Are you a fan of Devin Townsend and Ziltoid The Omniscient? Have you ever wanted to sing on an album? Well, here’s your chance, as Townsend has invited fans to sing with him on his upcoming album, Z2.
Much like he did with the “Lucky Animals” video from Epicloud, he is now inviting fans to leave their mark on the album by submitting vocals for several songs to join what he calls “The Universal Choir”.
Townsend sent the following message out to his fans,
“Hey all, ‘Ziltoid 2’ is upon us! I’m deep in the recording of this double album, and as part of the theme, Ziltoid the alien joins forces with the humans…and what better way to express that then to invite you all to sing along? The ‘Universal Choir’ is a platform in which vocal parts are explained, and then provides you a way to upload your singing contributions that we will edit together into one, big choir! The parts are a little tricky but perfection is not required, just enthusiasm. Feel free to overdub yourself, get a bunch of friends together, or just yell along, the bigger the better. Send it back and we will then assemble the ‘Universal Choir’ which will actually be part of the new recording. It should be fun! (Or a total chaotic mess 🙂 but let’s try either way! The website, (which works best if it’s not on a mobile device), explains all the parts, with demonstrations and backing tracks. The hope is that a lot of people will upload themselves singing the parts, and then we assemble it and add it to the record. Come sing on Ziltoid’s album, and have a great time!”
– Devin Townsend.
There are three songs that Townsend wants fan contributions for: Before We Die, Dimension Z, and Z2.
If you’re interested the deadline for submissions is June 25th, 2014; so, head on over to The Universal Choir website to find out more about formatting and submitting your vocals.
Also, be sure to catch Townsend on the road in Europe in a city near you this summer!
Devin Townsend Project
Tour Dates July & August 2014
Jul 3: Nottingham, UK – Rock City
Jul 4: Leamington Spa, UK – The Assembly
Jul 7: Knebworth, UK – Sonisphere Festival
Aug 2: Schleswig-Holstein, Germany – Wacken Open Air
Aug 5: Utrecht – Netherlands – Tivoli Vredenburg
Aug 6: Cologne, Germany – Luxor
Aug 7: Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu
Aug 8: Jaromer, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault Festival
Aug 9: Frankfurt, Germany – Nachtleben
Aug 13: Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks
Aug 14: Dornbirn, Austria – Conrad Sohm
Aug 15: Dinkelsbuhl, Germany – Summerbreeze Festival