Yesterday, a video of local thrash-metal legends Conquest surfaced on YouTube. The clip features the band performing "Evil Times Two" (in Forest Park, perhaps?), as seen on the now-defunct local music program Midcoast Mania. The special effects -- flames! haunted houses! more fire! -- fit the song, which is full of squealing riffs and chugging solos. Conquest will be performing a rare show with Canadian documentary subjects/long-running metal band Anvil at the Pageant on Friday, January 29. (Gold Tooth is also on the bill; the Anvil documentary is no longer being shown before the performances.) The pairing is appropriate; Conquest has been around for almost as long as Anvil has, and like the Canadians, the locals perform timeless metal that never seems to age -- or grow stale. "Evil Times Two" below; after the jump, "911 No Mercy," another Conquest video.
Conquest, "911 No Mercy"