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About Devin Townsend

Canadian musician, songwriter and record producer Devin Townsend amazes all with his creativity. He spits out deep and versatile albums en masse and always delivers top quality music.

Devin Townsend began hos musical career by performing in a number of metal bands in high school. He was discovered by a record label in '93 kickstarting his role in the music industry. His discovery led to him performing lead vocals on Steve Val's album 'Sex & Religion' followed by touring with him as well. Townsend was outraged by the music industry and vented his anger on a solo album released under pseudonym 'Strapping Young Lad'.

Townsend assembled a band under the same name and released 4 studio albums until he went solo.

Townsend has an amazing variety in his musical style. He works in ranges of hard rock, progressive metal, new age and ambient. As a solo artist he has had a lineup of various artist working on his albums sporting his infinite variety.

In 2002 he formed the Devin Townsend band with a dedicated lineup. Under the Devin Townsend band he recorded and toured for two albums.

In 2007 Townsend needed new scenery. He disbanded both Strapping Young Lad and the Devin Townsend band and took a break from music for two years.

When he revisited his music career it was with the founding of the Devin Townsend Project. The project began with a series of four albums each written in a different style and released between 2009-2011. Afterwards he kept to the Devin Townsend Project and keeps releasing under this name.

Across all Townsend's bands and projects he has released twenty studio albums and three live ones. Similar in all off these are his versatile vocal delivery that ranges from screaming to an opera-esque singing. The same diversity appears in his writing. Townsend's musical style has roots in metal but draws elements from other genres into the material. Each album is written to express different aspects of his personality.

Besides being a musician Townsend started HevyDevy records with his wife Tracy almost twenty years ago. Originally the company was founded to distribute his album 'Ocean Maschine' but it has grown to be so much more.

TonePrints by Devin Townsend

Videos with Devin Townsend

Devin Townsend uses his “TC for my Bunghole” TonePrint for the Viscous Vibe

Devin Townsend uses his "Goo Soup" TonePrint for the Flashback Delay

Devin Townsend uses his "Craptree" TonePrint for the Hall of Fame Reverb