DEVIN TOWNSEND Releases Lyric Video for “Deathray”

Devin Townsend

The official lyric video for the track Deathray from the Canadian multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend can be seen below. The song is taken from Devin‘s long-awaited new double album, Z2, where the first CD is a Devin Townsend Project album called Sky Blue, and the second disc is a Ziltoid album called Dark Matters.

Townsend recently told Independent about Z2: “The first disc, Sky Blue, is the next step up from Epicloud, but the melodies aren’t as basic; it’s a lot more melancholy, it’s maybe a little more washed out color wise, it’s not as vibrant, but it really speaks for the fact that I couldn’t do a happy record right now, that’s not where I was at.

My view on the second disc, Dark Matters, is different again. Seven years have gone by since the first Ziltoid. That was a really psychological record for me and he was a representation of me at that time. You know, I’d just had a kid, I was coming out of drugs and quitting my band, Strapping Young Lad, stuff like that. I just don’t care about that stuff as much as I did. I’ve got other kids around me now, like my sister’s kids and my neighbor’s kids and they became really interested in Ziltoid and started giving me ideas for the story. So Z2 ended up being like a story for kids, just with really savage music, orchestras, choirs and all that stuff. I started thinking about ‘Who am I trying to reach with this record?’

CD1 – Sky Blue

01. Rejoice
02. Fallout
03. Midnight Sun
04. A New Reign
05. Universal Flame
06. Warrior
07. Sky Blue
08. Silent Militia
09. Rain City
10. Forever
11. Before We Die
12. The Ones We Love

CD2 – Dark Matters

01. Z2
02. From Sleep Awake
03. Ziltoidian Empire
04. War Princess
05. Deathray
06. March of the Poozers
07. Wandering Eye
08. Earth
09. Ziltoid Goes Home
10. Through the Wormhole
11. Dimension Z

CD3 – Dark Matters (without dialogue)

01. Z2
02. From Sleep Awake
03. Ziltoidian Empire
04. War Princess
05. Deathray
06. March of the Poozers
07. Wandering Eye
08. Earth
09. Ziltoid Goes Home
10. Dimension Z

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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