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CONQUERING DYSTOPIA To Release Debut Album On LP

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 @ 11:47 AM


Via Century Media Records

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CONQUERING DYSTOPIA, the project featuring guitar extraordinaires Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow along with CANNIBAL CORPSE's Alex Webster on bass and drummer Alex Rudlinger, has announced that the vinyl edition of their self-titled debut album will be released via Century Media Records and in stores July 7th in Europe and July 8th in North America. Fans can pre-order the LP now HERE.

The album was originally crowd-funded last year (and exceeded their goal in less than 24 hours) and released this past March. The all-instrumental album was mixed at Audiohammer Studios by Mark Lewis (DEVILDRIVER, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) and contains 12 tracks that, in addition to Loomis' epic shredding and Merrow's insane riffs, also feature guest guitar solos by Wes Hauch (ex-THE FACELESS) and Ola Englund (ex-SIX FEET UNDER, THE HAUNTED).

The band was put together by Loomis and Merrow; Loomis previously contributed a guest guitar solo to Merrow's second album, Awaken The Stone King, which was released in 2011. They quickly struck up a friendship and had the idea to record additional music together. Webster and Rudlinger soon joined the fold and the songs quickly came together. They decided to self-release the album and seek donations from fans to cover their expenses, thinking it would be a simple, low-key affair. Demand was so high and the reviews so strong that they were asked by fellow instrumentalists, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, to accompany them on their Spring North American tour. Given the strong reaction to both the album and their live show, new music and additional touring is certainly possible. Time will tell...

Conquering Dystopia track-listing:

  • "Prelude to Obliteration"
  • "Tethys"
  • "Ashes of Lesser Men"
  • "Doomsday Clock"
  • "Inexhaustible Savagery"
  • "Totalitarian Sphere" (guest solo by Ola Englund)
  • "Lachrymose"
  • "Autarch" (guest solo by Wes Hauch)
  • "Nuclear Justice"
  • "Kufra at Dusk"
  • "Resurrection in Black"
  • "Destroyer of Dreams"
CONQUERING DYSTOPIA line-up:
Jeff Loomis- Guitar
Keith Merrow- Guitar
Alex Webster- Bass
Alex Rudinger- Drums

CONQUERING DYSTOPIA online:
www.conqueringdystopia.com
www.facebook.com/ConqueringDystopia


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