Indianapolis, Indiana's THE CONTORTIONIST has entered the studio to begin recording its full-length debut, "Exoplanet", for a summer release via Good Fight Music. The CD is being produced by UNEARTH guitarist Ken Susi, who feels that THE CONTORTIONIST has something fresh and unique to bring to the table.
"THE CONTORTIONIST is not your typical, run-of-the-mill band," Susi says. "Lots of bands in this day and age are copycats or just plain old rip-offs of other bands. This is truly an original band; from the overall look, sound, and structure of the songs."
THE CONTORTIONIST is currently in the process of tracking drums, and is finished with roughly half of the new record.
"The album is going to have a very conceptual theme, but it's not a full-blown concept album," states THE CONTORTIONIST guitarist Robby Baca.
"We love the idea of doing a concept album, but we feel that for our first record, it would be best to keep things simple."
Regarding Susi's involvement in the recording process for "Exoplanet", Baca says, "Ken has a lot of really awesome gear. It's like Guitar Center in here… only better.
"It's an understatement to say that Ken is a perfectionist. He never settles for anything less than massive and spot-on. I really feel like he is on the same page as us, which will make this record the best it can be."
THE CONTORTIONIST worked hard to earn a loyal hometown following through consistent regional shows, coastal touring and two self-released EPs. Their ability to dole out their sounds to epic proportions in a live setting piqued the interest of Good Fight Music, so in early 2010, shortly after the staff had caught them live, a deal was signed.
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