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, and was widely reviewed as the best FC album yet.
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 much new material intended for release in 2005. “Simple” was sadly delayed due to the unfortunate death of drummer Chris Moyden after losing a long battle with cancer. His loss was a great blow to F.C both personally and musically.
“Simple” was eventually released in December 2006 to widespread critical acclaim. “Simple” 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. Artistic and technical development of the band that has been aptly dubbed “More than Progressive”.
Over the last two 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 on the internet: Via MySpace (www.myspace.com/fincalconflictmusic) 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 Henry Rogers was second best drummer. In 2008, at the same awards, they were presented with the MD’s award by Steve Hackett of Genesis. February 23rd 2009 will see the release of F.C’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 of the now critically acclaimed album "Return Of The Artisan". An album dedicated to the real music fans and musicians who have followed FC and remained loyal to the cause. For this we thank you.
The band are currently back in Gaolhouse studios writing their next album entitled “Rise of The Artisan” and hope to release this in 2015. watch this space for more information.