I don’t think I knew Conan had signed to Napalm Records, but it makes sense. As Napalm continues to fortify its roster — see also Vista Chino, Alunah, Monster Magnet, My Sleeping Karma, etc. — the UK trio are a mighty battle axe to wield. However it gets released, I’m very much looking forward to seeing how Conan‘s next record comes together.
My understanding is it’ll be their first recording at the studio being built by guitarist/vocalist Jon Davis, and so more than ever, they’ll be doing things on their own terms. Expectations are heavy after Monnos and Horseback Battle Hammer, but I’ve little doubt Conan will deliver in suitably pummeling form. They certainly did at Desertfest this year.
The PR wire takes it from here:
After recently signing to Napalm Records / Spinning Goblin, we have today announced details of our October 2013 headline UK tour, the dates are as follows:
October 2nd -Sheffield -The Harley October 3rd – Leeds – Santiagos October 4th – Colchester – The Hole October 5th – London – The Black Heart October 6th – Birmingham – Asylum 2 (Fear Fest) October 8th -Manchester – Roadhouse
Support is still to be confirmed.
We also added a white on black logo patch to our Big Cartel store the other week, there selling fast so if you still want one, be quick and we also still have copies of “Mount Wrath: Live at Roadburn 2012” on CD and both can be purchasedHERE.
Posted in Whathaveyou on January 17th, 2013 by JJ Koczan
I was there. I can say with certainty that you’re probably gonna want to pick this one up. Today in a newsletter sent down the PR wire, UK smashers of skulls Conan sent word of Mount Wrath, a live album recorded last year at Roadburn in the Netherlands. The release will arrive on CD and LP this March and April, respectively, via Burning World Records.
Conan also have an update on their merch (they’re one of few bands I know who sell out of t-shirts on preorders alone) with some limited designs and colors and a slew of tour dates for next month into March. They’ll be performing in April at Desertfest London as well.
And in case you didn’t get to see it or haven’t heard it yet, I’ve also included the stream of their Roadburn set below, so you don’t have to just take my word as regards its badassery.
Conan January Mailout: Announcing New Live at Roadburn album ‘Mount Wrath’ via Burning World Records. New Merch Designs & European Tour this February
First it give us great pleasure to introduce our next release entitled “Mount Wrath” released in multiple formats on the following dates via Burning World Records.
1st February 2013 Digital Release (on Bandcamp ‘pay what you want’ basis) 1st March 2013 CD Release 1st April 2013 LP Release
Roadburn 2012 saw us travel to Mainland Europe for the first time, ever. We would like to thank Jurgen, Walter and all of the Roadburn team for asking us to play – as well as of course the people who work on the festival in the 013.
Enjoy our performance, captured here in all its glory, we had a fucking blast playing for you all…… Until we meet again.
For my information on the release please click here.
2012 also saw us release several shirts, some in limited numbers. In 2013 we have several new designs planned, but first we wanted to re-release some of out established designs. This will be setup a little differently. For all those that preorder the new designs this week there will be a multiple colour options of the Monnos, Sentinel and Horseback Battle Hammer designs. For all preorders please head over to http://conan.bigcartel.com/
Available colours: Black, Charcoal, Cardinal, Dark Chocolate, Forest Green, Ash Grey, Sports Grey, Red
In a few weeks the designs will all revert back to their original colours, white on black print apart from Horseback Battle Hammer which will be black on red
2013 will see us head out to Europe in February, Finland in March, UK in April and Denmark in May. For all venue information including maps please visit www.stereoposters.com/conan
Feel free to share and embed the posters with audio if you like.
All current dates:
February 8th Le Havre, France February 9th Amsterdam, Netherlands February 10th Paris, France February 11th Club Dijon, France February 12th Zurich, Switzerland February 13th Dornbirn, Austria February 14th Praha-B?evnov, Czech Republic February 15th Pardubice, Czech Republic February 16th Leipzig, Germany February 17th Potsdam, Germany February 18th Hamburg, Germany February 20th Dresden, Germany February 21th Brussels, Belgium March 21st Turku, Finland March 22nd Helsinki, Finland March 23rd Oulu, Finland May 4th Copenhagen, Denmark (Heavy Days In Doomtown)