CONAN Announce ‘Existential Void Guardian’ Album Due In Aug.; N. American Tour Launches

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer,

One of the heaviest harbingers of harrowing sludge, the U.K.’s CONAN, have announced they’ve finished recording a new album.  That album, titled “Existential Void Guardian“, will see the light of day from Napalm Records on August 31, 2018.

Guitarist / vocalist Jon Paul Davis states:

“Existential Void Guardian expands upon our previous lyrical and conceptual ideas.  Bringing the listener’s focus from the screens of our favorite arcade machines, to the minds of the characters through whose eyes we view the 2 dimensional plane.  Chris Fielding produced this album at Skyhammer Studio and we had audio wizard James Plotkin handle the mastering again.  Artwork will be by Tony Roberts.”

Of course, we will be bringing that artwork reveal, along with other details and pre-ordering info as soon as it becomes available.

In related news, CONAN are currently upon North American soil for an extensive tour launch this week.  Support on this trek provided by The Ditch And The Delta, while that is to be followed by European tour with MONOLORD this May.  Dates for both treks are below.

CONAN / The Ditch And The Delta North American Tour:

2/12: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
2/13: Boise, ID @ Neurolux
2/15: Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
2/16: Portland, OR @ Sabertooth Fest*
2/17: Eugene, OR @ Old Nicks
2/18: San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
2/19: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
2/20: Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Tap
2/21: Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar
2/22: El Paso, TX @ Neon Rose
2/23: Austin, TX @ Lost Well
2/24: Little Rock, AR @ White Water Tavern
2/25: Memphis, TN @ Growlers
2/26: Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
2/27: Atlanta, GA @ The 529
2/28: Asheville, NC @ Mothlight
3/1: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
3/2: Washington, DC @ Atlas Brew Works
3/3: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
3/4: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
3/5: Providence, RI @ Alchemy
3/6: Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
3/7: Rochester, NY @ Photo City
3/8: Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
3/9: Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlies
3/10: Chicago, IL @ Reggies
3/11: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
3/12: Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
3/13: Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive


May 04 – Berlin, DE: Desertfest*
May 05 – Nijmegen, NE: Doornroosje (w/Monster Magnet)*
May 06 – TBA*
May 07 – Birmingham, UK: Mama Roux’s
May 08 – Manchester, UK: Rebellion
May 09 – Glasgow, UK: Audio
May 10 – Nottingham, UK: Rescue Rooms
May 11 – Brighton, UK: The Green Door Store
May 12 – Bournemouth, UK: The Anvil*
May 12 – Madrid, ES: Kristonfest**
May 14 – Bristol, UK: Thekla
May 15 – Dublin, IE: Voodoo Lounge
May 16 – Belfast, UK: Voodoo
May 17 – Stoke, UK: Sugarmill
May 19 – TBC
May 20 – Leiden, NE: Gebr De Nobel (Small Hall)
**Monolord only
**Conan only