LAST CHANCE TO REASON Stream New Track


LAST CHANCE TO REASON‘s forthcoming release Level 3 has been named one of the “Top Albums of 2013 (So Far)” by MetalSucks, who have labeled the band “one of the most exciting young prog acts on the scene today.” Having recently debuted the music video for The Escapist, a new song available as an instant download when you pre-order Level 3 via Bandcamp, LAST CHANCE TO REASON now unveiled Rebirth, a second track from the new album. Stream it HERE.

While their critically acclaimed 2011 PROSTHETIC debut Level 2 revolved around the movement from physical reality to virtual spaces and what those changes would mean to life and art, the new album — recorded at Audiohammer Studios with Eyal Levi (Dååth, Whitechapel, Six Feet Under) — centers around a culture escaping from a bleak dystopian future into the freedom of imagination found in virtual reality.

LAST CHANCE TO REASON will return to the road shortly on a headlining jaunt throughout the U.S. with opener Evan Brewer (The Faceless). Last week, it was announced that LCTR vocalist Michael Lessard — who toured with The Contortionist earlier this year — joined that group on a full-time basis; his Contortionist bandmate Robby Baca (guitars) will perform with Lessard and LCTR on their summer tour, full dates of which can be found below. The band has previously played alongside acts including Animals As Leaders, Protest The Hero, Obscura, The Faceless, Atheist and Intronaut, in addition to performing at such high-profile events as CMJ, SXSW and the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival.

 Come see LAST CHANCE TO REASON live at one of the below dates:
7/25   West Chester, PA – The Note #
7/26   Pittsburgh, PA – The Galley #
7/27   Westland, MI – The Token Lounge #
7/28   Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s #
7/29   Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club #
7/30   St. Paul, MN – Studio B #
8/1    Englewood, CO – Moes Original #
8/3    Tempe, AZ – Rocky Point Cantina #
8/4    Henderson, NV – Eagles Hall #
8/6    West Hollywood, CA –  Whisky A Go Go #
8/7    Tucson, AZ – The Rock #
8/8    El Paso, TX – The War Room #
8/9    San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit #
8/10  Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats West #
8/11  Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar #
8/12  Oklahoma City, OK – The Chameleon Room #
8/13  St Louis, MO – Fubar #
8/14  Nashville, TN – The End #
8/15  Newport, KY – Thompson House #
8/16  Wilmington, DE – Mojo 13 #
# with Evan Brewer

LAST CHANCE TO REASON Vocalist Touring With THE CONTORTIONIST

 

LAST CHANCE TO REASON front man Michael Lessard is temporarily filling in on vocals for The Contortionist during their spring tour, which kicked off this weekend. For dates and ticket information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/thecontortionist

Lessard recently released the following statement: “I’m happy to be helping my friends in The Contortionist for the next few months on tour as a temporary vocalist. I’ll be returning to my duties in Last Chance To Reason once these dates are finished in May. I look forward to seeing a bunch of new and familiar faces in the months to come, and to sharing new music from LCTR in the near future!”

In other LAST CHANCE TO REASON news, the band is in the running to open this year’s Summer Slaughter tour. Voting will remain open until March 31 on the Summer Slaughter Facebook page HERE.

LAST CHANCE TO REASON – who previously toured with the likes of Protest The Hero, Obscura and Animals As Leaders – recently finished recording their third album with producer Eyal Levi (Dååth, Whitechapel, Six Feet Under) at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, FL. A late summer release is expected. Stay tuned to the band’s website for more information: facebook.com/lastchancetoreason

 

THE CONTORTIONIST Part Ways With Lead Singer

(NEW YORK, NY) – THE CONTORTIONIST announced the departure of their frontman Jonathan Carpenter with his interim replacement in one fell swoop. Jonathan and his long-time girlfriend will be expecting their first child and Carpenter has made the decision to focus on his personal life. Mike Lessard of LAST CHANCE TO REASON will be taking on vocal duties while the band finds a permanent replacement.

THE CONTORTIONIST: Robby Baca (Guitar), Joey Baca (Percussion), Cameron Maynard (Guitar), Christopher Tilley (Bass Guitar)

Statements from each of the parties can be found below.

“It’s going to be a jarring change of pace for my life, not being on the road most of the year. Making songs with the band and then performing them in front of the best fans has been a once in a lifetime experience. I wouldn’t trade the perspective I’ve found in the past few years for anything. I got to meet so many amazing people and see a good chunk of the world. I absolutely intend to keep creating and playing music in the future, albeit in a more personal pursuit.”

“I will miss seeing everyone in the TC family very much. I wish the best to all of my band buds and everyone who supports live music and all this heavy banger music we’ve been making. I feel very excited for my future with the love of my life and our pups, and our little one on the way.”

“Music has always been one of my passions and that’s what drew me to this band in the first place. The music comes first, and I know that the talent of the band will rise above this member change and they will find a new arrangement that will blow your minds.” – Jonathan Carpenter

“We are sad to see Jon go, but at the same time remain fully supportive of his decision. We look forward to the process of finding a new vocalist and writing a new record.” – Robby Baca

“I’m happy to be helping my friends in The Contortionist for the next few months on tour as a temporary vocalist. I’ll be returning to my duties in Last Chance to Reason once these dates are finished in May. I look forward to seeing a bunch of new and familiar faces in the months to come, and to sharing new music from LCTR in the near future!” – Mike Lessard

THE CONTORTIONIST released Intrinsic earlier this year to much critical acclaim. Landing at number #107 on the Billboard Top 200, #15 on the Hard Music Chart and #3 on the New Artist Chart, it was the most successful first week the band has had to date. It’s also on sale now for $6.66 here!

The band recently finished a batch of successful dates with DEFTONES and will be appearing at this year’s NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL next month. They’re hitting the road with label-mates, WITHIN THE RUINS next week and will be supporting AFTER THE BURIAL in the coming months.

“The band’s ability to balance chaos and solemnity have never been better. Breaking from soft, ethereal passages into grueling, mosh-ready grooves at the drop of a hat” – Altpress.com

“The Contortionist are, without a doubt, one of the most exciting young prog-metal bands on the scene today” – MetalSucks

VIDEOS:

Dreaming Schematics – (Official Video)

Causality – (Official Video)

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