Devin Townsend is one multifaceted human being. It’s incredibly difficult to achieve what he’s achieved musically speaking. Just in the past few years he’s put out a record utilizing restraint (Ki), a more mainstream record (Addicted!), a heavy as fuck record (Deconstruction), and a new age ambience record (Ghost). This is after he did his groundbreaking work in such acts as extreme metal act Strapping Young Lad, The Devin Townsend Band, and his solo work (let’s not forget Ziltoid). Now he’s putting out a pop/metal record called Epicloud, and that title fits exactly what this record is: Epic and Loud.
I had the absolute privilege of speaking with Mr. Townsend on the tour, Epicloud, his next project known as Casualties of Cool, and much more. The interview is below.