DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND are in talks to possibly open for OPETH on their upcoming U.S. headlining tour beginning in February 2006. No further details are currently available.
DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND recently completed work on their new studio album, "Synchestra", tentatively due in the spring. The making of the album "was a very enjoyable experience for Devin," according to a recent Hevy Devy newsletter. "He worked on this project stress-free and he did practically everything from song writing to mastering and engineering. There are 13 songs on this record, with five or six 'big' songs. 'Synchestra' is a very refreshing change from the rest of the Devin Townsend catalogue. The style will remind you some previous works like TERRIA or OCEAN MACHINE. Steve Vai will play a guitar solo on the song 'Triumph' and it's an honor for Devin to have Steve involved on a project like 'Synchestra'."
In other news, Devin has been working on a new instrumental project named HUMMER. "He started this project after the 'Alien' mayhem when he had troubles to relax and sleep," the newsletter reads. "It is music to make you feel asleep and keep you asleep. Devin intends to finish HUMMER while he is on tour with STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and we plan to release it as mail order only (like 'Devlab', 'Ass-Sordid Demos') for early 2006."
As previously reported, a possibility exists that Devin will produce the next album from the legendary GWAR. "Nothing is confirmed yet but he is delighted about the possibility to get involved in this project," according to the newsletter. "He will also produce these two bands named SAVANNAH and REFLUX."
(Thanks: Mike Gonenn a.k.a. Ghodofthunder)