-Interview- Condemn The World (5/7/18)

Condemn The World talks about their sound development, upcoming plans and much more.


From: Red Valley, AZ
Sounds like: Metal

1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “Condemn The World" and is there any meaning behind it?

We got started with music because where we come from we’re the first metal band out of all country bands in Red Valley. We wanted to start our metal scene out here because country music is big and there was no place for metal scene happening. All the youth in the Four Corners are metalheads and we have shows time to time but we want to make it grow here in Red Valley. We developed our sound when we kept experimenting with different guitarist. Than we found our guitarist Triton, he gave us the sound we wanted and what we’re going for which is that metal/metalcore feeling that gets you going! Our drummer Bonez actually came up with the name, the meaning behind the name is that we want to condemn the world of all the hate, evil and bullying.

2. What do you want people to take away from your music?

Sometimes life hits you in the face and you have to face it. We’re hoping the songs that we wrote gets you through the rough times as it did/is for us because music heals!

3. How would you describe your sound to the average listener?

Metalcore with catchy choruses with aggression and electricity that leave you coming back for more!!

4. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

Skylit (Vocalist) – Arch Enemy, Butcher Babies, Evanescence

Triton (Guitarist) – All That Remain, Crown the Empire and Asking Alexandria

Chad (Bassist) – Killswitch Engage, Arch Enemy and Bring Me The Horizon

Bonez (Drummer) – Avenged Sevenfold, Bad Omens, Bullet for My Valentine

5. What are your three desert island albums that you'd never get tired of listening to?

Skylit – Joan Jett’s Up Your Ally, Lacuna Coil’s Delirium and The Pretty Reckless Light Me Up

Triton – All That Remain’s The Fall of Ideals, Miss May I’s Apologies Are for the Weak, Oceans Ate Alaska’s Hikari

Chad – The Ghost Inside’s Returners, Of Mice & Men’s Restoring Force, The Devil Wears Prada’s With Roots Above and Branches Below

Bonez – Bad Omens Self-Titled Album, twenty øne piløts Blurry Face, Bullet for my Valentine’s Venom

6. What’s your take on the current state of Metal?

Our current take on the state of metal right now is that there’s so many versions and more pop sounding to them that we want to keep it to the roots of rock n roll in our music! Not enough aggression and energy in today’s metal.

7. What’s the current music scene like there in Arizona both locally and state wide?

The music scene locally is very small but bearable but the state in general is more metal based because blessthefall is from Phoenix and same as Message to the Masses.

8. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?

Illegal downloading of music makes it hard for musicians to have a living. It’s killing the music scenes and it’s not giving the artist the full potential they deserve.

9. What’s next for Condemn the World?

New album releasing this year, more merch and maybe a couple small tours!

10. Any shoutouts?

We’d like to thank our family members who support us and help us with anything we need. Brandon from Studio 18 in Bloomfield, NM for being our show host all the time and giving us our first show, the gang at Dulce Rocks, Robb and Brent from Decapitation of a New Day, the band Testify, Robert Ortiz of Rezolution Radio KSUT 91.3, Manny from Native Metal Festivals, Peavey Amplifiers, Fender Amplifiers, Shure microphones, Yamaha Drums, Zildjian Cymbals and Sticks, Evans Drumheads! And most importantly the fans!