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Alien

Strapping Young Lad

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
March 22nd, 2005
Catalog ID:
N/A
Label:
Century Media Records
Format:
CD
Reviews:
14 reviews (avg. 85%)
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Band members
Jed Simon Guitars
Gene Hoglan Drums
Byron Stroud Bass
Devin Townsend Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards, Samples
Guest/Session
Jeff Cook Choir (male)
Joanna Ussner Choir (female)
Michele Madden Choir (female)
Deborah Rodrigo-Tyzio Choir (female)
Steph Reid Choir (female)
Shay Ward Choir (female)
Magdalena Bulak Choir (female)
Tammy "Tamz" Theis Choir (female)
Ani Kyd Choir (female)
Marnie Mains Choir (female)
Chris "The Heathen" Valagao Choir (male)
Rossy Living Choir (male)
Cam Krotche Choir (male)
Billy Marquardt Choir (male)
Mike Quigley Choir (male)
Ross Empson Choir (male)
Ash Manning Choir (male)
Will Cochrane Choir (male)
Shane Clark Choir (male)
Christ Stanley Choir (male)
Ross Gale Choir (male)
Will Campagna Choir (male)
Laurielynn Bridger Choir (female)
Jayden Gignac Choir (child)
Ethan Belcourt-Lowe Choir (child)
Damian Moore Choir (child)
Dorian Glaude-Living Choir (child)
Dave Young Keyboards
Miscellaneous staff
Rob Stefanson Engineering (assistant)
Byron Stroud Associate producer
Kristina Ardron Engineering, Editing
Devin Townsend Producer
Shaun Thingvold Engineering
Pär Johansson Artwork
Bryan Seely Engineering (assistant), Editing
Alan Wong Moon Engineering (assistant)
Alex Aligizakis Editing
Travis Smith Artwork (consultant)
Omer "Impson" Cordell Photography
Greg Reely Mastering
Dave Young Recording (Vocals)
Scott Cooke Editing
Jed Simon Guitars
Gene Hoglan Drums
Byron Stroud Bass
Devin Townsend Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards, Samples
Jeff Cook Choir (male)
Joanna Ussner Choir (female)
Michele Madden Choir (female)
Deborah Rodrigo-Tyzio Choir (female)
Steph Reid Choir (female)
Shay Ward Choir (female)
Magdalena Bulak Choir (female)
Tammy "Tamz" Theis Choir (female)
Ani Kyd Choir (female)
Marnie Mains Choir (female)
Chris "The Heathen" Valagao Choir (male)
Rossy Living Choir (male)
Cam Krotche Choir (male)
Billy Marquardt Choir (male)
Mike Quigley Choir (male)
Ross Empson Choir (male)
Ash Manning Choir (male)
Will Cochrane Choir (male)
Shane Clark Choir (male)
Christ Stanley Choir (male)
Ross Gale Choir (male)
Will Campagna Choir (male)
Laurielynn Bridger Choir (female)
Jayden Gignac Choir (child)
Ethan Belcourt-Lowe Choir (child)
Damian Moore Choir (child)
Dorian Glaude-Living Choir (child)
Dave Young Keyboards
Rob Stefanson Engineering (assistant)
Byron Stroud Associate producer
Kristina Ardron Engineering, Editing
Devin Townsend Producer
Shaun Thingvold Engineering
Pär Johansson Artwork
Bryan Seely Engineering (assistant), Editing
Alan Wong Moon Engineering (assistant)
Alex Aligizakis Editing
Travis Smith Artwork (consultant)
Omer "Impson" Cordell Photography
Greg Reely Mastering
Dave Young Recording (Vocals)
Scott Cooke Editing
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Recorded at Armory Studios (Vancouver, Canada), Greenhouse Studios (Vancouver, Canada) and The Dev Lab (Pitt Meadows, Canada). Mixed and mastered at Green Jacket Studios (Richmond, Canada).


Left = European version, Right = U.S. version.

Bonus tracks for Japan:
12. Zodiac (Melvins Cover) (4:00)
13. Love? (Extended Version) (5:56)
14. In the Rainy Season (Live) (5:24)

The limited edition CD comes with a bonus 3"-DVD containing:
1. Making of Alien
2. Oh My Fucking God (live)

Proposed track #12, "Whats New, Pussycat?" a Tom Jones cover was taken off of the album at the last minute because the band thought it didn't fit with the flow of the album.

Released in limited edition double 10" vinyl in 2005 (180g gatefold with glossy finish). 500 copies were made. The first 300 were green vinyl. The final 200 were pressed on blue vinyl.

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