STRAPPING YOUNG LAD will film their first-ever DVD on Friday, January 16 at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, British Columbia. The as-yet-untitled disc, due later in the year through Century Media Records, will contain lots of outtake footage recorded over the past decade and is a precursor to the new STRAPPING YOUNG LAD CD, which is set to be recorded late summer.
In other news, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD mainman Devin Townsend has posted the following message on his official web site:
"I will release two website-only records in late February (the albums go to the layout place Jan 13th). These records are fun and not meant to be taken very seriously. 'Fan-only' records, but both of them are excellent and at least 72 minute long. I did the art and layout as well...(Haha!!!)
"One is 'Ass-sordid II' with all the old demos from my early bands NOISESCAPES and GREY SKIES as well as a whole whack of lost songs from the early days. A full 72-minute CD worth!
"The second album is called 'Devlab', and in a explosion I assembled together all my year-long laptop workings when I got home from the SYMPHONY X tour. I wanted to make a completely fucked record that compliments schizophrenia or flu symptoms...
"Honestly, some people will absolutely HATE it, so I don't recommend it to everyone. Just people who want to hear what a Devin Townsend 72-minute long ambient record would be like. (and even them I strongly caution)
"That being said, I LOVE it, but just so I don't kill my career, I'll only make it available through the site. There's a bit of writing in the booklets as well. Just descriptions and ramblings. Lots of pretentious shit...either you like it or you don't... If not, buy MESHUGGAH, OPETH, DIMMU, and WEEN instead. They fucking RULE!"