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Devin Townsend signs new deal with InsideOut Music

Thursday, October 25, 2018 6:10 AM PT
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Official press release:

Since 1999, Devin Townsend and Inside Out Music have enjoyed a highly successful and fruitful relationship together, releasing studio albums under his solo guise, Devin Townsend Project & Casualties of Cool, as well as live releases recorded at landmark shows in Devin's career at the Royal Albert Hall and the Ancient Roman Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, to name but two. Now they are pleased to cement that collaboration by signing a brand new contract on the eve of their 20 year anniversary of working together, for the release of new albums including the forthcoming Empath in 2019.

Devin comments: "In an Industry that is tenuous at best, we need to make alliances. In opposition to the old ideas of 'us against them' when the discussions turn to art vs commerce, we need allies. I have been an independent artist for many years, and 20 of those years have been with Inside Out Music. When others were afraid to really put effort into packaging, product, and the actual recordings, due in large part to a dwindling industry, Inside Outhas championed my work since the turn of the century. Because throughout it all, more than anything, I want the art and the music to be done correctly. I want to learn from my missteps and I want a group of business partners I can rely on to go to bat for unconventional music in ways I simply could not do on my own. I'm proud to say I've been with Inside Out for many of those years that have defined me as an artist. It's a pleasure to re-sign with them for my newest works. Thank you."

InsideOut label-head Thomas Waber comments: "I consider it to be a privilege and an honour to have been able to play a small part in enabling this truly unique artist to fulfil his artistic visions over the years. For me Devin is one of the most important and outstanding left-field artists out there today. In a musical climate where formats triumph over artistic freedom, Devin's visions are refreshing and a much needed breath of fresh air. An alien in search for the ultimate coffee bean? Bring it on! Working with Devin and his team feels like working with family, which is something that i can't stress and value enough. I remember when he sent me Physicist and the album sounding very alien to me, but his sensibilities for melodies and arrangements came through loud and clear and of course with Kingdom the album had one of the best tracks of all time! I am truly excited about the new album Empath and wherever else Devin will take us over the coming years!"




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