Devin Townsend - Launches 'Genesis' Video

The official music video for "Genesis", a brand new song from the Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend, is available for you to enjoy below. It is taken from his upcoming album, entitled Empath (details here), which will be released on March 29th via InsideOut Music.

Devin commented: "Hey all, it's with great pride (and a healthy dose of trepidation) that I can finally present to you a song from the Empath record. In each album cycle there is the dilemma over which track we 'lead' with, not only to get people excited, but also to give an accurate overview of the project.

"As the musical nature of Empath shifts from track to track, (from musical theater, death metal, prog free jazz and more commercial things) it was a hard decision. Some people wanted the relatively straightforward song 'Spirits Will Collide' while others wanted a more cinematic banging track like 'Evermore'. We ultimately chose to go with the opening track 'Genesis' as it not only features around 5 different stylistic shifts (some quite jarring, to be fair but also includes all three drummers, the choir, the orchestra, and basically the kitchen sink as well.

"This song is ultimately about facing fear, as well as analysing ones relationship with ones past in order to progress. The record has an overarching theme of what I like to view as 'hope' in chaotic times. I have been working on this record for more than a year, and it represents a kind of shift for me in my personal and professional world that I am quite proud of. It's the first time in quite a few years I have made an album like this, and I think if nothing else, 'Genesis' represents the chaotic nature of the project (and the world at large currently) in the most accurate way I can do at this stage of life.

"I'd like to thank the entire team of wonderful musicians and artists who helped me actualize this material, as well as Inside Out records and Northern Music for their help and support. Mid-life-crisis-core! Devin "

Band profile: Devin Townsend
Posted: 27.02.2019 by nikarg


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27.02.2019 - 22:44
To experimental for my taste ???
27.02.2019 - 23:22
This song is like a 'Best of Compilation' for Devin Townsend. So many layers and changes in the song. Really great, I like it a lot.
28.02.2019 - 02:08
Headline pic needs an update. Devin is the only member now
28.02.2019 - 02:42
Old Nick
Written by MetalManic on 28.02.2019 at 02:08

Headline pic needs an update. Devin is the only member now

28.02.2019 - 03:43
I wouldn"t be surprised if someone made a popular remix from parts of this
Written by Warman on 07.11.2007 at 22:39
Haha, that's like saying "compose your own Metal album and upload it here, instead of writing a review of an album". :lol:
28.02.2019 - 05:46
Lord Slothrop
Not sure what I was expecting, but that was fucking nuts. I think I'm going to be seeing severed dog and cat heads in my dreams tonight.
28.02.2019 - 07:27
Ball Fondlers
This played on youtube last night when I had it on random list. At first I thought it was one of those stupid reaction videos when I saw somebody listening to it on the screen... Then I realised it was actually devin himself!
It was all over the shop wierd, but that's what he's all about. It's not something I would listen to for enjoyment. Maybe it's good for one of his gigs
28.02.2019 - 08:34
That was whacky even for Devin's standards. But I shouldn't be surprised given the fact that he's written so much music of this ilk. Enjoyable, catchy even. Just when you think you've figured out the man...this is gonna be one interesting album.
28.02.2019 - 11:04
The Shape 1973
"Can I borrow your studio please, Love Jari"
"ps. Does it have a sauna?"
28.02.2019 - 15:59
Darkside Momo
I'm now totally hyped for Empath!
My Author's Blog (in French)

"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you"

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I am awake"
28.02.2019 - 16:57
As noted above, it's most an introductory style montage track featuring everything that this album is about. The name itself 'Genesis' is the origins of the album's content, etc. I'm pretty sure it featured all three drummers too (however it's hard to say if drummers are going to be on seperate tracks or regularly utilized in this manner). Certainly there will be madness throughout the album but so too will there be a bit more order. Either way, it's sure to be excellent as always and true to the artists intentions. In fact, based on what I've gather from the Empath documentary (and all of the excellent interview liner notes in the Devin Townsend Eras vinyl collection), for the first time in his storied career, this album is exactly what he wanted.

It could be his masterpiece.

Or not.

It probably will be.
07.03.2019 - 20:35
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck! Heavy Devy is back!

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