Learn how Devin approaches his songwriting. He even does it in his sleep... He showed us a few examples directly from his phone as well as teaching us about his favourite plugins and processes on mixing.
About as close to metal royalty as you can get, Devin Townsend's music is both instantly recognisable and absolutely mindblowing. With a shudderingly heavy, yet uplifting sound which is totally one of a kind, he's never satisfied unless he's innovating and his extensive back catalogue is testament to that. Devin was actually first introduced to the masses as a vocalist on Steve Vai's Sex & Religion album, so it's safe to say that he's been impressing the right people from the get-go. However, it's his achievements since that have really put him in a league of his own.
Spearheading a wide range of diverse acts and projects ranging from operatic to extreme metal and even collaborating with bands such as the Wildhearts, Devin has always been at the forefront of new ideas. Personally responsible for some of the heaviest music that the world has ever heard, his contribution to metal is pretty overwhelming and it doesn't hurt that he's also a total beast on the guitar. He famously uses an altered tuning on all of his axes and trust us - it doesn't matter whether he wants to bludgeon you with heavy riffs or dazzle you with more technical licks, Devin's a seriously impressive player who has never been afraid to make a statement or do things his own way.
Right now we're eagerly anticipating the release of his forthcoming album EMPATH which we have no doubt will be among his most creative to date and we're VERY pleased to share that he paid us a visit...