Michael Lessard (The Contortionist) Debuts “Use The Rest” Single and Video, Debut Solo Album Incoming

Michael Lessard (The Contortionist,  Last Chance To Reason) has released a new single and music video today titled ‘Use The Rest,’ his first solo debut single via Good Fight Music. The music video, directed by Lessard himself, is impactful upon a first viewing. “I’m beyond excited to announce the release of my debut song to the world!” says Lessard. “I’ve worked very hard to make a song and video that I thought would be the best representation of what is to come.”  Continue reading

The Contortionist – Clairvoyant

The transformation The Contortionist have undertaken since their inception has been quite simply staggering. From their heavier but still progressive-nuanced Deathcore-like début album Exoplanet (Good Fight), they evolved and changed (considerable line-up changes aside) into a much more melodic, post-rock and even jazz influenced outfit by the time of 2014’s Language only two albums later. Venturing even further down the rabbit hole, latest album Clairvoyant (both eOne) branches even further from their early Tech Metal roots, thus showing even further expansion and breaking of limits. Continue reading

The Contortionist Premiere “Reimagined” Video

The Contortionist‘s sound can best be described as continuously evolving. Their first three records showcased their growth from deathcore to progressive magicians, and the fourth studio album is said to be their finest work yet. Today the band has revealed that Clairvoyant is coming on September 15th via Good Fight, and you can watch the video for their melodic new ‘Reimagined’ single right now! Continue reading

On The Road… with Tesseract and The Contortionist

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Progressive metal stars Tesseract have hit the ground running hard since the release of their new album Polaris (Kscope) in 2015. Re-energized by returning vocalist Daniel Tompkins and new horizons to reach for musically, the band has been slaying out on tour. Will a huge headline run of dates in their native United Kingdom, as well as the rest of Europe, rabid fans were in a froth. Especially to see Tompkins, who is truly a great conduit vocally and lyrically for what the bands lays down. Most of the shows on the tour are already sold-out, attesting to the greatness of this band; already a modern legend. On this night at Rescue Rooms in Nottingham, the band was supported directly by like-minded US proggers The Contortionist and Nordic Giants (not pictured). The Contortionist themselves are another great young band, with a similar career arc of the headliners. Now fronted by Michael Lessard (Last Chance To Reason), the band is touring hardcore behind their own recent release the “Rediscovered” version of their album Language (eOne). As for the headliners, if you have ever seen them live, they are masterful performers. On this night they crafted a set list highlighting their newest work, but always remembering the moments from older albums that got them here in the first place. Captured here for Ghost Cult by Luke Denham of Luke Denham Photography, you get a glimpse one of tomorrow’s best band, today.

TesseracT set list:

Phoenix

Messenger

Concealing Fate, Part Two: Deception

Concealing Fate, Part Three: The Impossible

Of Matter: Proxy

Of Matter: Retrospect

Of Matter: Resist

Dystopia

Hexes

Survival

April

Of Mind: Nocture

Concealing Fate, Part One: Acceptance

 

Tesseract, by Luke Denham Photography

Tesseract, by Luke Denham Photography

 

Tesseract, by Luke Denham Photography

Tesseract, by Luke Denham Photography

 

Tesseract, by Luke Denham Photography

Tesseract, by Luke Denham Photography

 

The Contortionist, by Luke Denham Photography

The Contortionist, by Luke Denham Photography

 

The Contortionist, by Luke Denham Photography

The Contortionist, by Luke Denham Photography

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