WIKIPEDIA BIO: The Contortionist is an American progressive metal band from Indianapolis, Indiana. Formed in 2007, the band consists of guitarists Robby Baca and Cameron Maynard, drummer Joey Baca, vocalist Mike Lessard, bassist Jordan Eberhardt, and keyboardist Eric Guenther. They have released four studio albums and three EPs. The band signed with E1 and Good Fight Music in early 2010 . The Contortionist has toured with many bands including Hatebreed, Born of Osiris, The Acacia Strain, Animals as Leaders, Periphery, War of Ages, Between the Buried and Me, All Shall Perish, Veil of Maya, After the Burial, Monuments, Protest the Hero, Within the Ruins, Revocation, Dance Gavin Dance, Reflections, Intervals, and TesseracT.
Listen to an exclusive chat I had with guitarist Cameron Maynard. We talk about the upcoming tour of Australia with SikTh, the cleaner more melodic direction of their new album ‘Clairvoyant’ and we also talk about guitar gear and dialing in the perfect tone!
Check out the music video for the song ‘Return To Earth’