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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Embark On The Transgression Tour

November 7, 2005

Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD recently embarked on the much-anticipated Decibel magazine sponsored Transgression Tour alongside genre titans FEAR FACTORY, SOILWORK and DARKANE, which kicked off on October 28th and runs through December 5th. The group completed a highly successful run on the inaugural Sounds of The Underground tour this past summer in support of their genre-defying breakthrough new album, Alien, which critics hail as their best offering yet. Their overly intense live performances captivated the uninitiated crowds who were immediately drawn to the band’s perfect blend of melodic industrial thrash insanity. The group just completed a new video for the track, “Zen,” with director Marcus Rogers (also filmed the SYL DVD). Look for the clip to make its Metal Asylum debut late this month.

Devin Townsend (vocals, guitars) checks in with the following report: “Hey all, Devin here. We are now on tour with FEAR FACTORY, DARKANE and IT DIES TODAY (soon to be SOILWORK). It’s a good tour and we’re playing venues that we’re familiar with, so it’s pretty low stress. Metal Edge made it out like we’re cool, naming Alien as “One Of The Best Metal Albums of 2005.” What a foreign feeling! Oh well, we’ll savor it while it’s here, ‘cause it all goes away at some point. I’ve been entertaining a shitload of production offers and tours for next year. I want SYL to get some cool stuff done, and I really want to show people the DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND project. I think you’d like it. Rock and roll, metal brethren.”

Tour dates w/ FEAR FACTORY, SOILWORK, DARKANE (SOILWORK joins tour on 11/08):
11/05 Harpo’s Concert Theatre - Detroit, MI
11/06 Opera House - Toronto, ON, Canada
11/08 Irving Plaza - New York, NY
11/09 The Palladium - Worchester, MA
11/11 Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
11/12 Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
11/13 The Recher Theatre - Towson, MD
11/14 The Norva Theatre - Norfolk, VA
11/15 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
11/16 House of Blues - Lake Buena Vista, FL
11/18 Meridian - Houston, TX
11/19 Ridglea Theatre - Fort Worth, TX
11/20 Graham Central Station - San Antonio, TX
11/21 Cain’s Ballroom - Tulsa, OK
11/22 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
11/23 Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
11/25 House Of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
11/26 Venue Of Scottsdale - Scottsdale, AZ
11/27 House Of Blues - San Diego, CA
11/28 House Of Blues - Anaheim, CA
11/30 House Of Blues - Hollywood, CA
12/01 The Pound - San Francisco, CA
12/02 The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA
12/03 Roseland Theater - Portland, OR
12/04 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
12/05 Croatian Cultural Centre - Vancouver, BC, Canada