Devin Townsend presents: Ziltoid The Omniscient

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Close encounters of the Townsend kind: 'Ziltoid The Omniscient' approaching

Ziltoid the Omniscient is the main figure of a new project by Devin Townsend that will be considered, at least, for one corresponding rock album as well as for a video clip series. Ziltoid, an alien with the power and firm intention to destroy planet earth, is personified by a puppet and created by Townsend himself. The puppet alien appears to be a blend of ‘skeks’ from Townsend’s favourite movie ‘The Dark Crystal’ by muppet creator Jim Henson, of grover from ‘Sesame Street’ and Townsend himself.

Devin Townsend recorded the ‘Ziltoid…’ album all by himself. It is planned for the end of May, unites elements of the Devin Townsend Band and Strapping Young Lad and even contains radio play material. Townsend himself calls it a metal symphony.
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Sleep is for the week.
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Slip is for the geek.
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I am really looking forward to this...meanwhile, if you haven't seen SYL at the 2006 Download festival check this out, it's the complete gig, it's worh watching for Dev's hilarious comments alone..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HN1NaCq ... ed&search=
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3BtuwiM ... ed&search=
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5CgiPLt ... ed&search=
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHWgDGv4 ... ed&search=
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Wow, that was a short hiatus. I was sad that he was taking some time off anyway. Did anyone else get the Hummer? I like to listen to it while I'm writing code.
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Here's the cover

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Hahaha! Nice!
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Isn't Townsend crazy? I started taking interest in him cuase he played with Steve. Doesn't he play metal or something with his own band?
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jem_legacy wrote:Isn't Townsend crazy? I started taking interest in him cuase he played with Steve. Doesn't he play metal or something with his own band?
He has two bands, The Devin Townsend Band, Strapping Young Lad and also releases albums as just Devin Townsend, like this new one...

He has had a few mental issues, nothing too serious though I think...
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treeduck wrote:
jem_legacy wrote:Isn't Townsend crazy? I started taking interest in him cuase he played with Steve. Doesn't he play metal or something with his own band?
He has two bands, The Devin Townsend Band, Strapping Young Lad and also releases albums as just Devin Townsend, like this new one...

He has had a few mental issues, nothing too serious though I think...
bipolar disorder, it kind of shows through in the difference between SYL and the Devin Townsend Band/solo stuff

But all of his stuff is pretty awesome regardless
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I may have the same problem....
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Can't wait for this one...Dev's a genious IMO!
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Ziltoid is coming! The first transmission is already here!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viaRKlgQo3E
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haha awesome that looks really cool 8)
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the songs on the ziltoid myspace are awesome so far, epic space sound.
I love all his non-SYL stuff, just amazing songs
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