The following has been posted on the Conquest Of Steel website and Facebook page:
Conquest of Steel are sorry to announce the departure of James ‘Claymore‘ Clarke from the band. As his soul transcends to Valhalla, the rest of the band have seen fit to test their sword arms against other foes and thus Conquest of Steel will rest, until like King Arthur before them their steel is needed and they rise once more to battle the enemies of metal. To all those brothers and sisters of metal who have supported the Steel over the years… we salute you!
With four gigs booked before the dark earth swallows our corpse you’d better rush to the Conquest of Steel shop for cheap merch (SALE ON NOW!!!!) and see our gig listings for details on where to see the ‘Steel one last time.