Páthos LP due 1st July via Nuclear Blast
The future of British metal lies in safe hands with Conjurer, who deliver their breath-taking new single ‘Rot’, taken from their long-awaited new album Páthos, which will be released 1st July via Nuclear Blast.
‘Rot’ is a tortured, battered listening experience; a blistering reminder of why the young group have become praised so quickly. That a band can be at once so triumphantly beautiful and gut-punchingly heavy is testament to Conjurer’s quality, and a sure-fire sign of their future longevity at the top of Britain’s heavy music scene.
The band comment: “Rot looks at the same topics of anxiety, fear, and depression that feature in ‘It Dwells’ and flips the perspective/narrative. We wanted to hone in on the most visceral and disgusting parts of our sound when we were writing it and, along with the lyrics, play with the idea of giving that fear and dread a voice. (It’s not very nice.)”
Pre-order Páthos and stream ‘Rot’ HERE
A triumphant return from Conjurer following their world-renowned 2018 debut Mire, Páthos demonstrates a band flexing their creative muscles, deepening their approach and thought, and expanding their sound.
Páthos is not an album for the half-hearted or faint-hearted. Elements of Sumac, Gojira, old Mastodon and Oathbreaker, the new record is a multi-layered beast – sludge, death, doom, black metal and hardcore influences clash and collide throughout, all masterfully finished by Will Putney’s exquisite mix and master.
The fifty-minute runtime of Páthos is not without its moments of the sublime, with post-metal nods to Conjurer and Pijn’s acclaimed Curse These Metal Hands project throughout.
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 have 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.
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. Using the COVID-19 pandemic to record and craft Páthos, Conjurer returned to the live setting performing at the Download Pilot 2021 and Bloodstock 2021 mainstages.