terça-feira, junho 20, 2017

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Release Video for "Offer Your Light" - Devin Named "Riff Lord" at Metal Hammer Golden Gods

The DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT have been on the road for the majority of 2017 thus far as they continue to support the group's latest album Transcendence. Yesterday Devin was in attendance at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods ceremony in London, where he was given the event's "Riff Lord" award, which has been previously bestowed upon the likes of Dave Mustaine, Brian May, and Phil Campbell

In response to being recognized and given such a high honor, Devin offfered the following statement,

"Hey all! Well heck, I guess I won an award for being a guitar guy...sweet! All those years of social ineptitude has manifested in an ability to play 32nd notes. Take that, dad! ...to celebrate, we are doing a 'lyric video' for a track I had been encouraged to release when the album first came out, but decided to go with another one instead. As it turns out, people seem to really like this song, so have at 'er! Here's a kind of rockin', kind of straightforward track from Transcendence called 'Offer Your Light', written essentially about trying to look at the positive amidst the ever increasing sea of neurosis-inducing bullshit the world keeps spewing at us. I'm in the beginning stages of writing new music now, and I hope this finds a home in your listening world for the next 4 minutes or so...best part is; there's no guitar solo!"
- Lots of love, Devin 'Riff Lord' Townsend (apparently!)

As referenced by Dev in the statement above, the band have released a new lyric video for the song "Offer Your Light" off Transcendence, which fans can enjoy via the link below.

Transcendence has achieved some of the band's best chart positions to date, which can be found below.

#2 Finnish Album Charts
#10 Australian Album Charts
#26 UK Album Charts
#38 US Top Current Albums
#43 German Album Charts
#33 Swiss Album Charts
#41 French Album Charts
#43 Dutch Top 100 Album Charts
#51 Belgian Top Albums Wallonia
#52 Belgian Top 200 Albums Flemish
#117 US Billboard Top 200
What the critics are saying about Transcendence...

"A wholly absorbing, modern-day masterpiece" - Metal Hammer
"The breadth and quality of the material is simply astonishing." – Record Collector
"Life-affirmingly euphoric" – Total Guitar
"This man can do no wrong" – Kerrang!
"A positively charged majestic album" – The Independent

June 21, 2017 – Starmus Festival, Trondheim – Norway
June 23, 2017 – Tons of Rock, Halden – Norway
June 30, 2017 – Tuska Metal Fest, Helsinki – Finland
July 1, 2017 – Be Prog! My Friend, Barcelona – Spain
July 14, 2017 – Neushoorn, Leeuwarden – Netherlands
July 15, 2017 – Dynamo Metal Fest, Eindhoven – Netherlands
July 29, 2017 – Eier Mit Speck Festival, Viersen – Germany
July 30, 2017 – Ramblin Man Fair, Maidstone - UK
August 12, 2017 - Brutal Assault Festival, Jaromer, Czech Republic
August 13, 2017 - Randal Club, Bratislava - Slovakia
August 15, 2017 - Dom Omladine, Belgrade - Serbia
August 16, 2017 - Explosiv, Graz - Austria
August 17, 2017 - Summer Breeze Open Air, Dinkelsbühl - Germany
August 18, 2017 - Garage, Saarbrücken - Germany
August 20, 2017 - Motocultor Festival, Saint-Nolff - France
September 22, 2017 - Roman Amphitheatre, Plovdiv - Bulgaria
September 24, 2017 - Gagarin 205, Athens - Greece
September 26, 2017 - Barby, Tel Aviv - Israel
September 28, 2017 - Club Zal, St. Petersburg - Russia
September 29, 2017 - Yotaspace, Moscow - Russia
October 1, 2017 - Euroblast @ Essigfabrik, Cologne - Germany
Progressive Rock & Progressive Metal - E-Zine