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Devin Townsend Archive
Posted on February 25, 2013 | 4 CommentsThe opening two minutes of the new, self titled album from Michigan prog metal newcomers The Omega Experiment really made me sit up in my chair. The sweep-picking, the soaring keyboards, the confident drumbeat and an opening riff that fitted in perfectly with the uplifting vocals,...
Posted on January 24, 2013 | 1 CommentDevin Townsend is like a mad scientist, a man so dedicated to the art of making and producing music, that he can literally take nothing and turn it into something. Throughout his 20 plus year career, he has worked with Steve Vai, recorded multiple solo...
The Epic Industrialist Tour: Devin Townsend, Fear Factory & TesseracT @ Mo’ Club Southampton – December 17, 2012
Posted on December 31, 2012 | No CommentsOn paper, the pairing of Fear Factory and Devin Townsend seems like an odd combination, but then when you consider their musical paths over the years, as well as their penchant for partner swapping, it comes as less of a surprise. Joined by UK tech...
Posted on December 22, 2012 | 1 CommentGojira are one of the most unique, heavy and interesting bands currently operating in the metal world, they have toured the world and are now starting to conquer it. This year has seen the band release their most accomplished album yet, in the form of...
Posted on October 6, 2012 | No CommentsEdge of Haze are a fantastic new band from Finland. Describing themselves in their bio as “alternative metal” the band are a great blend of Katatonia, Opeth and In Flames. Their album “Mirage” was recently released on both Bandcamp and as a limited CD release....
Posted on August 16, 2012 | No CommentsSeveral years ago, The Faceless released their second effort, “Planetary Duality”; an album of forward thinking and precise death metal. Admittedly I missed the follow up “Akeldama” so am unaware of how much the band’s sound developed in that time; but comparing “Planetary Duality” to...
Posted on June 28, 2012 | No CommentsAfter being spellbound by her latest album “Everything is Changing,” ThisIsNotAScene’s Catherine spoke to Anneke van Giersbergen about her new album, life as a solo artist and why her heart belongs to the metal scene. How’s 2012 been for you so far? You’ve certainly been...
Posted on June 18, 2012 | No CommentsBlink, and you could’ve missed it, Between the floods of East London, and Jubilee stragglers with their beetle baggage, like so many blue, red and white turtles shuffling off a rain-soaked beach. It would have been understandable if you walked right by the sidestreet, the...
Posted on June 15, 2012 | No CommentsThe title of Dutch singer-songwriter Anneke van Giersbergen‘s latest offering is pretty apt. In the years since she left The Gathering, one of the pioneering gothic-metal-turned-alt-rock bands without whom there would be no Nightwish or any other so-called female fronted metal bands (probably), a lot...
Posted on May 24, 2012 | 2 CommentsUnwritten Pages is progressive metal outfit based in the southern parts of the Netherlands. Whether this is a band or a project is a bit murky, but all seems to revolving around the compositional skills of one Frederic Epe. “Fringe Kitchen” is the name of...
Posted on May 16, 2012 | No CommentsVegard Sverre Tveitan, better known under his alias Ihsahn, is one of the most revered musicians within the Norwegian extreme metal scene. With Emperor he pushed the symphonic black metal envelope and with Peccatum he explored the boundaries of avant-garde music. Under the Ihsahn moniker...
Posted on May 10, 2012 | No CommentsMat Davies was pretty impressed with the new Oddland album, entitled “The Treachery Of The Senses”. Singer/guitarist Sakari Ojanen and guitarist Jussi Poikonen were more than happy to provide their insights on the new album, the Suomi Metal Star Contest, various musical influences and much...
Posted on April 23, 2012 | No CommentsIn the age of the X Factor and American Idol, the news that a band has “won a competition” sounds like the press release from hell, to be honest, conjuring images of antiseptic, manufactured, vacuous boy bands or over-singing divas with not an ounce of...
Posted on November 26, 2011 | No CommentsAfter one of the strangest intros I have ever seen at a metal show, it was left to Canadian legend Devin Townsend and his band to round off the day in a way that only Devin can. Led by the eponymous character from the album...
Posted on November 23, 2011 | No CommentsOne of the best sets of the day for me was always going to be Godflesh, and when Justin Broadrick and GC Green took to the stage, it wasn’t going to be anything other than spectacular. The sheer noise the two of them produced with...
Posted on October 11, 2011 | No CommentsFrench Progressive metallers Uneven Structure have released their new video for 'Awaken'.
Posted on September 8, 2011 | No CommentsUNEVEN STRUCTURE have announced that they are to release their debut album FEBRUUS on October 31st 2011, via Basick Records.
Posted on July 6, 2011 | No CommentsWith little over a month to go until the most metal-packed open air event in the country, BLOODSTOCK reveals the day splits for 2011’s event.
Posted on July 2, 2011 | No CommentsAfter a boiling set at Download Festival, we proudly announce that TURISAS will return to UK shores as headliners later this year.
Posted on February 16, 2011 | No CommentsAfter pulling in one of the biggest crowds of the weekend at last year’s 10th anniversary festival, it is with great pride, excitement and mild arousal that BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR welcomes back the inimitable DEVIN TOWNSEND