Devin Townsend Rules Out Strapping Young Lad Reunion

Devin Townsend

The other day, when Devin Townsend played a gig in London, he performed a couple of Strapping Young Lad tunes, which led some folks (myself included) to the unrealistic hope that Strapping Young Lad could make a return.

Not happening, according to Devin.

He claims the performance was a one-off, and plans for a reunion are not being made.

“I realize playing the 2 syl songs with Jed will lead to a ton of questions,” Tweets Devin. “I’m prepared for that, and have no desire to reform SYL. Playing them was closure for me, and I love Jed. I love Strapping, but haven’t the same connection with the stuff. It was a one off.”

Townsend later Tweeted — “And finally… no. I will not be playing SYL covers at future shows. Retinal was meant as a statement I suppose. #ballsout”

I can not wait to get my copy of the Retinal Circus on Blu-ray. Shit will be tight, my fine young cannibals.

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