Melbourne two-piece metal machine, Contrive, consisting of twin brothers Paul and Andrew Haug release their new album, Slow Dissolve!
The band have just launched a new merch store at http://contrive.bigcartel.com/products where several bundle options are now available.
Contrive recently held an album launch night in Melbourne where they played Slow Dissolve in full.
It marked the first time the band have played in 3 years and the first ever time as a duo!
Re-energised, re-invigorated, re-born; Contrive has been honed into a razor sharp two-piece metal machine.
The twin brothers are two parts of the one whole, finishing each others musical thoughts like no one else can. The result is a potent collection of intuitive, progressive, heavy metal; Modern production and a liberal dose of electronic effects meet some old school metal crunch via surging riffs and punishing drums.
Lyrically, the album is a loose concept about the varying options we all now have to communicate with each other but also creating a catch 22 that the digital age is also turning many people away from real connection or creating a fear anxiety of it.
Contrive have had a very prolific career, sharing stages with the likes of Opeth, Stone Sour, Sepultura, Soilwork, Machine Head, Testament, Cavalera Conspiracy, Coroner and more.
They have had their previous albums shaped by the hands of Devin Townsend and Fredrik Nordstrom.
Internationally they opened for Parkway Drive in Bangkok and were the first Australian band to ever play in Vietnam, resulting in them selling out the 800 seat Hard Rock Cafe in Ho Chi Minh City.
Known and well respected throughout the global metal community, Paul and Andrew have always done it their way. On their own, independently and for each other as well as themselves.
With Slow Dissolve, the brothers Haug truly are taking on the world together. Literally side by side.
Slow Dissolve was produced by Paul and Andrew Haug and mixed by Mike and Dave Young of Young Bros. Productions in Vancouver Canada B.C. Dave is also the guitarist for the Devin Townsend Project.
Watch the music video for Connect-dead, directed by: David Hunter / Band Factory