Ever since the release of "Z²" has been announced, my expectation for this album has been growing for each passing day. But I never thought that Devin would commit himself in making this record such a big thing. To promote this release, we have had the radio show "Ziltoid Radio" on Team Rock Radio, the universal choir that lets fans be a part of the album, a TV show titled "ZTV" that aired its first episode today, a new website for everything revolving Ziltoid, a comic book that is in the making, and a full blown metal musical in 2015 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Oh, and don't forget that "Z²" is a double album. A Devin Townsend Project album entitled "Sky Blue" and the official follow up record to "Ziltoid The Omniscient" entitled "Dark Matters".
The amount of work that Devin have done is just incredible, especially since he has also done tons of touring, released another album with its new project Casualties of Cool and the amazing "The Retinal Circus" at the same time. I can't believe the amount of work Devin have put into all of this and he actually pulls it off, while a normal human would easily crack under the pressure. The man must really love music and his fans.
Devin has said that he is taking some time off after the tour he is doing for "Z²" which I can understand. The man is in desperate need of a holiday, not because he seems exhausted or washed-up, but because he has earned it. He has worked more or less non stop since he release the first Ziltoid Record. However, if I know Devin, then that break will not be too long, which is good since I want much more of his fantastic music. One thing is for sure though, the man has really earned the universes ultimate cup of coffee.
The double album "Z²" will be released 27th October in Europe and 28th October in the US, and you can rest assure that you will see a review of it on this blog as soon as possible.