Formed in 1985 the band’s debut album was Channel 8 released in 1987, closely followed by “The Time Has Arrived” in 1989. These were released on the band’s own Future Records label. They then signed to GAIA records label and released “Redress The Balance” in 1991, followed by the concept album “Quest” in 1992.The band then signed to Angular records in Germany and in October 1997 the next album “Stand Up” was released.
In 2002 the band invested in its own “Gaolhouse” recording studio, which has been used for all of the subsequent records. The 4th CD album “Hindsight” was released on the bands own Gaolhouse label at the end of 2003 further enhancing the band musical talents.
Final Conflict then started work on the next album “Simple”. A celebration of 21 years making progressive music, it features completely new recordings of the highlights from the first two cassettes and CD albums, along with new material intended for release in 2005. “Simple” was sadly delayed due to the unfortunate death of long-time drummer Chris Moyden. His loss was a great blow to F.C both personally and musically.
“Simple” was eventually released in December 2006 to widespread critical acclaim and features all the F.C trademarks – Twin vocals and guitar work – the progressive and melodic keyboards – the intricate yet solid interplay of bass guitar and drums – the exciting melodic arrangements. F.C believes that “Simple” embodies the musical and artistic and technical development of the band that has been aptly dubbed “More than Progressive”.
Over the last 35 years F.C have gigged extensively both in the UK and abroad, and continue to generate an increasingly substantial fan base both in the live arena and through their back catalogue of albums and singles, via Facebook and the band’s official website (www.fc-music.com)
F.C’s success was acknowledged in 2007, when they were nominated in 5 categories at The Classic Rock Society’s BOTY awards. They were voted second best band and also received rave reviews for their powerful live shows. In 2008, at the same awards, they were presented with the MD’s award by Steve Hackett of Genesis. February 23rd 2009 saw the release of FC's first live DVD and CD. They are grateful to Metal Minds Productions for providing them with the opportunity to do this. The DVD & CD are entitled “Another Moment in Time”
2012 saw the release on Gaolhouse Records of the now critically acclaimed concept album "Return Of The Artisan", the first of a three-part trilogy telling the story of the breathing entity that is the cloaked figure of the Artisan
The brand-new album Rise Of The Artisan is available January 2020. Born again.......................