Devin Townsend is a beast! The man does not stop working. He released two albums last year and currently has no less than THREE releases he's working on. Why not let the man himself explain his upcoming projects, via a post on his message forum:
I found as a reaction to the complications of decon and the sheer bulk of work thats been going on (seriously, it’s insane) my writing ended up going in 3 ways recently:
1) A very commercial sounding (for the most part) but beautiful and melencholic album full of easy to digest dev songs…Epicloud. I don’t know why it came out, but it did, so I’m going to get it out of my system
2) Casualties of Cool: a duo with myself and Che (ki)… it sounds like haunted Johnny Cash songs. late night music, completely isolated sounding and different than anything I’ve done. Che sings most of the leads, and it’s probably the truest reflection of who I am in life at this point. Trying to release it in tandem with Epicloud.
3) Z2 epic epic epic, complicated, musical, sci-fi, immense expense, the goal of it all I suppose.
New Ziltoid? Yes, please! Epicloud? Sure, I'd take mainstream songs by Devy any day. Casualties of Cool? Now that sounds like an interesting project, a clear "passion" project that Devy is just doing for himself. Devy also discussed why you won't be seeing a Ghost 2 release anytime soon, and other details which were expertly recapped by Heavy Blog is Heavy.
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