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David Roy Williams & Wildthing Presents

The Contortionist & Sikth

with AlithiA, Kodiak Empire

Wednesday 02 May 2018 (opening 6:30pm)

at The Zoo ( venue info )
711 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley QLD
www.thezoo.com.au

**18+**

Reserve Tickets

Price includes booking fees

18+ General Admission $69.90

American modern progressive metal innovators The Contortionist return to Australia as part of their Clairvoyant Tour, joined by special guests UK djent-metal pioneers SikTh - who will be making their first ever Australian appearances! 


Critics and fans admire their intelligent approach to the crushing riffs of tech-metal, which becomes more vibrant with elements of ambitious post rock and jazzy / fusion-infused virtuosity. Even when angular riffs, odd time signatures, and devastating breakdowns give way to hypnotic, ethereal, and trancelike musical meditations, The Contortionist are never lacking in total power.


On the steady climb to their latest album Clairvoyant (2017), The Contortionist lay claim to a genre within a genre all their own. On Clairvoyant, the band’s distinctive fingerprints remain, even as their atmospheric flourishes broaden to encompass ever-richer textures and mine the beauty of simplicity. 


For the entirety of their career, The Contortionist has proven capable of being equally at home on tour with Deftones,  Periphery or TesseracT, thanks to their dynamic combination of metal’s blunt precision with the adventurous spirit of prog-rock heroes like Rush and King Crimson.


In whatever The Contortionist endeavours to do, they have committed to never surrender to the path of least resistance, always challenging themselves and their audience.  


SikTh are one of the Great British pioneers whom have shaped heavy music. The Watford mathcore sextet devised their own Morse code of metal – ultimately leading to the birth of the djent metal almost a decade later. 


A career-defining set at Download UK Festival 2006 saw SikTh poised for greatness but it was not meant to be as the band disbanded not long after… Little did they know how prophetic their ideas would prove to be! In the years that followed, the djent revolution would reinvigorate tech-metal – with many of its key practitioners citing SikTh as a primary influence. 


It’s more clear than it’s ever been that SikTh were way ahead of their time and with one of the best albums of 2017 now under their belt in The Future Is Whose Eyes?..The djent-metal kings have returned!


Following their explosive exploits on tour with Leprous (Norway), both in Europe and Australia, Melbourne 7-piece tribal progressive/psychedelic rock live-wire AlithiA will be joining The Contortionist & SikTh on their upcoming ‘Clairvoyant' Australian Tour in May.
AlithiA’s sound delves deep into the realm of psychedelic tribal post-prog rock. The band embraces heavy percussive grooves, new wave Blade Runner-eque synth blasts, and melodic vocals with an emphatic punk attitude resulting in one of the most unique and diverse live shows to infect your senses!


 

This is an 18+ event.

* Over 18's only unless advertised otherwise. * Photo ID is essential,­ acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport. Please check with the venue for any other acceptable forms of photo ID * All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies * Intoxicated persons will not be admitted * No thongs or steel cap boots * The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person * Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.*Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.*

Things to know about when coming to the Zoo .... 1. everyone is welcome 2. we don't have a dress code 3. you must be over 18 to attend 4. we practise responsible service of alcohol 5. we provide free water 6. we do not serve rum 7. we don't serve double shots 8. we don't have a cloak room 9. we are wheelchair friendly - non-motorised wheelchairs only (please always call ahead to organise assistance with entry) 10. there is a taxi rank located outside 11. mcwhirters car park is located across the road 12. we are a please and thank you venue 13. we are a standing room only venue, no allocated seating provided BE AWARE OF WHERE YOU PARK IN THE VALLEY AS TOWING OCCURS