Official press release:
Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend has announced the 4th part of his career-spanning vinyl box-set series. Eras Part 4 is set for release on August 23rd 2019, and features Ziltoid The Omniscient & Z² – Dark Matters, plus the vinyl debut of Ziltoid Live At The Royal Albert Hall & The Retinal Circus – across 9 pieces of 180g vinyl inside a sturdy 2-piece box set with an LP-booklet filled with liner notes and comments by Devin.
“Continuing in the Eras series is volume 4, these box sets have been very special to me in that commemorating the times and experiences of the past work allows me-for once- to stop and reflect on all the effort and time that went into documenting these moments. I’m exceptionally proud of these albums, and to have a complete set of the work at this level of quality is a dream come true for me.”
You can pre-order now here, including several limited coloured vinyl versions.
On his newest album Empath, Devin has decided to see what would happen if all the styles that make up his current interests were finally represented in one place. To finally shake the fear of expectation, and just do what it is he was meant to do creatively, Empath, true to the name, is about allowing the audience a feeling for a variety of musical emotions. The musical dynamics represented on this single album are broad, challenging, and immense. To approach this sort of work with a long history of what makes heavy music “heavy”, allows this to be done with a type of power rarely heard.
A bold statement with massive production values and dynamic, uncompromised musicality. This is a statement about not only pursuing creative freedom in a conservative scene, but also trying to show that heavy music is truly a valid musical tool.
Empath Europe – Volume 1 tour dates:
11/15 – Paris, FR | Salle Pleyel
11/16 – Antwerp, BE | Trix
11/17 – Tilburg, NL | 013
11/18 – Hamburg, DE | Grunspan
11/20 – Turku, FI | Logomo *
11/21 – Helsinki, FI | Cirkus *
11/23 – Stockholm, SE | Münchenbryggeriet
11/24 – Oslo, NO | Sentrum Scene
11/25 – Copenhage, DK | Amager Bio
11/27 – Berlin, DE | Astra
11/28 – Prague, CZ | Roxy
11/29 – Wrocklaw, PL | A2
11/30 – Budapest, HU | Barba Negra
12/02 – Vienna, AT | Simm City
12/03 – Zurich, CH | X Tra
12/05 – Cardiff, UK | Great Hall
12/06 – Dublin, IE | Academy
12/07 – Belfast, UK | Limelight
12/09 – Glasgow, UK | SWG3 Galvanisers
12/10 – Manchester, UK | Albert Hall
12/12 – London, UK | Roundhouse
12/13 – Nottingham, UK | Rock City
* = no Haken