By on February 23, 2013



Fresh off a successful run with HATEBREED and DYING FETUS, THE CONTORTIONIST have announced their participation in a handful of dates with DEFTONES. Frontman/Keyboardist Jonathan Carpenter weighs in on the news: “We feel honored to be sharing the stage with the legendary Deftones! They have an incredible sound that has absolutely impacted us as musicians. Should be a surreal week”

The band will then head out on the road with label-mates WITHIN THE RUINS on a batch of dates trekking to the west coast and back. They’ll then kick off the “THE ROAD TO METAL FEST” supporting AFTER THE BURIAL. Dates can be seen below.

THE CONTORTIONIST released Intrinsic earlier this year to much critical acclaim. Landing at number #107 on the Billboard Top 200, #15 on the Hard Music Chart and #3 on the New Artist Chart, it was the most successful first week the band has had to date. It’s also on sale now for $6.66 here!



“The band’s ability to balance chaos and solemnity have never been better. Breaking from soft, ethereal passages into grueling, mosh-ready grooves at the drop of a hat.” –

“The Contortionist have mastered the perfect balance of deathcore and prog with just enough weird atmospheric noise to put them ahead of the pack.” – Exclaim!

“This is certainly one of the most exciting metal albums of the year, and it shows that The Contortionist is definitely going places in the very near future.” – Metal Injection

“Make no mistake here – ‘Intrinsic’ puts The Contortionist at the top of the list for the future of prog-metal, if not the genre’s present as well.” –

“The Contortionist are, without a doubt, one of the most exciting young prog-metal bands on the scene today.” – MetalSucks

“The Contortionist have succeeded in pulling away from the pack to secure their spot as one of the strongest progressive acts around. Intrinsic has all the potential to become a prog classic, and by all rights should.” 9/10 – Mind Equals Blown

“It is not a record to put on while studying or in the car, but on a good stereo or set of headphones and really kick back and get immersed. It truly deserves your full attention, and so does this band.”

3/1/2013 Toronto, CAN
Kool Haus

3/2/2013 Montreal, CAN

3/4/2013 Rochester, NY
Main Street Armory

3/5/2013 Boston, MA
House of Blues

3/6/2013 Huntington, NY
Paramount Theater

Other Dates:

3/30/2013 San Diego, CA

3/31/2013 Conoga Prk, CA
The Cobolt Cafe

4/1/2013 San Fran, CA
DNA Lounge

4/2/2013 Orangevale, CA
The Boardwalk

4/3/2013 Medrof, OR
The Wreckroom

4/4/2013 Seattle, WA
Studio Seven

4/6/2013 Boise, ID
The Venue

4/8/2013 Fargo, ND
The New Direction

4/9/2013 St. Paul, MN
Station 4

4/10/2013 Duluth, MN
Clyde Iron Works

4/11/2013 Milwaukee, WI
The Miramar Theater

4/12/2013 Louisville, KY
The Vernon Club

4/13/2013 Indianpolis, IN
Emerson Theater

4/14/2013 Toldedo, OH

4/15/2013 Knoxville, TN

4/16/2013 Columbia, SC
New Brookland Tavern

4/17/2013 Greensboro, NC
Green Street

4/18/2013 VA Beach, VA

4/20/2013 Worcester, MA

4/21/2013 New York City, NY
Santos Party House

4/22/2013 W Chester, PA
The Note

4/23/2013 Buffalo, NY
Xtreme Wheels

4/24/2013 Pittsburgh, PA

4/25/2013 Cleveland, OH

4/26/2013 Joliet, IL

4/27/2013 Iowa City, IA
Blue Moose


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.