Devin Townsend

Devin Townsend Shares “Genesis” Live Video From Upcoming Blu-ray


A live video of Devin Townsend performing “Genesis” saw a release today. The footage is taken from his upcoming live Blu-ray/album “Order Of Magnitude – Empath Live Volume 1“, out October 23rd. That set features Townsend‘s December 12th, 2019 show at the Roundhouse in London, England. That night saw him joined by his ‘Volume 1’ touring lineup, which includes:

Vocals/guitars – Ché Aimee Dorval (Casualties Of Cool)
Drums – Morgan Ågren (Kaipa)
Guitars – Mike Keneally (Dethklok)
Ambient guitars – Markus Reuter (Stick Men)
Bass – Nathan Navarro
Keyboards – Diego Tejeida (Haken)
Vocals – Samantha Preis
Vocals – Anne Preis
Vocals – Arabella Packford

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Speaking of this new video release, Townsend stated:

“Here is the first song we’ve chosen to release from the upcoming DVD concert, ‘Order Of Magnitude‘ which was the first volume of my ‘Empath‘ touring band cycle.

This particular band consisted of ten people onstage, all without click tracks or backing tracks, with the aim of reproducing my work in a new and creative way. A lot of what I’ve done in the past has been very structured, and the opportunity to interpret the music with high degrees of improvisation and flow was a fantastic experience.

This song, ‘Genesis‘ from my latest album ‘Empath‘ seemed an appropriate way to introduce this concert to the audience. It’s kind of an example of ‘musical anarchy’ in some ways- as the song is all over the place structurally to begin with. But to have a chaotic piece of music, played by these extraordinary musicians I had the honour of being with, in a no-holds-barred production, was really cathartic. It was about being free to do whatever we wanted in a time where rigid ideas of what is acceptable or not are stronger than ever.

I hope you enjoy it. Volume 2 is next, and is in a lot of ways the polar opposite to this, but on my journey of musical exploration, I am grateful for all of it, so thanks again for the support.”

Townsend will be livestreaming a performance from his ‘Volume 2’ lineup on September 05th. That set will see him take on his heavier material with guitarist Wes Hauch (ex-The Faceless/Black Crown Initiate), bassist Liam Wilson (Azusa, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan) and drummer Samus Paulicelli (Decrepit Birth). You can get tickets for that here.