Conan are a British doom metal band from Liverpool, UK stoner doom three-piece Conan and Seattle doom duo Bell Witch will head down under this November, bringing the brutality to venues in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
We got to speak to Jon Davis guitars and lead vocals about there upcoming tour and more.
TM- Hello, thank you for taking this call with us.
JD- All good, what is the time over there?
TM- 7:20 am, how about you?
JD- 10:20pm, I just got back from New Zealand a few weeks ago.
TM- how's the jet lag going?
JD- It's gone now
TM- I know the feeling when I came back from Europe I was so tired. It was worth it though as I went to Hellfest and Rockfest Barcelona.
JD- I love Hellfest, it has to be one of my favourite festivals
TM- Ditto, i have been the past two years and i am going back next year.
TM- What are your top three festival experiences?
JD- Hellfest, Roadburn festival and Marylanddeathfest, they are all really good festivals. I think that's a good spread Holland the United States and France.
TM- What can fans expect from your Australian tour?
JD- We have been to Australia twice before, we did our headline tour in 2014, we also went over in 2016 with Weed Eater people over there already know what to expect from us, very heavy music, if you don't know us, we are a heavy metal band andalot of death metal out there.
TM- How have fans responded to your new album Existential Void Guardian?
JD- Fans have responded great, we have had good response from people who have seen us play live and good response from people who have listened to our Album.
TM- What was your writing and recording process for you new album Existential Void Guardian?
JD- well the writing process was slightly similar to what happened in the past because we pretty much wrote the album in the space of a few weeks. We returned from tour in October 2017 and we had just got a new drummer and he came with us. He influenced the writing process as he has got his own style. We really appreciated that he helped us shape the album.
The recording process was normal, Chris who plays Bass with us is a producer and chris has been a producer since day one and he has a really good handle on how we should sound. We experimented with a few things on this album we sound a lot more heavier and aggressive on this album and it is what I wanted and we did a great job on the recording
TM- How did you come up with your album cover for your new album Existential Void Guardian?
JD- Tony Roberts designs all of our works and puts forward some designs and like always he accepted them because they look like exactly what we wanted
TM- If you could have any band play one of your song's which band would it be which song and in your style or theirs?
JD- Fudge Tunnel playing Paincantation it would be hilarious
TM- What's your favourite memory with your fans?
JD- I was doing merch for a friend's band one time, a young man came up to me at the Merch table and told me he had some problems in his life and told me heenjoy listening to Conan because he had a really difficult time. It really touched me, It wasn't even a Conan show and someone came up recognized me and spoke to me about how Conan. It had an effect on me and it has really stuck with me.
TM- Is there anything else you want to announce to your fans?
JD- Were excited to come over and tour and this will be a really heavy show
TM- Thank you for this Interview! See you in Australia.