Devin Townsend To Track Second Ziltoid This Spring



If that headline sounded like Japanese to you, let me quickly explain.

Ziltoid the Omniscient is a lovable character created by Devin Townsend, who once released an entire album devoted to the colorful space creature. He has long talked of tracking a second Ziltoid disc, and will now do so this spring.

Townsend himself revealed his plans last night in a series of Tweets. He also revealed his Casualties of Cool project is wrapped and will be released in May.

“So since Epicloud, there’s been lots of activity, tours and projects, Retinal, Casualties etc. really a lot to digest for myself and audience I went so hard with DTP that in a way, I began to just put in the time to promote myself. In a sense, you become a parody of yourself So I took some time to finish Casualties and get my shit straight.

“Lots of band discussion, new jamspot, gear, everything overhauled…And I began writing for Z2 about 6 months ago. Between all the ideas, there’s close to 70 songs. Some are really good, but none are ‘it’ How do you not repeat yourself? How do you avoid being a caricature? How do I incorporate Ziltoid with what we’ve done and not just be silly?

“So life changes start again, acceptance of age has to happen, goals need to be set, discipline and routine. It’s bound to repeat unless… Unless you can instigate REAL change, not just fad stuff, but real change. The scary stuff. Where does it lie? Hmm… I’m proud to say that the ideas that are coming now are beginning to take the shape. The theme. It’s so exciting. We start recording in May.

“Dunno why I chose to vent like this, but I’m done now. Some great strides taken by band, label, management and us all. It’s going to be rad. Goodnight, and thanks again for allowing us to do this! It’s going to be so much fun guys, just wait! Casualties Of Cool gets released in May by the way…It’s a bridge to the Z2 phase, really important one to me.”

I am excited. Anything this dude does is golden in my book. Love the guy. Wish we could be best buds. But he lives so far away.

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