Contrive


Contrive

Contrive are a heavy metal band[1] from Melbourne, Australia formed in 1999. Their musical style has been compared to that of Sepultura.[2]

The band consists of bassist Tim Stahlmann and twin brothers Paul Haug (vocals, guitars) and Andrew Haug (drums).[3] Andrew Haug is perhaps better known as the host of the weekly Triple J metal radio program The Racket.[4]

The band's first studio album, The Meaning Unseen, was released in September 2005. Their second album, The Internal Dialogue, was recorded in Melbourne, Australia with producer Adam Calaitzis and mixed by Devin Townsend.

The band have performed extensively since their inception and include three performances at the (now defunct) Metal For The Brain festival as well as opening slots for overseas bands which include Sepultura, Mayhem, Machine Head, Destruction, Devin Townsend, Opeth and Testament.[5]

Contents

Discography

Studio albums

  • The Meaning Unseen (2005)
  • The Internal Dialogue (2010)

EPs

  • Finally (self release, 2001)
  • Prosper (self release, 2003)

References

  1. ^ Flaherty, David (11 September 2005), "The Meaning Unseen review", Sunday Herald Sun 
  2. ^ "Contrive." Aus Metal Guide. Retrieved 2 August 2009.
  3. ^ "Putting pedal to the metal", MX (Australia), 27 October 2005 
  4. ^ "Contrive taps Devin Townsend for new album mix" (21 July 2009). Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2 August 2009.
  5. ^ "Gig History." Contrive. Retrieved 2 August 2009.

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