With The Devin Townsend Project on hiatus for however long Devin feels like it, there are a whole bunch of very talented musicians suddenly out of a job… but it seems some members aren’t wasting time getting back into the game.
Over the last few weeks, Devin Townsend Project drummer, Ryan van Poederooyen, has been announcing band members for what can only be described as a Devin Townsend family band. Joining Ryan van Poederooyen are: Devin Townsend Project bass player Brian ‘Beav’ Waddell on guitar, ex-Strapping Young Lad and ex-Fear Factory bassist Byron Stroud and – the latest and most exciting addition – ex-Strapping Young Land and Zimmer’s Hole guitarist Jed Simon!
The group have one more member to announce, the vocalist. I’m sure we’re not the only people hoping that Devin himself is announced as the group’s final member – finally reconnecting the Crazy Canadian with his heavier past in Strapping Young Lad. It’s unlikely, but we can dream.
More as we hear it.