SD Metal Swap Meet 2017 pre-party!


Eukaryst, Sergulath, Dethsurf

Friday, April 28, 2017

8:30 pm

Soda Bar

$5.00 - $10.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

It all began in Imperial Beach, CA in April 2004. Forrest Stedt (drums) and Steve Crow (guitar) wanted to get back into music making. At first, Forrest and Steve played in a garage just throwing around ideas and writing songs. Shortly after, one of their oldest friends Paul Hickey (bass) was added. For a while it was just writing music and thinking up a band name. It was decided on the name CONDEMNED. The name fit well with their ideas. After a little over a year of practicing in Forrest’s garage it was decided best to move on to another place to rehearse due to time constraints affecting creativity. They found a rehearsal building shortly after and moved in. CONDEMNED started working even harder thanks to new found freedom and began writing for a future album.

In July 2005, Condemned added second guitarist Chris Ben-Judah (guitar).After a considerable amount of time searching for a vocalist, Forrest and Steve decided to write lyrics and share vocal duties on the demo and use it as an ad for a vocalist with the same vision. However, in late September they received a response from Angel Ochoa (vocals) and decided to try him out.
After a single demonstration of Angel’s disgusting ability he was added as the final piece of Condemned.

With Angel, CONDEMNED’s sound was finally complete and in November 2005, Condemned recorded their “Mass Burial” demo. The demo spread out fast and created a good name for them in the brutal death metal scene. With that, a new brutal death metal band is spawned and ready to destroy. Condemned has since parted with bassist Paul Hickey and guitarist Chris Ben-Judah, and have recruited bassist Mario Pena and guitarist Jerry Williams.

CONDEMNED was soon in search of a label to help put out their debut album and was consequentially contacted by Zdenek of Lacerated Enemy Records. After a considerable amount of discussion they signed with LE Records, together they created and released their first full-length album entitled “Desecrate the Vile”. Condemned have built a strong fan base internationally and have toured through Japan, Europe, and through the U.S. in support of the album.

Condemned have recently parted ways with 2nd guitarist Jerry Williams and are working as a 4 piece. They recently signed with Unique Leader Records for better promotions here in the U.S. and to release the 2nd coming album entitled “Realms of the Ungodly”.
Eukaryst is metal as fuck. Formed in San Diego in 2009, the death metal band came together in the interest of breathing some new life into a metal landscape that appeared to be growing weary and trite. This band isn’t interested in rehashing the tried-and-true riffs and chugs of decades past. Eukaryst plays metal on their own terms — gnarly and intense, but with an emphasis on strong musicianship, melodic sophistication and intricate songwriting. This is a band with a clear vision, and they’ve expended a half-decade’s worth of blood and sweat to see it to fruition.

In 2014, Eukaryst self-released — and self-financed — their debut album Dreams In the Witch House, which found the band finally capturing a document of their versatile, melodic death metal while retaining all of its visceral intensity. From the thrashy assault of “Born of Blood” to the dizzyingly melodic riff spirals of “Inquisition,” the album is a journey through extreme metal that allows ample room for texture and nuance. After its release, Eukaryst shared stages with the likes of crossover thrash heroes Municipal Waste and San Diego psych-rockers The Burning of Rome, reinforcing their appeal to both dyed-in-the-wool metalheads and more traditional rock audiences alike.

Between the release of their debut album and a two-week west coast tour, 2014 found Eukaryst being honored with a San Diego Music Awards nomination for Best Hard Rock Album. That same year also saw the continued success of the band’s own beer, “Eukaryst Sinister Imperial Stout” originally released by Pizza Port Ocean Beach in 2013. Armed with accolades and a loyal local following, the band embarked on a month-long US tour in the fall of 2015 to a receptive audience across the country. Later that year, they hit the studio to record a three-song EP featuring a more refined and intricately composed sound than their first release.
Venue Information:
Soda Bar
3615 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92104