Devin Townsend - Transcendence

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    Gibs

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    Progressive Metal mastermind Devin Townsend has revealed the release date and cover art for the upcoming 7th installment in the Devin Townsend Project series, "Transcendence." Set to be released on September 2nd, the album is engineered by Periphery's bass guitarist and producer/engineer, Nolly. The album is also set to feature a bonus disc, on top of the main album.

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    Below is the original recording of Truth, which is set to be re-recorded, and open up Transcendence.



    In addition to the release date and cover art announcement, Devin Townsend has revealed Transcending The Coma Tour, a North American tour where he and the DTP will be co-headlining with Progressive Metal band Between the Buried and Me, with Progressive Death Metal band Fallujah serving as the opening act. Between the Buried and Me will be at all dates except for the first 5 shows of the tour.

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    Sept. 2 - Kelowna, BC, Level Night Club - Hell Raiser Festival (DTP only)
    Sept. 3 - Calgary, AB, SAIT (DTP only)
    Sept. 4 - Edmonton, AB, Starlite Roon (DTP only)
    Sept. 6 - Winnipeg, MB, Pyramid Cabaret (DTP only)
    Sept. 7 - Minneapolis, MN, Mill City Nights (DTP only)
    Sept. 9 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
    Sept. 10 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm
    Sept. 11 - Orlando, FL - The Plaza
    Sept. 12 - Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend
    Sept. 13 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore Silver Spring
    Sept. 15 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre Of Living Arts
    Sept. 16 - New York, NY - Playstation Theater
    Sept. 17 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium +Sabaton
    Sept. 21 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
    Sept. 22 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
    Sept. 23 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
    Sept. 24 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
    Sept. 25 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom
    Sept. 27 - New Orleans, LA - The Joy Theater
    Sept. 29 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live
    Oct. 5 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
    Oct. 6 - Los Angeles, CA - The Novo
    Oct. 7 - Tempe, AZ - The Marquee
    Oct. 8 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl * no DTP
    Oct. 9 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
    Oct. 11 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory * no DTP
    Oct. 12 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
    Oct. 13 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
    Oct. 14 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
     
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    Townsend has set such an impossibly high standard and this is another excellent entry in a catalog brimming with them. That said, it extends the boundaries explored on Sky Blue, and delivers--in full--on the promise it presented.Townsend takes his fusion of weighty progressive metal and string, horn and choir sections to lofty heights here, not unlike what he achieved with Epicloud and Sky Blue. Pinoy channel live The bloat of Transcendence seems to be a problem inherent to post-2011 DTP, and appears to be symptomatic of a group trying to deviate around a winning formula of the past rather than one keen on developing the innovation they were built to achieve.
     

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