With Dozer and Lowrider already on the London Desertfest 2013 bill (swoon), there’s nothing quite like the heaviest band in the world to round out the lineup. Today it was announced that Liverpool’s Conan have signed on to play on Sunday, April 28, as part of the fest. They should have new material by then, if not a new album actually out, so it’ll definitely be a great time to catch them, should you be so fortunate as to be able to attend.
Details follow, courtesy of the Desertfest website and noted scribe Pete Green:
Conan Do Battle At Desertfest
You thought Godflesh were heavy. You thought Neurosis were heavy. You thought Sunn0))) were heavier still. But you certainly didn’t count on three darkness-drenched barbarians from Liverpool plugging into a fortress of amps, tuning down to drop-F and drone-riffing you even further into the void.
Conan have been re-defining the verb “to doom” since 2006 across two critic-crushing records, ‘Horseback Battle Hammer’ and ‘Monnos’, plus a truly bulldozing split with Slomatics. Having played with everyone from Ramesses to Sleep and Eyehategod (and usually at the headliners’ requests), Conan bring their tales of swamp battles, slain minotaurs, mutant snails and dying giants to London’s DesertFest for the very first time. Bring your ear-plugs and your shit-eating grins to hail the mighty Conan… We ain’t kiddin’ about those ear-plugs.
Conan is another addition to the Human Disease/ When Planets Collide stage on Sunday 28th April, which is looking pretty mean already.
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