VIDEO NEWS: Devin Townsend Releases Live Video For ‘Genesis’
Photo Credit: Tanya Ghosh
Devin Townsend has released a live video for Genesis, the first glimpse into his upcoming album Order Of Magnitude – Empath Live Volume 1.
“Here is the first song we’ve chosen to release from the upcoming DVD concert, Order Of Magnitude which was the first volume of my Empath touring band cycle,” Townsend explains.
“This particular band consisted of ten people onstage, all without click tracks or backing tracks, with the aim of reproducing my work in a new and creative way. A lot of what I’ve done in the past has been very structured, and the opportunity to interpret the music with high degrees of improvisation and flow was a fantastic experience.
This song, ‘Genesis’ from my latest album ‘Empath’ seemed an appropriate way to introduce this concert to the audience. It’s kind of an example of ‘musical anarchy’ in some ways- as the song is all over the place structurally to begin with. But to have a chaotic piece of music, played by these extraordinary musicians I had the honour of being with, in a no-holds-barred production, was really cathartic. It was about being free to do whatever we wanted in a time where rigid ideas of what is acceptable or not are stronger than ever.
I hope you enjoy it. Volume 2 is next, and is in a lot of ways the polar opposite to this, but on my journey of musical exploration, I am grateful for all of it, so thanks again for the support.”
Order Of Magnitude – Empath Live Volume 1 is due for release on 23rd October 2020 via InsideOutMusic, available to pre-order in various formats HERE.
Devin Townsend‘s Empath – The Ultimate Edition, which includes his latest studio album, a documentary and live acoustic set from his 2019 tour, is available to purchase HERE.
Devin Townsend will also be hosting an Empath Live Volume 2 – By Request Set on Saturday 5th September 2020 at 1pm PDT/4pm EDT/9pm BST/10pm CEST/6am AEST, performing the setlist that would have been played at his summer shows at Bloodstock Festival, Tuska Festival and Hellfest. Tickets for the event are on sale HERE, with a special event t-shirt available for pre-order HERE. Check out the teaser for the set below.