Canadian multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend has checked in with the following:
"Okay, some updates: Casualties Of Cool will be on iTunes worldwide next week, also disc 2 will be available for download next week for pledgers. All 3600 CDs as well as vinyl have been signed by Che and I and we’re shipped yesterday, going out to you ASAP. All birthday songs done and sent except 2 due to finding pronunciation. Doing them tomorrow. Mp3s and phone messages done on Sunday. Almost all lyrics are done as well as pet pictures and doodles etc. sending on Monday.
Videos for "Mountaintop" and "Flight" due tomorrow. Universal choir website had some problems, but any day now it’ll be up. Book I’m writing has a website up, a huge show just got confirmed for Ziltoid 2, Casualties is doing 3 dates. Anneke (van Giersbergen) gets to Vancouver on Monday, DTP disc starts being mixed on June 1st, Ziltoid June 12. Sonisphere is in July.
Doing the presentation on home recording at Gearfest on June 7th, then to LA to finish the mix. Etcetcetc…so much. Needed to purge some...not sure how life got this intense. My 5 year plan involves playing bass in a band and building birdhouses. For real…”
Check out "Moon" from Casualties Of Cool below:
Following are the tentative tracklists for the forthcoming Z2 and DTP albums:
'From Sleep Awake'
'March Of The Poozers'
'Ziltoid Goes Home'
'Offer Your Light'
Townsend is working on an official book entitled Only Half There, together with publisher Rocket 88.
"We'd like to determine how much interest there is for such a book and would therefore like to ask you to register to the website
, which also offers you some more information on what this is all about. Mind you that this only registers you to the book's mailing list and does not obligate you to buy anything. You can opt out at any given time. It will take quite a bit of time to complete but the more interest we see, the sooner this book can become a reality!"