During an exclusive interview with the Italian metal/hardcore portal www.metallus.it, Devin Townsend offered an update on the forthcoming STRAPPING YOUNG LAD CD and a couple of other projects that will keep him busy throughout next year.
First up, the third studio recording from STRAPPING YOUNG LAD will be self-titled and will be tracked during September for a January 2003 release through Century Media Records. The production on the album will be "totally different" from that on the group's last album, City, but still "totally metal," according to Devin. Among the song titles to be include on the album (as previously reported) are: "Devour", "Consequence", "Bring On The Young", "Force Fed", "Last Minute", "Aftermath", and "Dirt Pride".
As for the next record to be released under the DEVIN TOWNSEND banner, it will be called Relationship and will deal with love and relationships between man and woman. The third and last current project is called EKO and is described by Devin as "techno with strange melodies that your parents will enjoy."
To read a report of the show (in Italian!) click here. To view pictures taken at STRAPPING YOUNG LAD's July 20th appearance at Knockout Festival in Moutier, Switzerland, where the above-mentioned interview was done, go to this location.