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Below is our complete Contra news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
On July 1st 2017, video game influenced doom band Contra will release debut album "Deny Everything" via Robustfellow Productions/Shifty Records.
The album features 10 tracks and is highly recommended for fans of Black Sabbath, Down, Eyehategod and Crowbar. Pre-orders are online here and an advance track can be heard below.
Contra was formed as an instrumental 3-piece by former Sofa King Killer guitarist Chris Chiera and ex-Rue drummer Aaron Brittain. They enlisted the aid of So Long Albatross bassist Adam Horwatt to play 4-string baritone guitar.
After recording the "Son of Beast" demo, the band decided to add another layer to this potent mix of metal, blues, rock, and sludge by asking vocalist Larry Brent to join the ranks. After only three shows, Larry began recording vocals to eight of the ten tracks of "Deny Everything."
1. Human Buzzsaw
2. Snake Goat
3. Altered Beast
4. The Gorgon
5. Humanoid Therapy
6. Son of Beast
7. Bottom Feeder
8. 100 Hundred Hand Slap
9. Dr. Goldfoot
10. Shrimp Cocktail More...
Mediaskare Records is looking to Slayer's fans to name our upcoming tribute compilation to Slayer. A MySpace page has been set up here where fans are encouraged to send their album title suggestions. In addition, video clips of New Dead Radio recording "South Of Heaven" and The Burning Room recording "Mandatory Suicide" have been posted on the MySpace page. Videos are set to be added weekly to the page to document the making of this unique compilation.
Set for an early 2006 release, the compilation is set to have song contributions from the following artists: Death By Stereo, On Broken Wings, Asesino, Scars Of Tomorrow, The Esoteric, Cold War, The Taste Of Blood, New Dead Radio, Silent Civilian, Contra, The Human Abstract, The Burning Room, In This Moment, Suicide Silence, A Different Self, plus more T.B.A.
Contra have made their debut EP, "This Machine Kills", available to listen to in its entirety at the following link: http://www.purevolume.com/contraxhc. "This Machine Kills" was released August 30th
According to Punknews.org, Mediaskare has announced plans for a hardcore tribute to influential metal act Slayer. The tentative list of participants includes The Warriors, On Broken Wings, Dino Cazares (ex-Fear Factory), New Dead Radio, Silent Civilian, The Taste Of Blood, Cold War, Contra, and The Burning Room.
In 2003, a similarly themed tribute was released by Spook City. The compilation, titled "Cover in Blood" included performances by Most Precious Blood and Sworn Vengeance but tracks were confined to the material from Slayer's classic "Reign in Blood" album.
The label is aiming for a November 8th release and expects to confirm more artists shortly.
Contra, The Burning Room, and Myopia will be touring the Southwest this Spring. Here are the dates:
4/22 Hemet CA @ The Wheel House
4/23 Pomona CA @ Koo's
4/24 Tempe AZ @ TBA
4/25 Santa Fe NM @ TBA
4/26 El Paso TX @ The T Lounge
4/27 Odessa TX @ TBA
4/29 Houston TX @ Los Compadres
5/1 Dallas TX @ Fat Daddy's
5/4 Bakersfield CA @ The Gate
5/5 Sacramento CA @ TBA
5/7 Ventura CA @ The Underground
Shenoah are to tour with Element Eighty, Triger Point, Media Lab, Contra, Allele, and Depswa. Shenoah's debut EP, "Bleeding the Red will out April 15th. Dates are as follows:
2/28 St. Charles, MO - Slackers CDs and Games IN-STORE PERFORMANCE. w/ ElementEighty
3/1 Springfield, MO - The Rockwell w/ Element Eighty
3/5 Oklahoma City, OK - The Green Door w/ Element Eighty
3/7 Houston, TX - Engine Room w/ Element Eighty
3/8 New Orleans, LA - The Howlin' Wolf w/ Element Eighty
3/12 Corpus Christi, TX - Equal Eyez w/ Element Eighty
3/13 San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit w/ Element Eighty
4/2 San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick w/ Alelle, Depswa, Trigger Point, Media Lab
4/5 West Hollywood, CA - The Whisky w/ Allele, Trigger Point
4/15 Cleveland, Oh - Peabody's Down Under (Bleeding in the Red CD Release Party)
4/20 New York, NY - The Continental
Shenoah's EP, "Bleed the Red", was produced by Logan Mader from Machine Head and Soulfly.
All bands, except Depswa, are on Corporate Punishment records.