Apparition (EP)

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EP by The Contortionist
Released September 24, 2009 (2009-09-24)
Recorded Indianapolis, IN, Voltaic Recording Studio
Genre Deathcore, technical death metal, progressive metal
Length 34:12
Label Self-released
The Contortionist chronology

Apparition is the second EP by the progressive metal band, The Contortionist. It was self-released by the band on September 24, 2009. The release shows the band's first move towards a more technical death metal sound while their debut EP, Shapeshifter, showed a more traditional deathcore sound. It is also the last release with Dave Hoffman on vocals, with Jonathan Carpenter joining afterwards to fill in the spot. Not long after the release of this EP, the band was signed to Good Fight and released their debut album, Exoplanet in the following year.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Infection"   4:13
2. "Realms"   3:13
3. "Eyes: Closed"   8:02
4. "Eyes: Open"   0:49
5. "Oscillator"   5:06
6. "Apparition (Instrumental)"   1:03
7. "Predator"   11:46
Total length:


  • Dave Hoffman: Vocals/Synth
  • Cameron Maynard: Guitars
  • Robby Baca: Guitars/Synth
  • Chris Tilly: Bass
  • Joey Baca: Drums

  • Produced by The Contortionist and Jordan King
  • Engineered & mixed by Jordan King
  • Mastered by Jordan King of Voltaic Recording Indianapolis, IN