Watch Devin Townsend’s Gorgeous New Video for “Stormbending”


Yeesh, Devin Townsend’s new video is insanely gorgeous! My first reaction upon pressing play on the new clip for “Stormbending” — from his recent release Transcendence — was that it looks like it was filmed in the Alaskan tundra, or more likely the woods outside Devin’s native Vancouver. But a quote from Townsend himself on the clip reveals a most unexpected location:

“Stormbending” was a song that meant a lot to me while writing and when asked to do a video, I really pushed for it. I think the idea of it was based around turning the tide of your own perspectives on things. It’s very easy to get caught up in the negativity and fear that kind of pervades most things lately, and finding ways to fight that away and keep a strong outlook on your own life can be challenging. It’s really easy to give in to it all as opposed to consciously working to better your situation. The video was done by a team of fantastic people in Serbia, and although it’s a challenge to be included in ones own videos, we decided to do one that was more performance based and I think it turned out really quite well. Thanks to everyone involved for making this happen and thanks to you for listening and supporting if you do :)

Serbia! Wow. At first it wasn’t clear is Devy and the band filmed the performance portions of the video in Serbia or whether it was simply the editing/CGI team that’s based there, but some quick Googling reveals that DTP haven’t toured Europe at all this year, meaning everything you see here was done with a green screen. So those very likely are Serbian mountains we’re looking at — or maybe just CGI inspired by Serbia — and suddenly I really want to visit Serbia! As for the CGI city parts, they’re also stunning… I wouldn’t mind visiting that imaginary world as well.

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