It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Strapping Young Lad

Having been known for running his own label Hevy Devy Records, helping out with such acts as Steve Vai and Front Line Assembly and fronting two other bands (Infinity and Ocean Machine), Strapping Young Lad frontman Devin Townsend seems to keep himself busy with the rock & roll lifestyle. With the later being his full-time gig since 1994, Strapping Young Lad not only features Townsend on vocals and guitar, but also with the accompaniment of Jed Simon (guitar), bassist Byron Stroud, and Gene Hoglan on drums. After a few gigs in their home base of Vancouver, Canada, a demo surfaced immediately grasping the attention from Century Media Records a year later. With their 1995 debut of Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing, it clearly shows that just because you play in a metal band, doesn't necessarily mean that you can't have a sense of humor. After some two years of touring with such acts as Entombed, Obituary, Crowbar, and Stuck Mojo, Strapping Young Lads' second album, City, came out in 1997, followed by even more touring across the globe and a stint on the Australian continent -- the first for any Century Media band. The live EP No Sleep 'Till Bedtime documents their shows down under and was released in 1998. ~ Mike DaRonco, Rovi
full bio

Comments

Report as inappropriate
Snorkel
Report as inappropriate
Kicking it! *)* >>>>
Report as inappropriate
Townsend is genius.
Report as inappropriate
\m/ (-_-) \m/
Report as inappropriate
"Oh! My! F**k! Ing! God!" SYL is the best. Alien and The New Black are my favorite albums.
Report as inappropriate
I want to be reincarnated with devin's voice.
Report as inappropriate
sometimes i have a hard time keeping up with all his works.
Report as inappropriate
Whacca whaaca!
Report as inappropriate
Dtp.... droool. I have been a fan since 1997. DEVIN
Report as inappropriate
vladimir is an idiot, not a fool ... lol
Report as inappropriate
Vladimir.... you're a fool.
Report as inappropriate
This sheit is extremely gay not metal at all!!!
Report as inappropriate
WTF!? Yea, we need HAARHT and SYL up in this b**ch!
Report as inappropriate
Dick Cavett, you're my man!
Report as inappropriate
valentineb_5 2
Wall of sound definitely says it right.
Report as inappropriate
A bit behind on this bio, me says...
Report as inappropriate
mbrsone
someone needs to re-do the bio.....
Report as inappropriate
Greatest band ever! My world wouldn't be the same without Devin.
Report as inappropriate
I'm a fan boy of almost nothing...ex c e p t Devin Townsend. I'm actually somewhat disappointed that SYL never quite topped City. Though I think a couple Devy solo (or DTB) albums have.
Report as inappropriate
topfuelprod
been listening to this incredible music since inception and it still makes me sweat ... heaviest metal album of all time ??
Report as inappropriate
Gene, my love, serenade me with your omnipresent drums...
Report as inappropriate
It isn't possible for you f**kers to get any better. <3
Report as inappropriate
Still blasting their City album all these years later
Report as inappropriate
another one of those bands that are better live than in studio. and thats saying something considering the studio work is amazing! Even their joke-ish songs are just godly! devin and gene are gods!
Report as inappropriate
djr5534
Dev has grown and evolved as a musician and as a father, doesn't need drugs to be a genius writing music. Deconstructi o n is gonna be heavier that anything he's ever done to date. I cant wait
Report as inappropriate
rccars411
Dev and his music just isn't the same without the drugs, and he realized that too. SYL was some of the craziest s**t I have ever seen and heard live. Hearing his music post SYL is a night and day difference now. Check it out.
Report as inappropriate
The Best Music
Report as inappropriate
Devin is amazing. Cynic is amazing. Between the Buried and Me is amazing (and not metalcore).
Report as inappropriate
I think City is their best album, but Alien isn't bad, a close second
Report as inappropriate
aggies2016
amazing band STYL FOREVER AND DEVIN TOWNSEND FOREVER
Report as inappropriate
the more i listen to it the more i like it.
Report as inappropriate
Devin is finally on tour again. F**k Between the Buried and Me (f**king metalcore band) but Cynic and Devin Townsend are worth the price of a ticket. Any fan should be out there and LEAVE when BTAM comes on...show them which bands people are there to see.
Report as inappropriate
They really need "Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing" on here if for nothing else than the song S.Y.L. It's the most self-deproca t i n g and angry songin human history.
While they're at it they should get the album S.Y.L. (which doesn't have the song by that name). It doesn't sound much like their other albums but it's awesome.
Report as inappropriate
This s**t is f**king insane. Awesome
Report as inappropriate
SYL is f**king awesome live....so much energy...the y f**king rule
Report as inappropriate
haha its cause there IS no music similar to this. its devin townsend!! f**king rules. SYL's best album is city
Report as inappropriate
I missed my chance to see them. Shame shame.
Report as inappropriate
this is the most awsome song in the history of metal.
Report as inappropriate
I wish pandora would actually find me some similar music to this... It's brutal.
Report as inappropriate
trillssandta p 1 0 8
0.o Awesome.
Report as inappropriate
F**king. God.
Report as inappropriate
Detox is the S***
Report as inappropriate
Devin Townsend is a beast.
Report as inappropriate
Gene Hoglan.... *drool*
Report as inappropriate
njm5481
CITY!!!!
Report as inappropriate
the double basss is intense.
Report as inappropriate
melodymaster 7 3
All hail the almighty skullet!

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[123, 94, 95, 98, 92, 97, 89, 74, 123, 64, 105, 99, 85, 90, 126, 107, 95, 67, 65, 64, 124, 67, 72, 127, 87, 92, 85, 94, 113, 96, 120, 109, 100, 108, 67, 78, 95, 104, 74, 116, 122, 80, 91, 83, 113, 125, 96, 71, 64, 97, 127, 109, 71, 65, 99, 73, 87, 91, 89, 109, 125, 64, 97, 92, 83, 97, 72, 126, 81, 118, 107, 109, 120, 103, 124, 125, 80, 89, 78, 82, 100, 100, 73, 76, 87, 85, 110, 90, 105, 73, 84, 77, 84, 108, 66, 97, 78, 70, 81, 73, 119, 124, 121, 118, 118, 87, 67, 102, 75, 93, 117, 68, 99, 72, 87, 72, 122, 67, 108, 89, 105, 85, 91, 78, 92, 66, 86, 79, 87, 69, 106, 117, 113, 64, 73, 90, 120, 84, 93, 114, 75, 121, 110, 78, 74, 92, 76, 74, 110, 97, 115, 102, 105, 94, 104, 112, 96, 78, 74, 67, 108, 91, 110, 121, 82, 80, 113, 117, 85, 94, 92, 125, 102, 73, 76, 83, 116, 127, 69, 93, 99, 122, 86, 69, 87, 94, 87, 72, 90, 95, 118, 87, 127, 67, 64, 64, 89, 76, 119, 115, 65, 77, 66, 113, 101, 76, 68, 123, 113, 102, 122, 122, 110, 97, 108, 90, 123, 77, 114, 92, 64, 116, 117, 69, 82, 70, 94, 79, 111, 95, 119, 99, 72, 108, 104, 85, 88, 104, 66, 75, 90, 92, 89, 114, 87, 67, 84, 68, 115, 83, 81, 95, 97, 79, 68, 86, 77, 78, 78, 108, 127, 85, 76, 73, 73, 121, 73, 89, 77, 119, 89, 85, 116, 79, 122, 121, 80, 94, 81, 127, 119, 66, 75, 100, 68, 93, 69, 64, 118, 87, 97, 110, 95, 100, 108, 124, 86, 117, 115, 92, 91, 106, 97, 110, 66, 78, 75, 98, 70, 69, 102, 116, 93, 95, 109, 108, 96, 64, 70, 88, 101, 95, 77, 75, 73, 67, 74, 71, 97, 86, 68, 107, 77, 113, 108, 126, 101, 90, 82, 105, 94, 124, 78, 74, 118, 105, 83, 117, 77, 115, 110, 110, 86, 68, 101, 75, 103, 65, 103, 90, 73, 68, 103, 69, 95, 117, 114, 84, 104, 102, 108, 117, 70, 104, 111, 98, 85, 118, 126, 98, 76, 81, 105, 119, 122, 78, 97, 65, 118, 109, 118, 116, 112, 67, 77, 75, 99, 91, 78, 85, 93, 108, 97, 110, 124, 89, 105, 85, 121, 75, 77, 86, 82, 111, 127, 114, 102, 113, 70, 94, 113, 109, 93, 98, 118, 95, 107, 123, 109, 92, 110, 110, 103, 111, 111, 65, 98, 92, 100, 97, 99, 80, 115, 119, 98, 99, 107, 75, 66, 127, 96, 88, 91, 119, 82, 124, 126, 77, 116, 85, 113, 93, 93, 96, 84, 80, 113, 124, 72, 120, 118, 88, 78, 118, 79, 101, 108, 82, 87, 122, 83, 67, 91, 97, 80, 114, 89, 112, 80, 72, 85, 83, 95, 106, 120, 82, 99, 86, 121, 95, 70, 104, 75, 118, 79, 126, 71, 76, 127, 119, 93, 110]