Fan-filmed video footage of DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT‘s July 4, 2011 performance at Garrick Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada as the support act for CHILDREN OF BODOMcan be seen below.
Devin Townsend released “Deconstruction” and “Ghost” — the third and fourth in a series of albums to be made available under DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT moniker — on June 21 (one day earlier internationally) via InsideOut Music.
First-week sales and chart positions in the U.S.:
The Billboard 200 chart: #165
Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart: #5
Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart: #12
“Deconstruction” and “Ghost” complete Devin‘s tetralogy album concept — a great journey through Townsend‘s different states of musical moods — which he started in 2009 with the albums “Addicted” (2009) and “Ki” (2009).
Devin previously described “Deconstruction” as “brutal in a lot of parts, but pretty glorious in others. It rides the fence of negativity but ultimately ends supremely positive.”
Even though “Ghost” is the fourth album to be made available under DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT moniker, Devin recorded it third, because “Deconstruction” (the third album) was “a nightmare technically and I wanted to make something lovely before diving into that,” Devin previously said.
According to Devin, “‘Ghost’ is the mellowest (by far) and prettiest record I’ve done so far” with a “very wonderful vibe.”
Townsend has announced the first two special shows in U.K. for November 2011 for a unique DVD recording.
On his recent mostly sold-out European tour, Devin already performed some of the new material and if you have followed Devin through his career, you will know that he is always up for pushing the limits to higher levels. After releasing “Deconstruction” and “Ghost” in June, Devin Townsend will return to London U.K. in November 2011 to play a set of very special shows dedicated to his four-album concept and which will be captured live on DVD.