Although they may not be household names like Justin Bieber or Bruno Mars, it’s a pretty big deal around these parts to be able to discuss new stuff from both Haken and Devin Townsend! When this podcast airs on June 22 the world will have just experienced the release of the new Haken live album, their first, entitled L-1ve in keeping with the older theme set in motion with Affinity. Among other shows, host Nick Andreas and special guest Joey Frevola (Edge of Reality, Kyros) once did five Haken shows in five nights, so you know they were psyched for this release!
After that, we introduced a new segment, Forgotten Bands, which was an idea that Gonzo had to highlight bands that may not have gotten the proper due in their day. In his honor we started with Lilitu and invited special guest Henry Derek Bonner in to shed some light on what times were like for the band. It should be noted that his story does not end with Lilitu and you can catch him going forward with Act of Defiance.
Henry also stayed with us for the next segment about the newest Devin Townsend live spectacle, Ocean Machine – Live From the Ancient Roman Theater Plovdiv. The set being release July 6 features the Plovdiv Orchestra and Choir joining for the first set, which was picked by the fans, and a second set where Devin was joined by original Ocean Machine bassist Squid to play the album in full.
Finally we wrapped things up by… well… wrapping up! We brought to a close the first half of 2018 talking about our top 5 studio albums thus far, our favorite live release, and our favorite concert attended thus far this year, as well as talking about what dark horse we were most pleasantly surprised by at this point.
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