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UK doomers Conan going on first-ever US tour w/ Samothrace and Mantar (dates, videos, LP stream)

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Samothrace at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)

UK doomers Conan have been dropping killer records for the past-half decade, but they’ve yet to make it over to the US. Now, surrounding their upcoming appearances at Maryland Deathfest and Psycho California, they’ll go on their first-ever US tour. They’ve got killer support on board, coming from Seattle’s similarly doomy Samothrace and promising German duo Mantar, who will finally play NYC after skipping it on their March tour.

The tour brings Conan and Mantar to Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus on May 22, the day after both bands play MDF, and though Samothrace isn’t on that bill, they’ll headline their own Vitus show two days later (5/24). Tickets for both of those shows will be available via Ticketfly soon. All dates are listed below.

Conan’s latest album is 2014’s Blood Eagle, the followup to 2012’s Monnos. It’s only six tracks, but the songs take their time (two hit the 9-minute mark) and most of them lean towards the genre’s droney side, though album single “Foehammer” is pretty driving as far as this stuff goes. Watch the video for that one, with a full stream of the record, and music from their tourmates, below.

Conan – “Foehammer” (official video)

Conan – Blood Eagle (via Noisey)

Samothrace – Reverence To Stone

Mantar – Death by Burning

Conan — 2015 Tour Dates
5/6 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl #
5/7 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia #
5/8 Austin, TX @ The Lost Well #
5/11 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater % #
5/14 Oakland, CA @ Oakland Opera House % #
5/15 Santa Ana, CA @ Psycho California – Observatory
5/16 Tempe, AZ @ 51 West % #
5/18 Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory % #
5/21 Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest #
5/22 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar #
5/23 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie % #

% – w/ Samothrace
# – w/ Mantar

Samothrace — 2015 Tour Dates
5/11/2015 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO w/ Conan, Mantar
5/14/2015 Oakland Opera House – Oakland, CA w/ Conan, Mantar
5/16/2015 51 West – Tempe, AZ w/ Conan, Mantar
5/18/2015 The Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK w/ Conan, Mantar
5/23/2015 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ Conan, Mantar
5/24/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
5/30/2015 Seven-One-Grind Fest – Colorado Springs, CO w/ Capitalist Casualties, Weekend Nachos, Primitive Man, more

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