Devin Townsend is giving audiences their first taste of his new live recording.
Townsend debuted the live clip for his performance of ‘Genesis‘ Friday. The performance is featured in his forthcoming live recording Order of Magnitude: Empath Live Volume 1. The recording is scheduled for release Oct. 23 through InsideOut Music.
Townsend talked about the video and song in a recent interview.
“This song, ‘Genesis’ from my latest album Empath seemed an appropriate way to introduce this concert to the audience,” he said. “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.”
The concert featured in Order of Magnitude: Empath Live Volume 1 was recorded in December 2019 in London, UK. The concert was the penultimate show in Townsend’s tour in support of Empath. Empath was re-issued June 5 through InsideOut Music with a bonus disc and two Blu-ray discs.
The first Blu-ray features a 5.1 Surround Sound mix of Empath crafted by Townsend himself, with visuals for the entire album, plus a stereo visualizer. The second Blu-ray contains a bonus live performance titled Acoustically Inclined — Live in Leeds. the concert, captured during Townsend’s April 2019 acoustic tour, features performances of some of Townsend’s most beloved songs, such as ‘Love?,’ ‘Deadhead,’ and ‘Things Beyond Things.’
Order of Magnitude: Empath Live Volume 1 will release on a limited deluxe 2CD/Blu-ray/DVD artbook; Limited edition 2CD/DVD package; Blu-ray; gatefold 3LP/2CD vinyl box, and digital album. The Blu-ray features a behind-the-scenes documentary and 5.1 surround sound mix. The DVD features a 5.1 surround sound mix. Pre-orders are open now.
The recording’s track listing is noted below.
The track-listing is as follows:
9.Ain’t Never Gonna Win
14.Spirits Will Collide
In related news, Devin Townsend will hold a live, streaming by request set at 4 p.m. ET on Sept. 5. Tickets are available here. Fans can pre-order a shirt that celebrates the concert event here. A trailer for the streaming show is itself streaming here.
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