CONJURER have released their striking new video for ‘Choke’ ahead of their tour support with Conan, capping off their breakout year.
Check out ‘Choke’ here:
The band comment: “‘Choke’ is about the gutter press and the toll it takes on people in the public eye,” the band tell Metal Hammer. “It’s commonplace now for people of a high profile to be swarmed and harassed by cameras and microphones at every turn, invading their everyday lives, and such occurrences often have long-lasting and damaging effects.
“After watching the documentary, Amy, it became very clear that media pressure and intrusion among other things became a major contributor in the death of a very fragile and gifted human being. Seeing how cruelly the media capitalise on people’s struggles for their own gain was sickening; how the press soon turned to quiet solemnity after years of exploitation and ridicule on their part struck an angry and resonant chord with us.
“With the video, we wanted to confront the notion of this slick, lifeless, staged ‘product’ that the media can turn musicians into, and put it in stark contrast to the raw reality that bands like us actually thrive in. The camera keeps rolling regardless of the wellbeing of the people it focuses on.”
Dates with Conan are as follows:
23/11 – The Loft, Nottingham, UK 24/11 – Temple of Boom, Leeds, UK 25/11 – Byker Grave Festival XI, Newcastle, UK 26/11 – Audio, Glasgow, UK 27/11 – Rebellion, Manchester, UK 28/11 – The Arches, Coventry, UK 29/11 – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK 30/11 – The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes, UK 01/12 – Boston Music Rooms, London, UK
The news continues CONJURER’s rise in 2018 after releasing highly acclaimed debut Mire (Holy Roar Records, 09th March 2018); mini-tour with Employed to Serve, first ever EU run, and subsequent EU dates with Will Haven. The band also appeared at UK Tech-Fest, 2000trees, Bloodstock Open Air, ArcTanGent Festival (two sets), and Euroblast Festival.
Championed by Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, BBC R1, The Independent, Upset, MetalSucks and across Europe, CONJURER are fast becoming the most talked-about young metal band from the UK. Nominated for multiple awards and critically acclaimed, CONJURER have burst on to the scene with debut LP Mire.
A stunning listen, combining Opeth at their heaviest and most dynamic, Mastodon at their earliest, and Gojira at their most venomous, Mire is a step up from a band who were already impressing.
Equal turns bleak, dark, stark, and beautiful, Mire is an album which makes true the cliché “a journey of a listen”. From the apocalyptic opener ‘Choke’ to the haunting soundscapes within the eponymous track, this LP is as impressive in its power as in its multi-layered dynamism.
1) Choke 2) Hollow 3) Thankless 4) Retch 5) The Mire 6) Of Flesh Weaker Than Ash 7) Hadal