July 3, 2017 |

Download 2017 interview: The Contortionist

Download 2017 interview: The Contortionist

July 3, 2017 |

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US progressive metallers The Contortionist headed to Download festival following a UK run with Periphery and their own headline shows as well as the announcement of a new album and single! We caught up with guitarist Robby Baca to talk Download, tour stories and the new record:

You’re at Download! Are you excited to be here?

I’m very excited to be at Download! It’s a good day! We’re not drowning, we’re not being swept away!

It’s a miracle! It was meant to hammer down but it’s been so nice!

It really is! I heard horror stories from last year, that was drownload right?

Yeah, every year apart from this year has been drownload but last year was one of the worst ones! Are you looking forward to your set?

I am yeah. I’ve been watching Download videos of bands that I like for so many years now so it’s really awesome to be here!

What can we expect from The Contortionist set?

Well we’re gonna play some tunes and people are gonna watch us. They might stand still the whole time. We’re playing a good chunk of stuff off of our last record and older tunes so it’s a Download orientated set.

That sounds cool! You’ve been very busy in the UK lately, touring with Periphery and doing your own headline shows prior to Download, how were they?

They were an experience. With the shows that we had with Periphery, we had what they call radius clauses where we couldn’t play where we had with Periphery so we played some smaller markets (the headline run), so the shows were small and intimate. We played in Glasgow as well and it was probably the better attended show of them all. It was a really great time, we got to meet a lot of super fans who came to Periphery and then came out to our shows and were like “we’d never heard of you guys, we saw you on Periphery and we drove four hours to come see you headline” so that was really cool!