Photo by Mark Ellis.

Welcome to my Devin Townsend shrine!

My love of Devin began with the introduction of Strapping Young Lad in 2007 (yeah, the year they broke up so I'd never get to see them live 😭). Since then, he has remained my favourite musician, even though I haven't been a fan of his later stuff. But I absolutely cannot deny his musicial genius. His older stuff is still superior to anything else I listen to!

I have seen Devin live 5 times. The first in 2010, and the last in 2019.

Because Devin has released music under a few different names, I have split this shrine up a little. You can click to where you want to go below.

Devin Townsend | Strapping Young Lad | Devin Townsend Band | Devin Townsend Project

About Devin Townsend

From: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Established: 1996.
Genres: Progressive metal, ambient, electronic.
Labels: Hevy Devy (1996-now), InsideOut (2019-now).
Instruments: Vocals, guitars, keyboards.

Albums
Sex & Religion (Steve Vai) 1993
Punky Brüster - Cooked on Phonics 1996
Ocean Machine: Biomech 1997
Infinity 1998
Physicist 2000
Terria 2001
Devlab 2004
The Hummer 2006
Ziltoid the Omniscient 2007
Casualties of Cool 2014
Z²: Dark Matters 2014
Empath 2019
The Puzzle/Snuggles 2021
Lightwork 2022

Frequent Collaborators
(listed alphabetically, because there's a lot)
Morgan Ågren [Percussion, Drums] Casualities of Cool, Z², Empath, The Puzzle, Snuggles
Ché Aimee Dorval [Vocals, Acoustic Guitar] Casualties of Cool, Empath, The Puzzle, Snuggles
Kat Epple [Multi-Instrumentalist] Casualties of Cool, Z², The Puzzle
Anneke van Giersbergen [Vocals] Z², Empath
JR Harder [Bass] Punky Brüster, Ocean Machine
Gene Hoglan [Drums] Infinity, Physicist, Terria
Mike Keneally [Guitar] Empath, The Puzzle
Jamie Meyer [Piano, Keyboards] Infinity, Terria
Nathan Navarro [Drums, Bass] Empath, The Puzzle, Snuggles
Anup Sastry [Drums] Empath, The Puzzle
Mike St-Jean [Keyboards, Drums] Casualities of Cool, Z²
Chris Valagao [Backing Vocals] Pünky Brüster, Ocean Machine, Infinity, Physicist
Dave Young [Guitars, Keyboards] Casualities of Cool, Z²

About Strapping Young Lad

From: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Established: 1994.
Disbanded: 2007.
Genres: Industrial metal, "extreme" metal.
Labels: Century Media (1994-2007).

Albums
Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing 1995
City 1997
Strapping Young Lad 2003
Alien 2005
The New Black 2006

Final Line-Up
Devin Townsend [Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard] (1994-2007)
Jed Simon [Guitar] (1995-2007)
Byron Stroud [Bass] (1995-2007)
Gene Hoglan [Drums] (1996-2007)

Previous Members
Adrian White [Drums] (1994-1996)
Ashley Scribner [Bass] (1994-1995)
Mike Sudar [Guitar] (1994-1995)

About the Devin Townsend Band

From: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Established: 2002.
Disbanded: 2006.
Genres: Progressive metal.
Labels: Hevy Devy (2002-2006).

Albums
Accelerated Evolution 2003
Synchestra 2006

Members
Devin Townsend [Vocals, Guitars] (2002-2006)
Brian Waddell [Guitar] (2002-2006)
Mike Young [Bass, Tuba] (2002-2006)
Dave Young [Keyboards, Piano] (2002-2006)
Ryan van Poederooyen [Drums] (2002-2006)

About the Devin Townsend Project

From: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Established: 2008.
Disbanded: 2018.
Genres: Progressive metal, progressive rock, pop metal, ambient.
Labels: Hevy Devy (2008-2018).

Albums
Ki 2009
Addicted 2009
Deconstruction 2011
Ghost 2011
Epicloud 2012
Z²: Sky Blue 2014
Transcendence 2016

Official Members
Devin Townsend [Vocals, Guitars] (2008-2018)
Dave Young [Guitar, Keyboards] (2008-2018)
Brian Waddell [Bass] (2008-2018)
Mike St-Jean [Keyboards, Drums] (2014-2018) Ryan van Poederooyen [Drums] (2011-2018)

Album Musicians
Mark Cimino [Guitar] Addicted
Ché Aimee Dorval [Vocals] Ki, Transcendence
Kat Epple [Multi-Instrumentalist] Ghost
Anneke van Giersbergen [Vocals] Addicted, Epicloud, Transcendence
Duris Maxwell [Drums] Ki
Jean Savoie [Bass] Ki
Dirk Verbeuren [Drums] Deconstruction

My Favourite Songs

If any songs are missing from this playlist, they may not be available in your country.

My Favourite Music Video

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