Fans of Heavy Devy and his Devin Townsend Project are going to be sad at the recent disclosure by the musician where he outlines the ending of this particular project so he can work on other agenda items. We’ve culled his official statement from his own Facebook and are sharing it with you 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,
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: As a big fan of these albums that he made happen I am going to say that I will miss having the band around but let’s face it, no matter how good it was it was his vision and direction that made it all a reality. This isn’t a slight to the superb players at all because they were stellar and made the shows all the more awesome. If Devin feels he needs the time away from the demands of DTP as an entity then so be it, I am sure he will continue to amaze and inspire us with sound. I look forward to his next revelation and am sure that we can count on a reunion gig or three in the foreseeable future. So tell me readers how does this news affect you as a fan of the more Progressive side of Metal, let me know down in the comments section below.
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/dvntownsend/