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Imonolith - New Band Feat. Devin Townsend Project, Strapping Young Lad Members

Now that Devin Townsend Project is on indefinite hiatus while Devin works on other projects, a new band has been created: Imonolith. Joining Devin Townsend Project drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen and guitarist Brian "Beav" Waddell are bassist Byron Stroud (ex-Strapping Young Lad, ex-Fear Factory), second guitarist Jed Simon (ex-Strapping Young Lad, Scar The Martyr) and vocalist Jon Howard (Threat Signal). The band has released a teaser of their first demo song and you check it out below. Does it spark your interest?


Posted: 15.05.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (3)

Strapping Young Lad - The Complete Works Vinyl Box Set Coming

Strapping Young Lad may have disbanded in 2007 but there is a treat coming soon for the fans of the band. The mock-up image and specs for the long-awaited Die Hard edition of the Strapping Young Lad The Complete Works 7xLP box set that's been 1.5 years in the making has been posted.


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Posted: 02.04.2013 by BloodMusic | Comments (2)

Devin Townsend - Puts An End To Strapping Young Lad & The Devin Townsend Band

It has been reported that Devin Townsend has announced during a Ziltoid the Omniscient press conference that he has put an end to Strapping Young Lad and The Devin Townsend Band, and that he shall do no more tours in the future. He will though apparently continue to release solo music.

"Yesterday InsideOut Music and the Tora! Company held an exclusive media showcase for the new Devin Townsend solo album Ziltoid The Omniscient, including an appearance and Q&A session with the man himself. This turned out to not in fact include a musical performance from Devin, but a hilarious puppet show using Devin's superb hand-made rubber Ziltoid puppet he uses in the videos on the Ziltoid MySpace page, and held a press conference from a booth on the stage of the Underworld in Camden, London.

Ziltoid took questions from the audience and during his answers he mentioned Devin would be moving into the mountains, never to be seen from again.

The audience thought it was part of the Ziltoid act, but after a while a tired looking Townsend emerged and confirmed that he is, indeed, quitting and moving to a remote town in Northern Canada.

He plans to continue to make "a ton of music", some of which will be heavy, some ambient, like his other new CD The Hummer, and everything in between. He's going to build a new studio at his new house, and will be keeping his studio in Vancouver where he produces other bands. So every now and again a Devin Townsend album will emerge, possibly on the internet, but he won't tour and won't be doing any other kind of public appearances, like interviews etc.

Eight months ago he and his wife had their first child, Reyner Liam Johnstan Townsend, and his arrival has accelerated Devin's decision to back away from the limelight, but is not the sole reason for it. He said these are feelings he's had for some time, and is just so tired of touring and doing interviews and being the focus of things. He also said he's tired of Strapping Young Lad. The last tour was a real struggle for him to muster any enthusiasm, mostly because SYL was initially created to vent all his frustrations, which no longer exist. He's not the angry early-twenties nutter anymore. He's a mellow mid-thirties nutter, and doesn't feel the need to be screaming at everyone.

So, Strapping Young Lad is over for good. So is the Devin Townsend Band. Devin's music will be made solo from now on, and he will continue to produce other peoples' music, but will not tour."


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Posted: 10.05.2007 by Baz Anderson | Comments (25)

Strapping Young Lad - Download Fest Performance Available For Streaming

SYL guitarist Jed Simon has issued the following update on the band's MySpace page:


The good folks at the Download Festival have put our entire set up for viewing.

See the link in our 'bio' section. here.]

I watched the whole thing again, and it still gives me goosebumps. That was an amazing event, and a great day. Thanks to all of you who were there to see us, and to those who weren't but enjoyed it anyway! Welcome to the family.

With Metal in our Veins,


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Posted: 18.02.2007 by Thryce | Comments (8)

Strapping Young Lad - Released 'Wrong Side' Video Plus A New Song

Strapping Young Lad posted a video from their upcoming album "The New Black", the song titled "Wrong Side" is a glimpse to what is to come off the new SYL album that is to be released on July 11 via Century Media Records. You can watch the new video at

Also you can download the full version of "You Suck" also featured on the upcoming new album at

Century Media Records also re-relesed the 1995 classic "Heavy As A Really Heavy Thing", the reissue features a twelve page booklet, four bonus tracks, and a small blog from Devin Townsend, the mastermind behind Strapping Young Lad.

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Posted: 04.07.2006 by HardSide | Comments (3)

Strapping Young Lad - Live Video Online

There is a live video of Strapping Young Lad performing "In The Rainy Season" on the UVTV Website: footage was taken in Rochester NY.

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Posted: 25.06.2006 by Richiedude | Comments (0)

Strapping Young Lad - Online Clips

"The first segments of "The Making of Alien" are online. Each week on every tuesday, Century Media will post exclusive web videos at until ALIEN is released.

1. At Armoury Studio in Vancouver
(online February 7th)
2. Gene Hoglan pounds through 11 tracks at Armoury Studio in only three days
(online February 14th)
3. At Greenhouse Studios in Vancouver, recording bass, guitars and female vocal for "Possessions"
(online February 21st)
4. At the Dev Lab, recording vocals and keys
(online February 28th)
5. The technical secrets of "Alien": Devin talks about effects and samples
(online March 7th)
6. More technical secrets of "Alien": Gene Hoglan talks about drums
(online March 14th)
7. Even more technical secrets of "Alien": Byron Stroud about his bass equipment, Dave Young's keyboard tricks and an insight to Jed Simon's guitar world
(online March 21st)

making of Alien directed by Marcus Rogers, assisted by Joanna Ussner, produced by Cinestir Productions"


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Posted: 22.02.2005 by janhuss | Comments (0)

Strapping Young Lad - details on the new album

According to, the Canadian band set the title of the new album as "Alien". The release of the album is scheduled for March 2005, through Century Media Records.

"It took drummer Gene Hoglan (Dark Angel, ex-Death) only three days in late August to pound through 11 tracks at the Armoury in Vancouver before the band moved on to Greenhouse Studios (also in Vancouver) to record the guitars and vocals. The remaining work is being done in SYL mainman Devin Townsend's studio in Maple Ridge (suburb of Vancouver). Songtitles set to appear on the CD include:

01. Imperial
02. Skeksis
03. Shitstorm
04. Love?
05. Shine
06. Possessions
07. Landscape
08. Zen
09. What's New, Pussycat? (Tom Jones cover)

SYL will release their first-ever DVD, entitled "For Those Aboot To Rock (Live at the Commodore)", on November 15 through Century Media Records. The disc features a full set from the band's sold-out hometown show at The Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver recorded earlier this year, plus some "hilarious" backstage antics and video clips. The DVD will be available for the price of a regular CD".

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Posted: 20.10.2004 by janhuss | Comments (0)

Strapping Young Lad enter in the studio

SYL is back in studio on Aug 17th, more info to come about the new recording on hevydevy and on the SYL site. To finish, the Strapping young lad "for Those Aboot To Rock" (DVD) will be released in Europe on Nov. 2nd 2004 (same release date for the US). We will keep you updated, we will probably have some of the DVD available on the site.

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Posted: 29.08.2004 by Metalforthespirit | Comments (0)