Members of the Devin Townsend Project and Strapping Young Lad Join Forces in New Band


Devin Townsend’s exes are having a party without him.

Ryan Van Poederooyen, drummer for the recently disbanded Devin Townsend Project, has taken to Facebook to reveal that he and DTP bassist Brian Waddell are teaming up with former Strapping Young Lads Jed Simon and Byron Stroud (also ex-Fear Factory) in a new band. They plan to announce their singer and name soon. Van Poederooyen makes it sound as though said singer is someone we all know; I have no clue who it is, but he’s gonna have some massive shoes to fill.

Read Van Poederooyen’s post in full below. More updates as we get ’em. 

“We would like to announce our 2nd Guitar Player of this brand new band. It is none other than, Mr. Jed Simon of Strapping Young Lad, Zimmers Hole, Scar the Martyr and Vimic acclaim. The majority of you all were hoping for Jed ‘Fucking’ Simon and now it’s a reality. Jed joining the band was an obvious choice after Brian ‘Beav’ Waddell, Byron Stroud and I decided we were going to do a heavier sounding band. Jed was our first, and really, our only choice. We didn’t think of anyone past Jed, because it made so much sense to have him involved for many reasons… He writes memorable, bad ass riffs, Byron and Jed have played together forever, we’re all great friends, and his personality along with his ‘team comes first’ attitude, fits in exactly with what we’re doing. Beav, Byron and I are stoked to have Mr. Metal on board. Prepare your best Taco for, Jed when we come to a city near you!!!!

“Thanks to all of you for your incredible support, comments and general excitement for this band. You guys were calling for Jed a lot these past few days after, Byron was announced. We all had big grins on our faces knowing he was a part of this.

“Next, we get to announce our singer on Wednesday. The guesses for this will be very interesting to see… all I can say is that he really blew us away with his voice on our demos. This guy is the real deal and the perfect fit for the music we’re playing! Who could it be ? Find out on Wednesday!

“Lastly, we will be announcing the name of the band, shortly after our singer is announced and then much more info to come. Please spread the news, share it and let people know about the metal that’s about to ensue! We’re stoked and we’re looking forward to giving you EVERY reason to be stoked with us! Stay posted…. – RVP”

Thanks: Josh M.

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