Contortionist Frontman Quits
2013-03-23 by VisceralUproar | 55 Comments

Jonathan Carpenter, vocalist for The Contortionist, has announced his resignation from the band due to the birth of his first child. Last Chance to Reason’s Mike Lessard will act as a temporary replacement during the band's upcoming tour.

Full statements from Carpenter, Lessard, and the rest of the band can be read below.

http://loudwire.com/the-contortionist-frontman-jonathan-carpenter-exits-band/

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slipnslide
March 24th 2013

2640 Comments


yolo

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
March 24th 2013

48526 Comments


He did a great job with Halloween and The Thing

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Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
March 24th 2013

19501 Comments


Meh. He was ok but I'm sure they can find someone better

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Omaha
Staff Reviewer
March 24th 2013

9468 Comments


I love Mike Lessard, so I'm hoping he stays with The Contortionist. I've always been a fan of Jonathan's, although Intrinsic was a mixed bag on his end.

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TheCollectiveFacade
March 24th 2013

650 Comments


yolo is the perfect reply to this.

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cagedescending
March 24th 2013

4124 Comments


lol treb

JeetJeet
March 24th 2013

660 Comments


Get the old vocalist from Apparition back
????
Profit.

Scoot
March 24th 2013

17479 Comments


last album sucked anyways

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TooLateToGoBack
March 24th 2013

1672 Comments


Not too upset about this.

evilford
March 24th 2013

19994 Comments


rip

tacos N stuff
March 24th 2013

312 Comments


good luck to him and his child
the band can find a better vocalist tho

Funeralopolis
March 24th 2013

10439 Comments


Sweet he was a pretty bad vocalist anyway hopefully they find someone better

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AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
March 24th 2013

1918 Comments


"I love Mike Lessard, so I'm hoping he stays with The Contortionist. I've always been a fan of Jonathan's, although Intrinsic was a mixed bag on his end." [2]

CrimsonLies
March 24th 2013

1673 Comments


I love Mike Lessard, so I'm hoping he stays with The Contortionist. I've always been a fan of Jonathan's, although Intrinsic was a mixed bag on his end. [3]

All the best to to Jonathan and his family

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Fluttertrank
March 24th 2013

16939 Comments


band is boring anyways.

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henryChinaski
March 24th 2013

2456 Comments


Not really.

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SlMBOLlC
March 24th 2013

4446 Comments


intrinsic was dece
but yeh needz better vox

Spec
March 24th 2013

26833 Comments


Last album sucked so whatever.

Inferis
March 24th 2013

378 Comments


is it cause they suck?

oltnabrick
March 24th 2013

29282 Comments


first mcr, now this.




wow.

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Durrzo
March 24th 2013

1027 Comments


He was the worst part of the band, that being said they all pretty much sucked on the last album.

ILJ
March 24th 2013

6540 Comments


cool maybe they can actually get some good vocals this time

CrimsonLies
March 24th 2013

1673 Comments


Exoplanet was great but I'm pretty sure Jonathon never wrote anything on that album, just filled in the vox. He was the main influence behind Intrinsic though which was a let down so this could take the band in a better direction

Tyrael
March 24th 2013

20394 Comments


Gonna jam Exoplanet and Intrinsic in his honor damn

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Pankar95
March 24th 2013

130 Comments


If he wasn't writting the music it won't be much of a loss.
I liked his vocals tho and im mad that he just quits because of a little brat.

StallionMang
March 24th 2013

4271 Comments


I thought the article was gonna be about a contortionist vocalist.

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Omaha
Staff Reviewer
March 24th 2013

9468 Comments


You guys are pretending like you didn't dig Intrinsic when it first came out...

Come on, guys...

HigherThanI
March 24th 2013

7 Comments


Get the guy from Shapeshifter back!

loveisamixtape
March 24th 2013

5782 Comments


i still like it [2]

TheMoreira
March 24th 2013

5701 Comments


"He did a great job with Halloween and The Thing"

lol

"quit a means of making money for your kid, makes sense."

I'm pretty sure that's not on his mind right now. Besides, he has made some money with the band by now, enough to give him a good start on his new direction, i think.




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TheMoreira
March 24th 2013

5701 Comments


And respect. A Man's decision. I wish him all the ebst.

Xplisit
March 24th 2013

1646 Comments


"quit a means of making money for your kid, makes sense."

they obviously ARENT making money, you absurdly stupid person.

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
March 24th 2013

1918 Comments


"You guys are pretending like you didn't dig Intrinsic when it first came out..."

Unfortunately, I tried to jam it and got nothing out of it.

trilogique21
March 24th 2013

340 Comments


what atomic said. intrinsic is boring, pretentious and the production is hollow as fuck.

bloc
March 24th 2013

34491 Comments


He was a good vocalist for the band but I probably will forget about him once I hear the new vocalist.

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xVision
March 24th 2013

662 Comments


Their last album was meh, Exoplanet was great though

Nomos
March 24th 2013

745 Comments


Now if only that mongloid from Last Chance to Reason would make a new album, I wouldn't have to care about Contortionist going downhill

wachooo
March 24th 2013

121 Comments


I really liked him, and the last album. Excited for whoever their next vocalist is.

RodCockfield
March 24th 2013

5 Comments


It's the responsible thing to do. Props to him.

Progger6009
March 24th 2013

1053 Comments


Instric was pretty good, I do think a better vocalist will be found though. Best of luck to Jon


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TheMoreira
March 24th 2013

5701 Comments


"what atomic said. intrinsic is boring, pretentious and the production is hollow as fuck. "

If atomic said that, then i mostly agree.

And yes, it is a responsible thing to do. Not many would give up a career like he's for the sake of their family.

apert
March 24th 2013

2918 Comments


not enough junz for him??

SadAndHolyGlow
March 24th 2013

1444 Comments


Hope his life with a child goes well. A talented man he is, indeed.

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XfingTheSullen
March 24th 2013

2191 Comments


Fucking children, making people give up what's really important in life like that. Good luck being just another child producer who'll be forgotten 3 generations forward :/

wacknizzle
March 24th 2013

11897 Comments


Good, not to put the guy down but I hated the vocals on Intrinsic, especially those stupid vocoder clean parts. Also hopefully the new guy will use an analog synth like a Moog or something. I hated the stupid synth patches John used on Intrinsic, they were so goddamn corny.

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fromtheinside
March 24th 2013

16367 Comments


is this the clean or harsh vocalist?



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TheMoreira
March 24th 2013

5701 Comments


Clean... and harsh? Yeah i know, mind blown.

lol

fromtheinside
March 24th 2013

16367 Comments


i was under the impression another member provided vox

TheMoreira
March 24th 2013

5701 Comments


I see man. Was just kidding, wasn't trying to be condescending or anything m/

TheMoreira
March 25th 2013

5701 Comments


lol andcas

J0ckstrapsFTW
March 25th 2013

3582 Comments


Shit hopefully they decide to go full exoplanet again

SmokingTheClouds
March 25th 2013

639 Comments


I liked him, but I would love to see Mike stay as the vocalist for the next release.

Acrosstheshield13
March 25th 2013

791 Comments


band is boring as shit either way.

TheMoreira
March 25th 2013

5701 Comments


"Shit hopefully they decide to go full exoplanet again"

Yes.


drasticaction74
April 21st 2013

1675 Comments


"He did a great job with Halloween and The Thing"

aaah beat me to it

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