DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT – launch video for ‘Offer Your Light’; win award at Metal Hammer Golden Gods


Devin Townsend Project have been on the road touring for the majority of 2017 in support of latest album ‘Transcendence’, and recently began a run of Summer live dates including Download Festival this past weekend.

Yesterday Devin attended the Metal Hammer Golden Gods ceremony in London, where he was named ‘Riff Lord’, an award previously given to the likes of Dave Mustaine, Brian May and Phil Campbell. To celebrate, a brand new lyric video for the track ‘Offer Your Light’, taken from ‘Transcendence’, is available to see here:

Devin had this to say: “Hey all! Well heck, I guess I won an award for being a guitar guy…sweet! All those years of social ineptitude has manifested in an ability to play 32nd notes. Take that, dad! …to celebrate, we are doing a ‘lyric video’ for a track I had been encouraged to release when the album first came out, but decided to go with another one instead. As it turns out, people seem to really like this song, so have at ‘er! Here’s a kind of rockin, kind of straightforward track from Transcendence called ‘Offer Your Light’, written essentially about trying to look at the positive amidst the ever increasing sea of neurosis-inducing bullshit the world keeps spewing at us. I’m in the beginning stages of writing new music now, and I hope this finds a home in your listening world for the next 4 minutes or so…best part is; there’s no guitar solo! Lots of love, Devin ‘riff-lord’ Townsend (apparently!)”

DTP continue their Summer tour with the following dates, and have also been announced as headliner of the Prog stage at Ramblin Man Fair in the UK. Find the full list of dates below:

13.06.17 – Limelight 1, Belfast, Northern Ireland
14.06.17 – The Academy, Dublin – Ireland
16.06.17 – Hellfest, Clisson – France
21.06.17 – Starmus Festival, Trondheim – Norway
23.06.17 – Tons of Rock, Halden – Norway
30.06.17 – Tuska Metal Fest, Helsinki – Finland
1.07.17 – Be Prog! My Friend, Barcelona – Spain
14.07.17 – Neushoorn, Leeuwarden – Netherlands
15.07.17 – Dynamo Metal Fest, Eindhoven – Netherlands
29.07.17 – Eier Mit Speck Festival, Viersen – Germany
30.07.17 – Ramblin Man Fair, Maidstone – UK
12.08.17 – Brutal Assault Festival, Jaromer, Czech Republic
13.08.17 – Randal Club, Bratislava – Slovakia
15.08.17 – Dom Omladine, Belgrade – Serbia
16.08.17 – Explosiv, Graz – Austria
17.08.17 – Summer Breeze Open Air, Dinkelsbühl – Germany
18.08.17 – Garage, Saarbrücken – Germany
20.08.17 – Motocultor Festival, Saint-Nolff – France
22.09.17 – Roman Amphitheatre, Plovdiv – Bulgaria
24.09.17 – Gagarin 205, Athens – Greece
26.09.17 – Barby, Tel Aviv – Israel
28.09.17 – Club Zal, St. Petersburg – Russia
29.09.17 – Yotaspace, Moscow – Russia
01.10.17 – Euroblast @ Essigfabrik, Cologne – Germany

‘Transcendence’ achieved some of the bands best chart positions ever, and you can find those below:

#2 Finnish Album Charts
#10 Australian Album Charts
#26 UK Album Charts
#38 US Top Current Albums
#43 German Album Charts
#33 Swiss Album Charts
#41 French Album Charts
#43 Dutch Top 100 Album Charts
#51 Belgian Top Albums Wallonia
#52 Belgian Top 200 Albums Flemish
#117 US Billboard Top 200

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“a wholly absorbing, modern-day masterpiece” – Metal Hammer
“the breadth and quality of the material is simply astonishing.” – Record Collector
“life-affirmingly euphoric” – Total Guitar
“this man can do no wrong” – Kerrang!
“a positively charged majestic album” – The Independent

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