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The Contortionist announce dates with Nothing More

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 9:35 AM (PST)

Prog-heads The Contortionist have announced dates with outspoken rockers Nothing More, a one two punch bill that is sure to thrill fans of both young up and comers. These are both bands with huge potential for rock’s future and this pairing is overdue.

“We’re very happy to announce that we will be sharing the stage with Nothing More,” says vocalist Michael Lessard. “We have continually tried to tour with bands that excite us and push us to evolve, and Nothing More does both of those things. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!”

The Contortionist’s Clairvoyant reunited the band with producer Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, Through The Eyes Of The Dead).

Click HERE for all tour dates!

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The Contortionist release “Reimagined” video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 2:35 PM (PST)

Indiana progressive metallers The Contortionist have released a music video for their song “Reimagined.”

The video for “Reimagined” is the first music video off of the band’s forthcoming full-length album Clairvoyant which will be released on September 15 via Entertainment One Music and Good Fight Music.

Keyboardist Eric Guenther spoke on the album:

“’Clairvoyant’ is the product of not only months of writing and recording dozens of song ideas over the last year, but also a definitive creative artifact outlining the artistic confluence of the six members of The Contortionist for our past and future endeavors. Collectively, we’re feeling proud, apprehensive, but ultimately excited to finally have this record speak for us as a meticulously sculpted voyage into our musical psyche. On album and stage, between the art’s presentation, zealous and even forceful sonic immersion, and interpretable lyrical and visual metaphor, we are attempting to bring the listener deeper into the world and musical language of The Contortionist. ‘Reimagined’ struck everyone simply as the most truthful and sincere place to start in this new universe.”

Check out the video for “Reimagined” as well as the cover art and tracklist for Clairvoyant and The Contortionist tour dates here.

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North Carolina metallers Between The Buried and Me are preparing to embark on a tour in support of the tenth anniversary of their album Colors.

The tour will feature The Contortionist, Polyphia, and Toothgrinder as support.

Between The Buried And Me comments:

“‘Colors’ was our statement of rebellion. We were challenging how others identified us in the context of heavy metal, and ultimately we were challenging how we identified ourselves. It was some kind of musical manifesto, in which we found new purpose and direction simply by throwing caution to the wind and purging every ounce of creative energy we had, regardless of how unhinged it may have seemed at the time. Ten years have passed and we are lucky enough to be able to play this album from front to back on stage for our amazing fans. See you all soon!”

Check the tour dates out here.

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The Contortionist and Monuments epic tour news.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 10:31 AM (PST)


The Contortionist will hit the road yet again this spring in continued support of their latest release. Monuments, Entheos and Sleepmakeswaves will serve as support through the end of April. “Over the months of touring behind Language, we would imagine an ideal lineup and the same names kept coming up,” says keyboardist Eric Guenther. “We always get psyched on tours with huge variety and dynamic shifts through every band.”

“The spring tour is going to be stacked, no exception. We are hitting the road with our friends on a tour we have been working to get together since ‘Language’ came out. We can’t wait to bring this spectacle around the U.S.”

Dates BELOW.

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The Contortionist reveal new video, Deluxe LP and Four Tracks

Posted by Metal Riot on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 9:46 AM (PST)


The Contortionist have released a “Rediscovered” version of their most recent LP, Language. The new version contains four re-worked tracks recorded and engineered by John Douglass and mixed/mastered by Jamie King. The rediscovered tracks are accompanied by four all new music videos for the same tracks.

The video for “The Parable” is premiering today exclusively via Prog Magazine HERE. “We are very excited to finally share this rerelease of Language with everyone!,” says vocalist Michael Lessard. “We wanted to sit down with the songs that we’ve spent the last 14 months playing around the world, and give people a chance to see them in a new light. It’s been a pleasure getting a chance to rediscover these tracks and we hope everyone enjoys!”

Directed by Erez Bader, these four videos are by far the most intimate depiction of the band to date. The band previously released two videos from the Language LP for the tracks “Language I: Intuition” and “Primordial Sound,” both directed by Corey Norman.

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Music Video: The Contortionist – Language I: Intuition”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 6:42 PM (PST)

The_Contortionist_-_LanguageIndiana prog-corers (new sub genre anyone?) The Contortionist have just dropped a video for their new song “Language I: Intuition”.  It’s a pretty mellow song overall but definitely not bad if this is what you’re into.  I personally like some of their recorded stuff, and although I bought a shirt, I’ve been pretty underwhelmed both times I’ve seen them live.  Not to say they aren’t good live by any means, as they were very talented,  it just wasn’t quite what I was expecting at the time.

You can see the video by clicking right here.

The song comes from The Contortionist’s forthcoming album Language which should be out September 16 via Good Fight/E-One. This will be their third studio album and the first to feature new singer Mike Lessard (Last Chance To Reason).  Lessard had this to say about the video:

“Very pleased to share this video! It was a very special process for me to be able to capture some of the natural beauty of where I call home, the place that was a large part of my lyrical inspiration for the album. It was also a pleasure being able to work with Corey Norman and the Bonfire Films crew. We hope everyone enjoys!”

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Music Video: The Contortionist – “Dreaming Schematics”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 6:45 AM (PST)

Indiana prog metalheads The Contortionist have released a new music video for their single “Dreaming Schematics.”  The song comes from their critically acclaimed 2012 release Intrinsic.  Front man Jonathan Carpenter had the following to say about the video:“We’re very pleased with the vibe captured in our new video. It has a very spacey look and that fits the ethereal sounds of the song.”

You can check the video out by clicking here.

Intrinsic is The Contortionist’s sophomore effort and available on eOne/Good Fight Music. It was recorded and produced by Eyal Levi and Jason Suecof at Audiohammer Studios.  Carpenter also had the following to say about the album:

“On ‘Intrinsic’, we’ve found ourselves focusing on the songwriting as well as the new textures and melody we’re striving for. Each song has its own identity and flow, but the album is fun to listen through in order cause of the conceptual ties.”

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The Contortionist announce new tour

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 1:10 PM (PST)

The Contortionist have announced that they will be hitting the road with the men of Born of Osiris, Obey The BraveWolves At The Gates, and Unearth in November.

The band will be out in support of their latest effort Intrinsic which is out in stores now.

To see a full list of dates, cities, and venues click here.

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Music Video: The Contortionist – “Casuality”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 6:54 AM (PST)

Progressive metal act The Contortionist have released a music video for their new single called “Casuality.”  This is the second single and first video taken from their newly (today) released album Intrinsic.

The video is streaming over at Noisecreep and you can click right here to check it out.

Intrinsic will be the band’s sophomore effort and available now on eOne/Good Fight Music.  It was also recorded and produced by Eyal Levi and Jason Suecof at Audiohammer Studios.

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Lyric Video: The Contortionist – “Holomovement”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 6:53 AM (PST)

Indiana prog metal group The Contortionist have released a lyric video to go along with the first single from their upcoming album.  The song is called “Holomovement” and comes off their scheduled July 17, 2012 eOne/Good Fight Music release Intrinsic.  This song really shows off the band’s chops as musicians and if this is what their sophomore album is going to sound like than you can sign me up.

You can click here to see/listen to the song.

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The Contortionist announce new album “Intrinsic”

Posted by KageDrummer on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 7:04 PM (PST)

Indiana progressive metallers, The Contortionist, have announced the release of their new album “Intrinsic.” The album will feature ten new tracks and was recorded and produced by Eyal Levi and Jason Suecof at Audiohammer Studios.

To check out the album cover and track list click here.

“Intrinsic” will be released July 17th through eOne/Good Fight Music.

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The Contortionist enter the studio to record new album

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 10:55 AM (PST)

Indiana progressive metallers The Contortionist have recently entered the studio to begin recording their new album. The band is recording their sophomore album at Audio Hammer Studios in Florida with Jason Suecoff and Eyal Levi (August Burns Red, Black Dahlia Murder, Job For A Cowboy, Born Of Osiris, etc.) behind the board.

There are no specific details as of yet but an early summer release via Good Fight Music is the goal. We’ll keep you updated.

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