Kiarely Castillo – Clean Vocals
Janel Duarte- Screams
Kristen Woutersz – Guitar
Izzy Johnson - Guitar
Ashley Colby – Bass
Tamara Tadic – Drums
Since their debut album release in 2015, Conquer Divide have captured listeners with a unique dichotomy of elegance and aggression that intertwines seamlessly in their music. Their debut album doesn’t spare any dynamics, taking the listener on a roller coaster ride of divergent stylistic qualities representing each of their musical tastes. Influences range from electronic to pop, rock to post hardcore, death metal to black metal, and everything in between. “I’m heavily influenced by bands such as Parkway Drive and August Burns Red” Izzy says, while singer Kiarely has cited artists such as Demi Lovato and Lorde.
The girls are as diverse as the music itself, with members hailing from from Michigan, the U.K., Texas, Colorado and Serbia initially. But the distance hasn’t slowed them down any. For their debut album, the band worked with acclaimed producer Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria, Of Mice and Men, Blessthefall) on their debut album. “Joey has really helped bring our songs to life, he has pushed us to the limit and made us think outside the box. He is an amazing producer and he definitely brought out the best in all of us” says vocalist Kiarely.
Their self titled album peaked at #4 on iTunes metal charts, #11 HeatSeekers, and amassed nearly 10 million streams. Their single “What’s Left Inside held firm in the top 40 Mainstream Rock national airplay via Billboard for over two months.
The band are currently hard at work on their sophomore album. “Our first album was only a taste of where we came from and where we are headed” says guitarist Kristen. “We will always stay true to our roots, but on the same token, we will always be evolving as songwriters and as individuals. Everything we write comes from a real life experience. Music, like any art medium, has always been a form of catharsis for us, and we approach song writing as taking a negative situation and molding it into something positive that can be enjoyed by all.