I feel bad for Devin Townsend.
He spends all this time working on an epic and loud new record, called Epicloud, only to have some rat fink leak that shit a week ahead of its release.
I feel worse for me that I haven’t been sent a download of the record yet from Dev’s label.
Townsend went on a mini-rant in response this week, which was broadcast on Twitter.
“Look, to clarify again: The reason I’m not bothered about downloading is that over the years, some people who want me to continue support it,” says Devin.
“Of course you hear the rhetoric and complaints, yeah it’s all expensive etc. etc. … but its a good job we’re damn lucky to have,” he says.
“Ultimately, at the end of the day, I write music for ME because it’s what I LOVE. And if it ever turns around financially, great…why the hell would you want to be a musician if having people listen is so conditional? Support if you want, it costs a lot, but I love it.”
Epicloud will be released September 18.
We recently chatted with Devin about the new disc, and you can read some of that here.
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