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ravenheart
03-16-2012, 03:19 AM
New "poppy" DTP album 'Epicloud' is finished. Kind of a stop-gap release before Devin finishes Ziltoid 2.

Tracklist:

'Taurus'
'Animals'
'Liberation'
'Back Where We Belong'
'Save Our Now'
'Kingdom'
'Divine'
'Grace'
'More!'
'Heatwave'
'Hold On'
'Angels'

Dev: "Epicloud is the 'in-between' DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT and Ziltoid 2. While writing Z2, I purged 20 epic, poppy, porgy, 'Dev Leppard' type things... I love it. Been holding in my love of melody in lieu of being metal, but decided to let 'er rip before the next Ziltoid. So liberating. Oh yeah, it's still under the DTP moniker. The logo is way too cool to ditch. Yeah, we re-did 'Kingdom' because it's a live set staple, and so much better now than the Physicist recording."

"Not to let the cat out of the bag too early, but fuck it: Working on a scheme to make Ziltoid 2 a feature length (ghetto style) movie!"

MPF
03-16-2012, 03:34 AM
The sad part, or incredible part depending on how you look at it. That's not even a Third of what he's working on this year. He has 3 other projects in the works, the DTP London DVD Boxset, and the Carnival Retrospective show in October.

All that, plus touring. I don't know how he does it. He is the Frank Zappa of Metal for sure (Quality wise will be up for debate I'm sure after this post is posted.)

ravenheart
03-16-2012, 03:39 AM
Meh, he doesn't tour THAT much compared to some.

People like Wino, Warren Haynes, and a few others do more in a year.

MPF
03-16-2012, 03:41 AM
Meh, he doesn't tour THAT much compared to some.

People like Wino, Warren Haynes, and a few others do more in a year.

I saw him 3 times in 5 months last year. All within an hour and a half of me. That sounds like a lot to me :)

ravenheart
03-16-2012, 03:46 AM
I saw him 3 times in 5 months last year. All within an hour and a half of me. That sounds like a lot to me :)

Oh yeah, when he does tour he just goes to the same places a lot. I mean, I could have seen him 5 times last year in London alone if I'd wanted to. Doesn't mean his touring was extensive, just that he came to London a lot ;)

MPF
03-16-2012, 03:51 AM
Oh yeah, when he does tour he just goes to the same places a lot. I mean, I could have seen him 5 times last year in London alone if I'd wanted to. Doesn't mean his touring was extensive, just that he came to London a lot ;)

Granted that is true, but its still a lot of touring and recording, and mixing/mastering live and studio projects, etc.

Not saying he is the busiest guy out there, but he rarely takes a break from music since he got back into it in 2007.

BloodoftheKings
03-16-2012, 11:03 AM
That's kind of annoying that he's releasing Epicloud under the DTP name. The Devin Townsend Project was always referred to as a 4 part series and they made the Contain Us boxset to wrap the whole thing up. And something tells me Epicloud wont even fit with the concept of the DTP. I'm sure it will still be a great record.

adamclark52
03-16-2012, 11:53 AM
That's kind of annoying that he's releasing Epicloud under the DTP name. The Devin Townsend Project was always referred to as a 4 part series and they made the Contain Us boxset to wrap the whole thing up. And something tells me Epicloud wont even fit with the concept of the DTP. I'm sure it will still be a great record.

Devin Townsend Project, Devin Townsend Band, Ocean Machine, it's all basically just Devin Townsend. I don't know why he just doesn't release it all as "Devin Townsend".

I'm looking forward to this one, I find his "poppy" music the best stuff he puts out.

MPF
03-16-2012, 02:29 PM
I have no problem with it being released under the DTP name. Although I think it would be better to go back under the Devin Townsend Band name.

Although Adamclark makes the best argument. It's all Devin, so does it really matter?

BloodoftheKings
03-16-2012, 02:38 PM
Devin Townsend Project, Devin Townsend Band, Ocean Machine, it's all basically just Devin Townsend. I don't know why he just doesn't release it all as "Devin Townsend".

I'm looking forward to this one, I find his "poppy" music the best stuff he puts out.

I have no problem with it being released under the DTP name. Although I think it would be better to go back under the Devin Townsend Band name.

Although Adamclark makes the best argument. It's all Devin, so does it really matter?

It's not that big of a deal but it's annoying because the Devin Townsend Project was a series. It's kind of like if JK Rowling released another Harry Potter book after releasing a box set called "Harry Potter: The Complete Collection".

MPF
03-16-2012, 02:43 PM
I get his reasoning for it though. It's an established name now. Since 2009. Changing it now would cause some problems we wouldn't hear about. BUt as long as Devy is Devy I'm ok with it.

TonyD
03-16-2012, 03:37 PM
It's not that big of a deal but it's annoying because the Devin Townsend Project was a series. It's kind of like if JK Rowling released another Harry Potter book after releasing a box set called "Harry Potter: The Complete Collection".

Looks like somebody has a mild to severe case of OCD

makethemsuffer12
03-16-2012, 06:53 PM
I like that he's keeping the DTP moniker, for the same reason Devin said on Formspring/Twitter/something; the logo is too damn cool!

electrocute1031
03-19-2012, 08:52 PM
I like that he's keeping the DTP moniker, for the same reason Devin said on Formspring/Twitter/something; the logo is too damn cool!

Agreed. Actually was thinking about getting a Tattoo of the DTP logo in the future.

BloodoftheKings
04-02-2012, 09:57 AM
Acoustic performance of new song 'Back Where We Belong' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4DuedW0AVe0)

electrocute1031
04-02-2012, 08:53 PM
Acoustic performance of new song 'Back Where We Belong' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4DuedW0AVe0)

fan boy senses tingling :drool:

BloodoftheKings
07-20-2012, 06:03 PM
First Epicloud studio diary: Drums (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnLOHD7528Q&feature=player_embedded)

HugeRockStar
07-21-2012, 11:17 PM
Can't wait for Epicloud. If its anything like Addicted I'll be very pleased. My favorite Devin stuff is his powerful, poppy metal like Addicted, Accelerated Evolution, Ocean Machine and Terria. So glad for another album with Anneke too. I always loved her voice but her solo and Gathering stuff never did it for me like Addicted.

BloodoftheKings
07-27-2012, 09:33 AM
http://i.imgur.com/fWBF6.jpg

Effervescent teaser (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czLehznovHc&feature=youtu.be)

BloodoftheKings
08-03-2012, 08:14 AM
30 second previews of every track. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OngSHLiBoK4)

makethemsuffer12
08-03-2012, 08:16 AM
30 second previews of every track. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OngSHLiBoK4)

Sounds sooooo good. AOTY material.

BloodoftheKings
08-03-2012, 08:19 AM
Sounds sooooo good. AOTY material.

It's already AOTY.

MPF
08-03-2012, 01:17 PM
It's already AOTY.

Ne Obliviscaris is the only contender worthy of being AOTY besides Epicloud, and I haven't even heard the samples of Epicloud yet...

mastodon421
08-04-2012, 04:57 AM
It's already AOTY.

I think these guys might have something to say about that...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3152/2883823745_aa24d17ddd.jpg

MPF
08-04-2012, 04:42 PM
I think these guys might have something to say about that...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3152/2883823745_aa24d17ddd.jpg

I think even BTBAM are fully aware of Dev's genius.

brutal_descent
08-04-2012, 04:45 PM
I think even BTBAM are fully aware of Dev's genius.

Yes, and how it's inferior to theirs ;)

slapguitarer
08-04-2012, 07:50 PM
Yes, and how it's inferior to theirs ;)
http://0-media-cdn.foolz.us/ffuuka/board/a/image/1337/04/1337044798087.jpg

HugeRockStar
08-05-2012, 07:40 AM
Crappy quality, but here's the first single:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQmlU-pf-MY

BloodoftheKings
08-05-2012, 08:10 AM
Crappy quality, but here's the first single:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQmlU-pf-MY

Kinda reminds me of Vampira. I like it but i'm sure this isn't one of the best tracks on the album.

electrocute1031
08-05-2012, 08:57 AM
I like the new single. For some reason it reminds me of muse. Especially the main chorus part.

ShatteredFlame
08-05-2012, 11:03 AM
It's okay. Devin said on Twitter to try this record before you buy it so I don't think we should be expecting AOTY :lol:

MPF
08-05-2012, 09:06 PM
It's okay. Devin said on Twitter to try this record before you buy it so I don't think we should be expecting AOTY :lol:

Since Strapping Dev has been saying that about every album he releases.

ShatteredFlame
08-05-2012, 10:32 PM
I know but still.... https://twitter.com/dvntownsend/status/225411823120297984

Seems pretty apologetic to me. I didn't see anything this self doubting with any of the DTP albums but I'm probably just looking too into it.

BloodoftheKings
08-05-2012, 10:34 PM
Since Strapping Dev has been saying that about every album he releases.

I know he wasn't very confident about how the fans were gonna like Ki when he first put that out. I know what to expect from this record. I think Devin gets a little paranoid about the reception for his non-metal stuff sometimes cause there's always those guys who say it's complete garbage and he should bring back SYL.

TonyD
08-06-2012, 12:40 AM
Yeah I think that statement is clearly geared toward those people.

MPF
08-06-2012, 01:38 AM
I know he wasn't very confident about how the fans were gonna like Ki when he first put that out. I know what to expect from this record. I think Devin gets a little paranoid about the reception for his non-metal stuff sometimes cause there's always those guys who say it's complete garbage and he should bring back SYL.

Solo >>>>> SYL

I want Dev to make music he wants to play. Deconstruction is all I need for SYL style, and that doesn't count.

mastodon421
08-06-2012, 09:16 AM
Single is pretty good, but it's not great. Just listened to the samples as well and the album sounds good, Excited to hear the whole record.

BloodoftheKings
08-17-2012, 02:50 PM
Pre orders went up on CM Distro today. The deluxe edition has a 2 CD that has demo versions of all the songs. There's also packages where you can get A FUCKING DTP TEDDY BEAR :rocker:

http://www.cmdistro.com/images/xlarge/PKG001301.jpg