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The Contortionist reimagine their sound with surprisingly melodic song

Posted by on June 5, 2017

When we interviewed prog-metallers The Contortionist last year, we were taken by how melodic and ambient their last album Language was. When asking Michael Lessard if that would make it’s way onto it’s follow-up, he replied: 

Potentially yes, but we never know what the album is going to sound like until we sit down and start writing. I think albums are timestamps of who I am and the other guys are as musicians for that given time. When we did Language, we weren’t trying to be the heaviest band possible and I think it reflects that. For the next album, maybe we’re feeling aggressive, maybe not.

Today, the band announced their next album, Clairvoyant, and with “Reimagined” debuting via Billboard, the answer seems to be “maybe not.” The track is melodic and straightforward, and isn’t even all that proggy. That being said, it’s pretty catchy, and has us looking forward to the rest of the album, which will be released on September 15th via Good Fight/eOne. If you’re a fan of Dredg, you’ll definitely dig this. You can pre-order that here, and also catch them back out on the road with Between the Buried and Me for a tour that starts that month. Check the dates below the video.

9/21 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts
9/22 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
9/23 New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
9/24 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
9/26 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
9/27 Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Theatre
9/28 Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
9/29 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
9/30 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
10/02 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
10/03 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
10/04 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
10/06 Santa Crus, CA @ The Catalyst
10/07 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
10/08 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
10/09 San Diego, CA @ SOMA
10/10 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
10/12 Dallas, TX @ Trees
10/14 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/15 Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
10/17 Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
10/18 St Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
10/19 Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
10/20 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Heaven)
10/21 Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theater

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