Contrarian is a progressive, avant-garde death metal project. Jim Tasikas from Delerium Endeavor plays guitars, and on bass Ed Paulsen also from Delerium Endeavor. George Kollias from Nile handle the drums and vocal, and Brian Mason from from Sulaco and CHRMR plays guitars. Additional backing vocals by George Bokos.
Contrarian plays a new school of old school death metal! Creating death metal that is authentically new while have a natural memory and understanding of the old. Rooted in early 90’s progressive death metal, but with an unrelenting forward thinking approach, Contrarian return with their third full-length release Their Worm Never Dies.
Contrarian is not a super group, but a unit of like-minded musicians that coincidentally converged on a vision of what a modern death metal band should sound like. Organic sounding, yet aggressive and melodically complex, Their Worm Never Dies is packed with snake-like Schuldinerian-style riffage and atmospheric variations that will provide a wholly enticing listen to all those willing to take in its eccentricity.