The past

Hailing from Hammarö, Värmland in Sweden, thrash metal outfit Condemned-AD is forging a new future after a dark past. Originally formed in 1989 as Condemned, the band experienced years of chaos and mental health struggles that eventually led to a breakdown for the band’s frontman in 1998. After many years of silence and inactivity, the band reformed in 2015 after Micke, the band’s driving force and sole original member, performed for an old friend and found that the fire and energy of the music were far from dead. At that point, the band’s name was changed to Condemned-AD to signify the start of a new era. The band’s current lineup includes Micke on guitar and vocals and Juan on drums (Alex, guitar, past away in Feb 2022). Micke is also the mind behind the band’s lyrics, song structure, and riff ideas. Active in the Swedish metal scene in the early 90s, Condemned-AD’s sound was formed amidst a characteristic brutal wave of metal. The band even recorded at the legendary Sunlight Studio with producer Tomas Skogsberg, credited as inventing the sound of death metal for bands like Entombed and Dismember. Influenced by the likes of Motörhead, Megadeth, Venom, Tankard, and Slayer, Condemned-AD writes music about personal experiences of depression, the problem of human stupidity as expressed through today’s social media, and the struggles we all face despite our shared fate of death and decay. Since reforming, the band has released three EPs—“Until Death ends It All” (2016), “Will I Cheat Death One More Day” (2017), and “Time Waits For No One” (2018)—and in 2019, the band signed with Italian record label WormHoleDeath. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the band’s plan to record their first full-length album was delayed, but in October 2021, the band was finally able to enter the studio at Titans Lab Recording Studio in Italy with Riccardo Daga and record. The long-awaited album is scheduled to be released in May 2022. All of Condemned-AD’s previous releases can be found streaming on Spotify, YouTube, and other major streaming platforms.


2024 Condemned-AD again has reformed its lineup, but as always one man standing stronger than ever Micke “Klecken” Karlsson the driving force and music creator.

With a tour across Europe and a new E.P coming up things could not be better for the band’s wellbeing.
The E.P Human machine that will be released in June 2024 was written and performed by “Micke” himself except the drums that were played by Kostas Vass from Greece.

Recorded in 4 White Walls Studio Sweden
Mixed and mastering at Titans Lab Recording Studio by Riccardo Daga


The current line up is.

-Micke “Klecken” Vocals Guitar
-Mattias “Pils” Bass
-Jan “Jason” Guitar
-Drums – TBA

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