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Conquest of Steel

Formed: 1980
From: Bradford, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Conquest of Steel News

Below is our complete Conquest of Steel 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.

Conquest Of Steel Wrapping Up Album Recording

Conquest of Steel has checked in with the following progress report on the recording process for the band's new album:

"So, the recording for the 4th album is nearly done. Today is the last day. By the end of the day all the second guitars will have been recorded, this is of course on top of all the drums, bass and vocals that have been laid down over the last 10 days.

"And guess what? It's sounding killer! Great sound, real energy and of course some great hard rockin', head banging tracks. Can't wait for everyone to hear this one.

"Mixing is gonna happen in December, which will give us some time to listen to the raw recordings and decide how we want the mix to take shape.

"The album will then be released in early 2013. Followed by a ton of gigging. Keep your eyes peeled for more updates as they come."

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Conquest Of Steel Posts Release Show Footage

U.K. act Conquest of Steel held a release party at Conquest Towers for the new 7" single "Victorious in Defeat." The band has now posted footage from the show online, which features the song "Man of the Dragon" and can be viewed below.

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Conquest Of Steel Comments On New 7" Single

Conquest of Steel has issued the following statement about the band's new 7" single "Victorious in Defeat:"

"Recorded almost entirely live, these three tracks see the band moving away from the gravitas of their conceptual opus (Storm Sword – Rise of the Dread Queen) and re-discovering their metal roots with 'Paid in Steel'. 'Man of the Dragon' sees the band embracing the 'rock' in honour of their mentor and guide Ronnie James Dio and One Thousand Lives (of war) is pure adoration of the riff.

"These tracks featuring the bands best production to date (Greg Chandler, Priory Studios and Esoteric frontman) are bound to blow speakers around the globe! The Vinyl also features a live rendition of the classic 'I am Legend', from the bands sophomore release 'Hammer and Fist'. Mere mortals, wimps and posers beware! The True Metal Warriors have come to slay!

"The release is strictly limited to 333 hand numbered copies and is pressed on Blood Red Vinyl set inside a deluxe gatefold sleeve, with full colour inlay. Each copy comes with a hand-printed Conquest of Steel Patch and limited edition Plectrum.

"For wimps and posers, a 'vinyl style' CD is also enclosed within the package."

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Conquest Of Steel Shooting New Video

Conquest of Steel has issued the following announcement about shooting a new video clip and seeking fans to participate:

"Metal warriors, your time has come to contribute to a piece of metal history! Conquest of Steel are holding a video/documentary shoot and private party at their secret rehearsal studios in Bradford, the metal jewel in the Northern crown, on Saturday June 11th. There are a small number of very exclusive tickets available for warriors of steel to come and take part, so heed the call!

"If you are interested in appearing in our upcoming video and documentary, email band@conquestofsteel.co.uk for details of time and pickup. Because it is a secret location with limited tickets, we will be picking you up from Bradford Interchange, and taking you to the studio. You will then need to make your own way back after the mayhem has subsided!"

Other upcoming Conquest of Steel shows are as follows:

22nd May, Snooty Fox, Wakefield, with Pagan's Mind and Neon Fly
9th July, Snooty Fox, Wakefield, with Gore, Stuka Squadron and Triaxis
10th July, Riverside, Selby with Stuka Squadron and more
14th October, Trillians, Newcastle
5th November, Cambridge - Details tbc

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Conquest of Steel Reveals New Song Title

UK power metal band Conquest of Steel has issued the following update:

"Greetings, warriors of steel! We hope you are having a true heavy metal time of it, as Winter draws close! We are still working hard on our songs for the Conquest 7?. The first song title to be announced is '1000 lives,' another battle-hardened classic! With the songs now nearing completion, they are sounding like some of the rawest, most rocking stuff we’ve ever written. Your ears will bleed and your fists will raise!"

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Conquest of Steel To Record Concept Album

UK true metal band CONQUEST OF STEEL are to begin work on their third album over the coming months. The record, a concept album named Storm Sword is a tale of a dystopian future set in a medieval past. The album will continue to feature Conquest of Steels distinctive take on classic 1980’s Heavy Metal, but will incorporate new musical ideas in keeping with the concept. Studio time is booked for summer 2008, with recording again taking place at both Priory and Red Flag Studios. A release is planned for early 2009.

Conquest of Steel have recently returned from their most successful European Tour to date, taking in Germany, Holland, Belgium and Czech Republic. Unfortunately the planned Swiss date was cancelled after singer Dan Durrant required hospital treatment for a hand injury following an accident on stage in Leipzig. Dan is recovering well and managed to complete the rest of the tour. More...

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Conquest of Steel Announce European Tour Dates

After completing a successful trip to Switzerland and Germany in February, UK power metallers CONQUEST OF STEEL once again prepare to hit the continent as they embark on a tour taking in Holland, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic and Switzerland. The tour kicks off on the 20th March at The Ship in Croyden (London). Full details as follows:

March
20 - Croyden, UK - The Ship
21 - Antwerp, Belgium - De Rots
22 - Eindhoven, Holland - Dynamo Café
23 - Berlin, Germany - Kopi
24 - Prague, Czech Republic - Exit Chmelnice
26 - Uster, Switzerland - Rock City
27 - Ghent, Belgium - The Frontline
28 - Amsterdam, Holland - The Cave supprt Jinx
29 - Leeuwarden, Holland - Mukkes
30 - Tilburg, Holland - Little Devil More...

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Conquest Of Steel Announce European Tour

UK power metallers CONQUEST OF STEEL have announced a string of 2008 European tour dates. The band's itinerary is as follows:

January
11 - Newcastle, UK - Trillians
12 - Edinburgh, UK - Bannemans

February
2 - Hull, UK - The Ringside
8 - Leeds, UK - Rios
13 - Antwerp, Belgium - tba
15 - Bulle, Switzerland - L’Ebullition


March
20 - Croyden, UK - The Ship
22 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Dynamo Café
24 - Prague, Czech Republic - Exit Chmelnice
28 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - The Cave
30 - Leeuwarden, Netherlands - Mukkes


After the tour, Conquest of Steel will then take a break and concentrate on writing material for their upcoming third album to be recorded during summer 2008 and to be released early 2009.

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Bloodstock 2005 Nearing Final Lineup

The lineup is close to finalized for Bloodstock 2005 at the Assembly Rooms on 2nd-3rd September. As it stands, there is a wide mix of Thrash, Gothic, Doom, Heavy, Classic, Femme, Power, Metal, and more. The lineup is looking like this:

Friday 2nd September 2005 (Doors 4.00pm) - BATTLE METAL NIGHT

MAIN HALL:

HAMMERFALL (headline)
STORMWARRIOR (+ Kai Hansen exclusive Helloween set)
METALIUM
RECKLESS TIDE
SUIDAKRA

DARWIN SUITE: More...

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Gorerotted Confirmed For Damnation Festival

EXTREME metallers GOREROTTED head up the latest batch of bands announced for the maiden Damnation Festival. The self proclaimed “obscene purveyors of gore and filth” join a powerful bill which boasts a ferocious mix of talent, from death to good old fashion power metal. The nasty looking six-piece will tear up the Satan-sponsored Music Box Stage with live favourites CONQUEST OF STEEL.

Goth fans are in for a treat with symphonic metallers MERCURY RAIN playing Damnation before setting off on a European tour with Therion and Tristania in November. And to make sure proceedings are opened in suitable style, Wakefield’s finest extreme five piece, NAILED, and death metal upstarts DAWN OF CHAOS will travel from the North East to share their hatred with the locals.
For those who prefer straight up, clean-cut, no-nonsense metal, the Jilly’s Stage will host a sterling line up which already sees two of the finest UK live acts PANIC CELL and FOURWAYKILL primed and ready.

The finest hardcore Manchester has to offer; ALLERJEN, will open the day, before making way for Essex’s sublime FOREVER NEVER, who will no doubt be gracing much bigger stages across the UK before long. More...

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