In the beginning, when there were no blueprints, no set paths, no boundaries or steps to follow, Conquest assaulted the world with its metal.
Dark Star recording Artist, Conquest Strong, aggressive, high energy musicians from the Midwest, Conquest has rocked the nation with their pure breed of Modern Heavy Metal stemming from the old school influences of METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST and TESTAMENT with a definite presence of their own musical flavor.
Conquest formed in late 1989 by founder Derrick Brumley, frontman and guitar player of the band. Joined by Tony Restivo, Tim Fleetwood, and Adrian Vesper, Conquest played locally and made their 6 song release Hellraiser (demo). Through the ’90s the band experimented with a variety of metal styles only to find the real calling for the group was aggressive in your face high energy heavy metal. In 1995 with the departure of Adrian Vesper and the addition of Mike Crook, Conquest rejuvenated their heavy root beginning with the European release of Rage. In 1999 Tony Restivo left the band and was replaced by Robert Lloyd. The group started work on what would become their next release No Boundaries. With the success of the No Boundaries tour, they completed 70 road performances and grabbing a Jagermeister music endorsement, opening up new avenues for the band. And, now with the addition of Rob Boyer on bass guitar, the group has racked up over 7 releases including End of Days, The War We Rage and Under The Influence. Metal fans will delight in the fresh aggressive, high energy, melodic breed of pure heavy metal Conquest delivers, consistency of their recordings equaling their diverse stage performances not always found in the metal world. Conquest is currently in the studio working on the new upcoming record to be released early 2023 on Dark Star Records.
Conquest has shared the stage with: SLAYER, ICED EARTH, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, CHILDREN OF BODOM, ROB HALFORD, QUIET RIOT, TESTAMENT, BULLET BOYS, OVERKILL, DOKKEN, IRON MAIDEN, WASP, POISON, NAPALM DEATH, SLASHES SNAKEPIT, SAVATAGE, MANOWAR, FATES WARNING, MORBID ANGEL, QUEENSRYCHE, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, PRONG, GREAT WHITE, YNGWIE J. MALMSTEEN, GEORGE LYNCH, LACUNA COIL, STONE SOUR, SHADOWS FALL, SEBASTIAN BACH, JACKYL , HATE BREED, TYPE O NEGATIVE, and many more……
Derrick Brumley guitar and Lead Vocals
Mike Crook guitar and vocals
Rob Boyer bass and vocals
Lee Skyles drums and vocals