Haug Brothers Return With New Contrive Album 'Slow Dissolve' Coming Soon
Aussie metalheads and brothers in arms, Andrew and Paul Haug, aka Contrive, are set to return with a brand new album this September titled Slow Dissolve. With no shortage of attention to detail when it comes to making their musical compositions, the metal AF twins will blow listeners away with a very special and meaningful release, in honour of their deceased and beloved father.
Andrew Haug, creator of Australia's 24/7 Rock and Metal live online radio station and one of the most recognised and respected media figures in the Australian heavy music scene recently had these words regarding the tragedy they've dealt with:
"We were halfway through the writing/recording process of this album back in 2015 when tragedy struck. Paul & I didn’t even think we’d continue doing this, it was a very trying time for us both! But as most families do, we stuck together & dug deep using Dad’s encouraging words over the years of finding your passion and taking it to its very limits. We believe that emotion & passion has been captured on this record, no doubt."
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 garnered a lot of success and have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in metal such as: 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. Are you sold yet? I am.
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.
Pre orders begin on Friday, August 4.
All pre-orders receive the first single, Connect-Dead as an instant-grat download.
Stay tuned for a brand new music video from Contrive, coming very soon.
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