Reborn in the year 2013 in San Bernardino California, Contortion was started by Brian Stone and Nick Jackson. The band started as, and remains, a heavy metal act.
Contortion has been nominated in the Coachella Valley Music Award for "Best out of town band" and "Best heavy metal band". Another accomplishment of the band was placing 9th of 700 bands trying out for the popular MTV show "Battle for Ozzfest". The band has received regular air play on KCAL 96.7FM and continues to have air play on KCXX 103.9FM .
The band has also been reviewed in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, as well as in Skinnie Magazine and Fast Times Magazine, and Zero Tolerance (UK). Contortion has played sold out shows at the Whiskey A-Go-Go, The Roxy, House Of Blues, Key Club, The Viper Room and The Knitting Factory. The band has opened for Testament, Ankla, F-5 ( with Dave Ellefson of Megadeth), Dry Kill Logic, Overkill, Bleed The Sky, Satyricon, Six Feet Under, Hemlock, Prong and Dragonlord, to name a few.