Condition: Dead was formed in December 2007 by Alex, ( Al Symers ) formerly vocalist for Kents S.O.R.B. and London's Refuse/All.
After quitting Refuse/All in March 2007, for several reasons, many other band members coaxed him into carrying on in the movement.
'There's not many of us left' is one remark which springs to mind, that made him decide to carry on.
So the decision was to join an existing outfit that needed his services, or start a fresh.
And so Condition: Dead is the product of the latter. A band that is not out there for making hard cash, that are all pretty much equally minded and above all want to have fun making music with a serious message and entertain while we are at it!
The first to join the fold was Lord Brocket aka Posh Trystan, was found through a mutual friend. Brockett formerly played guitar for Norwichs TCR and bass for Stray Bullets. He had just moved to London and was looking for something to do, and so after several beery nights a close friendship was formed and so he was in playing bass.
Secondly, after advertising on the Internet a guitarist was found, and what a little gem he turned out to be! Spider (Jyrki). Bass player for Finnish anarcho outfit Sekasorto and former guitarist for Leeds based Action Directe. After a meeting with Symers and Brockett at the 12 Bar in Denmark St, Spider sat down and went to sleep at the side of the stage while one of the bands were playing! But once in the practice studio with a guitar in his hands….. Amazing! So he has been named Spider Monkey because the little chap just gets everywhere!
As for a drummer, well there you go we had one and then we didn't, like a Genie he disappeared into thin air never to return any phone calls, how rude.
Then out of the blue, well Gumtree, came Madman Paul, who just wants to play gigs here there and everywhere. He also drums for Local Madman from SE London.
Sadly after a couple of months Paul decided he could not continue with us due to his other commitments and so we are now looking for a new beater!!
This was a complete shock especially after the fantastic first gig we had!
And so after a long hard search, many auditions out of the mist rose Angelo (aka Super Mario), a super hard hitting drummer from Italy.
After several gigs, things were not working out with Mario, and so we decided it was best to part company, and just by chance we stumbled across a new drummer, Jurgen Skinsman (Matt), this is it, the drummer we have been searching for, a metalhead but who is totally into what we are doing, fan-bloody-tastic!
After a sorting out our own style/music and internal problems Condiition: DEAD thought it necessary to record their first album.
We decided to record at Perry Vale Studios, with Pat Collier (ex Vibrators) at the helm.
The album will be self released in 2010 and entitled 'FAMOUS For Fuck All' and we will be trying to promote it as heavily as we can
SO WATCH OUT…. CONDITION: DEAD WILL BE COMING YOUR WAY SOON
Our official Website at the moment is www.myspace.com/conditondeaduk