Details on next Townsend album

2018-12-04 by Mason Pearmain | 40 Comments
According to various tweets, Devin Townsend has invited various musicians, including Nickelback's very own Chad Kroeger, in the recording process of Empath, Townsend's 10th solo album (or 25th overall release).

Other guests include Anneke Van Giersbergen, Che Dorval, Mike Keneally, Steve Vai, and Lords Of the Sound Orchestra.

Empath is slated for a Q1 2019 release.

http://www.theprp.com/2018/12/03/news/devin-townsend-says-steve-vai-nickelbacks-chad-kroeger-more-among-guests-involved-with-new-album-empath/

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TheFantasticDangler
December 4th 2018
1998 Comments


lmfao I am honestly so down to hear how Devy incorporates Chad into this. Probly just some choir moment, but still.

PickleVai17
December 4th 2018
260 Comments


With chad kroeger in the mix, this will now be AOTY

Dewinged
December 4th 2018
13000 Comments


Chad.
Kroeger.

On a Devin Townsend album.

Let's all share a minute to think about this, please.

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impoppy
December 4th 2018
2116 Comments


Yeah that sounds like Devin

Papa Universe
December 4th 2018
18519 Comments


Makes sense, Chad Kroeger of prog music invites Chad Kroeger of radio rock.

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Dewinged
December 4th 2018
13000 Comments


Looking forward to that Anneke featuring though.

Alucard125
December 4th 2018
601 Comments


I'm pleased that he's really taken his time over this one - I mean, I love everything that Devy puts out, but the quality definitely improves when he's not rushing himself to release material.

AgentDeathbat
December 4th 2018
3482 Comments


lololol this is aoty material just for the meme of having Chad Kroeger on board.

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kmagnum1x
December 4th 2018
397 Comments


Chad and Devin are both Canadian it makes sense they would link up at some point - Bieber is probably next

THVRTVVN
December 4th 2018
446 Comments


bieber on a townsend album would be fuckin nuts hahahahaah

Beardog
December 4th 2018
2573 Comments


man I can't wait for the Kroeger feature. Also YES TO BIEBER ON A TOWNSEND RECORD. Gotta feature yagurl Avril if you are at it then

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bgillesp
December 4th 2018
6200 Comments


Let's not forget that he mentioned Chad's involvement included him helping Devin retain artistic integrity rather than going commercial. Devin directly said this.

Papa Universe
December 4th 2018
18519 Comments


Makes sense, Chad Kroeger has no commercial power.

BigBlob
December 4th 2018
4435 Comments


Chad > corey taylor

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Beardog
December 4th 2018
2573 Comments


@bgillesp ow, I hope he has a musical feature though. Would be awesome. He honestly has quite a voice

bgillesp
December 4th 2018
6200 Comments


Just found that super ironic. His voice is on there too though. All the updates are on his Twitter too. He's in final mixing stages now

Toondude10
December 4th 2018
13457 Comments


I mean, this could've been a lot worse. I'm not really worried.

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chemicalmarriage
December 4th 2018
2936 Comments


I fucking love Devin Townsend

beefshoes
December 4th 2018
7181 Comments


I haven't been excited about a Townsend album since Ghost, and this definitely doesn't sound captivating in the slightest. He has never put out a bad album, but everything from Epicloud onward just sounds bland and uninspired.

DungeonBoy
December 4th 2018
5054 Comments


Dig the man, not so much the music, but best of luck to him with the new one

bloc
December 4th 2018
53410 Comments


Chad Kroeger gets way too much hate. The guy has a great voice for rock

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BigBlob
December 4th 2018
4435 Comments


"but everything from Epicloud onward just sounds bland and uninspired."

Casaulties of Cool was amazing though

Gmork89
December 4th 2018
7740 Comments


This could be amazing, I am actually really stoked to hear how he worked Chad Kroeger into this album.

"I haven't been excited about a Townsend album since Ghost, and this definitely doesn't sound captivating in the slightest. He has never put out a bad album, but everything from Epicloud onward just sounds bland and uninspired. "


I was feeling that way too until Transcendence, which to me was a step towards his glory days. Now he has even less creative shackles with DTP disbanded so this could potentially be his craziest release in a long time. He also sounds more proud of this one that any he has done since the original 4 DTP albums, I have high hopes.

Eons
December 4th 2018
1984 Comments


It seems like two Canadians met up with some preconceived animosity between them and then they found out that like most Canadians, they can't be rude to people's faces so they became bros. It's a classic Canadian story. ''Do you like Rush?'' was probably the bonding moment after Kroeger answered yes (or Devin). Then they both hugged it out.

Meridiu5
December 4th 2018
1031 Comments


Chad.
Kroeger.
On a Devin Townsend album.
Let's all share a minute to think about this, please.


The best possible timeline

TheFantasticDangler
December 4th 2018
1998 Comments


Someone called Devy the Chad Kroeger of prog? I'm kind of surprised they even figured out how to make an account.

bloc
December 4th 2018
53410 Comments


The power of Canada will overcome all hate

Dewinged
December 4th 2018
13000 Comments


"The best possible timeline"

Agree arhd Meridiu

zaruyache
December 4th 2018
19972 Comments


"Casaulties of Cool was amazing though"

I love that album and bringing back Che has me AMPED. All the goofy features on Deconstruction worked wonderfully so Dev definitely knows how to throw people into tracks and use them appropriately, unlike most radio singles do.

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beefshoes
December 4th 2018
7181 Comments


"Casaulties of Cool was amazing though"

It was decent for sure.

Hellscythe
December 4th 2018
3012 Comments


just because Nickelback is a shitty meme of a band doesn't mean Chad Kroeger is a terrible person or can't have good input/ideas on an album. it's been common knowledge for years that he and Devin are friends so this doesn't surprise me at all, and his involvement doesn't lower my expectations one bit.

that said, the last few Devy releases have been so underwhelming that my expectations are middling to begin with.

Dewinged
December 4th 2018
13000 Comments


I watched the Samus videos and whatever little was there sounded promising.

iambandersnatch
December 4th 2018
1793 Comments


Steve Vai was part of Triumph off of Synchestra (absolutely incredible solo on that song, check it if you're unfamiliar) so that brings me good feels.

Kroeger is a hilarious inclusion (didn't realize they were friends until reading this) but it's fine, Nickelback has put out lots of garbage but the guy does have some ear for melody and can sing. I wouldn't be surprised if the Kroeger song is actually good.

FearThyEvil
December 5th 2018
16677 Comments


Knowing Devy, he can turn Chad into an amazing asset on the album lol

AgentDeathbat
December 5th 2018
3482 Comments


he can turn chad into a literal chad

Spec
December 5th 2018
35543 Comments


Love it. Let’s do it.

Scheumke
December 5th 2018
132 Comments


One, Two, Three, Four, Canada deserves more (money).

DatsNotDaMetulz
December 8th 2018
3774 Comments


I recall Devy saying at one point that they were gonna work together before but it didn't work out cos they're just on different wavelengths musically. I'm guessing Chad eventually just decided to go with the flow on whatever Devy had planned this time around as I doubt he'd want to compromise on his own album. Just like Dev would probably have to fit into Nickelback's sound if he guested on their next album instead of changing their approach for it.

Eons
December 8th 2018
1984 Comments


They're both Canadian but I assume quite different because Chad is from a redneck small town area in Alberta and Devin is from Vancouver, a hipster/weirdo hippie paradise and a huge city with a lot of Asians.

DatsNotDaMetulz
December 10th 2018
3774 Comments


Deadpool also approves of Nickelback: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aGXNQ-3EQc



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