12 August 2016
Devin Townsend Project: launch first episode of new DTP documentary + "Transcendence" now available for pre-order
Devin Townsend Project:  launch first episode of new DTP documentary + "Transcendence" now available for pre-order
After DTP released the first new song "Failure" off of their new album Transcendence last week to much acclaim, the band is now happy to announce the launch of the first episode of the extensive new Devin Townsend Project documentary. More episodes will be launched in the coming weeks.

You can watch the first episode here:

Shot by videographer and good friend of the band Mike 'ZimZim' Zimmer between March and April, 2016 during the Transcendence album recordings, this episode is the first part out of seven parts in total. In this episode Devin explains a bit about the album's recording process and you'll get a glimpse of how the band writes music together.

Furthermore, DTP are pleased to announce that Transcendence is now available for pre-order via the InsideOutShop in Europe; order your copy here:
IOM Shop

Transcendence is set to be released on the 9th September 2016 worldwide. You can hear the first single from the album, titled 'Failure' here:

Pre-order Transcendence digitally from iTunes or Amazon now, and receive 'Failure' immediately:

The album will be available as a limited 2CD Digipak (featuring an extra disc of 11 additional new tracks), standard CD jewelcase & Gatefold heavyweight 2LP + CD w/ etching (on various colours), as well as digital download.

Further physical pre-orders of the album are available from the following links:
Europe & N America:
Also, DTP recently announced a European tour for 2017 with main support from Between The Buried & Me (excl. UK & Belgium) & Tesseract (UK only) plus openers Leprous (all dates). Full list of dates can be found below:

European Tour 2017
28.01 - Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
30.01 - Rockhall, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
31.01 - Le Bataclan, Paris, France
1.02 - Roclschool Barbey, Bordeaux, France
5.02 - Le Moulin, Marseille, France
7.02 - Live Club, Milan, Italy
8.02 - Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
9.02 - LKA Longhorn, Stuttgart, Germany
10.02 - Backstage, Munich, Germany
12.02 - Tvornica Club, Zagreb, Croatia
13.02 - A38, Budapest, Hungary
14.02 - Arena, Vienna, Austria
16.02 - The Roxy, Prague, Czech Republic
17.02 - Täubchenthal, Leipzig, Germany
18.02 - Kwadrat, Krakow, Poland
19.02 - Stodola, Warsaw, Poland
21.02 - Grünspan, Hamburg, Germany
22.02 - Voxhall, Aarhus, Germany
23.02 - Pustervik, Gothenburg, Sweden
25.02 - Blastfest, Bergen, Norway
26.02 - Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
28.02 - The Circus, Helsinki, Finland
1.03 - Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki, Finland
3.03 - Berns, Stockholm, Sweden
4.03 - KB, Malmö, Sweden
5.03 - Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
7.03 - Columbia Theater, Berlin, Germany
8.03 - FZW, Dortmund, Germany
9.03 - 013, Tilburg, Netherlands
10.03 - De Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
12.03 - Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
13.03 - Academy, Manchester, UK
14.03 - Barrowlands, Glasgow, UK
16.03 - Institute, Birmingham, UK
17.03 - Eventim Apollo, London, UK
18.03 - Rock City, Nottingham, UK

Tickets are on sale now here:

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'Transcendence', the follow-up to 2014's 'Z2' double-album (half of which was made up of the DTP full-length 'Sky Blue'), sees the award-winning 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 (above): "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."

Devin Townsend Project has also announced a USA & Canada tour to coincide with the album's release, which will see them co-headline with Between The Buried and Me. Full details can be found below:
2nd Sep - Level Night Club, Kelowna, BC*
3rd Sep - SAIT, Calgary, AB*
4th Sep - Starlite Room, Edmonton, AB*
6th Sep - Pyramid Cabaret, Winnipeg, MB*
7th Sep - Mill City Nights, Minneapolis, MN*
9th Sep - Marathon Music Works, Nashville, TN
10th Sep - Prog Power Fest, Atlanta, GA*
11th Sep - The Plaza Live, Orlando, FL
12th Sep - Amos' Southend, Charlotee, NC
13th Sep - The Fillmore Silverspring, Silverspring, MD
15th Sep - Theatre Of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
16th Sep - PlayStation Theatre, New York, NY
17th Sep - The Palladium, Worcester, MA
18th Sep - Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, Montreal, QC
19th Sep - The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON
21st Sep - Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
22nd Sep - St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI
23rd Sep - House of Blues, Chicago, IL
24th Sep - The Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI
25th Sep - Mercury Ballroom, Louisville, KY
27th Sep - The Joy Theater, New Orleans, LA
29th Sep - Gas Monkey Live!, Dallas, TX
5th Oct - The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
6th Oct - The Novo, Los Angeles, CA
7th Oct - The Marquee, Tempe, AZ
8th Oct - Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NZ
9th Oct - Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
11th Oct - Knitting Factory, Boise, IH
12th Oct - Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
13th Oct - Chrystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
14th Oct - Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
15th Oct - Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC
*DTP only

The last 2 years since the release of 'Z2' have seen Devin busier and more ambitious than ever, culminating last November in the release of 'Ziltoid Live At The Royal Albert Hall', a brilliant document of their sold-out show at the famous London venue, that saw them bring the Ziltoid story to life on stage in his most impressive production yet.

Look out for more news in the coming weeks!

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