HevyDevy Records

infobox record label

founded = 1996 (approx)
genre = Progressive metal, Ambient, Industrial metal, Extreme metal
country = Canada
url = [http://www.hevydevy.com/ www.hevydevy.com]

About HDR

HevyDevy Records (also known as HDR) is a Canadian record label, founded in 1996 and owned by Strapping Young Lad and The Devin Townsend Band frontman, Devin "Devy" Townsend.

HDR is the founding record label for Canadian Speed/ Thrash/ Comedy Metal band the "Zimmers Hole" and is used to release all of Devin Townsend's solo and Devin Townsend Band material. While HDR has been known to release and distribute material from other bands, the only staple signees to the label are The Devin Townsend Band, Strapping Young Lad and the Zimmers Hole.

Devin produces most (if not all) recordings released by HDR, sometimes under an alias. He has previously used the alias "Dr. Skinny" when producing the Zimmers Hole's debut album Bound by Fire.

The front man for the Zimmers Hole (Chris "The Heathen" Valagao) is featured on almost every Devin Townsend album (including SYL albums). This is mostly because Chris and Devin have built a good friendship through the Zimmers Hole recording sessions.


The majority (if not all) of the bands on HDR play some form of Heavy Metal, hence the name Hevy. Devy is a nickname of Devin Townsend, referenced in the Strapping Young Lad song "AAA" from the album "City".

Other Information

No news has been added to the official site since July 2007. This is largely due to the fact that Devin has been out of public view a fair bit since the hiatus of Strapping Young Lad and The Devin Townsend Band.

Bands Signed to HDR

* Strapping Young Lad
* The Devin Townsend Band
* Zimmers Hole

Albums Released on HDR

The following albums have been produced by Devin Townsend and were released through HevyDevy Records

* 2008 Zimmers Hole : When You Were Shouting at the Devil...We Were in League With Satan

* 2008 Misery Signals : Controller

* 2008 Terror Syndrome : Terror Syndrome

* 2008 Becoming the Archetype: Dichotomy

* 2006 GWAR : Beyond Hell

* 2005 Darkest Hour : Undoing Ruins

* 2004 Ten Ways From Sunday : Ten Ways From Sunday

* 2004 The Heavils : Heavilution

* 2004 Misery signals : Of Malice and the Magnum Heart

* 2002 Soilwork : Natural Born Chaos

* 2002 December : The Lament Configuration

* 2002 Evenlight : Evenlight

* 2001 Frygirl : Someone Please Kill Me

* 2001 Zimmers Hole : Legion of Flames

* 2001 The Almighty Punchdrunk :

* 2001 Stuck Mojo : Violate this

* 2001 Just Cause : Finger it out

* 2001 Devin Townsend : Terria

* 2000 Devin Townsend : Physicist

* 1998 Devin Townsend : Infinity

* 1997 Devin Townsend :

* 1997 Zimmers Hole : Bound by Fire

* 1997 Grrrr : Vancouver Extreme Music compilation CD

* 1997 Unit 187 : Loaded

* 1996 Stuck Mojo : Pig walk

See Also

* List of record labels

Notes and References

[ [http://hevydevy.com "HDR Official Site"] , Retrieved on 2005-8-2.]

External Links

* [http://www.hevydevy.com/ Official Site]
* [http://stores.ebay.com.au/HevyDevy-Records Official eBay Store]
* [http://www.hevydevyforums.com/ Official HDR Forums]

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