With monolithic tones and barbarian tales, Conan were born to destroy. The UK trio began in 2007, with Rich Lewis joining on drums in 2014 and Chris Fielding (long term producer) taking over the role of bassist / vocalist in 2013. Original founding member, Jon Davis (guitar vocals) has been present for each and every recording undertaken so far, and as chief song writer and band leader helped bring the band to people’s attention through the Battle in the Swamp EP as their first outing in 2007, but it was 2010’s Horseback Battle Hammer EP that first caught the attention of the international underground, and the impression of Conan’s “caveman battle doom” was immediate. Songs like “Satsumo” and “Krull” showed that just because the band sounded big didn’t mean they couldn’t also write a ong, and when their debut long-player, Monnos, followed in 2012 preceded by a 2011 split with Slomatics, the response was duly huge.
Their shows are already the stuff of legend and the follow up to Blood Eagle promises to be breathtakingly powerful, Conan’s conquering days have just begun — 2016 promises to be an exciting year.
Formed in 2013, Monolord is made up of Swedish rockers Thomas Jäger, Esben Willems, and Mika Häkki. Both Jäger and Willems were in the Swedish boogie rock band Marulk and started Monolord as a side project as a way to play some more heavier tunes, they quickly added Häkki (from The Don Darlings, ex Rotten Sound) and realized that they had something very special between the 3 of them. Monolord became very real very quickly and recording commenced in early 2013. Thomas Jäger had not sung in a band before this one, but you would never know it by the sound of it. Having met RidingEasy Records head hauncho Daniel Hall over instagram in May of 2014 when the record was ready to listen to, RidingEasy was one of the first that it was sent to and picked up the band immediately after hearing the finished album Empress Rising that then was released worldwide on April 1. The second album, Vænir, will be released worldwide April 28th.
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