Hevy Devy has returned and how! ‘Transcendence‘, as it is aptly named, is the highly anticipated new album from Devin Townsend Project and is all set to be released on September 9th. In celebration of this momentous occasion, the band have launched a new track from the album, ‘Secret Sciences‘ and what’s more, the band are also offering a special prize which is exclusive only to Australia.he wonderful people at Framus & Warwick have made an awesome acoustic guitar available worth $2,900 AUD and you now have a chance to win it along with a Skype lesson by Devin Townsend. Check out the video below where Dev explains to you how…
Order one of the three album formats available at JB Hi-Fi to enter in the competition:
Pre-order your preferred album format and enter the competition at JBHiFi.com.au
OR pre-order now on iTunes standard & deluxe edition to receive Failure and Secret Sciences as instant downloads.
Transcendence, the follow-up to 2014’s Z2 double-album (half of which was made up of the DTP full-length Sky Blue), sees the award-winning Townsend exploring a relatively new way of working, collaborating with the entire DTP band during the writing stages of the record. “The result of this process is a record that I truly think the intention of is special” he says of the album. “I ‘found’ gas to put into the tank and am glad I did. I think the intention, the theme, and the participation of everyone involved allows this album to act like a fulcrum between the past few years and what I intend to do next with the symphony. I am very proud of it and everyone involved.”
The artwork was once again created by Anthony Clarkson, who Devin has been working with for several years now. Townsend comments of the cover: “He presented me the main image of the girl as a painted version, and I was intrigued and asked him to redo it with a girl he knew with photos. I liked the idea that it seemed like a mash up of religious and spiritual imagery, in a sense, representing the idea (to me) that these types of connections to the infinite are often more like identities we can cling to rather than what lies behind. In a sense, the character on the front almost seems like the ideologies she’s representing are more ‘brand names’ than anything else.”
Listen to the new track now, it’s a beauty.