VIDEO NEWS: Devin Townsend Releases ‘Call Of The Void’ Music Video

Photo Credit: Paul Harries

Devin Townsend has released a video for Call Of The Void, taken from his forthcoming new album Lightwork.

“The concept of the song is based around the ‘call of the void’ as an analogy for intrusive thoughts. I first heard the term describing ‘the temptation to hurl yourself over the cliff when your driving a car’… or to ‘put your hand in the fire when you know you’ll get burned’ etc… thoughts that you know are wrong, but you fear that you won’t be able to control the impulses to deny it. The point being: often I feel we have a choice, and trying not to lose sight of that was very important to me during recent difficult times,” explains Townsend.

All through lockdown, I really fell in love with ‘cabview train journeys’ that ‘Railway Cowgirl’ and others were posting on YouTube. Essentially, they are often full, first person journeys to cold and distant places, far from the chaos of the world, with a sense of constant momentum really calmed me. Maybe being on tour for so many years is what made it a comfort to watch during lockdown, but in any event, I started writing with the videos playing in the background in the studio and so I thought it would be appropriate for this video,” he continues. “(Thank you ‘Railway Cowgirl’ for the permission to use these clips. if while viewing this video you enjoy the footage, please visit her YouTube channel and check out all her wonderful content. In regards to the ’story’ of these three videos, the character is now on the train headed to where the Lighthouse is located. So there you go… song two. It’s about not letting the chaos of the world shake you. Trying to stay calm at our center to try and get through it all.”

Lightwork is set for release on 28th October 2022 via InsideOutMusic and is available to pre-order here.

See Devin Townsend live at one of the following dates:

February 2023

Tue 21st – OSLO, NO – Sentrum Scene 
Thu 23rd – HELSINKI, FI – House of Culture 
Fri 24th – TAMPERE, FI – Pakkahuone
Sat 25th – OULU, FI – Tullisali
Mon 27th – STOCKHOLM, SE – Cirkus 
Tue 28th – GOTHENBURG, SE – Pustervik

March 2023

Wed 1st – COPENHAGEN, DK – Amager Bio
Fri 3rd – TILBURG, NL – 013
Sat 4th – COLOGNE, DE – Carlswerk Victoria
Sun 5th – LILLE, FR – Le Splendid 
Tue 7th – LEIPZIG, DE – Werk 2
Wed 8th – FRANKFURT, DE – Batschkapp 
Fri 10th – ZURICH, CH – X-tra 
Sat 11th – MUNICH, DE – Backstage Werk 
Mon 13th – DORNBIRN, AT – Conrad Sohm 
Tue 14th – MILAN, IT – Live Club
Thu 16th – BARCELONA, ES – Razzmatazz 
Fri 17th – MADRID, ES – La Riviera 
Sat 18th – LISBON, PT – Cineteatro Capitólio
Mon 20th – TOULOUSE, FR – Le Bikini 
Tue 21st – MARSEILLE, FR – Le Moulin 
Wed 22nd – CLERMONT FERRAND, FR – La Coopérative De Mai
Fri 24th – BRUSSELS, BE – Ancienne Belgique
Sat 25th – STUTTGART, DE – LKA-Longhorn 
Sun 26th – PARIS, FR – L’Olympia
Tue 28th – BEXHILL-ON-SEA, UK – De La Warr Pavilion
Wed 29th – BRISTOL, UK – Academy 
Fri 31st – MANCHESTER, UK – Academy 

April 2023

Sat 1st – NOTTINGHAM, UK – Rock City 
Sun 2nd – NEWCASTLE, UK – University 
Tue 4th – WOLVERHAMPTON, UK – KK’s Steel Mill 
Wed 5th – NORWICH, UK – UEA 

Tickets are on sale HERE

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