Renowned hugger Devin Townsend can so much as hiccup and we'd be all over it. The man is a musicial genius and our favorite project of his, is naturally his sillier side-project, Ziltoid. Devy just released a press release announcing his new Ziltoid double album, Z² will be out on October 28 in the U.S. and October 27 in Europe. Devy also unveils plans for playing a massive musical at the Royal Albert Hall on April 13, 2015.
Here's the full quote from his press release:
So it's been years I've been trying to get the energies in line to do another Ziltoid record, and it's finally happened! Z2 is my new record, and it's a multimedia event that has taken a ton of people a ton of effort to bring to you! It's a double album, (one side DTP, and one side Ziltoid) and the concept expands on Ziltoid the alien, and his sci-fi adventures in a way that kind of throws back to 50's radio plays… but obviously with complicated, heavy music as its soundtrack. It has taken a great deal of energy to put this all together, and the music is just one of the aspects of it. It's a dream come true in a lot of ways, and I'm excited and honoured to be able to finalize the project with a live version of the entire record at the famous Royal Albert Hall in London on April 13th of next year! (!!) Basically what we did with The Retinal Circus a few years back will be taken to the next level with Z2 live.
At the end of this process, we reached for the stars, and hopefully got to the moon, and after this album cycle, I will be taking some time to recharge my batteries and see what the next chapter holds. I hope you enjoy this record and all its offshoots, as one of my goals is to hopefully inspire folks to reach for unconventional ways to express themselves as well. We couldn't have done it without you! See you at the show?"
Devy will be out on the road this fall with Animals As Leaders for a North American run. Get dates here.