BeatRoute presents; CONAN with Culled and Gone Cosmic
Where: Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
109 7 Avenue S.W Calgary
When: Tuesday February 26, 2019
Admission: $18.00 Advance Available at https://slothrecords.wordpress.com/
Conan are as heavy as interplanetary thunder amplified through the roaring black hole anus of Azathoth. Remember that sentence, for it is writ large in virgin blood on the walls of the forgotten temple of Bol-Krastor, deep in the steaming forests of forgotten Lemuria. Conan, a monumentally brutal three piece (in the grand tradition of all the hallowed three pieces through time) hold a sinew-tight line and an iron-grip command over the uber-synchronised powerchord changes and tempo-shifts of the anti-holy trio of bass, drums and guitar. Two weary yet defiant men have the task of vocalising wretched thoughts over the turgid weight of Conan’s metalized bombast. They bear it well, for the task is immense. Hear the roar of battle. Smell the stench of split blood. A thousand heads piled high like a grim mound of suffering - a blasphemy to nature. Hail Conan!
Culled started in early 2017 with the intention of embracing the contrast of slow crushing sludge and doom riffs with the blistering speed and chaos of grindcore ripe with messages of peace, and love that implore the need for empathy in today's unpredictable and unstable political climate. Mathy, cacophonous and angular, Culled sound like the pangs of the industrial complex working overtime.
Echoing the heavy architecture of Elder and Earthless, Gone Cosmic mellows harsh metallic thresholds with curvaceous appeal. A wiley Thurgood weaves an alluringly sweet web only to unleash a torrent of raw emotion that envelopes the room in waves of velvety fuzz. Her fierce Joplin-howls quake the band’s Mount Doom moonshine jam-shack to its core then rebuilds the communal pipedream on a foundation of drum throne and bassy stone ecstasy.
*This event takes place on the territory of the Blackfoot and the people of Treaty 7 Region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuu T'ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations. Calgary is also home to the Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III.