The Devin Townsend Project have released a lyric video for their track Offer Your Light.
The song originally appeared on 2016 album Transcendence – and Townsend has decided to launch the new video in celebration at being named Metal Hammer’s Riff Lord at last night’s Golden Gods ceremony in London.
Townsend says: “Hey all! Well, heck – I guess I won an award for being a guitar guy. Sweet! All those years of social ineptitude has manifested in an ability to play 32nd notes. Take that, dad!
“To celebrate, we are doing a lyric video for a track I had been encouraged to release when the album first came out, but decided to go with another one instead. As it turns out, people seem to really like this song.
“Here’s a kind of rockin’, kind of straightforward track from Transcendence called Offer Your Light, written essentially about trying to look at the positive amidst the ever increasing sea of neurosis-inducing bullshit the world keeps spewing at us.”
He adds: “I’m in the beginning stages of writing new music now, and I hope this finds a home in your listening world for the next four minutes or so. Best part is, there’s no guitar solo!”
The Devin Townsend Project have several live dates planned throughout the summer – including a headline set on the Prog Stage at this year’s Ramblin’ Man Fair in Maidstone, UK. Find a full list of live shows below.
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Devin Townsend Project 2017 tour dates
Jun 13: Belfast Limelight 1, UK
Jun 14: Dublin The Academy, Ireland
Jun 16: Clisson Hellfest, France
Jun 21: Trondheim Starmus Festival, Norway
Jun 23: Halden Tons of Rock, Norway
Jun 30: Helsinki Tuska Metal Fest, Finland
Jul 01: Barcelona Be Prog! My Friend, Spain
Jul 14: Leeuwarden Neushoorn, Netherlands
Jul 15: Eindhoven Dynamo Metal Fest, Netherlands
Jul 29: Viersen Eier Mit Speck Festival, Germany
Jul 30: Maidstone Ramblin’ Man Fair, UK
Aug 12: Jaromer Brutal Assault Festival, Czech Republic
Aug 13: Bratislava Randal Club, Slovakia
Aug 15: Belgrade Dom Omladine, Serbia
Aug 16: Graz Explosiv, Austria
Aug 17: Dinkelsbühl Summer Breeze Open Air, Germany
Aug 18: Saarbrücken Garage, Germany
Aug 20: Saint-Nolff Motocultor Festival, France
Aug 22: Plovdiv Roman Amphitheatre, Bulgaria
Aug 24: Athens Gagarin 205, Greece
Aug 26: Tel Aviv Barby, Israel
Aug 28: St. Petersburg Club Zal, Russia
Aug 29: Moscow Yotaspace, Russia
Oct 01: Cologne Euroblast At Essigfabrik, Germany