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The new Devin Townsend album.

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Its going to be about a puppet called Ziltoid!?

When explaining about this character....... "He loves Def Leppard...and prunes".

And the music.....

"Super serious music, funny concept and story...

I'm really surprised by it actually...it became monsterous where at first it was an oven mitt named ziltoid and a short film to have some fun...but Fredrik sent me a bunch of drum programs and soon the concept got huge and out of control, and I decided to turn it into a really densely layered metal 'symphony' thing"

Sounds like Dev needs stronger medication.

I have been good recently, havent mentioned Dev at all....:band:

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Its going to be about a puppet called Ziltoid!?

When explaining about this character....... "He loves Def Leppard...and prunes".

Sounds like Dev needs stronger medication.

Yeah, could you put me in touch with his Pharmacist please? I'd like a bottle of those pills too :laughing:

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Hi last album was actually The Hummer which was an ambient album released about 2 months ago!

This is also during the time that he is supposed to be having a 6 month break!

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You should try "Let it Roll" from the Synchestra album. Basically everything I do with my solo stuff is a homage to that song hehe.:band:

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Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:16 pm Post subject: From the current news....

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Well, one thing that any Devin fan knows is that ideas change and grow. Previously we reported: Also occupying his time in the past month has been work on his puppet show. The first puppet is coming together with Devin just sculpting the finishing touches. The main character is Ziltoid the Omniscient, an alien with ideas on destroying the Earth. It will consist of five minute episodes with Ziltoid interviewing artists and musicians, seeking from them some reason not to blow up the world. He is working with many other people on the project including Travis Smith (metal CD layout master), Marcus Rogers (Vampira video), among others. Ziltoid will be beaming episodes to the web when he sees fit, and he may be releasing Ziltoid merchandise later in the year. Ziltoids theme song is already written and will be made into a video as well.

As it happens, the inspiration to do a theme song evolved into a full-length concept CD in the vein of Strapping Young Lad meets Punky Brster. And no, this is not just a fleeting teaser in danger of being pushed aside in favour of more pressing matters. The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered in February due for an early summer release on Inside Out and HDR. Devin played all of the instruments on the record with the assistance of the Drumkit from Hell (thanks Fredrik!). The artwork is by Travis Smith.

The story as follows (without revealing too much): Ziltoid The Omniscient, a 4th dimensional alien has come to earth and is currently hovering five miles above Qatar. Beaming messages to the earth, including video, music, and words, His Omniscient-ness has one dimension up on us humans, allowing him control over time. But, in order to bend time he requires the perfect fuel - BLACK COFFEE - found in abundance on only one planet in the omniverse... Earth. He plays guitar and sings, is moody and a bit sensitive, with his first record due in late June. Surrounded by nymphs and prancing plasma beings, the album was produced by Devin Townsend in the hangar of the Ziltoidian space barge. All hail Ziltoid and his Infinity metal! Prepare your finest brew!

Ziltoid doesn't want to destroy the earth now...he just wants to be known as the best guitar player and get lots of chicks.

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More info

German release: 18.05.07

Tracklist Disc 1:

01. ZTO

02. By Your Command

03. Ziltoidia Attaxx!

04. Solar Winds

05. Hyperdrive

06. N9

07. Planet Smasher

08. Omnidimensional Creator

09. Color Your World

10. The Greys

11. Tall Latt

Special Edition Digipak:

Disc 2: 2 Bonus audio tracks plus multimedia

Extended Booklet

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Heard it yesterday! Holy shit, its awesome. Like a mix of Infinity and Alien but some B-movie bits and humour. A couple of not very strong songs but it has some really beautiful moments.

Knowing dev he is probably half way through his next album.

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