Rob Boyer - Bass, Backing Vocals Tim Fleetwood - Drums, Backing Vocals
A sonic assault to the senses is the only possible way to describe The War We Rage, Conquest's sophomore effort for Dark Star Records. On their seventh release the band return to claim their rightful place at the top of the Midwest metal throne. And they've decided it's time to conquer more territory.
On The War We Rage the St. Louis metal veterans classic Bay Area thrash influences come to light more than ever, with nods to the likes of Derrick's heroes such as Testament, Exodus and early Metallica but, he says, "even though they're not from the Bay Area, The Priest will be always be my metal gods."
Once again produced by frontman Derrick Brumley and engineered by Adam Long, the album picks up where their previous effort, 'End of Days,' left off. The War We Rage includes a blistering cover of The Charlie Daniels Band classic "Long Haired Country Boy," and is a slamming 13 song tutorial in melody, power and pure metal mayhem. "We chose "Long Haired Country Boy" as a cover because we used to play it back in the day and it was a lot of fun," says Conquest frontman Derrick Brumley. "It was much lighter back then but we thought it would be cool to kick it in the ass and re-do the track. It's a damn good time live!" With "Live Free Or Die" Brumley looks at life from a soldier's point of view, while "Scream For My Life" is just a great in your face, rip your head off thrasher.
Conquest has bounced around the Midwestern United States long enough and now they're looking to take over the rest of the world. Even if it means they need to start a war.