Devin Townsend just announced that they will launch a crowdfunding campaign for the new album Casualties Of Cool. So, the album release will not be backed by a label and the funds will be for the album packaging and more. This shouldn't be too difficult to achieve. Also, it appears that it might not be released under the Devin Townsend moniker according to his latest tweet. Instead, it will be its own entity. We should know more details about it soon.

The following message was also issued: "It's time for us at team Dev to shift our focus to Devin's next musical adventure: Casualties Of Cool. We'll soon launch a 3 month long crowd funding campaign on PledgeMusic since we'll be releasing this album without a record label to back it up and we'll need some serious funds to produce nice looking album packaging and get us a great promo video as eye candy. More details on all of this in the coming weeks but here's a brand new picture of Devin and the lovely Ché Dorval (main vox on the record, you might remember her from DTP's Ki album) already as a bit of a tease..."

Devin also tweeted: "So for almost a year now, we've been planning a Pledge campaign... it'll start in a couple of weeks. Been a hard decision... I've been working to get an absolute ton of content and great stuff for people to be involved with, filming videos and making tons of music. It will be under the Casualties Of Cool project, but anything over and above goes into Ziltoid. This is about making an awesome thing. I have such lofty goals for these upcoming projects and would love to involve folks in it to see how far we can take these ideas... Again, it's been difficult in my mind to make it awesome for people, so I've been working on an absolute ton of stuff to include...

"Because it's Monday and I'm swamped, I will just say that I have a ton of projects and ideas on the go I'm really excited to tell you about... ...More info once I clear my workload for the day and get my guitar gear fixed up (touring beats every piece of gear you own into And yeah, Casualties Of Cool is its own thing...not DTP, and although Ziltoid is very metal, Casualties is not."

Also, check out a recent video of Dev performing "Kingdom" for EMGtv:

Band profile: Devin Townsend
Posted: 10.02.2014 by BloodTears


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Neroese - 10.02.2014 at 22:10  
No, no, no. Please, not CROWDFUND!

Devin, make more Ziltoid!
LeKiwi - 10.02.2014 at 22:28  
I don't care if it's not metal, I just hope it's not another Ghost...
BaneConall - 10.02.2014 at 22:36  
Too much non-metal coming from Devin lately. I'll probably pick it up just because I like supporting Canadian metal artists. Still I'm really just holding out for Z2.
Apothecary - 10.02.2014 at 23:22  
This reminds me a bit of Jodorowsky funding his latest movie purely from his fanbase. It's nice to see self-generated funds every now and then, away from the commercialization of big companies.
Apothecary - 10.02.2014 at 23:23  
Written by Guest on 10.02.2014 at 22:10

Devin, make more Ziltoid!

I don't know about his plans for another Ziltoid album, but I'm pretty sure he's started the Ziltoid TV show he was talking about doing
Greg L. - 10.02.2014 at 23:47  
Written by LeKiwi on 10.02.2014 at 22:28

I don't care if it's not metal, I just hope it's not another Ghost...

I actually loved Ghost and wouldn't mind another album along those lines
BenWasHere - 11.02.2014 at 00:10  
According to one of his twitter posts, someone said casualties sounds like "space country"
And as soon as he's done with this he's working on Z2
PocketMetal - 11.02.2014 at 00:38  
Not that there's anything wrong with it but I'd leave crowdfunding to those small, brilliant bands that don't make any money.
Zaph - 11.02.2014 at 00:41  
Written by BenWasHere on 11.02.2014 at 00:10

According to one of his twitter posts, someone said casualties sounds like "space country"

I wasn't expecting anything from this, but seeing the words "space country" gives this album some expectations to fulfill...
Fat & Sassy! - 11.02.2014 at 00:47  
Written by BenWasHere on 11.02.2014 at 00:10

According to one of his twitter posts, someone said casualties sounds like "space country"

I've been waiting for something like this from him for a long time. A more country/folk thing sounds like a very natural progression when speaking of his music.
LeKiwi - 11.02.2014 at 02:17  
Written by deadone on 11.02.2014 at 00:55

Why does Space Country make me think Volbeat?

Well if you tell it to yourself this many times I'm sure it will become believable
Norse Gangsta - 11.02.2014 at 02:26  
Are people really still complaining about Devy not making metal albums?
Aries Rising - 11.02.2014 at 04:51  
Anything Devy puts out is still better than averages so I will definitely check this out.
DaMaGeR - 11.02.2014 at 09:59  
Metal or not, Devin's music always is awesome. I can't wait for this new album
Varjo - 11.02.2014 at 12:32  
Devin released a short teaser with samples from the album a while ago:
Darth Mitchell - 11.02.2014 at 15:17  
Can't wait to see what Devin is comming up with again. I have to say part of me being a fan of his music is because he always surprises us with his releases. He doesn't make any album with the same furmola as the one before it.
And the music in the vid that Varjo posted sounds nice (a bit like KI)

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