Los Angeles, Ca – Brash, brawny and bulked-up, the sound of Condemned has been making headway with its full-length album “Nemesis.” The latest single has only turned up the temperature on this hot as hell band. Iconoclastic, heavy and energetic, Condemned is offering up its “Prayers for the Damned.” This single is the latest anthem of anger from Condemned, bringing forth with musical nuclear fission the staples that make Condemned unique among the damned. Sinners and proud of it, Condemned serves up the staples of metal in a fresh, invigorating way. The song demonstrates the metallic diversity of Condemned and proves that you don’t have to be a metalhead to appreciate good metal – and good music. “Prayers for the Damned” has got a little something for everyone and unveils the talent and capabilities of this dedicated batch of musicians.

Tempo changes, rhythmic shifts, harsh yet melodic vocals and thrashing guitars all serve a back-to-basics metal aesthetic while still offering up the staples of the genre in unique and exciting ways. The music is simultaneously catchy and complex and the music evolves from song to song throughout the album. The song’s fury roars through an exploration of the universality of the human condition. “Even though we act in a certain manner ‘today,’” explains one band member, “those that have come and gone have gone through similar types of problems.” It’s always been the dynamic of politics, religion and everyday home life fusing. “It’s amazing how much things have changed over the years but have still stayed so much the same.”
Condemned was formed in 2003 in Toronto, Ontario. The band underwent a series of line-up changes until the coalescing of the tight-knit unit performing today. Condemned is: Jorge Sousa, vocals and guitar; Nelson Filipe, guitar; Jeff Silveira, bass; and Marco Onorato, drums. The band’s first release was a self-titled EP; that was followed by a few years of craft-honing. Finally, the full-length debut hit the streets. “Nemesis” arose. The band plays frequently on stage and is in the process of putting together a Canada/U.S. tour. Condemned is currently working with A&R Select, the premier independent A&R firm based out of Los Angeles, CA.


2005 - Condemned "EP"
2007 - Nemesis