After releasing Epicloud last year to critical acclaim, the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT is now ready to give fans the first preview of their next release: the Retinal Circus CD/DVD set! In regards to the Retinal Circus, Devin Townsend comments:
"So closing in on 8 months of work, we're almost finished with the 'Retinal Circus'! It's been a huge amount of work for everyone, from the show, down to DVD & Blu-ray authoring, artwork, logistics...(not to mention the show itself!) but we're almost there, and when watched in its entirety, it's really a heck of an experience!
To tie you over until it's out, here's a clip of the song 'Grace'...It's out of context obviously, but hopefully gives you a vague idea of what's about to come out.
It's been a ton of work for everybody and we're really quite proud of it...When the final products have been produced, we'll let you know!
To watch a clip of "Grace" from the Retinal Circus (featuring frequent collaborator Anneke Van Giersbergen), click the link below:
Filmed in fall 2012, the Retinal Circus takes place at London's historic Roundhouse venue and includes a three hour plus performance that spans Devin Townsend's entire career. With a full choir and theatrical cast, visual and aural enhancements unlike any show Devin has done to date, several special guests, circus performances and more, this CD/DVD set is a must-have for any Hevy Devy fan!
The Retinal Circus will be available as a 2 DVD/2 CD digipack set in North America (release date TBA), with the following imports available at CM Distro:
--standard 2-disc DVD
--standard 1-disc Blu-Ray
--standard 2-CD audio
--special edition 2-DVD/1-Blu Ray/2-CD box set
--diehard deluxe fan box incl. 2-DVD/1-Blu Ray/2-CD (full details of its contents to be revealed soon)
The Retinal Circus has also been nominated for its second award this year, with the Progressive Music Awards 2013 deeming it a contender for "Best Live Event". Fans can vote for it to win here: http://awards.progrockmag.com/awards/live-event