17th 2016
53 Comments


hope they cover Crimson Glory

blacklightjer
May 17th 2016
443 Comments


September 18th - Montreal

Whispered4tw
May 17th 2016
853 Comments


Artwork is a bit out there. I'm hoping for something different than Epicloud and Dark Matters this time, but stoked as always for Devy.

Shemson
May 17th 2016
1332 Comments


New DTP is always a good thing and that is a great tour, shame I'm in the uk.

Oh, and where pray is this Montreal?

RikRoach7
May 17th 2016
2641 Comments


You can tell by the cover that this will be totally over the top once again, but that's what he does best.

Gmork89
May 17th 2016
7353 Comments


Still skipping Utah I see, ughhhhhhhh.

Wish this was just his band and his vocals, tired of choirs and orchestras but we'll see. Haven't really been able to get into anything of his since Ghost, casualties was cool though.

Dizchu
May 17th 2016
264 Comments


I hope this won't be another pop-metal album like Sky Blue, Epicloud and Addicted. As much as I like those albums I think the whole "fun pop song" formula he's been doing for the past few years is getting old.

BenThatsMyJamin
May 17th 2016
1273 Comments


From what he, and others in the band, have been saying on twitter, this is going to be great. They are constantly saying how strong the material is; the hype is crazy. But then again, I didn't follow him around the time that epicloud et al were being released, so maybe he built those other albums up like crazy too.
Stars was pretty great though, and that was essentially only a demo, no doubt they will perfect it for the album

zaruyache
May 17th 2016
17935 Comments


This is supposed to be crazy epic with I think a full orchestra/chorus, so it'll probably be even bigger than Epicloud. That art is super weird, but it probably fits somehow? Definitely the oddest Townsend art.

Gmork89
May 17th 2016
7353 Comments


I heard that too^

Definitely makes me think this will be another let down for me :/

He's my favorite artist but I just can't get into his last few albums, kind of missing that honesty and personality he used to have.

Toondude10
May 17th 2016
11617 Comments


"This is supposed to be crazy epic with I think a full orchestra/chorus, so it'll probably be even bigger than Epicloud."

Now I'm really stoked, he's always at his best when he's over the top

Comatorium.
May 17th 2016
4794 Comments


that's a fucking TOUR right there

BeneaththeDarkOcean
May 17th 2016
687 Comments


10/11 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory (no DTP)

(no DTP)

Between the Buried and Me and Fallujah

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

Dizchu
May 17th 2016
264 Comments


The honesty and personality's still there it just feels like he's capable of so much more. Casualties of Cool is the best thing he's done in ages and it almost completely did away with the "Devin Townsend formula".

I love the guy but I really want him to step out of the boundaries he's built around himself.

Also as nice a song as Stars was, it just sounds like a Sky Blue b-side. Ironically the b-sides for Epicloud showed a huge amount of potential.

Gibleson
May 17th 2016
89 Comments


"This is supposed to be crazy epic with I think a full orchestra/chorus." I know he's recording a symphony once Transcendence is done, not sure bout an orchestra on this though.

"I hope this won't be another pop-metal album like Sky Blue, Epicloud and Addicted." From what he's been saying on Twitter for the past few months, it does seem like it's going to be something new for him. The album's going to open up with a re-recording of Truth, so they may give a hint at what the album might sound like.


Toondude10
May 17th 2016
11617 Comments


"re-recording of Truth"

cool, that was one of my favorite tracks on Infinity

daysofthunder
May 17th 2016
27 Comments


In the minority here, but I'm not tired of DTP yet so bring it.

Also, dat tour lineup.

icatchthirtythree
May 17th 2016
838 Comments


Artwork is lol. Stoked for the music though

Gmork89
May 17th 2016
7353 Comments


"From what he's been saying on Twitter for the past few months, it does seem like it's going to be something new for him."

He did a live stream and said that this is basically going to sound like DTP but with the Orchestra and Choir taken even further :/

MikeC26
May 17th 2016
3373 Comments


Not getting my hopes up about this release. Love Devy and I always will but his new stuff doesn't do anything for me.

I'm not missing the tour though!

Gmork89
May 17th 2016
7353 Comments


Yeah he's a lot of fun to see live, and he's still the man. I just want these choirs and orchestras to take a hike so we can hear the guitars and vocals again.

Gibleson
May 17th 2016
89 Comments


"He did a live stream and said that this is basically going to sound like DTP but with the Orchestra and Choir taken even further :/." That sounds pretty fantastic to me, as long as it doesn't sound as bland as most of Sky Blue was. It seems like he wasn't really 100% commited to that record. It sounds like he's really inspired with Transcendence, so I'm really excited.

RosaParks
May 17th 2016
441 Comments


09/22 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall

might actually go tbh

bloc
May 17th 2016
44416 Comments


Eh, haven't liked this guy's past few albums tbh. Thinking this will be more of the same overproduced pop-metal

Digging: Beastmilk - Climax

Dizchu
May 17th 2016
264 Comments


What's the point of re-recording Truth? It's fine as it is. Sure Infinity's mix leaves a lot to be desired but it'd suck for Dev to become the George Lucas of metal.

zaruyache
May 17th 2016
17935 Comments


When he re-recorded Hyperdrive he significantly changed the style of the song, so I'm guessing he'll do that with re-Truth. Probably have Anneke do the vocals, maybe make it more atmospheric and poppy.

Toondude10
May 17th 2016
11617 Comments


"it'd suck for Dev to become the George Lucas of metal."

Nah we have Dream Theater for that

Gibleson
May 17th 2016
89 Comments


"When he re-recorded Hyperdrive he significantly changed the style of the song, so I'm guessing he'll do that with re-Truth. Probably have Anneke do the vocals, maybe make it more atmospheric and poppy."

Anneke will no doubt do vocals on it, but Kingdom's re-recording wasn't all too different from the original, just a ton better. So it could go either way. I don't think it's going to be in a new style, personally. Just better production.

Fieryfenderz
May 17th 2016
1908 Comments


Will definitely be seeing him in Nashville.

Veldin
May 17th 2016
2981 Comments


hahaha artfwork FTW. Tour features Between the Buried and Me & Fallujah, which is pretty sweet. Always a pleasure to hear what's going on in Townsend's brilliant mind.

Flugmorph
May 17th 2016
17465 Comments


sounds exciting. Devin always delivers with something new.

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Shuyin
May 17th 2016
13065 Comments


New Dev, awesome news

RadicalEd
May 18th 2016
8582 Comments


Do more Casualties of the Cool.

BigBlob
May 18th 2016
2875 Comments


need more SYL

ammaright lads??? hehe

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Dr7
May 18th 2016
183 Comments


DTP material is amazing up to Epicloud. Epicloud and Sky Blue were pretty good but Dark Matters was pretty disappointing.

Really looking forward to this album based on what the band has been saying.

MORE MORE MORE MORE!!!

ivorymen
May 18th 2016
13 Comments


IT's probably gonna be another sky blue or addicted part 2 ! When Gathering singer is there we have a pretty good chance that mr Townsend will do us another pop metal album for sure !

BenThatsMyJamin
May 18th 2016
1273 Comments


Dev said Anneke is used sparingly on the album

guitarded_chuck
May 18th 2016
13675 Comments


canadian artist

0 canadian dates

as if i could dislike the guy any more

zaruyache
May 18th 2016
17935 Comments


not his fault moose don't buy tickets

Gmork89
May 18th 2016
7353 Comments


I doubt they gave Devin himself executive power over tour dates featuring fallujah and BTBAM...

rasi
May 18th 2016
91 Comments


"Dev said Anneke is used sparingly on the album"

Anneke said she sings on SEVEN tracks

BenThatsMyJamin
May 18th 2016
1273 Comments


"Anneke said she sings on SEVEN tracks"
Wow really? Well I guess she just sings backup for most of them then

Essence
May 18th 2016
5856 Comments


sigh

never wisconsin...

IAMLEGION
May 18th 2016
257 Comments


Chicago House of Blues for me. This will be the fifth time I've seen BTBAM live this year and the first time I've seen Devin since Ozzfest a billion years ago. Although that was Strapping Young Lad. I've been waiting for BTBAM to play Coma Ecliptic in its entirety. King Redeem/Queen Serene!

icatchthirtythree
May 18th 2016
838 Comments


Never Wisconsin [2]
Devy needs to get his ass to Milwaukee or Madison

Recreate
May 18th 2016
245 Comments


doubt they gave Devin himself executive power over tour dates featuring fallujah and BTBAM...

Devin is friends with btbam and has toured with them in the past. He also spoke highly of coma ecliptic on Twitter last year. He also once said he doesn't get too much time to check out new metal bands but he heard a fallujah song and it was rad. Devy doesn't share your opinions friend.

someguest
May 18th 2016
28876 Comments


Devin better watch it. I don't want him to become the next Buckethead (Fuckithead).

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Xenorazr
Contributing Reviewer
May 18th 2016
1016 Comments


Orlando, here I come!

Hellscythe
May 18th 2016
2096 Comments


not huge on the album art but still excited for this. just hope he does something with a little more depth than Epicloud and Sky Blue, those were fun but they wore off me pretty hard tbh

Digging: Hanging Garden - I Am Become

Monstar1790
May 19th 2016
163 Comments


As a fan who claims Sky Blue and Addicted as his favorite Devin albums, I am STOKED for this.

Digging: Transit - Joyride

Gmork89
May 19th 2016
7353 Comments


"Devin is friends with btbam and has toured with them in the past. He also spoke highly of coma ecliptic on Twitter last year. He also once said he doesn't get too much time to check out new metal bands but he heard a fallujah song and it was rad. Devy doesn't share your opinions friend."

I don't know what you're trying to say here, all I said was I doubt it was Devin who decided the tour dates for this.


BenThatsMyJamin
May 19th 2016
1273 Comments


"As a fan who claims Sky Blue and Addicted as his favorite Devin albums, I am STOKED for this."

Devin normies get out

Gibleson
May 19th 2016
89 Comments


"As a fan who claims Sky Blue and Addicted as his favorite Devin albums, I am STOKED for this."

I rank Addicted pretty highly as well, but Sky Blue? C'mon man. It's just a bland, not as great Epicloud.

Toondude10
May 19th 2016
11617 Comments


Addicted is my favorite Devy album period

Joffton
May 19th 2016
7 Comments


There's also a Toronto date set for the 20th. He's an intimidating act to see considering the massive discography (and the fact that I only spin 20% of it) but I'll probably go regardless. Hoping he plays some stuff from Ocean Machine.

iambandersnatch
May 20th 2016
1758 Comments


that album art is so batshit haha, gotta love it.

TychoBrahe
May 20th 2016
511 Comments


I love Dev, but please don't let this be Sky Blue 2.0 (or Epicloud 3.0 I should say). I enjoyed Epicloud but SkyBlue just sounded like its weaker rehash with the exception of Universal Flame, which was an undeniably awesome song.



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