Devin Townsend Project have released a new video for “Regulator.” The clip features footage recorded during the band’s special show at the Ancient Roman Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria on September 22, 2017, in which they played their landmark album, Ocean Machine (1997), in its entirety.
During the show, Townsend also played a set of fan-requested tracks in collaboration with the Orchestra of Plovdiv State Opera. The live “Regulator” video marks the second video from the performance, following “Truth.”
According to Blabbermouth, Devin said of the performance: “Plovdiv and this live package represents a lot to me, it signifies the end of one era, and the celebration of another. Amidst a gruelling touring year, this show came together with much blood, sweat, and tears, and the result is the culmination of many aspects of my work on one stage.
“Ocean Machine was released 20 years ago, and though Marty (drums) is no longer with us, I was able to finally perform the album in its entirety with the original bassist John ‘Squid’ Harder on this night. On a cold evening in an old city in the ancient theatre, many lifelong milestones came to a conclusion on this night and I’m exceptionally proud of it.
“I am currently writing, writing, and writing some more for the next stage of my life and work, and the team of individuals who contributed to this project, from the musicians in the band and orchestra, to the crews locally and with this, management, artists, filmographers and most importantly, the audience… made this night a powerful and strangely bittersweet moment I am proud to have documented with this work.
“This is a very special live recording of a very special night, and I hope you enjoy it as a monument to the things that inspired it all in the first place.”
On June 8, Devin Townsend Project released the limited vinyl collection Eras Part I which includes seven LPs released from 2009-2011 including albums Ki, Addicted, Deconstruction and Ghost.
Ocean Machine – Live at the Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv is available for pre-order, and will be released July 6.
For now, check out the video for “Regulator” below.
Photo Credit: Raymond Flotat