Local band Conjuring Fate have announced that the release date for their new album "Curse Of The Fallen” will be November 15th, 2019. Pre-orders will commence on 1st November in the Pure Steel Records webshop. Further information can be found in the press release / band biography that I’ve combined below -
Conjuring Fate were originally formed in 2005 by guitarist Phil Horner and vocalist Tommy Daly. It took a while for them to find a constant line-up, so the first live gigs were not played until 2008. Founding member and guitarist Phil Horner is a friend of Sweet Savage’s guitar wizard Simon McBride. Former Sweet Savage drummer Jules Watson played drums for Conjuring Fate from 2011 to 2013. Born from the love of all things metal, guitarist Karl Gibson, bassist Steve Legear, and drummer Niall McGrotty eventually rounded out the line-up! Their style of heavy metal has been compared to bands such as Iron Maiden, Elixir & Helloween.
“We all grew up on our daily dose of Maiden and Saxon,” explains Phil Horner what Conjuring Fate are all about musically. “Sound wise we are now situated in between NWOBHM and classic power metal.”
In June 2014 the band released their debut EP, the "House on Haunted Hill EP", alongside a music video for the title track – filmed at the former Harland & Wolff Titanic Drawing Offices in Belfast.
November 2016 saw the release of the band's next music video, "Dr Frankenstein", filmed at the abandoned Kirkpatrick Brothers Mill in Ballyclare and shot by award-winning horror director, George Clarke.
Conjuring Fate signed with Germany's Pure Steel Records in March 2017, and released their highly-anticipated debut album "Valley of Shadows" in June 2017 to much acclaim. The album release coincided with the band's third music video for "Trust No One", filmed at a former Cold War nuclear bunker in the Co. Armagh countryside! The album received rave reviews from many magazines and online zines including POWERPLAY Magazine 8/10, ROCK HARD Magazine 8/10, METAL OBSERVER 8/10, Muspiedia Of Metal 9/10, METAL UNDERGROUND 4/5 among many others!!!
During this time Conjuring Fate have supported many international artists including: Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden, Wolfsbane), Blitzkrieg, Diamond Head, Grim Reaper, Mordred, Graham Bonnet (ex-Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group), Geoff Tate (ex-Queensryche) and Dragonforce!
The brand new record “Curse Of The Fallen” is about to up the ante once again.
“I believe this album ticks all the boxes,” smiles guitarist Phil Horner when asked about Conjuring Fate’s second album. “We really concentrated on making each song the best it could be. They are heavy, catchy, melodic, shredding twin lead solos, and Tommy has really shone through with a great vocal performance. We really wanted this album to pack a punch! There were so many song ideas going around. For me, I created one cool song musically, then I tried to beat that with each song I did after that. And I believe that worked. This time I mainly concentrated on music, leaving most lyrical themes up to Tommy and Steve.”
Along with the mentioned Sweet Savage and bands like Stormzone and thrashers Gama Bomb, Conjuring Fate are an integral part of the up and coming Northern Ireland metal scene. There is not better proof for this than their new album “Curse Of The Fallen”.
Kym Horner - https://kymhornerdesign.wordpress.com/
1. The Premonition
2. Burn The Witch
3. Voodoo Wrath
4. Midnight Skies
5. Journey’s End
6. Daughter Of The Everglades
7. Night Of The Knives
8. No Escape
9. Children Of The Night
10. Original Sin
Total Playing Time: 42:16 min
Tommy Daly – vocals
Phil Horner – guitars
Karl Gibson – guitars
Steve Legear – bass
Niall McGrotty – drums