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Contrive are a heavy metal band from Melbourne, Australia formed in 1999. Their musical style has been compared to that of Sepultura, Metallica, Opeth and Stone Sour.

The band consists of twin brothers and Vox Singing Academy student Paul Haug (vocals, guitars) and Andrew Haug (drums). Andrew Haug is perhaps better known from his history as the host of the weekly Triple J metal radio program The Racket between 2002 and late 2011.
They released two EPs Finally & Prosper before releasing the band’s first studio album, The Meaning Unseen, was released in September 2005. It was mixed by Frederick Nordström. It received favourable reviews highlighting the combined elements of stomping modern hardcore, ’80s thrash and old-time heavy metal.
Their second album, The Internal Dialogue, was recorded in MelbourneAustralia with producer Adam Calaitzis and mixed by Devin Townsend.
The third studio album, Slow Dissolve was released in 2017 too critical acclaim! Musically by far their boldest, deepest and most progressive offering to date. Brilliantly mixed by the Young Bros. in Vancouver Canada, B.C.
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 Parkway Drive, Opeth, Stone Sour, Sepultura, MayhemMachine HeadDestructionDevin Townsend, and Testament. In 2009 the band toured South East Asia, including a show in Singapore with Parkway Drive. During 2011, they toured Vietnam and were the first Australian metal band to do so.
2019 looks to be a massive year for Contrive which will see them tour the United States and release there much overdue 4th studio album.


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