Had a listen to some specific music for the first time in a long time on our flight home on Sunday.... Terror Syndrome. It's a project I put together in 2006 when Dev dis-banded the DTB and SYL. Still very proud of this album to this day :) I wrote all the music (except for a couple instrumentals which Dave Young helped co-write), produced it and co-wrote lyrics. Devin Townsend mixed the album for me. I had Dave Young play all rhythm guitars and some leads, Mike Young (ex-DTB) on Bass, Denton Bramley (ex-God Awakens Petrified) and me on drums. I also had a bunch guest appearances from Alex Skolnick (Testament), Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle), Christofer Malmstrom (Darkane), Byron Stroud (SYL/Fear Factory), Michael Manring and the man himself, Devin Townsend :)
This was a project I could get my heavy side out of. My influences of Pantera, Faith No More, Meshuggah and Primus definitely sneak out in parts of the album. In the end though, it's 100% me and what I enjoy playing when it comes to heavier music. If you dig the sample song below 'When God Was Sober', one of the catchier tunes that got played on some radio around the world, you can check out the rest of the album on The TS Soundcloud page located here:
Hey guys, here' a new drum cam recorded with my Zoom Q8 from the DTP's recent Summer Festival Tour that took place in mid-June 2017. I wanted to do a drum cam specifically from our show at Download Festival in Donnington, England because it was a special show for me. I dedicated my portion of this big show to a friend of mine, Jeff Worobec, who passed away from Cancer in late 2016. Jeff was an amazing person and a great drummer who never got to complete his dream of playing the big stages around the world, so, I took some of Jeff's ashes and a picture of him with me on stage, beside me on my drum riser, at Download Festival in England, and played the entire show with Jeff in mind. The song I'm playing in this Drum Cam is 'Higher' off of the DTP album 'Transcendence'. I chose this song in particular because of the amazing crowd support in the middle of the song. We have a big crowd participation part in 'Higher', that the crowd absolutely nailed at this show. It was a special gig for many reasons. Grateful to be able to do what I do for living and grateful that I was able to do something special for a friend of mine who's not with us anymore. Jeff may be gone but he will never be forgotten.
R.I.P. Jeff.... I know your jamming away with a smile on your face, wherever you are :)
Thanks to all of you who support the DTP for your amazing support. Truly Grateful.
Just wanted to say THANK YOU and cheers to all of you guys that came out to our headlining and festival shows in Europe and the UK. Every time I see the support you give us, small or big, I'm as grateful as EVER!!! Truly honoured to do what I do for a living and to play to all of you amazing people who support what we do. We'll be back many more times this summer doing more festivals in Europe and the UK. Look forward to seeing you guys at these shows. Thanks for your support :) #grateful ... See MoreSee Less
Photos from Ryan Van Poederooyen's post Always a pleasure seeing the band Avatar kick some ass live. They killed it at Tons of Rock in Norway just now. Great band and great guys. If you haven't seen them, then check this clip I took of them live below for a small sample. This is the song that got me into them... 'Hail the Apocalypse'. Bad ass!! The DTP play later tonight then homeward. Let's do this.... ... See MoreSee Less
Today the DTP rock Norway at the Tons of Rock Festival. Looking forward to it. Then we fly home for a very short 4 day break... ahhhh tour life 😊 Wouldn't have it any other way. Livin' the dream! #grateful ... See MoreSee Less
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We would like to officially welcome Ryan Van Poederooyen to our growing list of professional endorsing drummers. Ryan is currently touring the European Festival Scene with the Devin Townsend Project. This guy is not only an amazing drummer, but one of the most personable and kind people on the planet. We truly are honored to welcome him to our family!
Ryan “RVP” Van Poederooyen is an ambitious, creative and dedicated drummer from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is also a motivational speaker whose main goal is to inspire and motivate people around the world to live a life full of purpose and happiness. RVP mainly owes his fame to being the drummer for Devin Townsend since 2002, in the Devin Townsend Project (Current) and the now defunct Devin Townsend Band (2002-2006). Ryan also play’s drums for a metal band he formed in 2007 called Terror Syndrome. He also joined a side-project in 2007 called Ten Ways, which is a progressive rock band formed by former ex-Devin Townsend Band members Dave and Mike Young.
In the last 20 years, Ryan has performed as a studio/session drummer on many albums/singles for label acts and independent acts around the world. He has been a session drummer for producers such as Brian Howes (Nickelback, Hinder, Puddle of Mud, Daughtry), Chad Kroeger (Nickelback), Rhys Fulber (Fear Factory, The Tea Party, Josh Groban) among many others.
Learn more about Ryan Van Poederooyen at www.rvpdrums.com
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..and finally, visit the Devin Townsend Project at www.hevydevy.com
Taught a drum lesson in London with Connor. Was a great lesson because of the great subjects we talked about. That's what makes each one on one drum lesson unique with my students. The questions they prepare before each lesson turns it into a experience they'll appreciate 100% every time! Love teaching and helping others. Good times! ... See MoreSee Less
Had a great show at Graspop yesterday and also got to meet a really cool band named Avatar, from Sweden. I recently discovered their music while at the Golden Gods Awards in London last week. They put on a kick ass show and had some pretty bad ass tunes to match. So I introduced myself to them and got to say hello. Turns out they're big DTP fans too, so we had a great chat over some beers and got to know each other a bit. Mike St. Jean and I got a couple pics with them before we left. Check this band out, they're pretty awesome and got a cool thing going on! Maybe we'll tour together down the road ? Never know.... ... See MoreSee Less
Met a lot of good friends backstage at Hellfest yesterday in Clisson, France... looking forward to playing Graspop today in Belgium and seeing more good friends! Living the dream and honored to know such great people. Grateful. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you Hellfest and Clisson, France for holding an amazing festival!!! That was a real fun show with a massive, loud and supportive crowd. Got some great shots of the crowd from the best seat in the house including one with the camera guy who was behind me filming me for our whole show! Good times all around! Grateful..... ... See MoreSee Less
Taught a couple great drum lessons yesterday in Belfast, Ireland with Cregg and Gareth. Two great lessons with two great guys. The great thing about these lessons I teach, is that they're catered 100% to each student. The questions each student brings will shape the lesson and therefore make it 100% memorable for them. Look forward to teaching my last group of lessons on June 18th in London, England. There is one more lesson left to book. If you're interested, PM me and I'll give you all the details!