DEVIN TOWNSEND INTERVIEW BY GRINDKHAOS
Grindkhaos: Hi Devin
Grindkhaos: In your new songs, which you're making
there's something about Strapping Young Lad??
We are awaiting the next album since CITY.
Devin: Yes, i have a new project in the works and it is
Strapping i don't consider this next record a follow up
to CITY or TERRIA it's simply another album
It's a lot of different from CITY, a lot heavier.
Grindkhaos:Tell me about your 5 favourite songs ever the best for you.
Devin: I don't like to disclose my views about other musicians, but just for you :
1. Devin Townsend -truth (no joke, i love this song)
2. Faith No More -ashes to ashes
3. Soilwork -grand faliure anthem
4. Spock's beard - the great nothing
5. Judas priest - the sinner
Grindkhaos: and 5 singers all the time???
Devin: Mike Patton, Rob Halford, Matt Zane and Ihsahn.
Grindkhaos: Tell about the better live show you've seen
Devin: The best band i have ever seen is the WILDHEARTS,
back a few of years ago no-one could touch them,
they seem to have fallen apart now.
Grindkhaos: We want to hear rhe new recording of SYL
Devin: Well by god just wait until you hear the next album,
it's going to be so much heavier than anything that
has ever been done.
Grindkhaos: In the extreme industrialmetal scene you have no contest
no FF, no CUBANATE, no GODFLESH no one what you think????
Devin: THANX!!! i never like to say i am better than anyone
Fear Factory and GODFLESH are two of my favourite bands.
But i dont like CUBANATE.
Grindkhaos: What do you think about grindcore bands cause in your first album "Heavy is aheavy really thing" i listen some
influences of this generes, yes??
Devin: NAPALM DEATH were one of my biggest influences, but they are
about the only grindcore band i listen to.
With "heavy as a heavie..." i just copied NAPALM and FEAR FACTORY
and created my own sound from there, i'm not proud of it.
Grindkhaos: Please recommend me some good bands for grindkhaos readers!!!
Devin: Well, if there is one band on this earth who can almost rival strapping it's SOILWORK. I recommend their last album "a predators portrait" they mix incredible heavy guitar and rythms with a mixture of harsh and melodic vocals to create an extreme and accesable sound.
Another band i have discovered lately is CONQUEST FOR NATIONS,
they are from England i think are releasing their album debut soon
it's called "FUTURESCOPE" i am friend with the singer/guitar/keyboard
player ZANE, i met him back in june on a tour.
Finally i dont know how many of these you have heard of , but, recommend them all, they are all fantastic:
PAIN OF SALVATION: "the perfect element"
ULTRASPANK : "progress"
STABBING WESTWARD: "darkest day".
Grindkhaos: this is the end, no more questions thank you devin and take care!!!.
Devin: thanx and take care.