After 18 months in the studio, Canadian metal stalwart Devin Townsend has announced details of his new solo album and follow-up to 2014’s ‘Z²’, which features a plethora of famous musical guests.
The new record, titled ‘Empath’, will be released on March 29th 2019 through his own label, HevyDevy Records, and will feature the likes of Steve Vai, Chad Kroeger, Morgan Ågren, Anup Sastry, and more.
Touching on the making of the album, and hinting at a video series documenting the process, Townsend had this to say.
“This record has taken me down a lot of very interesting psychological and technical avenues and the process was documented from the very get-go by a series of documentary videos that outline everything from the gestation of the idea to the actualisation of it, through all the existential ups and downs that went on. As such, this record is different to any record that I have released thus far, and trying to get people on board for what it is versus what it isn’t, I think needs to be dealt with in a different way.”
You can take a look at the cover artwork, full track listing, and pre-order options below.
03.) Spirits Will Collide
06.) Hear Me
10.) Singularity, Part 1 – Adrift
11.) Singularity, Part 2 – I Am I
12.) Singularity, Part 3 – There Be Monsters
13.) Singularity, Part 4 – Curious Gods
14.) Singularity, Part 5 – Silicon Scientists
15.) Singularity, Part 6 – Here Comes The Sun
DISC TWO – DELUXE EDITION:
01.) The Contrarian (Demo)
02.) King (Demo)
03.) The Waiting Kind (Demo)
04.) Empath (Demo)
05.) Methuselah (Demo)
06.) This Is Your Life (Demo)
07.) Gulag (Demo)
08.) Middle Aged Man (Demo)
09.) Total Collapse (Demo)
10.) Summer (Demo)