VIDEO NEWS: Devin Townsend Releases Video For ‘Sprite’
Devin Townsend has released a video for Sprite, taken from his forthcoming Empath: The Ultimate Edition record.
The new version of the 2019 record contains the original album plus bonus discs across two CDs and two Blu-Ray discs. The first Blu-Ray contains the 5.1 Surround Sound mix by Townsend himself, with visuals for the full record, plus a stereo visualiser. The second features bonus material, including Acoustically Inclined – Live in Leeds, a recording from his April 2019 acoustic tour including Love?, Deadhead, Thing Beyond Things and more. It also features the Empath documentary, a ‘Genesis 5.1 Mixing Lesson’, a full album commentary and more, displayed inside an art-book which contains liner notes and images from the making of the record.
Empath – The Ultimate Edition is due for release on 5th June 2020 via InsideOut Music, available to pre-order HERE.
Devin Townsend has been hosting live stream shows in his home studio this month, each one raising money for healthcare workers around the world. For each show Townsend put together a four-camera rig, controlled using an Xbox controller. Shows last approximately fifty minutes with different set-lists for each time.
The second show, which took place on 25th April 2020 and sold 3420 tickets, raised over £65,000 ($81,000) for the NHS in the UK. The other two shows were in aid of Vancouver’s General Hospital and North Shore University Hospital in New York. In total he has raised over $186,000.
The top donors for each show receive signed merchandise from Omerch, album goodies from InsideOut as well as several high-end products from a number of Townsend’s gear companies such as Mooer, Fractal, Toontrack, Dunlop and |Fishman to name a few.