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Listen to the Contortionist's Opeth-Esque New Song

Hear second single from upcoming full-length.
contortionist, Gobinder Jhitta
photograph by Gobinder Jhitta
Indiana-based prog metal group The Contortionist will release their new full-length, Clairvoyant, on September 15th via Entertainment One Music/Good Fight Music. Today, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere their new song "Absolve." Check it out below.
Guitarist Robby Baca said, "'Absolve' was one of the first songs written for Clairvoyant. We honestly didn't know what to think of this track until nearing the end of our recording sessions, it became a favorite for everyone. The song represents a few sides of songwriting and the kind of mood that we wanted to explore. It is still a very unique track when listened to in context of the whole album."
For an in-studio report in Revolver's April/May 2017 issue, keyboardist Eric Guenther told Revolver of the new Jamie King-produced full-length, "People who have heard it have said that it sounds like a natural progression for the band. What we're doing does feel new for everyone in the band, in a way that's super-exciting. We are making some strong-arm decisions to go in certain artistic directions, and the fact that we're stretching some different muscles is encouraging to me. There's always that lingering feeling of, 'Are we going the right direction with this?' But we're really going for something here that's a little different."
The Contortionist recently finished a European tour with Periphery and will support Between the Buried and Me this fall on their "Colors Ten Year Anniversary Tour."
You can pick up the highly anticipated follow-up to 2014's Language here.

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