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Posted by on January 22, 2016 at 10:38 am

Has it really been two years since Z2? Though if you want to get really technical about things, the last time we truly got a regular, standalone Devin Townsend Project album was by way of 2012's Epicloud. So when are we getting a new one from the group? How's September sound?

According to a conversation with Metal Wani (below, transcribed by The PRP), the group will hit the studio on March 27 and is eyeing a tentative September release date. Townsend talks about the concept of the record below, which sounds pretty cool.

“It’s about getting over it, getting over yourself, getting over… all that stuff. And I’m not saying that I am, but the point of it is that seems be the next step, right? You know I’ll get into situations with people that I’ll be really irritated by them.

And recently there’s been this sort of thing that’s been going on in my process, where I’m like ‘this is your problem,’ this is not the person that needs to change, it’s you and how you’re reacting to them and that’s kind of new.

I think it’s because I have been so pigheaded and so selfish about so many things for so many years, I’ve spent a lot of time feeling that ‘that person needs to change’ and ‘this person needs to change.’ So in a sense this record, it’s based around the sense of like what needs to change is your reaction to these things and not them.”

Townsend also clarifies that his tease of working with Steve Vai was definitely true, though it's only one song as a bonus track for the reissue of Passion and Warfare. Still awesome!

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