Indiana progressive metal powerhouse THE CONTORTIONIST made the trek down to Audiohammer Studios in Orlando, FL earlier this week to begin the recording process for the follow-up to their stunning 2010 debut, Exoplanet. Famed producers Jason Suecof and Eyal Levi (August Burns Red, The Black Dahlia Murder) will be behind the boards for the new release, which is set to hit stores in late spring/early summer 2012. The new album is already rumored to be one of the most anticipated new albums of 2012 from one of the most buzzed about up-and-coming bands in the new wave of progressive metal.

 THE CONTORTIONIST's jaw dropping debut was a special record for Good Fight, being one of the first bands we signed to the label,” states Good Fight Music label head Carl Severson. “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.”

 “I’m ready for THE CONTORTIONIST to take my legs and pretzel them through my eyes while my ears get sonically brutalized,” adds co-producer Jason Suecof.

 “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,” states guitarist Robby Baca. “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 is set to take part in a live fan chat hosted by on Thursday, February 16th, at 3pm ET/12pm PT. is presenting a unique chance for fans to chat live with the band while they are on location at Audiohammer Studios in Orlando, FL during the recording of the new album. 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! Stay tuned to to catch the video blog and keep your eyes open for an exclusive written studio update with photos being posted on soon.

 THE CONTORTIONIST will continue their busy year in March, kicking off their upcoming run with All Shall Perish, Carnifex, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Conducting From The Grave in Oakland, CA on March 29th. See below for all current tour dates and stay alert for ticketing information.

 THE CONTORTIONIST tour dates with All Shall Perish, Carnifex, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Conducting From The Grave:

 3/29 - Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro

3/30 - Simi Valley, CA @ 118 West       

4/01 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Clubhouse

4/02 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad

4/03 - Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos

4/04 - Dallas, TX @ Trees

4/05 - Houston, TX @ The Warehouse  (Fleshgod Apocalypse joins on this date)

4/06 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit

4/07 - Tulsa, OK @ Marquee

4/08 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

4/09 - Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

4/10 - Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre

4/11 - Detroit, MI @ Harpos

4/12 - Louisville, KY @ Expo Five

4/13 - Nashville, TN @ The Muse

4/14 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

4/15 - Greensboro, NC @ Greene St.

4/17 - Springfield, VA @ Empire

4/18 - Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House

4/19 - New York City, NY @ Gramercy Theatre

4/20 - Worcester, MA @ NEW ENGLAND METAL FEST

4/21 - Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon 

4/22 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys

4/24 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater

4/25 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre

4/26 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue 

4/27 - Sparks, NV @ The Alley

4/28 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

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AuthorJordan Mohler