Tag Archives: The Contortionist

Here’s the The Contortionist guitar/sax medley you didn’t know you needed

Posted by on April 5, 2017

We’ve written about the saxophone and metal before when we did our list of the top five sax players in metal. if we ever update it, we’ll have to throw Norma Sax in there. She teamed up with the band Inherent for “The Saxtortionist,” or a medley of songs from  The Contortionist. Inherent, a Spanish […]

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Find out how much The Contortionist, Muse, and Scorpions made on the road

Posted by on June 3, 2016

If you keep wondering how much your favorite bands make when they head out on the road, Billboard‘s Boxscore released their latest batch of earnings and attendance from many artists, and we’ve summarized them here for you. Our friends at Billboard gather all the numbers for us to get an idea of how much money is […]

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Interview: The Contortionist discusses ‘Language’ rediscovered & Last Chance to Reason

Posted by on March 30, 2016

It’s been almost two years since the release of The Contortionist’s third album, Language, but the group are keeping things interesting with plenty of touring and a recent release of ‘Rediscovered’ tracks off the record. Currently, the band is on a headlining North American run with three other acts. We spoke to vocalist Michael Lessard at […]

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TesseracT singer has around $153 to his name

Posted by on October 16, 2015

When Dan Tompkins left TesseracT back in 2011 he apparently became a cop. That line of work usually comes with a salary and benefits, but in 2014 Dan returned to TesseracT, and not long after revealed that he’s nearly broke. In a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Tompkins reveals his current bank account balance. Said Tompkins,  “I’m not lying when I say I’ve […]

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Tesseract streaming their new album Polaris

Posted by on September 15, 2015

TesseracT announced the release of Polaris back in July. Due out this Friday (Septmber 18th) on eOne in the US, the nine-track album will be their first new studio album since 2013’s Altered State, and first with vocalist Daniel Tompkins back in the fold. Today you can sample the entire album, as it’s now streaming in its entirety […]

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Between the Buried and Me and Enslaved hitting the road

Posted by on August 18, 2015

With the release of Between the Buried and Me’s Coma Ecliptic just last month, and a handful of touring already (they were just out with The Contortionist and Animals as Leaders), the band has announced the “Coma Ecliptic Tour III” with an amazing line-up set to kick-off in November. Providing direct support will be Enslaved, along with Intronaut, and […]

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TesseracT returning to North America in November

Posted by on August 17, 2015

With a new studio album on the way, TesseracT are making their way back to North America for a 28-date tour.  They’ll be touring in support of their new album Polaris, due out September 18, 2015, with support from label-mates The Contortionist, along with Erra, and Skyharbor. Said bassist Amos Williams, “Five years ago we bundled ourselves in […]

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Between The Buried and Me just built The Coma Machine

Posted by on May 13, 2015

Progerssive metal giants Between The Buried and Me just unveiled the video for their new single “The Coma Machine” from their upcoming album Coma Ecliptic scheduled to be released on July 10th, and it’s quite impressive in terms of production, which is something that they usually excel on. The video seems to follow the path of the […]

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Scale the Summit announce new album and drummer

Posted by on March 23, 2015

Scale the Summit have announced the title of their fifth full-length album. To be released later this summer, V (get it, the Roman numeral V for five?), the album will be mixed by Jamie King who has worked with fellow prog-metal bands Between the Buried and Me and The Contortionist. This release will be the first without […]

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Members of Intronaut, The Contortionist, Wings Denied and more partaking in The Brian Shields Memorial Grant

Posted by on March 19, 2015

Earlier this year, Heavy Blog Is Heavy contributor and weekend editor Brian Shields passed away. He played a major role in helping support and champion new talent. That’s why in honor of his memory, Heavy Blog Is Heavy is launching the Brian Shields Memorial Grant, a crowd funding campaign to help unsigned and lesser known […]

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