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Conan

Formed: 2006
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.

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Conan Announces 2018 North American Tour

British Doom Metallers, Conan are currently hard at work, on the follow up to their 2016 release "Revengeanance," which is due out in early 2018. In anticiapion of the new album, Conan has announced a full North American headline tour beginning in February 2018. The tour features support from The Ditch and The Delta, and starts February 9th in Calgary, AB and wraps up March 13th in Denver, CO.

"We are very happy to announce this US tour with The Ditch and The Delta, our fourth US tour in as many years. This tour is slightly different though, we will be playing material from our new album - to be released in 2018 at Napalm Records. See you at the front," says Conan frontman Jon Davis.

A complete list of dates can be found below: More...

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Conan Falls Into The "Gravity Chasm"

The world's heaviest doom metal-band Conan is streaming the 2012 demo track "Gravity Chasm" in the player below. The song appears on the upcoming release "Man Is Myth - Early Demos" coming November 17th via Napalm Records.

Says guitarist & vocalist Jon Paul Davis: "'Gravity Chasm' made it onto the final album and it was always a favorite tribute to Cathedral's own 'Ride' which has a similar riff. I wanted to write a song like this for a while and it kind of came together one day when we were trying to play Iron Maiden in the studio."

It roars and cranks all over, dull distortion drags nerves into the coldest regions of the world. It's no accident that the band calls this "Caveman Battle Doom." "Man Is Myth - Early Demos" is the primordial soup for everything that Conan stands for!

The track list for "Man Is Myth - Early Demos" is:

1. Battle In The Swamp ( Rehearsal room demo 2009 )
2. Satsumo ( Rehearsal room demo 2009 )
3. Krull ( Rehearsal room demo 2009 )
4. Satsumo ( Rehearsal room demo 2006 )
5. Gravity Chasm ( Studio demo 2012 )
6. Foehammer ( Studio demo 2012 )
7. Domed Iron Boss ( Studio demo 2012 )

Check out "Gravity Chasm" here: More...

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Conan Details "Man Is Myth - Early Demos" Release

The world's heaviest doom metal-band Conan finally provide some exciting insights into a secret world! "Man Is Myth - Early Demos" are the unheard beasts out of the band's rehearsal room and studio and will see the light of day on November 17th via Napalm Records.

It roars and cranks all over, dull distortion drags nerves into the coldest regions of the world. It's no accident that the band calls this "Caveman Battle Doom." "Man Is Myth - Early Demos" is the primordial soup for everything that Conan stands for!

Says guitarist & vocalist Jon Paul Davis: "Conan has been active since 2006. Our first demo was recorded on Jan 27th, 2007 and since then we have continued to release our music and tour worldwide. We started out with nothing and gave it everything, like most respected bands. We are proud of where we have been and excited about where we may still go. These demos show a little bit of our progression through this time and hopefully can give the listener an idea of where we have come from. Our aim is always to play to our strengths and not over complicate, it held true at the beginning and it holds true now. Never give up."

Now the doom heavy weights unveil first, hotly anticipated details about the upcoming release and unleash the cover and track list for "Man Is Myth - Early Demos":

1. Battle In The Swamp ( Rehearsal room demo 2009 )
2. Satsumo ( Rehearsal room demo 2009 )
3. Krull ( Rehearsal room demo 2009 )
4. Satsumo ( Rehearsal room demo 2006 )
5. Gravity Chasm ( Studio demo 2012 )
6. Foehammer ( Studio demo 2012 )
7. Domed Iron Boss ( Studio demo 2012 ) More...

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Psycho Las Vegas 2017

Psycho Las Vegas recently wrapped up its second edition in Sin City after moving away from its Californian roots in 2016. Psycho Las Vegas 1st edition was outstanding. The second? Well, I’m trying to find an adjective that tops outstanding… The whole experience of hosting some of the heaviest/hottest/weirdest/loudest bands in the storied Hard Rock Casino is practically a religious experience. My short anecdotes cannot and will not do it justice. You, the reader, will need to make the conscience decision to go next year to experience it for yourself. Or, if you’ve been already partaken, well, I’m sure you can vouch for me in addition to having your own stories to tell. Here’s a brief rundown of my four days.

Thursday: The first day of any festival is always the most dangerous when trying remember details. It’s the day you usually celebrate breaking away from your job/your significant other/your home/your life. It’s probably a statistical fact, the day you tend to overindulge in adult beverages.

By the time I arrived at the Pool Stage, Goya had already started. After a couple of minutes of nothing coming through the PA system, the Phoenix, AZ doom lords were off and fuzzing up the already buzzing crowd. Next up were Conan. I have to admit, I kept running into friends throughout the pool area and I was only was able to listen to them through breaks in conversations with said friends. I did catch the crowded pool stage’s reaction to their set and it the applause was loud after every song. So, I’m going to say they had a great set at this point. More...

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Psycho Las Vegas Adds Pre-Party

Psycho Las Vegas will make its descent upon the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada from August 18th and run through August 20th, with a special pe-party to be held on August 17th.

An extra show featuring cosmic doom trio Yob has been planned for that same day directly following the pool party. Additional support will be provided by experimental doom practitioners Subrosa.

The main festival includes headlining sets from Mastodon, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and King Diamond performing the zenith "Abigail" opus in its entirety. A full list of confirmed acts is available after the poster below. More...

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Psycho Las Vegas Unveils Full Daily Lineup

In less than three months, the 2017 edition of Psycho Las Vegas will make its descent upon the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Set to commence on August 18th and run through August 20th, 2017 with a pre-party to be held on August 17th, the event flaunts a lineup that includes headlining sets from Atlanta goliaths Mastodon, psychedelic rock legends The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and heavy metal icon King Diamond performing the zenith "Abigail" opus in its entirety.

Today the festival's organizers are pleased to unveil the day-to-day lineups as well as single day ticket options. Tickets are selling fast and you can secure yours right here, while the full lineup is available below. More...

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Conan Added To Desertfest Lineup

Four new bands have been added to the Desertfest 2017 lineup, with the festival organizers issuing this statement:

"Back once again with a hot slew of names to fuel your Desertfest cravings! We are still sitting on some very exciting headliners, but as you probably know by now: we live by the creed of 'all killer no filler.'

"I think you'll all agree that Conan is indeed a killer, if you don't they'll probably lob your head clean off. You see where this is going? Hailing from Arcata, California, White Manna is a cosmic noise outfit who will rock you straight into orbit.

"We welcome back Stoned Jesus from Kiev, a class doom act in its own right. And finally, your classic rock urges will be soothed by the sounds of supergroup Spidergawd.

"That should be plenty to tide you over until the next announcement, which will follow very soon!" More...

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Conan Posts Tour Trailer

Conan is a monumentally brutal three piece holding an iron-grip command over the powerchord changes and tempo shifts of the unholy trio of bass, drums and guitar. Two weary yet defiant men have the task of vocalizing wretched thoughts over the turgid weight of Conan's metalized bombast. They bear it well, for the task is immense.

Now they bring this immense task back to North America next month on tour with North, in support of latest album "Revengeance" that was released in January 2016 via Napalm Records. Check out a tour trailer below.

In addition to the headline run, Conan will also take part in this year's Maryland Death Fest and 71 Grind Fest in Colorado Springs, CO. A complete list of dates can be found after the jump. More...

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Conan Front Man Reveals New Band

Conan front man Jon Davis is pleased to reveal his new lo-fi project Dos will soon be recording a debut album at Skyhammer Studio.

Jon commented that the project, which also features Joe Allen of Kurokuma on drums, "focuses on the most simple of musical currencies, heaviness. Heavy feedback, heavy cymbal hits, heavy repetition. We are heavy metal, in the simplest form."

More details on the project will be made available in the near future. In the meantime you can check for further updates on the band's Facebook page. More...

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Conan Announces North American Tour

Conan is as heavy as interplanetary thunder amplified through the roaring black hole anus of Azathoth. Remember that sentence, for it is writ large in virgin blood on the walls of the forgotten temple of Bol-Krastor, deep in the steaming forests of forgotten Lemuria.

This monumentally brutal three piece will invade North America in May on tour with North. In addition to the headline run, Conana will also take part in this year's Maryland Death Fest and 71 Grind Fest in Colorado Springs, CO. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Conan frontman Jon Davis commented: "We are excited to get back to the USA and Canada to play at Maryland Death Fest, 71 Grind and also the other awesome shows we have lined up. We are also looking forward to sharing the road with our friends in North." More...

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Conan Re-Releasing Albums

Black Bow Records is pleased to announce the re-issue of limited edition picture disc versions of their classic Conan albums "Horseback Battle Hammer" and "Monnos."

"Monnos" will be available worldwide via Black Bow while "Horseback Battle Hammer" will initially be available only in the U.S. and Canada. Both albums will be released in January 2017.

Pre-order "Horseback Battle Hammer" here and "Monnos" at this location. Conan founder Jon Davis commented about the albums:

"It is exciting to be able to release these awesome records on picture disc. Conan has always had the ability to conjure strong visual images in line with the musical themes and it is only fitting that these are released in this format.' More...

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Samothrace Announces Shows With Conan

Seattle's Samothrace, while currently embarked on a spring U.K. tour, has confirmed a string of European tour dates for later this month.

Samothrace will continue this current tour through May 11th, before meeting up with Conan once again for the new run of European tour dates, which begin on May 14th at Incubate Festival in Tilburg, with a Samotrhace set at Doomed Gatherings in Paris scheduled for the following night.

From there, shows in Belgium, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Italy, and France follow, with the tour's finals performance taking place in Nantes on May 22nd.

5/02/2016 Rainbow Cellars - Birmingham, UK
5/03/2016 Downstairs - Aberdeen, UK
5/04/2016 Bannerman's - Edinburgh, UK
5/05/2016 Gorilla Studio - Hull, UK
5/06/2016 Firebug - Leicester, UK
5/07/2016 Northumberland Arms - Newcastle, UK
5/08/2016 The Rigger - Stoke, UK
5/10/2016 Lady Luck - Canterbury, UK
5/11/2016 Temple Of Boom - Leeds, UK
5/14/2016 Incubate Festival - Tilburg, NL w/ Conan
5/15/2016 Doomed Gatherings - Paris, FR
5/16/2016 Music City - Antwerp, BE w/ Conan
5/17/2016 Bastard Club - Osnabrück, DE w/ Conan
5/18/2016 Gebr. De Nobel - Leiden, NL w/ Conan
5/19/2016 Gallerie Du Sauvage - Porrentruy, CH w/ Conan
5/20/2016 Wave - Misano Adriatico, IT w/ Conan
5/21/2016 La Peniche - Douai, FR w/ Conan
5/22/2016 Le Ferraillieur - Nantes, FR w/ Conan More...

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South By Southwest 2016 Schedule

Chuck Loesch of 101 X, No Control Radio posted information on the metal bands appearing at South By South West 2016 (SXSW).

Monday 3/14/16

Wicked Bad Concerts/ at the Swan Dive FREE w/ RSVP

STAGE
7:00pm - Smoky Mirror
8:00pm - The Dirty Seeds
9:00pm - Summit
10:00pm - Oddfellows
11:00pm - White Dog
12:00am - Black Tabs

FLOOR
7:30pm - Mountain Rag
8:30pm - Ladykiller
9:30pm - Foxmoor Express
10:30pm - Thunderkief
11:30pm - Orcanaut

PATIO
7:15pm - Amplified Heat
8:15pm - Greenbeard
9:15pm - R.I.P.
10:15pm - Crypt Trip
11:15pm - Glitter Wizard
12:15am - The Great Electric Quest More...

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Conan Taps Renata Castagna For U.S. Tour

Conan just issued this announcement about about bringing on a fill-on bassist for upcoming U.S. shows:

"TOURING LINEUP CHANGE... Renata Castagna, of Seattle based smashers Samothrace, joins us on bass for several (not all) shows this year in the U.S. and Europe while Chris Fielding works away at Skyhammer Studio.

"First up for Renata is our U.S. tour in March this year where Renata takes over bass duties for the entirety. Please give her a warm welcome to the band."

Renata says this: "I am a big fan of Conan, and the guys are cool as fuck, I'm looking forward to joining up and bringing down the riff with Jon and Rich." More...

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Conan Releases New Video

Prepare to be blown away by the heaviest Conan album yet - "Revengeance" - as the band hacks, slashes and charges into your subconscious.

A new video for "Throne Of Fire" also comes online today, and can be seen below, courtesy of Bloody-Disgusting.com. Conan comments:

"THE END IS NEAR!!!!!!!! Soon we will head to Europe and bring the Throne of Fire to a town near you. Check out our new video for Throne of Fire! We're looking forward to getting on the road." More...

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Berserker III Band Lineup Announced

This March, the Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan will play host to the annual Berserker Music Fest.

Now in its third year, the event - a truly DIY affair founded and organized by Child Bite frontman Shawn Knight and wife Veronica - Berskerer III boasts its most devouring lineups to date with the all-ages three-night/three-stage gala.

Appearances will be made by internationally touring acts like Voivod, Ghoul, Conan, Macabre, Cannabis Corpse and Black Tusk as well as a spattering of new and established Michigan-based artists like Acid Witch, Child Bite, Perversion and Shit Life.

Comments Knight, "It's a fucking blast putting this thing together. Veronica and I pick all of the bands and organize the entire weekend. I handle all of the art and a lot of the promotion side too. It's a metric shit ton of work and it's really stressful, but in the end it's all worth it. We're basically just making something that we wish was already had; a bit of the ol' 'if you build it, they will come.' I spent a lot of time at various metal fests last year, either playing them with Child Bite or simply attending them. It's great to see what works, what doesn't, and just in general let it affect how we plan our next event. This is our biggest lineup yet, and our biggest venue, so I can't wait to see how it all turns out!"

Sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon, VGKids, ESP Printing, UHF Records, CJAM 99.1 FM and Woodward Avenue Brewers, Berserker III will take place on March 3rd, 4th, and 5th with a special FREE PreSerker kickoff party slated to take place at Small's (Hamtramck) on Wednesday, March 2nd featuring eight bands on two stages. More...

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Conan Streams Full Album, Announces Tour Dates

U.K. battle doom outfit Conan will return to North America this March in support of new album "Revengeance," due out January 29th via Napalm Records. You can also stream the entire disc in advance via the player below.

Conan is set to tour North America alongside Serial Hawk, with the trek kicking off March 3rd in Chicago, IL and running through March 26th is Seattle, WA. The tour will also include a stop at this year's SXSW Festival in Austin, TX.

Front man Jon Davis commented on the new album and upcoming 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." More...

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Conan Announces U.S. Shows

U.K. doom outfit Conan will return to North America this March in support of new album "Revengeance," due out January 29th via Napalm Records. Today the band announces North American show details to take place alongside Serial Hawk.

The tour is set to kick off March 3rd in Chicago, IL and will run through March 26th is Seattle, WA. The trek will also include a stop at this year's SXSW Festival in Austin, TX.

Conan front man Jon Davis commented on the new album and upcoming 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." More...

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Conan Releases Lyric Video For "Revengeance"

U.K.'s Conan issued a lyric video for the new track "Revengeance." The song is the title track to the upcoming new release, which will be available in vinyl, CD, and digital formats via Napalm Records on January 29th.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Throne of Fire
2. Thunderhoof
3. Wrath Gauntlet
4. Revengeance
5. Every Man Is An Enemy
6. Earthenguard

Check out the track here: More...

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Conan Announces "Revengeance" Album

Conan is back for more vengeance - new album "Revengeance" (not to be confused with Psychostick's "Revenge of the Vengeance") will drop on vinyl, CD, and digital formats through Napalm Records this coming January, 2016. The track listing is as follows:

1. Throne of Fire
2. Thunderhoof
3. Wrath Gauntlet
4. Revengeance
5. Every Man Is An Enemy
6. Earthenguard More...

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