From: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active
Latest Conan News
Below is our complete Conan news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
U.K. "Caveman Battle Doom" act Conan, featuring ex-Black Magician bassist/vocalist John McNulty, have signed on with Napalm Records for the band's sophomore full length release, the followup to the 2012 debut "Monnos." No time frame was announced for the new LP.
Napalm Records commented: "Conan's unique style of Doom/Drone/Stoner Metal won over audiences at the Roadburn Festival 2012 consequently resulting in the release of the live album 'Mount Wrath: Live at Roadburn 2012'. Past shows with label mates AHAB and an invitation to play Desertfest London 2013 have further established CONAN as the DOOM Powerhouse to watch out for! Welcome to the Napalm Family!"
The band commented: "We are very happy to associated with a label such as Napalm Records / Spinning Goblin and are looking forward to seeing how the new record comes out. We turned down two other record deals, both from labels that we could have quite justifiably agreed terms with, but for several reasons we wanted to move on with Napalm once they showed interest.
"We have enjoyed excellent relationships with every label we have worked with and it would have taken something extremely special to convince us to move away from Burning World Records, with whom we have enjoyed a particularly happy period. Thanks to JP, Jurgen and Desiree for helping us into this position and supporting us so far.
Everything that comes our way is a huge bonus, for we give everything and expect nothing. To be considered worthy of a label such as Napalm Records is a pretty big thing for us so we'll give it our best shot." More...
The first ever Doommantia compilation, "Doommantia Vol. 1," has been streaming online over at bandcamp. The anthology features over 39 bands ranging from War Injun to Bongripper, and was released to benefit Doommantia chief Ed Barnard. For those unaware, Ed has been homeless now for a couple of months but still manages to keep the Doommantia site viable online.
Ed used to have a good job until he suffered a series of two heart attacks. Those events, plus the exorbitant cost of cardial medications made paying the rent an impossibility and got him evicted from his place in Aberdeen, Washington. Now homeless, the doom and metal community has been rallying around his cause with benefit concerts and now this compilation, "Doommantia Vol. 1." All proceeds from it will help the Australian Mr. Barnard regain his self-sufficiency.
Conan is nearing the July 31st release date for the band's North American debut "Monnos" via Gravedancer Records. Now the entire new album is available for streaming via AOL Noisecreep at this location.
Conan is also currently plotting a first strike on North American soil and is planning to venture across the pond later this year. For now, fans can sink their teeth into "Monnos" in a variety of formats. The CD and digital versions of the album will be available on July 31st, while an imported gatefold vinyl is available for pre-order at the Gravedancer Records webstore here.
Stay tuned for more news on Conan and check out the full new album now.
Conan, which signed to Gravedancer Records earlier this year, is nearing the July 31st release date for the band's North American debut, "Monnos."
Now the track "Grim Tormentor" is available for your listening pleasure via Gun Shy Assassin. Click here to check out the release.
Conan is currently plotting the group's first strike on North American soil and is planning to venture across the pond later this year. For now, fans can sink their teeth into "Monnos" in a variety of formats. The CD and digital versions of the album will be available on July 31st, while an imported gatefold vinyl is available for pre-order at the Gravedancer Records webstore here.
It is with great excitement that Gravedancer Records announces its formation. The label is the brainchild of the former Head of Publicity for Century Media Records and current Head of Marketing for The MuseBox, Josh Eldridge. Gravedancer Recoreds has already teamed with EMI to offer worldwide distribution, while The MuseBox Label Group will provide label services.
An exclusive interview with Eldridge and EMI Executive VP/GM Mike Harris can be found online at Billboard.com at this location. The following press release was issued about the label and the first band signings:
"Gravedancer Records looks to deliver the best in heavy music and has already inked three great bands that have releases planned for 2012. The label’s first signing is Chrome Waves, a group made up of Jeff Wilson (Nachtmystium, Wolvhammer), Stavros Giannopoulos (The Atlas Moth, Twilight) and Bob Fouts (The Gates of Slumber, Apostle of Solitude). The trio has constructed an epic, haunting album, combining elements of doom, black metal and post-metal that is already highly anticipated by fans and press alike. The self-titled effort will be available on July 3rd, 2012 in CD, digital and a special, limited edition vinyl package that will be revealed soon.
"The label has also partnered with the iconic Roadburn Festival for the North American market to release ‘Monnos,’ the monstrous doom metal masterpiece from UK trio Conan. The band has already begun to establish themselves in the worldwide metal scene and recently teamed with Pitchfork to give away their track 'Hawk As A Weapon.' ‘Monnos’ will be available on July 31, 2012. More...
U.K. stoner/doom band Conan are streaming the entire new debut full length release "Monnos" exclusively through Metal Hammer's website at this location. The album is set for release on April 2, 2012 through Burning World Records.
The second full-length album from the UK "caveman battle doom" band Conan will be titled "Monnos" and will be released on April 2nd via Burning World Records on CD format first. The vinyl release will coincide with the band's appearance at this year’s Roadburn Festival on April13th at the O13 in Tilburg, Netherlands. The cover art of "Monnos" was done by Tony Roberts, who has collaborated with Conan on all of its releases so far. A new song from this upcoming album, "Hawk as Weapon," is streaming below.
U.K. stoner doom band Conan is streaming the entire 47 minute recording of it's recent live show at the Buffalo Bar in Cardiff. The show took place on January 22nd, and you may also download it by going here. This past year they released a split with the Irish sludge group Slomatics, which came out on Head Of Crom records. The three Conan tracks on that split give an idea of what's in store for the fans when they release their new one on Burning World records in March of 2012. They have already been picked by Voivod to play the Friday show of this year's Roadburn festival and are planing a European tour with Slomatics, which should take them from to Finland to Ireland throughout the summer and fall.
Already confirmed for the Roadburn Festival 2012 on April 13th in Tillburg, U.K. doom band Conan is finishing recording it's second album this month. The follow-up to 2010's "Horseback Battle Hammer" debut, the new album will be released on Burning World Records in early 2012. Below is a track from Conan's debut album for the song "Krull." Stream more tracks from that album on MySpace.