Conviction Release Outworn Single; New Lineup Coming Soon

Posted in Whathaveyou on January 11th, 2018 by JJ Koczan


Kind of an interesting prospect when it comes to French doom outfit Conviction. The band, which started as a one-man project for Olivier “Amduscias” Verron of black metallers Temple of Baal and released its debut recording in 2014, has a new two-songer single out now digitally called Outworn, and bringing together influences from the likes of Warning and Celtic Frost, it also marks the beginning of an expansion of the lineup, with Verron (seen above) apparently joined on the title-track by drummer Rachid Trabelsi as well as a guitarist and bassist whose names haven’t yet been revealed.

My question: how come? Why keep those identities a secret? Verron recorded that 2013 outing on his own, so it’s entirely possible he’s just playing everything on “Outworn” save for the drums and saying that the lineup will be completed as the band moves toward its proper debut full-length later this year, but I’m not sure. Seems like a curious mystery to perpetuate if the positions have actually been filled, right? I’m all for the occasional secret identity and whatnot, but still.

Either way, doomly grimness prevails on “Outworn” and “Tedium,” which was tracked in 2015, and you can hear both songs at the bottom of this post in the embedded Bandcamp player. PR wire info follows:

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CONVICTION (Temple Of Baal members) release new single “Outworn”; new album details announced.

French Doom Metal band CONVICTION, side project of Olivier Verron aka Amduscias from TEMPLE OF BAAL, announces the release of their new digital single «Outworn».

This release is downloadable for free on CONVICTION’s bandcamp:

«Those two tracks deal with time, and the damage it does to both human relationships and self esteem », says Oliver Verron. « I had this pure Doom Metal project in mind since the nineties, but couldn’t find any musicians back then so I finally decided to go for it alone, as a one-man band, first by releasing a demo in 2013».

A one-man band that was doomed to evolve into a real band, as drummer Rachid «Teepee» Trabelsi (Moonskin, Corrosive Elements), joined CONVICTION soon after the release of the single as well as a bass player and a guitar player whose names are still to be announced.

CONVICTION has now started to work on their first album that should be released at the end of the year.

Conviction, Outworn (2017)

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