Two openings in two separat bands; one for guitar and one for vocals. Are you (wo)man enough? (more…)
Singer Jonathan Carpenter parted ways with The Contortionist over the weekend, because his longtime girlfriend is about to his first child. According to a press release released Friday afternoon, Mike Lessard of Last Chance To Reason will be temporarily replacing Carpenter on the road for the remainder of their dates.
For those of you who are bummed that Carpenter has his priorities in line, he said in a statement that he would eventually return to music. Here's his statement: (more…)
I guess we're forgiving Canada for unleashing Celine Dion and Justin Bieber on the world? Or maybe we're just forgiving them because they're an apologetic bunch and we feel bad. The only certain thing is that this tour rules.
The New England Metal and Hardcore Fest is this April (full details here), and the road to the fest is paved with more tour dates for After The Burial, The Contortionist, Within The Ruins, Glass Cloud and City In The Sea, who will all be playing the fest as well as the appropriately titled "Road To New England Metal Fest tour," which kicks off April 12th in Louisville, KY. Here are all the dates: (more…)
From their new album, Intrinsic, out now on Good Fight/E1. Watch studio reports of the making of the album at this [link]
Music video by The Contortionist performing Dreaming Schematics . 2012 Entertainment One U.S., LP
When the New England Metal and Hardcore Fest announced their initial lineup a few weeks ago, it was already unfuckwithable. Anthrax (playing Among The Living), Opeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Hatebreed, Exodus, Shadows Fall…and others were already enough to get me excited.
Today, they announced the addition of a few new bands, including The Dillinger Escape Plan. (more…)
Hatebreed is not sitting around waiting for you to hear about their new album, The Divinity Of Purpose which comes out on January 29th through Razor & Tie. They're going to get out there and promote the hell out of it, with a pretty interesting lineup for a headlining tour. The band will be supported by Shadows Fall, Dying Fetus and The Contortionist. Do Shadows Fall fans like Dying Fetus? and vice versa?! This is a smorgasbord of heavy metal, and quite an interesting lineup. The tour kicks off days before album release, and wraps up on Feburary 17th. Here is the full routing: (more…)
Born Of Osiris and Unearth are teaming up for a headlining run. It's always weird to me when a younger band plays after a band they are clearly influenced by, as is the case here, but it works. The killer package is rounded out by hardcore band Obey The Brave, and prog-metal newbs The Contortionist as well as Wolves At The Gate. This is a pretty good variety of scenes going on here, a little something for everybody that should be a satisfying tour package. The tour kicks off November 1st in New Hampshire and wraps up later that month on the 27th in Oklahoma City. Here is the full routing: (more…)
In 2012, just about every new metal band clearly wants to prove to listeners that they know how to shred, blast, and groove simultaneously. Riffs often come and go too quickly, and atmosphere is cast aside for the need of musicians to prove their chops to the ever-judgmental metal world. While Indiana’s The Contortionist certainly set their standards of technicality high with their first full-length, Exoplanet, the band always maintained a strong sense of songwriting ability and memorable clean sections to help balance their otherwise brutal onslaught of post-deathcore breakdowns. Intrinsic is darker, heavier, more progressive, and an overall more consistent listen than Exoplanet. (more…)
Solid releases all around this week, so let's get right into it: we'll take a look at highly anticipated albums from Baroness and The Contortionist, and delve into albums from Hexen and Bestial Holocaust that, if not already on your radar, should most definitely be. Here are all the new releases for 7/17: (more…)
It's the kickoff to the work week, and I'm still hung over from my weekend adventures. Here are some new jams:
First up, check out Periphery drummer Matt Halpern jamming out in a new video of him jammin' out in preparation for the band's kickoff at Summer Slaughter. (more…)
FUCK YES! New dates have been added to The Contortionist's Intrinsic North American tour, which is sponsored by our bros at MetalSucks. Supporting The Contortionist are Jeff Loomis, Chimp Spanner, and 7 Horns 7 Eyes, which makes this a pretty fucking awesome tour. For those of you who were bummed about the tour missing your area, check the dates below. Shows have been added in seven different states. Will anyone be joining me at the Forth Worth date at Tomcats West? (more…)
Four Metal Injection approved acts are hitting the road together this summer for a killer tour. First, we have The Contortionist, who are set to put out a new album, Intrinsic on Good Fight/E1 on July 17th (exclusive studio diaries here). We don't need to tell you about Jeff Loomis, and we've already showed you how awesome Chimp Spanner is. Add in 7 Horns, 7 Eyes and you got yourself a killer tour. The routing is still being finalized, but here are the currently announced dates: (more…)
Carnifex, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Conducting from the Grave, and The Contortionist will be supporting All Shall Perish on their upcoming North American tour for the album This Is Where It Ends. The tour begins in late March, and will continue through the end of June. You can find the tour dates after the jump: (more…)