Damnation AD



Washington, D.C. [1992-1998, 2007-Present]

Mike McTernan - Vocals
Ken Olden - Guitar/Samples
Hillel Holloway - Guitar
Alex Merchlinsky - Bass
Dave Ward - Drums

The Story

Before scene puritans were clucking tongues about From Ashes Rise signing to the label that brought you The Promise Ring, there was Damnation. Stylistically, the band seemed destined for Victory or Revelation 'glory,' although it was Jade Tree who proudly presented the band's pit-ready breakdowns. With the crushing fuzz guitar of Ken Olden, Damnation combined brooding, metallic mosh-centric hardcore with dramatic lyrics to arrive at one of the more windmill-and-stagedive bands on the label's roster.