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Riff Radar: Conjurer

If doomy, crushingly heavy goodness is your cup of tea, then you absolutely cannot afford to sleep on Rugby quartet Conjurer.

In this month’s Riff Radar, we fill you in on everything you need to know about the post-sludge band who’ve been winning fans across the world – including Matt Heafy from Trivium!

the line up…

Dan Nightingale (vocals/guitar), Brady Deeprose (vocals/guitar), Conor Marshall (bass), and Jan Krause (drums).

sounds like…

A bit of Gojira mixed with a big helping of Opeth and a sprinkling of Mastodon.

background…

Dan and Brady met on the Midlands’ metalcore circuit in 2014, when Brady mentioned he’d like to start a band on the extreme metal end, inspired by the likes of The Black Dahlia Murder and Gojira. Dan was on board immediately, and the two began to jam some demos – one of which went on to become ‘Behold The Swine’ on the band’s first EP ‘I’.

At a Yob and Pallbearer show at the Camden Underworld the duo decided that they had to start a band.

Conjurer’s first EP ‘I’ was well received and built the band a solid underground fanbase, but it was their debut album, ‘Mire’, that skyrocketed their careers. Released in 2018 on Holy Roar Records, it received rave reviews from everyone from Kerrang! to The Independent.

Since a sold out album release show at London’s The Black Heart, the band have done nothing but rise and rise: from nabbing festival slots across the country to embarking on their first ever US tour supporting Rivers Of Nihil.

And, now they’ll be making their debut appearance at Download.  Brady told Decibel Magazine:”Ever since I ever set foot there, it’s been a personal dream to play, and to be doing all this on our first record is beyond anything I thought possible”.

the critics say…

“The UK’s most exciting new metal band” – Kerrang!

“Even with the highest of expectations, ‘Mire’ is a breathtaking debut album” – Metal Hammer

the fans say…

sick fact…

Matt Heafy from Trivium is a big fan of the boys, telling iHeart Radio: “It’s like post-death metal, kind of sludgy, hardcore tech-death. It’s freakin’ awesome; I think it’s one of the best records of the year.”

Pit type…

Seriously savage. Expect to throw down.

at download most likely to…

Blow the roof off the Dogtooth Stage with their insanely heavy riffs.

what you need to listen to right now…

Catch Conjurer on The Dogtooth Stage at Download Festival, 14th-16th June 2019, as well as headliners Def Leppard, Slipknot, Tool, and loads more.