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The Contortionist

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Below is our complete The Contortionist 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.

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The Contortionist Streaming New Single

The Contortionist has debuted a brand new single called "Holomovement" via lyric video exclusively at Metalsucks today. Click here to check out the track.

The band just announced a headlining tour late last week with Jeff Loomis, presented by Metalsucks with additional sponsorship from Royal Family Clothing and Guitar World Magazine. Kicking off in Indianapolis, IN, dates will run through July and August. Support will come from Chimp Spanner and 7 Horns 7 Eyes. The band will also be featured on a handful of dates in this year's Summer Slaughter tour.

The "Intrinsic" track listing is as follows:

1. Holomovement
2. Feedback Loop
3. Causality
4. Sequential Vision
5. Geocentric Confusion
6. Dreaming Schematics
7. Anatomy Anomalies
8. Cortical
9. Solipsis
10. Parallel Trance

The Contortionist will release new record "Intrinsic" on July 17th, 2012 via eOne/Good Fight Music. "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," says vocalist / keyboardist Jonathan Carpenter.

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The Contortionist To Tour With Jeff Loomis

The Contortionist has announced a headlining tour with Jeff Loomis presented by Metalsucks, with additional sponsorship from Royal Family Clothing and Guitar World Magazine. Kicking off in Indianapolis, IN, dates will run through July and August (dates available below, more to be announced soon). Support will come from Chimp Spanner and 7 Horns 7 Eyes.

The Contortionist will also be featured on a handful of dates in this year's Summer Slaughter tour. The band will release new record "Intrinsic" on July 17th, 2012 via eOne/Good Fight Music.

"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," says vocalist / keyboardist Jonathan Carpenter.

The upcoming tour dates from The Contortionist are as follows: More...

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Metal Bands Share Their Favorite Road Munchies

Metalinjection.com has posted a new video in the "Ask the Artist" series online, asking bands the question of "what is your favorite munchie while touring?"

Check out the answers from members of The Black Dahlia Murder, Oceano, Skeletonwitch, God Forbid, All Shall Perish, Fit For An Autopsy, Obey The Brave, The Acacia Strain, Last Chance To Reason, The Contortionist, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Holy Grail, Suidakra, Periphery, iwrestledabearonce, Hung, Overkill and Unearth at this location or in the player below. More...

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The Contortionist Reveals New Album Details

The Contortionist will release the new record "Intrinsic" on July 17th, 2012 via eOne/Good Fight Music.

"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," says vocalist / keyboardist Jonathan Carpenter.

The was produced and recorded by Eyal Levi (Daath, Job For A Cowboy) and Jason Suecof (Trivium, DevilDriver) at Audiohammer Studios, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Holomovement
2. Feedback Loop
3. Causality
4. Sequential Vision
5. Geocentric Confusion
6. Dreaming Schematics
7. Anatomy Anomalies
8. Cortical
9. Solipsis
10. Parallel Trance

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Summer Slaughter Tour Trailer Posted Online

The 6th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by Indie Merch Store, Peavey, Ibanez and SoundCheck Hollywood, is now officially slated to run from July 20th through August 25th. Check out the tour poster here.

It features such heavyweights as Cannibal Corpse, Between The Buried and Me, The Faceless, Periphery, Veil of Maya, Job For A Cowboy, Goatwhore, Exhumed, and Cerebral Bore, with special guests TBA in each city such as The Contortionist, Rings of Saturn, Fallujah and more.

A teaser for the tour has been posted online, which can be viewed below. Dates and venues on the run are also available after the jump. More...

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Summer Slaughter 2012 Lineup Revealed

The 6th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by Indie Merch Store, Peavey, Ibanez and SoundCheck Hollywood, is now officially slated to run from July 20th through August 25th. Check out the tour poster here.

It features such heavyweights as Cannibal Corpse, Between The Buried and Me, The Faceless, Periphery, Veil of Maya, Job For A Cowboy, Goatwhore, Exhumed, and Cerebral Bore, with special guests TBA in each city such as The Contortionist, Rings of Saturn, Fallujah and more.

Ash Avildsen (Summer Slaughter Founder) states: "Without a doubt, this is the biggest year in the history of the tour. We are honored to have such an incredible, diverse group of musicians all on the same bill. It's brutal, classic, progressive, fresh and still the most extreme tour of the year. Drink lots of water before you show up and get ready to rage!"

General admission tickets go on sale Friday April 27th. Be sure to visit Facebook for all up-to-date news and ticketing information. Dates are as follows: More...

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Emmure Added To NEMH Festival Lineup

Victory recording artists Emmure will join the already-stacked lineup of the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Sunday, April 22nd.

"We couldn't be more excited and grateful to be a part of this year's NEMHF," said vocalist Frankie Palmeri. "Some of my favorite bands are playing and I think this is the best line up it's had in years."

Emmure will join a lineup of more than 75 bands, from Billboard-charting artists and festival veterans to new acts and future stars of the genre, as the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival takes over the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., the weekend of April 20th through April 22nd.

A camera crew will be on hand this year to document the show for an upcoming film focusing on the history of the festival, behind the scenes footage and the development of the show. The documentary will be produced by Manny Santiago from Crimson Media and sponsored by Shook Clothing. More...

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The Contortionist Posts Studio Update

The final installment of The Contortionist’s in-studio video blog series is now posted online at MetalInjection.net, and can also be viewed below. The final episode focuses mainly on electric and acoustic guitar tracking and features snippets of new music, so keep your ears at the ready.

“We had an amazing time at Audiohammer Studios working with Jason Suecof and Eyal Levi on what we feel is our best work to date. We’re confident that the new music and the ideas we are bringing to the table with this record will blow everyone away,” comments guitarist Robby Baca. “Now we are gearing up to head out on tour at the end of the week. We’re stoked for this killer line-up and can’t wait to perform a new song or two for everyone that comes out to see us. See you on the road!” More...

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The Contortionist Posts Studio Video

The third installment of The Contortionist’s new video blog series is now posted online through MetalInjection.net and can also be found below. Episode three takes you back inside the studio with guitarists Robby Baca and Cameron Maynard as they track new music. The band also answers questions about the recording process, their time at Audiohammer Studios, and more. One more update is scheduled to post next week, so stay tuned!

The Contortionist made the trek down to Audiohammer Studios in Orlando, FL last week to record the follow-up to "Exoplanet." Famed producers Jason Suecof and Eyal Levi (August Burns Red, The Black Dahlia Murder) are producing the new release, which is set to hit stores in late spring/early summer 2012. More...

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N.E. Metal And Hardcore Festival Announces Line Up

The New England Metal And Hardcore Festival 14 has announced the line-up for all three days of the event, which will occur from April 20-22nd at the Worcester Palladium. This is the longest running festival in the U.S., and the acts scheduled for each of the days follow below. More acts are being confirmed for this 14th annual festival as we speak. For ticket information head over to the festival's website.

FRIDAY, APRIL 20th:

The Black Dahlia Murder
The Acacia Strain
Oceano
All Shall Perish
Nile
Skeletonwitch
Lionheart
Fleshgod Apocalypse
First Blood
Molotov Solution
The Contortionist
Reign Supreme
Conducting From The Grave
Fit For An Autopsy
Incendiary
Palehorse
Hour Of Penance
Legion and Relentless More...

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Conducting From The Grave Announces Tour Dates

Conducting From The Grave will be doing a series of California headliner dates starting 3/22 before the band will be hitting the road with All Shall Perish, Carnifex, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and The Contortionist. The headlining dates are as follows:

Mar 22 Club Retro - Eureka, CA
Mar 23 Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA
Mar 24 Whiskey Dicks - South Lake Tahoe, CA
Mar 25 Axiom - Oroville CA
Mar 28 The Workshop Ceres CA

The tour poster for the band's upcoming shows with All Shall Perish can be found below. More...

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The Contortionist Posts New Studio Video Update

The second installment of The Contortionist’s new video blog series has now been posted online at MetalInjection.net. Episode two takes you inside the studio with producer Jason Suecof and bassist Chris Tilley as they track a few new songs (keep your ears open for some new music snippets). More studio updates are scheduled to be posted in the coming weeks, so stay tuned! Check out the video here or in the player below.

The Contortionist made the trek down to Audiohammer Studios in Orlando, FL last week to record the follow-up to "Exoplanet." Famed producers Jason Suecof and Eyal Levi (August Burns Red, The Black Dahlia Murder) are producing the new release, which is set to hit stores in late spring/early summer 2012.

The Contortionist will continue the busy year in March, kicking off ab upcoming run with All Shall Perish, Carnifex, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Conducting From The Grave in Oakland, CA on March 29th. See below for all current tour dates and stay alert for ticketing information. More...

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Obey The Brave To Play NEMHF 2012

Canadian metal/hardcore band Obey The Brave will make its U.S. debut at the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Friday, April 20th.

The new band features former members of Century Media recording artists Despised Icon and Mediaskare's Blind Witness.

"Some of my favorite touring memories took place at the Palladium," said vocalist Alex Erian. "So stoked to be back and can't wait to play Obey The Braves' first US show ever at the NEMHF. Shit's about to get real, fellas."

Obey The Brave is managed by Good Fight Entertainment and is now working on its debut album for a label to be announced.

The 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass. More...

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The Contortionist Posts Studio Report

The Contortionist and MetalInjection.net are teaming up to feature an exclusive series of in-studio video blogs shot by the band members themselves, set to debut throughout February and March. Episode one is posted now and features footage of drummer Joey Baca practicing a new song, a look inside (and outside) of Audiohammer Studios, and more! Stay tuned for more exclusive blogs posting within the coming weeks. Check out the footage below.

The Contortionist made the trek down to Audiohammer Studios in Orlando, FL last week to record the follow-up to "Exoplanet." Famed producers Jason Suecof and Eyal Levi (August Burns Red, The Black Dahlia Murder) are producing the new release, which is set to hit stores in late spring/early summer 2012.

The Contortionist will continue the busy year in March, kicking off an upcoming run with All Shall Perish, Carnifex, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Conducting From The Grave in Oakland, CA on March 29th. See below for all current tour dates and stay alert for ticketing information. More...

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The Contortionist Recording New Album

Indiana metal powerhouse The Contortionist made the trek down to Audiohammer Studios in Orlando, FL earlier this week to begin the recording process for the follow-up to "Exoplanet." Famed producers Jason Suecof and Eyal Levi (August Burns Red, The Black Dahlia Murder) will be behind the boards for the new release, which is set to hit stores in late spring/early summer 2012.

“The Contortionist's jaw dropping debut was a special record for Good Fight, being one of the first bands we signed to the label,” states Good Fight Music label head Carl Severson. “Watching them grow since the release of Exoplanet has been awesome. Coupling them with the talents of Jason and Eyal at Audiohammer is going to result in an utter monster of an album! Can't wait for it.”

“I'm ready for The Contortionist to take my legs and pretzel them through my eyes while my ears get sonically brutalized,” adds co-producer Jason Suecof.

"It’s really cool that we’re recording in the same studio as some of the same bands that we’ve been listening to for a long time. Some of our favorite records have been produced here,” states guitarist Robby Baca. “Jason is crazy as fuck, Eyal is chill as fuck, and we’re a combination of both so it’s a great fit.” More...

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The Contortionist Announces New Tour Dates

Indiana's The Contortionist is pleased to announce an upcoming run with All Shall Perish, Carnifex, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and Conducting From The Grave. The tour kicks off in Oakland, CA on March 29th and comes to a close in Sacramento, CA on April 28th. See below for all current tour dates and stay alert for ticketing information.

“We’re really thrilled to be heading out with All Shall Perish and all of the other bands on the tour this March and April,” states guitarist Robby Baca. “This is a great tour and we’re excited to be performing with these bands. We saw All Shall Perish play recently and those dudes SHRED.”

The Contortionist also recently announced the band will be recording an upcoming full-length release at Audio Hammer Studios in Orlando, Florida with Jason Suecof and Eyal Levi (August Burns Red, The Black Dahlia Murder) in February. The new album is tentatively set to be released with Good Fight Music in late spring/early summer 2012. The band also recently announced a new endorsement deal with Ibanez. More...

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The Contortionist Discusses Upcoming Recording

The Contortionist guitarist Robby Baca and GuitarWorld.com recently sat down for an exclusive, in-depth interview regarding imminent in-studio and recording plans for the band’s upcoming, currently untitled sophomore release.

The band is set to begin recording at Audio Hammer Studios in Orlando, Florida with Jason Suecof and Eyal Levi (August Burns Red, The Black Dahlia Murder) in February. The new album is tentatively set to be released with Good Fight Music in late spring/early summer 2012. Head to GuitarWorld.com now to read about the new plans, as well as details on the band’s writing process, current influences, and more. Excerpts from the interview can also be found below. More...

Read the full article at Guitar World.

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The Contortionist To Tour Australia

American progressive death metal act The Contortionist has announced that it will be heading overseas to Australia this coming November. Support on the trek is set to come from The Storm Picturesque. You can check out the announced dates, cities and venues by seeking the list below.

11/09 Nambour, AUS – Blackbox Theatre
11/10 Brisbane, AUS – Sun Distortion
11/10 Brisbane, AUS – Boys And Girls (late show)
11/11 Gold Coast, AUS – Shed 5
11/12 Blacktown, AUS – Blacktown Masonic Hall
11/12 Sydney, AUS – Venom (late show)
11/13 Wyong, AUS – Oasis Youth Centre
11/16 Ballarat, AUS – Karova Lounge
11/17 Melbourne, AUS – Next
11/18 Adelaide, AUS – The Underground
11/19 Footscray, AUS – Phoenix Youth Centre
11/20 Geelong, AUS – The Nash
11/20 Geelong, AUS – The Nash (late show)

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The Contortionist To Re-Release Debut Album

Indianapolis act The Contortionist has unveiled new images of the upcoming picture-disc vinyl release of the band's debut album "Exoplanet." The picture-disc is set to be released by Good Fight Music on September 13th, 2011. The Contortionist released the CD version of "Exoplanet" with Good Fight Music on August 31st, 2010.

The Contortionist will be taking part on the "Frak the Gods" tour with Periphery, The Human Abstract, and Textures. The dates are as follows:

9/3 Greensboro, NC @ Greene St
9/4 St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theater
9/5 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
9/7 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
9/8 Dallas, TX @ Trees
9/9 Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
9/10 San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
9/11 El Paso, TX @ El Paso Convention Center
9/12 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
9/14 Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch
9/15 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
9/16 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
9/17 San Diego, CA @ Epicenter
9/18 West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
9/20 Oakland, CA @ The New Parish
9/21 Portland, OR @ Branx
9/22 Seattle, WA @ TBA
9/23 Boise, ID @ The Venue
9/24 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
9/25 Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre
9/27 St Louis, MO @ Fubar
9/28 Columbus, OH @ The Bluestone
9/29 Joliet, IL @ MoJoe's
10/1 Grand Rapids, MI @ MXTP
10/2 Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
10/3 Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
10/5 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
10/6 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
10/7 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
10/8 Richmond, VA @ Kingdom

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Periphery Concert To Be Streamed Online

The Rave will be streaming the "Frak The Gods" tour featuring Maryland's own Periphery on Friday September 30th, 2011. Joining the webcast will be The Human Abstract (LA), Textures (Netherlands) and The Contortionist (Indianapolis).

Periphery Guitarist Misha Mansoor states: "We are really excited to be announcing our very first North American headlining run. It is called the 'Frak The Gods' tour. We feel so lucky to be able to have our buddies in The Human Abstract as direct support to us. They will be followed by Textures, whom we all love dearly, and who will be coming to the U.S. for the first time ever! Last, but definitely not least, we have the wonderful dudes from The Contortionist rounding off this fun little package."

The webcast is scheduled for Friday, September 30, 2011 (7:15pm ET / 6:15pm CT / 4:15pm PT) and will be available on a live pay-per-view for $2.99 in advance, and $3.99 on the day of the show.

This concert will be streamed live from The Rave/Eagles Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and will be available for viewing at this location. Each webcast will be shot with up to six cameras.

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