Following a spectacular and long overdue return to the live stage at the Download Festival Pilot last weekend,sludgy UK post-metal heavyweights CONJURER are inviting you to check out the video for “Choke,” the relentless opening track of their last full-length album Mire (2018). Effortlessly switching from sludge to metallic hardcore, and from progressive post-metal to post-black metal, this song not only demonstrates the musical proficiency of this young band, but also proves that they can’t be pigeonholed no matter how hard you try.
CONJURER‘s Conor Marshall (bass) comments:
“’Choke’ has become a bit of a fan favorite over the past few years since ‘Mire’ was released and it’s one of ours too. I think the general consensus within the band is still that ‘Choke’ is the “best” Conjurer song that’s been released so far and showcases a lot of what we do. The video loosely follows the lyrical theme of the song, which looks at the way things like “fame” and pressure from society, the industry and the gutter press can affect artists and celebrities. The idea is that the shots of the band in a white room, dressed in suits represents someone being dressed up and pushed out to perform despite them clearly not being in the best state, and them then starting to deteriorate, and the dark, more aggressive shots representing the inner turmoil and struggle.”
CONJURER‘s still-untitled second full-length and follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2018 debut album Mire is set to be released in the not too distant future. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, you can watch a video for the song “The Mire” and stream the band’s first two previous releases here: http://nblast.de/Conjurer-Catalogue
The future of British metal lies in safe hands with CONJURER, who continue their journey as the country’s most exciting young metal band with their signing to Nuclear Blast worldwide.
CONJURER’s debut full-length Mire (2018) was released to a storm of attention from across the metal world, garnering significant acclaim from Metal Hammer UK, Kerrang!, BBC R1, Visions Mag (DE), Metal Obs (FR), MetalSucks, Metal Injection, Loudwire and many more. Recipients of award nominations (Kerrang!, Heavy Music Awards, Metal Hammer’s Golden Gods) and countless albums of the year lists, Mire is a stunning listen, capturing the attitude of a young band who already know exactly who they are.
Hailed as one of the metal world’s most devastating, thrilling experiences, CONJURER are a band never content to rest. Following Mire’s release in 2018, the quartet soon toured Europe for the first time, appeared at multiple UK festivals, and support of doom titans CONAN and WILL HAVEN.
In the following years, the band has toured the US twice, supporting RIVERS OF NIHIL (stopping to record an Audiotree session along the way), and then VOIVOD, with REVOCATION. 2019 also saw CONJURER’s debut Download Festival appearance, thrilling a packed-out Dogtooth stage, and the release of the joyous collaborative project with PIJN, titled Curse These Metal Hands. Later in the year, a split EP with PALM READER was released, containing two cover songs by each band.
It was only at the end of 2019 that CONJURER closed out their triumphant Mire cycle, with a sold-out UK run – their debut headline tour. Despite Covid-19 preventing live appearances for the majority of 2020, the band has unsurprisingly been busy, writing and recording their highly-anticipated second LP.
Brady Deeprose | Guitars, Vocals
Dan Nightingale | Guitars, Vocals
Conor Marshall | Bass
Jan Krause | Drums