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Devin Townsend

Devin Townsend

Real/full name:
Devin Garrett Townsend
Age:
46 (born May 5th, 1972)
Place of origin:
Canada (New Westminster, British Columbia)
Gender:
Male

Biography

When Townsend was 19 years old, the demos for his band Noisescapes caught the attention of Steve Vai, who recruited him to sing on his album Sex & Religion as well as the accompanying world tour. This collaboration did not end well.

Devin then formed Strapping Young Lad, and later launched a solo career.

He is also known as a popular metal producer, producing albums for artists including ...

Trivia

Originally Townsend wanted to be a puppet maker and puppet master before being a musician.

Runs HevyDevy Records, which has featured bands such as Zimmers Hole and Just Cause.

Townsend featured on Ayreon's "The Human Equation" album, playing the character Rage, for which he wrote his own lyrics.

He has also appeared together with Stuck Mojo on the Iron Maiden tribute album "A Tribute to the ...

Casualties of Cool

Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards

Devin Townsend

Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Programming (1997-present)

1998 Infinity Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Programming, Songwriting, Lyrics
1999 Official Bootleg Video (Video) Vocals, Guitars
1999 Official Bootleg (Live album) Vocals, Guitars
2000 Physicist Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
2001 Terria Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Samples, Ambience
2004 Devlab Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Programming
2006 The Hummer Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Programming
2007 Ziltoid the Omniscient Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Drum programming
2011 Unplugged (Live album) Vocals, Guitars
2016 Iceland (Live album) Lyrics, Guitars (acoustic), Vocals, Songwriting, Narration

Bent Sea

Bass (2011-2012)

2011 Noistalgia (EP) Bass

Devin Townsend Project

Vocals, Guitars, Bass (fretless), Keyboards, Programming (2008-2018)

2009 Ki Vocals, Guitars, Bass (fretless), Programming, Ambience
2009 Addicted Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Programming, Lyrics, Songwriting
2011 Ghost Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Banjo
2011 Deconstruction Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Programming
2011 The Calm & the Storm (Single) Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Programming
2012 By a Thread: Live in London 2011 (Video) Vocals
2012 Epicloud Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Lyrics, Songwriting
2012 Soft Inc (EP) Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Programming
2013 The Retinal Circus (Live album) Vocals, Guitars
2013 Lucky Animals / Truth - Live from the Retinal Circus (Single) Vocals, Guitars
2014 Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Programming
2015 Devin Townsend Presents: Ziltoid Live at the Royal Albert Hall (Live album) Vocals, Guitars
2016 Transcendence Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Programming
2018 Ocean Machine - Live at the Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv (Live album) Guitars, Vocals
(show all)

Grey Skies

Vocals, Guitars (1991-1992)

IR8

Guitars (1994)

1994 IR8 (Demo) Guitars
2003 IR8 vs. Sexoturica (Split) Guitars, Lyrics, Songwriting

Noisescapes

Unknown (1993)

Ocean Machine

Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards (1996-1997)

1997 Ocean Machine: Biomech Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards
1997 Biomech Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards

Punky Brüster

Vocals, Guitars

1996 Cooked on Phonics Vocals, Guitars (as "Lord Stenchlor / Dr. Skinny")

Revolution Harmony

Guitars (2013-2014)

Steve Vai

Vocals (1993-1994)

Strapping Young Lad

Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards (1994-1998, 2002-2007)

1995 Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards (as "Nived")
1997 City Vocals, Guitars
1998 Live in Australia - No Sleep Till Bedtime (Live album) Guitars, Vocals
2002 Century Media 10th Anniversary Party - Live (Split video) Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards
2003 Tour EP (EP) Guitars, Vocals
2003 Strapping Young Lad Vocals (choirs), Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards, Samples
2004 For Those Aboot to Rock - Live at the Commodore (Video) Guitars, Vocals
2005 Alien Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards, Samples
2006 The New Black Programming, Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
2007 C:enter:### (EP) Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards
2012 Imperial Anthems No. 9 (Split) Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards
(show all)

The Devin Townsend Band

Guitars, Vocals, Programming (2002-2007)

2003 Accelerated Evolution Vocals, Guitars, Ambience
2006 Synchestra Guitars, Vocals, Programming

Caustic Thought

Guitars

The Wildhearts

Guitars, Vocals (1994)

A Life Once Lost

2007 Iron Gag Guitars (lead) (track 2)

Ayreon

2004 The Human Equation Vocals (as Rage)
2004 Loser (Single) Vocals (track 1)

Becoming the Archetype

2008 Dichotomy Vocals (track 1)

Darkest Hour

2007 Deliver Us Guitars (lead) (track 10)

Gojira

2011 Of Blood and Salt (Single) Vocals

Gwar

2006 Beyond Hell Vocals (backing)

Haunted Shores

2016 Viscera (EP) Vocals (Track 8)

Himsa

2007 Summon in Thunder Vocals (additional)

Ihsahn

2012 Eremita Vocals (track 3)

James Murphy

1996 Convergence Lyrics (tracks 1, 3), Vocals (tracks 1, 3), Keyboards (track 3), Songwriting (vocal melody) (tracks 1, 3),

Lamb of God

2003 As the Palaces Burn Guitars (track 7)

Paradise Lost

2002 Symbol of Life Vocals (additional) (track 3)
2002 Erased (Single) Vocals (additional) (track 2)

Pitch Black Forecast

2012 Burning in Water​.​.​. Drowning in Flame (EP) Guitars (lead), Vocals (track 1)
2014 As the World Burns Vocal (track 1)

ReVamp

2013 Wild Card Vocals (track 6)

Soilwork

2002 Natural Born Chaos Vocals (Tracks 7, 10)

Zimmers Hole

2001 Legion of Flames Guitars (lead) (12)

Ayreon

2016 The Theater Equation (Video) Lyrics (additional)

Becoming the Archetype

2008 Dichotomy Producer, Engineering, Mixing

Bent Sea

2011 Noistalgia (EP) Producer

Bleeding Through

2008 Declaration Producer, Engineering, Mixing

Caustic Thought

1994 Caustic Thought Lyrics (track 5), Producer

Cradle to Grave

2008 Texas Medicine Mixing, Mastering

Darkest Hour

2005 Undoing Ruin Producer, Mixing
2007 Deliver Us (Single) Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2007 Deliver Us Producer, Engineering, Mixing

December

2002 The Lament Configuration Producer, Engineering, Mixing

Devin Townsend

1998 Infinity Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
2000 Physicist Producer, Engineering
2001 Terria Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2004 Devlab Layout (as "Dr. Skinny")
2006 The Hummer Producer
2007 Ziltoid the Omniscient Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2016 Iceland (Live album) Producer, Mixing

Devin Townsend Project

2009 Ki Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2009 Addicted Engineering, Producer, Mixing
2011 Deconstruction Producer
2011 Ghost Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2012 By a Thread: Live in London 2011 (Video) Mixing
2012 Epicloud Producer, Mixing, Engineering
2013 The Retinal Circus (Live album) Producer
2013 Lucky Animals / Truth - Live from the Retinal Circus (Single) Producer, Engineer, Artwork
2014 Producer, Mixing, Additional engineering (drums)
2016 Transcendence Producer, Engineering, Mixing

Gwar

2006 School's Out (Single) Producer
2006 Beyond Hell Engineering, Producer, Mixing

Himsa

2007 Summon in Thunder Producer, Engineering (Vocals)

Ihsahn

2012 Eremita Recording (His own vocals)

Just Cause

2001 Finger It Out... Engineering, Mixing, Mastering, Producer

Lamb of God

2003 As the Palaces Burn Sampler (Single) Producer
2003 As the Palaces Burn Engineering, Producer

Ocean Machine

1997 Ocean Machine: Biomech Producer, Mixing, Editing
1997 Biomech Producer, Mixing, Editing

Soilwork

2002 Natural Born Chaos Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2007 Sworn to a Great Divide Producer (vocals)
2016 Death Resonance (Compilation) Producer (vocals, tracks 11-13)

Strapping Young Lad

1995 Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing Producer, Mixing, Editing, Art direction, Artwork (as "Nived")
1997 City Editing, Liner notes, Producer, Mixing
1998 Live in Australia - No Sleep Till Bedtime (Live album) Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2003 Strapping Young Lad Producer, Engineering
2004 For Those Aboot to Rock - Live at the Commodore (Video) Producer, Engineering
2005 Alien Producer
2006 The New Black Producer

The Devin Townsend Band

2003 Accelerated Evolution Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2006 Synchestra Engineering, Mixing, Editing, Producer

The Heavils

2004 Heavilution Producer

Zimmers Hole

1997 Bound by Fire Producer (as "Dr.Skinny")
2001 Legion of Flames Producer, Mixing
2008 When You Were Shouting at the Devil...We Were in League with Satan Mixing, Engineering, Co-producer
2018 Bound by Fire Liner notes
2018 Bound by Fire Liner notes
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Added on: 2011-04-09 05:09:30 Last modified on: 2018-11-12 11:26:34
 
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