TESTAMENT Frontman Performs With DEVIN TOWNSEND At Finland’s TUSKA Festival

July 4th, 2010
by EvilG
Devin townsend on stage at TUSKA. Photo by Arto Lehtinen of Metal-Rules.com

Devin townsend on stage at TUSKA. Photo by Arto Lehtinen of Metal-Rules.com

Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) performed his “Ziltoid The Omniscient” concept album in its entirety on Friday, July 2 at the thirteenth annual Tuska festival in Helsinki, Finland as a special one-off world-exclusive show. His DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT also played a set the following day at the festival, which featured additional appearances by TESTAMENT and OBITUARY, among many others.

Fan-filmed video footage of TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy putting on a cape and singing “Planet Smasher” during Devin Townsend‘s “Ziltoid” performance at Tuska can be viewed below.

“Ziltoid” setlist:

01. ZTO
02. By Your Command
03. Ziltoidia Attaxxx
04. Solar Winds
05. Hyperdrive
06. Guitar Duel (Ziltoid vs. Devin aka Captain Spectacular)
07. Intermission (Monty Python)
08. Kingdom
09. N9
10. Planet Smasher (feat. Chuck Billy)
11. Color Your World
12. The Greys
13. Deep Peace

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT setlist:

01. Addicted!
02. Supercrush!
03. Numbered!
04. Truth
05. OM
06. Deadhead
07. Gaia
08. Earth Day
09. Seventh Wave
10. Life

Finnish mainstream media coverage of Devin‘s appearance at Tuska:

* Helsingin Sanomat
* Ilta-Sanomat
* Turun Sanomat
* Nöjesbloggen

“Addicted”, the second in a series of albums from Townsend to be made available under the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT moniker, came out in November 2009 and has become the fastest-selling solo record in Devin‘s career.

Townsend is currently working on two new albums for 2011 release.

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