Video footage of CONTRIVE frontman Paul Haug singing the classic SLAYER song "Dead Skin Mask" with the legendary California thrashers this past Friday night (October 9) at Festival Hall in Melbourne, Australia can be viewed below.SLAYER is currently touring Australia with MEGADETH, but on Friday, the band's vocalist, Tom Araya, was unable to speak, let along sing, during the group's entire set. Tom made several attempts at encouraging the rabid audience to step up to the mic, with little luck. After Paul managed to find his way to the side of stage, Tom led him to the mic and Haug proceeded to belt out a "killer" version of "Dead Skin Mask". CONTRIVE recently completed work on its second album. The follow-up to 2006's "The Meaning Unseen" was recorded at Toyland Studios in Melbourne with producer Adam Calaitzis and was mixed by Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR) at Studio D in downtown Vancouver, Canada with the band's drummer Andrew Haug. Currently unsigned, CONTRIVE is using the finished album to procure a new record deal. "The Meaning Unseen" was mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden by Fredrik Nordström (OPETH, ARCH ENEMY). Andrew Haug has been hosting Triple J's weekly national metal program "The Racket" (formerly "Full Metal Racket") since 2001. He is a longtime metalhead who has conducted interviews with such greats as METALLICA, TOOL, PANTERA, SLAYER, OZZY OSBOURNE and more. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/contriveaustralia.
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