THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN frontman Greg Puciato joined DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT on stage on March 5 at the Soundwave Festival festival in Perth, Australia to perform the song “The Mighty Masturbator”. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be viewed below.
The studio version of “The Mighty Masturbator”, featuring Puciato on guest vocals, can be found on “Deconstruction”, the third in a series of albums to be made available under DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT moniker, which came out in June 2011 via InsideOut Music.
In an April 2011 interview with AtlMetal.com, Puciato stated about his collaboration with Townsend, “Oddly enough, and this speaks volumes about the time we live in… in a positive way… Twitter was the catalyst for us working together. We’ve met before briefly and obviously have/had mutual respect for one another, but had never toured together or talked of working together. I think it was just one of those things that neither of us had thought of simply because we hadn’t really met extensively. Someone on Twitter sent us a both a comment about how we should work together, and I was kinda like, ‘Yeah, I’d love to,’ and his response was the same…. So it was just like… okay… why is this not happening if we both publicly acknowledged it? Then we just direct-messaged each other and the ball was rolling. He was already mixing the record, and I was in Australia, so I found a studio and engineer in Melbourne, knocked out the part, and emailed it to him. We didn’t even hang out until a few days ago, long after the collaboration had already taken place. Crazy times. I’m really happy with the way it came out. His whole album, and entire body of work, is beautiful genius-level insanity, and I am proud of my contribution. I’m sure we’ll work more together in the future. I’d like to.”
“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).