Photos by Lisa Tiffany
As all our readers know, Myglobalmind strides to bring the highest quality content of the great bands that rock your world on a global scale and with an ever growing staff and some very talented photographers that contribute to us now on a regular basis, we always try to improve the experience of the site for our fellow readers. Today we encourage all of our readers to check out the following professional photographs from a very talented photographer in Lisa Tiffany who covers the Rock and Metal scene in Dublin, Ireland. If you are not familiar with her work, please check her out at the links above and like her social pages and if any bands or labels like to contact her please go through her site, you won’t be disappointed. Her work is both fantastic and extremely professionally shot and has been featured on iconic magazines the likes of Metal Hammer and Kerrang, a great honor for us to get permission from the artist to feature some of her pictures here on our site and more of her wonderful photographs are on the way as well. A big thank you Lisa!!!
On September 18, 2012 in North America, (September 24th Europe), HevyDevy Records and InsideOut Music released Epicloud, the monumental fifteenth studio album from visionary singer/guitarist/producer Devin Townsend. From the infectious anthem “More!”, to the cabaret-worthy “Lucky Animals” or the rhythmic electronica of “Save Our Now” all the way to the meditative “Divine,” Epicloud draws on a wide range of influences to create an album that celebrates optimism in humanity, WHILST simultaneously remaining absolutely crushing. A wide variety of textures and moods makes Epicloud a very fitting follow-up to the emotionally varied prior Devin Townsend Project albums.
So often, we as listeners ARE confronted with music and artists that base their expression on focusing on life’s hardships, but as Epicloud was being written, there was a deliberate intention to avoid that type of theme. To make music that has power based on mood and rhythm, but not on seeking sympathy as a way to engage the audience. Epicloud chooses to view the glass as half full. Indeed, the sentiment – “THE TIME HAS COME TO FORGET ALL THE BULLS**T AND ROCK!” — is expressed in the larger-than-life chorus of “Liberation,” a joyous rock saga that in some ways could be viewed as Epicloud’s mission statement: “I wanted to provide music that people could sing along with… can participate in and put aside the bullshit definitions that hold us back as musicians and artists. I think Epicloud is about that. Regardless of what we’re dealt, it’s our reactions to things that define us. This album is exactly what I wanted to do, and serves as a musical reprieve between the nature of the last four records, and my ultimate goal of writing epic symphonies and musicals.”
If the prior four Devin Townsend Project albums carried a common theme of ‘working to overcome creative hang-ups’, then it’s fair to view Epicloud as ‘having overcome them.’
Excerpt taken from Devin Townsend Project Offiical FB
The Devin Townsend Project
JUN 06 Sölvesborg, SESweden Rock Festival
JUN 15 Derby, GBDownload Festival
JUL 11 Ballenstedt, DERock Harz Festival
JUL 12 Vizovice, CZMasters of Rock Festival
JUL 14 Loreley