Condemned To Death formed in San Francisco in the spring of 1983. Tony of Fifth Column had mentioned to Keith Chatham that there was a band without a bassist practicing in the Vats (the old abandoned Hamms Brewery). Keith soon joined up with guitarist Tim Nelson, vocalist Eddie Morgan (both recently relocated to the SF Bay Area from out of state), and Tony who would be replaced by drummer Mike Chubka before the band recorded their demo tape.
In November of '83 the band recorded a 7" EP and then hit the road in a Ford Pinto playing gigs up north with the likes of Poison Idea and Final Warning. In August '84, the band started work on their Diary Of A Love Monster LP when Eddie decided to leave the band, so the remaining members divided up the vocal duties as well as new vocalist Scott Wilkins singing two of the tracks.
This line up continued on until the band's demise with Keith moving to Australia to join Death Sentence and Vicious Circle; Mike and Scott joining Verbal Abuse,and Scotty later joining Electric Frankenstein before forming Hollywood Hate with ex-Total Chaos drummer Suzy; and Tim went onto the Serial Killers.
CONDEMNED TO DEATH 7" (1983)
DIARY OF A LOVE MONSTER LP (Landmine/R Radical, 1984)
YOU CAN'T KILL A VATRAT CD (Grand Theft Audio, 2002)
P.E.A.C.E. 2LP (R Radical, 1984) "Gartland's Pit"
FLIPSIDE VINYL FANZINE vol. 2 LP (Flipside/Gasatanka, 1985) "Aggressive System"