After 17 years, the Australian extreme heavy metal act MINUS LIFE present their long-awaited follow-up album CONTORTED REALITY. After returning to The Australian metal scene in 2018, MINUS LIFE has completed their highly anticipated sophomore release to 2004’s ‘Eternal Urban Megacide’. The long-awaited sophomore release displays MINUS LIFE’s myriad of influences combined with a developed maturity as songwriters to deliver an album both devastatingly heavy in its production whilst containing an organic sense of melodicism not normally associated within the genre.
Refusing to be pigeonholed into a specific sub-genre of extreme music, MINUS LIFE flexes their high level of musicianship to produce CONTORTED REALITY each having their own sonic identity from punishingly brutal death metal excursions, thrashing bangers, melodic progressions to intense, wall of sound orchestrations. With the listener being pummelled throughout the album from the sonic mayhem allowing for few moments of respite, MINUS LIFE is eager to unleash CONTORTED REALITY into the live arena, taking their already notoriously intense live show to a fierce new level.
SCOTT MOSS (Vocalist):
“Contorted reality from start to finish is a mixed bag of art to me. Each song has a different feel and its own identity. At the same time the album, as a whole, feels cohesive and connected. Lyrically I have pushed myself to really change things up, with a mixture of subjects ranging from questioning reality, toxic love, governmental control, mental health, visionary killers… It truly is a cohesive mixed bag”
RYAN O’CONNELL (Guitar):
“Contorted reality is a balance of light & shade musically, we have set ourselves a new benchmark of musicality, songwriting, structuring that hits you like the vintage MINUS LIFE, but with more maturity and focus as a band’.
TRAVIS HENDERSON (Drums, Orchestrations):
“To me, this album signifies the beginning of the true Minus Life. CONTORTED REALITY is the result of 2 years of hard work and I believe we have finally found our benchmark true sound. I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved. Being able to create an orchestral element of our band has been challenging but rewarding. I want people to feel the energy that we have put into this release”
The Album is available at Minus Life‘s Bandcamp page: https://minuslife.bandcamp.com/album/contorted-reality-2
Scott Moss – Vocals
Ryan O’Connell – Guitars
Chrisgaar – Bass
Travis Henderson – Drums & Orchestrations
Minus Life formed in 2002 with the common purpose to create a brand of extreme music, that funnelled the essence of their influences, but had its own unique sound. In 2004, the band released their first album ‘Eternal Urban Megacide’ to rave reviews. Minus Life quickly rose to become one of the biggest metal bands out of Brisbane touring nationally.
Their brand of metal was widely embraced and saw them share the stage with Arch Enemy, Slayer, The Haunted, Dark Tranquility, Nevermore, Mastadon, Psycroptic, Alarum, Alchemist, Blood Duster and many more. Minus Life also played large Australian festivals such as Big Day Out (2007), Metal for the Brain (2005 & 2006), Brute Force Festival, Overcranked (2006) and Market Day (2006).
Minus Life disbanded in 2007 but came together again in 2018 with a sold out return show in Brisbane to a 300 capacity venue. The band released a single ‘Manipulation of the Masses’ in 2019 and backed this up with a festival return at Dead of Winter (2019) and sold out double headlining show in 2020. The time has now come for the next chapter in the Minus Life evolution. With the impending release of their sophomore return album ‘Contorted Reality’ in late 2021, the new incarnation is ready to rise once more.
- Contorted Reality
- Manipulation of the Masses
- The Bled Unbroken
- The Hypnotist
- Death’s Architect
- Order Disorder
- Negative Thought Process
- Bodies on Fire
Get your copy of the album here: https://minuslife.bandcamp.com/album/contorted-reality-2