Born on May 5th 1972 in Vancouver, Canada, Devin Townsend is a multi-instrumentalist and producer. At the age of 19, he caught the attention of Steve Vai, who recruited him as the vocalist in his band, Vai, for the "Sex & Religion" album and consequent world tour. Since then, he spent his career in projects he started himself, as an expression of the different "sides" of his creativity: the two main projects are Strapping Young Lad (a speed/industrial metal band), and the Devin Townsend Band (formerly known as Ocean Machine).
Devin's current project, known as Devin Townsend Project, is a musical journey through the past 3 years of his life, having a kid, quitting marijuana and booze, and many other personal changes. The Project consists of 4 albums which will be released 2009-2010. The chronological order of the albums is "Ki", "Addicted", "Deconstruction" and "Ghost". Project was disbanded in 2018.