Forming for a project at ArcTanGent in 2018, the members of Pijn & Conjurer have unleashed one of the best surprise releases of the year. Described by ArcTanGent organiser, James Scarlett, as “like Baroness playing Pink Floyd,” 'Curse These Metal Hands' combines driving riffs and gang vocals with moments of crushing power and peaceful reflection.
It's been a whirlwind journey for UK metallers Conjurer, who have been non-stop since the release of their debut album 'Mire'. From countless festival appearances to their debut US tour, awards nominations and endless praise of their first full-length, the band have been going from strength to strength - and this is just the beginning. We recently caught up with bassist Conor Marshall, who was kind enough to sit down with us at 2000trees, to talk about their success so far, their project with label mates Pijn and more.
2000trees is one of our favourite festivals, ever. The 2019 edition had an absolutely stacked line-up and we at Bring The Noise UK spent all three days rushing around like crazy, trying to catch as much as possible. A arrival slightly later than planned, thanks to the ever wonderful traffic coming out of South Wales, meant that we were unable to catch the very start of the festival. However, we managed to cram a load of great bands in and still had an incredible day one!
It's almost that time again, as we prepare to pack our bags and make our way to Upcote Farm for one of our favourite festivals of the year, 2000trees. Year-on-year the line-up offers some of the best names in alternative music, so we've picked our must-see bands at this year's festival!
There are more encouraging build ups to a major UK summertime festival than an entire week of continuous, heavy rain, but for the regulars of Download Festival, it’s nothing out of the ordinary. Lovingly nicknamed Drownload, it’s often plagued by inclement weather, but while clothes, bodies and campsites may be sodden before a single band has even played a note, it takes more than adverse conditions to dampen the spirits of UK metal fans.