The Contortionist will hit the road yet again this spring in continued support of their latest release. Monuments, Entheos and Sleepmakeswaves will serve as support through the end of April. “Over the months of touring behind Language, we would imagine an ideal lineup and the same names kept coming up,” says keyboardist Eric Guenther. “We always get psyched on tours with huge variety and dynamic shifts through every band.”

“The spring tour is going to be stacked, no exception. We are hitting the road with our friends on a tour we have been working to get together since ‘Language’ came out. We can’t wait to bring this spectacle around the U.S.”

The Contortionist recently released a “Rediscovered” version of Language. The new version contains four re-worked tracks recorded and engineered by John Douglass and mixed/mastered by Jamie King. The rediscovered tracks are accompanied by four all new music videos for the same tracks. Two of those videos can be seen below.

The video for “Language: Rediscovered” is premiered exclusively via Alternative Press Magazine“This song was the result of our music naturally leading itself through new ideas developed onstage and in rehearsal,” said Guenther. “In a way, you could think of it as an artistically selfish move. We want these songs to continue their evolution and life. I can’t wait to do something like this again. Reinterpreting the songs after months of experimenting onstage keeps the experience and energy fresh for everyone that celebrates them with us.”

Directed by Erez Bader, these four videos are by far the most intimate depiction of the band to date. The band previously premiered the first rediscovered video for the track “The Parable” via Prog Magazineearlier this month. The band released two original videos from the Language LP for “Language I: Intuition” and “Primordial Sound,” both directed by Corey Norman.

Mayhem Music Magazine The Mission UK 11
1. The Source
2. Language I: Intuition
3. Language II: Conspire
4. Integration
5. Thrive
6. Primordial Sound
7. Arise
8. Ebb & Flow
9. The Parable
10. The Source (Rediscovered)[Live Session]
11. Language (Rediscovered)[Live Session]
12. Primordial Sound (Rediscovered)[Live Session]
13. The Parable (Rediscovered)[Live Session]
“Language keeps up with this idea of call and response between spacey ambient melodies and heavy-hitting metal tunes all the way through its 48-minute run.” Aquarian Weekly

“What The Contortionist has given us isn’t space travel but a journey through a dream state.” Substream Magazine

“A well-balanced cocktail of skillful songwriting, diverse but focused vocals, admirable musicianship, progressive metal that lurks menacingly.” Lambgoat

“There’s lots of technical dazzle, but the instrumental end is kept in check to ensure the writing shines through.” Revolver Magazine

“The Contortionist’s ever-bending arrays of genre-defying riffage are more present than ever in Language.” New Noise Magazine

“This is a fantastic release that is best digested as one long piece.” Metal Injection

THE CONTORTIONIST is: Michael Lessard (vocals) | Joey Baca (drums, percussion) | Robby Baca  (guitar) | Cameron Maynard (guitar) | Jordan Eberhardt (bass) | Eric Guenther (keyboards)
“Language (Rediscovered)” Official Video
The Contortionist "The Parable (Rediscovered)"
“The Parable (Rediscovered)” Official Video
“Primordial Sound” Official Video
“Language I: Intuition” Official Video

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