The following press release pretty much says it all – Contrive are supporting Opeth in Australia this week – but let me just take a moment to say things seem to be freaking awesome for Contrive at the moment. A few weeks ago singer Paul Haug got to sing ‘Dead Skin Mask’ with Slayer when Tom Araya’s voice blew out (watch it here), and their forthcoming album is mixed by Devin Freaking Townsend. Luckyducks!

Melbourne trio CONTRIVE head off on tour as direct support for OPETH this week commencing in Brisbane.

The dates and Contrive onstage times are as follows:

Sunday Nov. 22 – The Tivoli, Brisbane (18+); On stage 8:00pm
Monday Nov. 23 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (Lic A/A) – On stage 8:00pm
Wednesday Nov. 25 – Palace Theatre, Melbourne (18+) – On stage 9:00pm

These upcoming shows will focus purely on the CONTRIVE’s forthcoming second album titled “The Internal Dialogue”, set for release in early 2010, mixed by Devin Townsend in Vancouver, Canada.

New merchandise is being launched exclusively at these shows.

The band are currently shopping the CD around to various labels to secure a deal for its release.