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AMERICAN HEAVY FUCKIN' METAL
CONTORTION is a hard hitting and evocative metal band with thrash, death, speed and good old fashioned american heavy metal pumping through their veins. Band line up consists of Brian Stone on Guitar and Vocals Dustin Barker on Lead Guitar Richard Thomason on Bass Guitar and Devon Antrim on Drums and Percussion.
The band has performed extensively giving them a commanding presence with their fans as well as quickly gaining the attention of new audiences at every show. CONTORTION puts on an intense and unforgiving show making sure everybody gets the full effect from their lyrically driven songs backed by crushing riffs, infectious melodic passages and powerful bottom end making sure you feel every hit flow through your body.
CONTORTION released their debut hit EP "Live Grenade" in January 2013 featuring hit track "Dreaming Alone". The album received a lot of positive praise fueling the fire the Contortion was keeping aflame with the high energy upward growth they had been receiving.
“Musically, they've combined Pantera-esque musical characteristics with the hellish thrash tactics of the Bay Area scene such as Skinlab, Testament, Exodus and others.” -ExplictitlyIntense.com
As CONTORTION got back into writing for their sophomore release, they crossed paths with Darian Rundall (Suicidal Tendencies, Dokken, Pennywise) and decided to team up in Los Angeles and record their next album together which would be titled "False Flag Paradigm".
CONTORTION self-released "False Flag Paradigm" in 2014 and received tremendous feedback from fans and press alike. Zero Tolerance Mag (UK) stated, "Contortion plays their brand of aggressive, brutish metal with a competency and tightness you would expect." The band continued to hit the road and support the self-release throughout numerous venues including 2015's MAYHEM FEST and KNOTFEST.
CONTORTION has been featured on So Cal's KCAL 96.7 and KCXX 103.9, and countless internet radio stations.
In late 2015, CONTORTION partnered up wth New York based company EXTREME MANAGEMENT GROUP, finding a home on a roster with reputable acts such as SUFFOCATION, CATTLE DECAPITATION, ORIGIN, CRYPTOPSY, DECREPIT BIRTH, THREAT SIGNAL, RINGS OF SATURN and many more. This strengthened CONTORTION's foothold in the genre and gave them an edge to continue pushing their music globally.
In late 2018 the band found its current line up and began recording a diabolical auditory assault that is creative, heavy, intense and in a category of its own. With a diverse cast of characters composing the new material Contortion twists into an unexpected realm of sonic innovation and heavy heart pounding rhythms to bring its most unique and heaviest material yet. Recording of the album is half way complete and looks to be released sometime in the not so distant future.
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