To my shock and horror I noticed there is no Devin Townsend thread(at least not one the search engine will show me).
This is a thread for all things 'Crazy Devy'. If I had to put him in a genre I would classify him a 'AWESOME!' but Encyclopedia Metallum says he more 'Progressive/Industrial/Atmospheric Metal'.
Devin started his music career in 1995 with the band Strapping Young Lad but released his first solo album in 19979(Ocean Machine: Biomech).
If you're a beginner to the Devin Townsend universe then I recommend starting with:
Ziltoid the Omniscient
Devin's stuff isn't exactly the most commercial and so you may have to find them on the net. That being said I cant talk for anyone who doesn't live in Ireland. Thats the situation here but Ive no idea if you can find em in other countries.
Encyclopedia Metallum link