DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Signs To New Damage Records For Canadian Release Of Transcendence Album; “Stormbending” Single Streaming

September 2, 2016, 5 years ago

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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Signs To New Damage Records For Canadian Release Of Transcendence Album; “Stormbending” Single Streaming

New Damage Records has announced the addition of prolific progressive metal outfit Devin Townsend Project to their Canadian roster. The beloved, award-winning, Vancouver-based band will release their eagerly awaited new studio LP Transcendence through New Damage Records on September 9th.

In anticipation of their forthcoming release, Devin Townsend Project have shared a brand new track titled “Stormbending”. The track is streaming below.

Transcendence will be available as a limited 2CD Digipak (featuring an extra disc of 11 additional new tracks), standard CD Jewel Case & Gatefold heavyweight 2LP + CD with etching (on various colours), as well as digital download.

In support of their new record, Devin Townsend Project is set to play a handful of dates in select Canadian and US cities, kicking off tonight with a performance at Hellraiser Festival in Kelowna, BC. On September 9th, the band will embark on their Transcending The Coma co-headline tour with progressive metallers Between The Buried and Me, with main support offered on all dates by Fallujah. All US and Canadian dates are listed below.

The follow-up to 2014’s double-album Z2 (half of which was made up of the DTP full-length Sky Blue), which took home Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year at the 2015 Juno Awards, Transcendence sees Devin Townsend exploring a relatively new way of working, collaborating with the entire DTP band during the writing stages of the record.

“The result of this process is a record that I truly think the intention of is special” he says of the album. “I 'found' gas to put into the tank and am glad I did. I think the intention, the theme, and the participation of everyone involved allows this album to act like a fulcrum between the past few years and what I intend to do next with the symphony. I am very proud of it and everyone involved.”

The artwork was once again created by Anthony Clarkson, who Devin has been working with for several years now. Townsend comments of the cover: “He presented me the main image of the girl as a painted version, and I was intrigued and asked him to redo it with a girl he knew with photos. I liked the idea that it seemed like a mash up of religious and spiritual imagery, in a sense, representing the idea (to me) that these types of connections to the infinite are often more like identities we can cling to rather than what lies behind. In a sense, the character on the front almost seems like the ideologies she's representing are more 'brand names' than anything else.”

In August, Devin Townsend Project launched a documentary series following the making of Transcendence. Shot by videographer and good friend of the band Mike ‘ZimZim’ Zimmer between March and April, 2016 during the album recordings, the first four out of seven episodes are now available to watch below.

Tracklisting:

"Truth"
"Stormbending"
"Failure"
"Secret Sciences"
"Higher"
"Stars"
"Transcendence"
"Offer Your Light"
"From The Heart"
"Transdermal Celebration"

"Stormbending”:

“Failure”:

Recording webisodes:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4:

Tour dates:

September
2 - Level Night Club - Hellraiser Festival - Kelowna, BC*
3 - The Gateway at SAIT - Calgary, AB*
4 - Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB*
6 - Pyramid Cabaret - Winnipeg, MB*
7 - Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN*
9 - Marathon Music Works - Nashville, TN
10 - Prog Power Fest - Atlanta, GA*
11 - The Plaza Live - Orlando, FL
12 - Amos’ Southend - Charlotte, NC
13 - The Fillmore Silverspring - Silverspring, MD
15 - Theatre Of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
16 - PlayStation Theatre - New York, NY
17 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
18 - Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre - Montreal, QC
20 - The Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON
21 - Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
22 - St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
23 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL
24 - The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
25 - Mercury Ballroom - Louisville, KY
27 - The Joy Theater - New Orleans, LA
29 - Gas Monkey Live! - Dallas, TX

October
5 - The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
6 - The Novo - Los Angeles, CA
7 - The Marquee - Tempe, AZ
8 - Brooklyn Bowl - Las Vegas, NZ
9 - Ace of Spades - Sacramento, CA
11 - Knitting Factory - Boise, IH
12 - Knitting Factory - Spokane, WA
13 - Chrystal Ballroom - Portland, OR
14 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
15 - Vogue Theatre - Vancouver, BC

* - DTP only



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