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Condition Critical / Bio

Blowing in on a violent wind that will change the metal scene everywhere and forever are the new masters of old school thrash "Condition Critical". Established in late 2010, and after a few adjustments in their lineup, the four piece thrash band "Condition Critical" was brought to life. "Condition Critical" broke through front lines of the metal scene in northern and southern New Jersey in early 2011 and has never looked back. The band, a four piece fronted by vocalist and guitarist Alonso Maguino with members Ryan Donato on drums, bassist Mike Dreher, and guitarist Tony Barhoum, create a whirlwind of chaos and flowing brutality that can be found nowhere else on earth. With influences like "Slayer", "Demolition Hammer", "Overkill", "Vio-lence", "Testament", "Exodus" and "Kreator". Condition Critical brings all this and more to the table. "A literal war of sound that attacks you with deadly perfection", says New Wave of Thrash Zine posted in Oct. 2011. "They deliver more than expected, and have blown almost every other band out of the water". Condition Critical has played live with some well seasoned artists such as "Obituary", "Morbid Saint", "Jungle Rot", "D.R.I." and "Whiplash" just to name a few. As well as playing with seasoned artists, we have played and became very good friends with the newer wave of Thrash bands such as: "Lich King," "Smash Potater," "Insinnerator," Possessor" to name a few. With many shows under their belt they have perfected their on stage presence into a precise, aggressive well organized production that their loyal fans love and new recruits at their shows will never forget, bringing a whole new experience in brutality, chaos and violence along the way.

In September 2011 the band released their first self titled 4 song demo to amazing reviews. "The sound is brilliant, production is slamming, and the tracks are devastating!" -- Metalgrid.com , Oct. 2011..and... "This demo draws out their true aggressive potential!"---Falloutzine Sept. 2011--- Condition Critical's 4 song release is complete with aggressive riffs, fierce vocals, powerful drumming and a bass tone you won't soon forget. The band brings these ingredients together masterfully to create an explosive, memorable demo that will blow you away and rings true to metal fans worldwide. Condition Critical has arrived, prepare yourselves, they take no prisoners.

By mid July 2012, Condition Critical entered Mana Recording Studios owned by Erik Rutan in St. Petersburg Florida to record their debut album "Operational Hazard." Bands like Cannibal Corpse, Cannabis Corpse, Madball, Hate Eternal, Goatwhore, Abysmal Dawn, and Malevolent Creational had recorded at Mana and that was one of the main attractions to going there, as well as the sound that came out of there!

After two weeks of solid recording, it was time to go back to New Jersey, and time to send out the artwork ideas to the legendary Ed Repka. "Not many bands are able to say that they had gotten their album artwork done by Ed Repka, which is why we took complete advantage of the idea, and wanted to create an image no body has ever seen before. And yes, Ed Repka does a lot of art for Thrash bands, but we separate ourselves from most, and we wanted our artwork done by a legend that we have been fans of since we started listening to this type of music. We were stunned when he contacted us back saying we were good to go and he would be starting the sketch. "

After releasing their debut album "Operational Hazard" in June 2013, there has been nothing except positive feedback which ignites the reputation for this album. After releasing the artwork alone, it excited people and prepared them for their eagerness to dive head first into the CD immediately. By July 18th, Condition Critical hit the road for their first full US tour which consisted of 21 shows and joined together with Insinnerator (TX) and Killing Session (OH) for the journey.

After 3 weeks around the US with nothing but success, Condition Critical returns home to prepare for local shows with Havok, Warbringer and many other acts in their area. 2 months then go by and an email was sent to CC regarding Headbangers Open Air Festival. The overwhelming email stated we would be playing the pre-fest in Germany alongside many other bands and popular acts! So while CC is over in Europe this upcoming July 2014, we will also be embarking on a 3 week tour across Europe! Europe, prepare to be shredded!

Contact Info:
Burned By God Records (BBG)
131 A Lorraine Ave.
Oreland, Pa 19075

General Info

Band Members
Alonso Maguiño - Guitar/Vox... Dimitry Tebenkov - Drums...Tony Barhoum - Guitar/Gang Vox......Mike Dreher - Bass/Gang Vox
Artist Name
Condition Critical
Home Page
Active Since
Metal / Thrash / Speed

Contact Info

Monmouth Junction, NJ
Shawn Scarano

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