Devin Townsend will release his new live album Order of Magnitude – Empath Live Volume 1 on October 23. You can stream the band's performance of "War" right now and pre-order the album here.
Order of Magnitude – Empath Live Volume 1 was recorded at Townsend's final show of his UK run in December 2019, and features the following lineup:
- Guitarists Mike Kenneally (ex-Dethklok, ex-Frank Zappa) and Markus Reuter
- Drummer Morgen Agren (Kaipa, Casualties of Cool)
- Bassist Nathan Navarro
- Keyboardist Diego Tejeida (Haken)
- Guitarist and vocalist Ché Aimee Dorval (Casualties of Cool)
"Hello folks, here's another song from the Order Of Magnitude Blu-ray," said Townsend.
"Amidst the chaos of recent times, I look back at this concert as being another world in a lot of ways, and although the DVD has many different feels throughout the concert, this song, 'War', is indicative of the beginning vibes of the show.
"The whole idea with this concert was to experiment with playing songs from my catalog that didn't rely on backing tracks or clicks, so assembling 10 people onstage to do this was no small feat.
"I wanted to create an experience for band and audience alike that was creative and without boundaries (to the best of our abilities), and I am very proud of it.
"The next song we will release will be a different vibe, but for now, please enjoy this take on a song of mine from the 'Infinity' era. It was originally about fighting back against your own self-destructive mechanisms and thoughts, so maybe that's appropriate for what has been going on recently.
"Again, thank you for the support and I hope you are finding the strength to get through this chaotic year."