The Devin Townsend Project is no more.
There were rumblings that something like this might happen dating back to before the release of the Transcendence – what can now be called the DTP’s final album, at least for the moment.
While being interviewed by UK outlet The Independent, Dev dropped several, rather explicit, hints that the group was heading towards the end – or the very least a hiatus.
And that is what’s happening. Of course the mad Canadian known on this world as Devin Townsend isn’t going anywhere… he’s got FOUR new projects in the works. FOUR! We can assume one of them is the oft talked about symphony and another, as stated, is the live DVD for Plovdiv. It’s an exciting time as ever to be a Devin Townsend fan.
Read Devin’s full statement below.
Hey guys, Devin here.
So after 8 years of touring with DTP, I’ve decided to take a break from this band and focus on a number of other projects I’ve been really wanting to do for some time now. The band have been there with me through thick and thin and we’ve shared some pretty great moments – I can’t say enough good things about them – And in the future, I’m sure we’ll work again.
I have 4 new albums I am currently working on. I am currently in the finishing stages one of the grandest and most overwhelming projects that I have been fortunate to do. It’s certainly my favourite DVD release of them all and is a powerful moment, if I can say so myself. Ocean Machine Live In Plovdiv (tentative name) Mixing the orchestras, choirs, the ‘by-request’ set and the full Ocean Machine album in that magnificent setting has been hugely rewarding. Seeing this spectacle come to life is a testament to this period of work and I can’t wait for you to see and hear it.
Life is short and I have a lot I need to say in some new and different avenues. I will certainly continue to play live in several new ways (starting next year) and I’m excited about some collaborative things that have also come up as well.
I salute the band, the team, and the audience for allowing us to do what we have done and the patience to accommodate my persistent morphing. As someone who’s music is connected to his personal growth, I feel an obligation to follow this muse wherever it leads. To not do so would be in direct opposition to what it is I have fundamentally done for all these years.
Peace and respect,
If you are interested in working with any of the guys in the DTP, they are working musicians. Please contact them below with requests:
Lighting and visual design, Drums, Keyboards, session work: firstname.lastname@example.org
for production, mixing, mastering:
Brian Waddell: https://www.facebook.com/Brian-Beav-Waddell-1513011042266976/
Drumming Session work or live work, Teaching: ‘Hire Ryan’ section at www.rvpdrums.com