DEVIN AND DIRK, DECONSTRUCTIONWORK
Each time Devin Townsend releases a new studio video of the Deconstruction sessions — or each time he releases anything at all, really — my inner dialogue goes something like this:
Vince Neilstein 1: This is awesome! Gotta post about it immediately
Vince Neilstein 2: Yeah, but you post everything Devin does! Lay off this time, maybe.
Vince Neilstein 1: Yeah, but… this is soooo awesome!
Vince Neilstein 2: So is everything. Wait ’til he releases an actual new song or something, and avoid over-hype.
Vince Neilstein 1: Yeah, but… fuck you, I’m posting.
And so, here’s the latest Deconstruction recording update. It features the great Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork, Scarve, 10,000 other bands) on drums. Verbeuren’s got to be one of the most under-rated players in metal; every time I watch him play I’m absolutely floored. He’s got such great hands (huh huh, that’s what she said); in a modern metal drumming landscape that’s dominated by constant double-bassing, Dirk uses his hands more creatively than just about anyone.
Expect Deconstruction to come out some time this summer, and expect it to feature guest vocal appearance by Mikael Akerfeldt, Joe Duplantier, Tommy Rogers and Greg Puciato.