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Conan announce North American tour

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, January 15, 2016 at 12:47 PM (PST)

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UK metalheads Conan have announced a North American tour.

Conan will be touring in support of their album Revengeance which will be released on January 29 via Napalm Records.

Conan will receive report on their tour from Serial Hawk. The tour will start on March 3, run 19 shows and wrap up on March 26.

Frontman Jon Davis had this to say about the album and the tour, “Revengeance is the sound of hacking and slashing in Golden Axe, throwing coins into Gauntlet and still failing. Failure and triumph, sword and sorcery. We are excited to visit the US again and make our first trip to Canada. Our tour in 2015 was awesome, and we look forward to doing this all again. See you at the front.”

Check out tour dates, the Revengeance track list  and title track here.

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Psycho California line up is insane and way better than hipster fests

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 10:57 AM (PST)
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Psycho California, the west coast’s first annual metal festival and a must see for fans of doom, heavy psych and sludge, has announced the headliners for this year’s event: Cult of Luna (May 15), Sleep (May 16) and Pentagram, who will perform First Daze Here in its entirety (May 17).The festival frankly smokes Coachella and Bonnaroo in the same breath, and I am not really a hater of those fests (hey, they got AC/DC and Slayer this year, haha). But yeah… Cave In, Dead Meadow, SubRosa, Conan?!!! Wooooh!!!!! Kylesa, Mothership, Bloodmon…the list goes on and on for radness. Between this and rumors that Between The Buried and Me have started work on their new album, I can’t contain my excitement for the state of metal in the States!

“2015 is going to be a slow year for Cult of Luna. However as much as we are musicians we are also fans,” said Cult of Luna’s Johannes Persson. “Evaluating if the offer to play Psycho California was worth dusting off our instruments was not hard after looking on the line-up. Being on the same bill as Pentagram, Sleep and a festival packed with the best bands around is a privilege in itself and we’ll try to live up to that honor.”

The lineup for Psycho California is: Sleep, Pentagram, Cult of Lune, Kylesa, OM, Earth, Russian Circles, Bedemon, Conan, Wrench, Eyehategod, Indian, Earthless, Pallbearer, Stoned Jesus, Old Man Gloom, Cave In, Acid Witch, Truckfighters, Tombs, Bang, Electric Citizen, Coffinworm, SubRosa, Eagle Twin, Mammatus, True Widow, Anciients, Bellwitch, Dead Meadow, Lord Dying, Death By Stereo, Radio Moscow, Ancient Altar, Samsara Blues Experiment, Atriarch, Elder, Mothership, The Well, Deathkings, Wo Fat, Rozamov, Destroyer of Light, Highlands, Bloodmoon, Slow Season, Goatsnake, Crypt Trip, Wrench, Lords of Beacon House, Tumbleweed Dealer, Sinister Haze, Blackout, Red Wizard, Banquet and Loom.

Click HERE for more (and to see the rad poster art!).

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Album Review: Conan – Blood Eagle

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 5:15 PM (PST)

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Finally, an avalanche you can nod your head to. UK doom band Conan are back and somehow heavier than ever. This is impressive, since they already are currently pretty much the heaviest band in the world. Imagine early Melvins with a bass tone that sounds like a Valkyrie’s distended anus after a long, drunken bestial weekend in Valhalla with Odin’s Eight legged horse Sleipnir (yet the bass never gets ploppy like bloop blop blub older Korn tone). Like my technical terms? These guys are even heavier than Crowbar is of late. It’s like stupid. You stop and wonder if you really need to be listening to music that feels like it is cracking your ribs and has bellowed, slightly melodic vocals you can’t decipher. Shit is either English, Cave Troll or German. Song names like “Total Conquest” and “Gravity Chasm” pretty much say it all. Conan are the band you put on when you just want your brain wiped in a volano of blood after a long day at the office or when the news is just too shitty to think about any more. It’s all fuzz, guts and monotone riffing with slight tectonic shifts that hurl boulders through the empty space of your white noise hissing mind. Don’t be startled to find more than one song lumber past nine minutes.

Click HERE for more carnage.

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San Francisco heavy metal cultists CASTLE will release their album, Under Siege, on May 20 via Prosthetic Records in North America. Recorded at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, Calif. earlier this year with producer/mixer Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Eyehategod, Cattle Decapitation, Melvins) — who also produced their 2012 Juno-nominated release BlacklandsUnder Siege pushes CASTLE’s unique sound further with the confluence of punishing riffs and melodic passages of haunted, full-blooded madness.

Vocalist/bass guitarist Liz Blackwell gave insight on the new material: “We wrote this album in Los Angeles, San Francisco and in the mountains of Northern California. It’s a California record. We drew from the heavy sounds of those places to write electric witch hymns of death and doom.”

Click here for Tour Dates and more.

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Conan premiere ‘Foehammer’ on Pitchfork

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 2:19 PM (PST)

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English doom droners Conan are preparing to release their newest album Blood Eagle on March 11 via Napalm Records.

They are currently streaming the song “Foehammer” off of the upcoming album via Pitchfork.

They will release a video for the song next week.

Check out Foehammer, as well as trailers for the video and Conan tour dates here.

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Interview: Conan – UK Doom atop Mount Wrath

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 1:39 PM (PST)

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UK power doom standouts Conan are a band with a sound to match their name, a solid wall of battle field leveling fuzz so think it renders all adjectives quaint. I feel like I finally discovered a band heavier than Crowbar. I recommend you immediately search Bandcamp for these guys and hoist a skull crusher to your lips (even though it is Scottish ale, not British…but the beer name makes it apropos). Turn up HORSEBACK BATTLE HAMMER and listen to the soaring, chilling vocal cries atop the gargantuan width of “Sea Lord” and have your Conan cherry popped like mine was. You will get the bends when you try and recover from the dismal depths of this song.

Conan have been busy in recent times, releasing a live Roadburn document called MOUNT WRATH as well as dropping what many consider their best work yet, the face bludgeoning fast track to a hearing aid long player MONNOS. I have wanted to interview this band ever since I heard them and now seemed like as great a time as any, so I was thrilled when they responded to my inquiry. MONNOS was my soundtrack whilst recently reading Guy Gavriel Kay’s 2004 novel The Last Light Of The Sun and it was a great pairing to the grim tests of mortality and hope for redemption that are the themes of that recent fantasy masterpiece. Conan really create an overpowering mood, and also I might add that the band are always making quality merch (up there in my book with All Pigs Must Die working with Florian, Circle Takes The Square, Kongh and other bands who really work to put out a great product).

I resisted the urge to ask Jon Davis of Conan if he prefers crushing enemies or the lamentations of women, but we did talk about what albums we’d love to have seen get made, the growth of Conan as a band and what it was like recording at Foel Studios in Wales. Click HERE for the interview and wear a fucking helmet!

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Cover Art Battle: Conan Discusses Cover Art Battle Win

Posted by JDKleinhans on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 2:42 PM (PST)

Conan fans came out swinging with haymakers last week to put the band’s latest release, Monnos (Gravedancer), at the top of the Cover Art Battle: Old Men, Horned Men, & Dead Men with 45% of the vote! Conan guitarist and vocalist, Jon Davis, took some time to comment on the band’s win, the album’s cover, and artist, Tony Roberts. Check out his comments and the full album layout here.

Don’t forget to vote in the Cover Art Battle: July Cover Art Showdown.

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Cover Art Battle: July Cover Art Showdown

Posted by JDKleinhans on Monday, August 6, 2012 at 10:25 PM (PST)

Welcome to Metal Riot’s Cover Art Battle! Every week we try and show the best-of-the-best in metal cover art, ranging from the fantastically illustrated to hauntingly photographed and everything in between.

July was of course another great month with tons of great albums with some sweet covers. Here’s your opportunity to show us why the heavy metal culture is the greatest culture there is. Check out July’s winners and nominees for this Ultimate Cover Art Showdown and get to voting!

Week 1 Winner: Icarus WitchRise (Cleopatra)
Week 2 Winner: Saint Diablo Saint Diablo (Eclipse)
Week 3 Winner: BlacklodgeMachination (Season of Mist)
Week 4 / 5 Winner: ConanMonnos (Gravedancer)

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***WINNER*** ConanMonnos (Gravedancer)

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