Devin Townsend’s Ziltoid has made his triumphant return to the internet with his own website and a new web series, ZTV.
You can view the first episode below, which also gives us a glimpse of the new and updated Ziltoid puppet in action. The interactive website and web series aim to set up the concept behind the recently announced ‘Z²‘ double-album.
Townsend released a short statement about the new venture.
‘Hey guys! Devin here… been a few weeks since the Z2 album was delivered, and we’ve been getting everything ready for the upcoming tours and the release of the records. As I’ve mentioned, Z2 is an experiment for me in trying different mediums to illustrate a concept, and as such…I’m really excited to present to you the new Ziltoid website, and the first of three ZTV episodes leading up to the album release! The crowd-funding campaign has allowed me to actualize Ziltoid and its music in ways I’d always hoped for, and the idea with the three web episodes is to set up the concept of the album. This first one is less over the top than it gets by episode three, but it needs to establish the whole story before it gets more absurd. It is a great pleasure to be able to do this, and was an awesome experience (other than having to explain to management and family why I spent so much money on puppets =)
Thank you for the support and allowing me to continue!!
Visit www.ziltoid.com for all the latest Ziltoid information.
‘Z²‘ is due for release on the 27th October 2014 in Europe and 28th October 2014 in the US. Townsend is due to go on tour with the Devin Townsend Project and Animals as Leaders in November. Full tour dates can be found here.