Devin Townsend unveils “Forgive Me” from ‘Empath Live In America’

Posted by on July 12, 2023


Devin Townsend is set to release Empath Live In America, on August 4th, 2023, as part of his Devolution series. The album features a raw and off-kilter performance, including a rendition of the Casualties Of Cool track “Forgive Me.” The release serves as a document of the tour cut short in 2020 due to the pandemic.


Townsend comments:

“Hello everyone 🙂 continuing in the ‘Devolution’ series of albums (which has been an avenue for us to release cool little curiosities on the side of regular releases) we bring you ‘Devolution #3 – Empath Live In America’. This was a very unique tour for me, and one that was regrettably cut short by the pandemic. It was a stripped back version of the ‘Order of Magnitude’ band (without choir and a few other members…), but as i try to do with each tour, the goal was to make this a unique and special night. Therefore, this tour marked a ‘free form’ version of the material. There were no backing tracks, click tracks, or even a setlist, so every night was unique and different. The audience yelled out requests and we just rolled with it. The material was therefore interpreted in unique ways and the experience was a very special ‘fly by the seat of our pants’ musical night. It’s a raw and off kilter performance and I’m thrilled to have documented it. Until the next ‘real’ release, I hope you enjoy this rarity from a special, albeit ill-fated tour.”


Listen to “Forgive Me” below and pre-order the live album here:


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