Celebrating 20 Years of DaBelly!  - This article first appeared in our 177th issue of DaBelly in January, 2015.

Devin TownsendDEVIN TOWNSEND - Indeed
By Sara Lambeth

What can one say about their favorite musician? That he is quite possibly the greatest musician to have ever lived? Sitting with a thesaurus in hand,  I pondered which sentence enhancers I could use to articulate the greatness that he is. After several rough drafts, I came to the conclusion that fancy wording just wouldn't do.  This is because it was more than just his music that made him my favorite, it was the journey in becoming a fan.

It has always been an adventure going to Zia Records the day he released a new album and spending hours listening to it alone in my room or driving around in my car; or doing the online pre-orders and getting  additional demos, a compass and even a Ziltoid Frisbee. I had been listening to Devin Townsend’s music several years before the first time seeing him live. It was back in 2003 for "The Odyssey Tour" and he opened for Symphony X at the Mason Jar in Phoenix, Arizona, may it rest in peace.

This year Devin Townsend released four flawless albums which made DaBelly’s Best Of 2014 list  (www.dabelly.com/features/feature442.htm), "Casualties of Cool" and "Z2." In support of "Ziltoid 2," Devin Townsend embarked on a North American co-headlining tour with Animals as Leaders. DaBelly publisher Dave Schwartz and I, along with my good friend and long time fan of Devin Townsend, Jeremiah Cooper, met up with Devin before his show at The Nile Theater in Mesa Arizona. Devin shared with us a deeper meaning behind some of his older songs and what he has planned for 2015.

After you watch the video interview check out DaBelly’s Photo Page for pictures of the show! www.dabelly.com/columns/DaBelly_Photos.htm


Ziltoid 2
Sky Blue Tracklist:

1. Rejoice
2. Fallout
3. Midnight Sun
4. A New Reign
5. Universal Flame
6. Warrior
7. Sky Blue
8. Silent Militia
9. Rain City
10. Forever
11. Before We Die
12. The Ones Who Love

Dark Matters Tracklist:

1. Z2
2. From Sleep Awake
3. Ziltoidian Empire
4. War Princess
5. Deathray
6. March of the Poozers
7. Wandering Eye
8. Earth
9. Ziltoid Goes Home
10. Through the Wormhole
11. Dimension Z

Casualties Of Cool Tracklist:

1. Daddy
2. Mountaintop
3. Flight
4. The Code
5. Moon
6. Pier
7. Ether
8. Hejda
9. Forgive Me
10. Broken
11. Bones
12. Deathscope
13. The Field
14. The Bridge
15. Pure

Disc II [Deluxe Version Bonus]:

1. Ghost Wives
2. Drained
3. Dig For Gold
4. Dead Eyes
5. Drench
6. Mind
7. Where You've Been
8. Gone Is Gone
9. Fight
10. Glass World
11. Aquarius
12. Perspective
13. Moonshine

Record Label:  Century  Media Records/InsideOut Music


For more about Devin Townsend:


DaBelly Host:

Sara Lambeth

Devin Townsend Project:

Devin Townsend - Vocals, Guitar, Synths and Ambience

Dave Young - Guitar, Keys, Mandolin
Ryan Van Poederooyen - Drums
Brian 'Beav' Waddell - Bass

Filmed On Location By:

Dave Schwartz

The Nile Theater in Mesa, AZ.

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