This video has a ton of replay ability and with the audio to match, it’s easy to understand the success of Conan.

Heavy metal will always be the perfect escape. No matter the reason or mood there will always be something for everyone. I don’t think any other genre of music incorporates the full spectrum of emotion and allows us to travel to another time or place.

Conan is a doom metal outfit from the United Kingdom and they are ready to go places. Established in 2006 the band has managed three studio albums, two live albums and an EP in their existence. A new effort, Existential Void Guardian, has been released (September 14th) via Napalm Records.

A new video “Volt Thrower” has been released to hype the new effort. If you like ‘70s cartoons, The Lord Of The Rings or Wizards (1977) I urge you to see it. Reminiscent of the famed Ralph Bakshi version of The Lord Of The Rings released in 1978, this new animated masterpiece seemingly has it all.

Wraith like warriors riding giant snails are only the tip of the ice berg of a tale that features animated cuts of the band performing. This video has a ton of replay ability and with the audio to match, it’s easy to understand the success of Conan.

The band’s video back catalog contains more of these animated tales. If this is your first exposure to the band you might want to check them out, I did and now I’m a fan. If you already know doom metal’s best kept secret, give “Volt Thrower” a view and remember, snails are metal! \m/

Conan are:

  • Jon Davis – Guitars, Vocals
  • Johnny King – Drums
  • Chris Fielding – Bass, Vocals
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