Indiana progressive metallers THE CONTORTIONIST made the trek down to Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida earlier this week to begin recording the follow-up to their 2010 debut, “Exoplanet”. Producers Jason Suecof and Eyal Levi (AUGUST BURNS RED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) will be behind the boards for the new album, which is set to hit stores in late spring/early summer via Good Fight Music.
Commented Good Fight Music label head Carl Severson: “THE CONTORTIONIST‘s jaw-dropping debut was a special record for Good Fight, being one of the first bands we signed to the label. 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.”
Added Suecof: “I’m ready for THE CONTORTIONIST to take my legs and pretzel them through my eyes while my ears get sonically brutalized.”
Stated THE CONTORTIONIST guitarist Robby Baca: “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. Jason is crazy as fuck, Eyal is chill as fuck, and we’re a combination of both so it’s a great fit.”
THE CONTORTIONIST will take part in a live fan chat hosted by Yowie.com on Thursday, February 16 at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT. Yowie.com is presenting a unique chance for fans to chat live with the band while they are on location at Audiohammer during the recording of the new album.
MetalInjection.net will be posting an exclusive video blog series following the band in the studio with Jason and Eyal over the course of the next few weeks. Fans can get an insider’s look at the making of the new album, as well as a peek into Audiohammer studios.
THE CONTORTIONIST will continue its busy year in March, kicking off a run with ALL SHALL PERISH, CARNIFEX, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE and CONDUCTING FROM THE GRAVE in Oakland, California on March 29.