recently squashed a series of rumors regarding Strapping Young Lad
reunion, stressing he has no interest in such musical venture.
The frontman also addressed reunions in general and what he described as a general belief that they can bring the time back. According to Devin, "it just doesn't work that way."
"I truly don't understand why people become obsessed by
he told Metal Assault
. "In the way I've understood it is, people have a connection to a particular period of their life that music played an important part in, and they believe that by bands reuniting, it's going to in some ways provide them with that period of their life or that experience again.
"But it just doesn't work that way,"
Townsend insisted. "It really doesn't! It's been proven time and time again by bands that try and come out to reunite and rekindle those sorts of things. I've got no interest in it. And not only do I not have any interest, but the more people ask me, the less I want to do it. The surest way for me to not do something is for someone to try and force me to,"
The frontman is currently preparing to release "The Retinal Circus
" live record on September 30. The latest Devin Townsend Project
," dropped in September 2012 via HevyDevy Records featuring a total of 16 tracks.