Last week the news was announced that two of the heaviest bands around in the form of U.S legends BONGRIPPER and Liverpool’s finest CONAN would be releasing a split 12′ record in April on Holy Roar to coincide with their upcoming UK Tour together.
Pitchfork premiered the CONAN track ‘Beheaded‘ which clocks in at a whopping 17 minutes of solid doom while U.S blog Invisible Oranges ran the BONGRIPPER track ‘Zero Talent‘ which is a respectable 9 mins 26 in length.
Pre-Orders are available HERE while both tracks are now online together for public streaming below…
CONAN & BONGRIPPER team up to deliver pure auditory osmium on 12”/DL April 22nd on Holy Roar Records….
The naïve out there may currently be thinking, ‘hang on, isn’t Holy Roar some trendy nu-moshcore label?’
Released in celebration of the bands forthcoming UK tour, Conan and Bongripper are real men who know how to use real amps and really detune to drop F. In other words they are actually good, for people with a modicum of patience and taste.
Delivering just a single track each, yet still clocking in at a cumulative running time of just under 30 minutes, this is an expansive miasma of molten hellfire harking back to the spirit and ethos of where Holy Roar Records started with releases such as the Bloody Panda/Kay Dot split 12”.
Whilst CONAN unravel a taut, concise proboscidean refrain to its heaviest expanses over 17 minutes, BONGRIPPER indulge us with electronic and noise flourishes before unleashing slurries of depth-charge anti-shred upon us.
There is nothing here for the frail. Come forth thou mighty riff.
Live Dates – Conan, Bongripper & Humanfly
Sat 20 – The Kazimier, Liverpool
Sun 21 – Star & Garter, Manchester Star & Garter
Mon 22 – Sanctuary, Basingstoke
Tues 23 – The Green Wizard, Sheffield
Wed 24 – The Continental, Preston
Thu 25 – The Exchange, Bristol
Fri 26 – Bannermans, Edinburgh
Sat 27 – The Star & Shadow Cinema, Newcastle
Sun 28 – Desertfest, London
Source: I Like Press