Devin Townsend Project

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From his humble origins as a teenage metalhead in Vancouver, Canada, to his current status as one of the most admired and lauded figures in the rock and metal worlds, Devin Townsend has been many, many things along his long, meandering artistic road, but one thing he has never been is boring. Over the last 20 years, Devin has amassed an astonishingly diverse and deep catalogue of mind-blowing music. Perhaps best known for his days as frontman and mastermind behind sci-fi metal wrecking crew Strapping Young Lad, he has also sung with Steve Vai, played guitar in legendary UK rock mob The Wildhearts and notched up a remarkable series of solo and collaborative albums. Townsend tapped Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, PARADISE LOST, BLOODBATH) to mix DECONSTRUCTION. The sessions were recorded at Fascination Street studio in Örebro, Sweden. The CD features guest appearance by former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn as well as two drummers — Ryan Van Poederooyen (TERROR SYNDROME, THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND) for the “crushing stuff,” and Dirk Verbeuren (SOILWORK, SCARVE, ABORTED) for the “inhuman stuff.” Devin describes DECONSTRUCTION as “brutal in a lot of parts, but pretty glorious in others. It rides the fence of negativity but ultimately ends supremely positive.”