CONQUERING DYSTOPIA Releases 15-Minute Preview Clip Of New Album

Monday, 3rd March 2014

CONQUERING DYSTOPIA, the new project featuring former NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis and Portland, Oregon studio musician Keith Merrow – have released a 15-minute teaser clip for their self-titled debut album.

The recording lineup for Conquering Dystopia is completed by Alex Webster (CANNIBAL CORPSE) on bass and Alex Rudinger (THE FACELESS) on drums.

Says CONQUERING DYSTOPIA: “We feel that we have a very cool and unique band lineup, which will make for a memorable album for the listener.”

Loomis previously contributed a guest guitar solo to Keith’s second full-length instrumental album, Awaken The Stone King, which came out in January 2011.

According to his official bio, Merrow’s extreme style of guitar playing is a unique blend of traditional metal with a dash of obscurity. In May 2009, he released a self-produced EP titled Lonestar Transcend. The six-song instrumental effort was a compilation of songs that were first heard on Merrow’s YouTube page, where he posted play-through videos of the songs. Just six months later, in November 2009 came The Arrival, which marked Merrow’s first album that he wrote from start to finish.