“We Are The Damned” was formed in September 2007 by Ricardo Correia and Paulo Lafaia. Two old friends that decided to create a project where they could embrace all their favorite bands and blend them into their own creative musical convictions.
After hearing about this new band on the scene, Ragingplanet (the leading indie label in Portuguese extreme music) immediately signed the band. In October 2007, the band was ready to go into the studio for a twelve day recording session. Generator Music in Assafora, Portugal was the place the band chose to record in, and with the help of Danish veteran producer Palle Schultz in November 2007, ‘We Are The Damned’ give birth to their debut album entitled “The Shape Of Hell To Come”, mixed and mastered at Tweetyhood Studio In Aarhus, Denmark by Palle Schultz.
By January 2008 post recording of their debut album ‘We Are The Damned’ quickly prepared for their upcoming live shows and after three months relentless rehearsing the band was ready to perform live. “The Shape Of Hell To Come” was released in March 2008.
Since then ‘We Are The Damned’ have performed at a variety of shows in their native Portugal, earning many important support slots for bands such as Napalm Death, Suffocation, Cancer Bats, Arch Enemy, Misery Index, Marduk, Municipal Waste, Anathema, Moonspell, Sinister, Akerkocke, Insidious Decrepancy, Despise and others, as well as a sold out U.K Tour with British metallers INME and a Swedish Tour with friends Grace Will Fall. “The Shape Of Hell To Come” quickly caught the attention of both press and public alike, now being pushed further by the band’s relentlessly wild live performances, sheer conviction and determination to leave a permanent mark in extreme music.
The band had recently recorded a new single from the classic Celtic Frost song INTO THE CRYPTS OF RAYS, previewing a great second full-lenght in January 2010 to be recorded, the song was produced by Fernando Matias known for his work with FEVER.
The band is currently writing their second full-lenght album confirmed to be recorded with Swedish producer and friend Ulf Blomberg, known for his work with bands such as Inevitable End, End Of All, Exhale and Grace.Will.Fall, released date is set for March 2010.
ABOUT “THE SHAPE OF HELL TO COME – 2009
“WE ARE THE DAMNED is a damn fine act coming straight from the gutter stinking up the night with their sludge-in-your-face metallic rocknroll, living you gasping for air after an hour of fist banging mania, go get this piece of dirty art.
“Bjorn “Speed” Strid, SOILWORK
If you have a yearning for some groovy, punk and dirty heavy metal then feast your excited lungs on this Portuguese posse. Delivering a brutal yet energetic pummeling from start to finish, this beast will delight fans of most genres.
8/10 ROCK SOUND MAGAZINE UK – April 2009
Bottom line, WE ARE THE DAMNED is a great and brutal band that will surely appeal to everyone with a soft spot for Entombed or Doomriders.
7,5/10 SCRATCH THE SURFACE WEBZINE
WE ARE THE DAMNED are one of the best surprises of 2008, their debut is so fucking intense, but its live that the band jumps into a whole new level of intensity, what you see is what you get with no remorse! this record is the perfect example of how to blend several musical influences and still make a refeshing and thrilling album.
7,50/10 LOUD! MAGAZINE