Going from mere concept into reality is always a daunting task, and can be especially brutal at the "Crossroads of America", where conservatism and status quo make up a so called life. So, it should be no surprise that within these confines comes a singular voice of dissention, screaming out with aggression. The time for Judgement has come. The time for Judgement is now.
Upon finalizing their lineup in late 2005 and a debut show alongside heavy metal titans Anthrax, Judgement released their debut EP in May 2006. Judgement built upon the success of the EP and released their latest CD, “The Bitter End” on November 20th, 2007. This CD saw the band honing their own brand of metal with a more realized and cohesive vision, as well as expanding their signature sound to previously unheard heaviness and melody. In the wake of adding new drummer Steven Harrell to their ranks, Judgement quickly churned out a ferocious new 3 song demo/EP (spring 2009), and is currently working on bringing a new full-length slab of raging metal to the masses.
Through their hard work and success, Judgement has sold out of 2 pressings of their debut EP as well as currently running through their 2nd pressing of “The Bitter End“. In addition, they’ve handed out thousands of demos and have created a strong following allowing them to be hand-picked to play with the top acts in metal today including Anthrax, Lamb of God, Arch Enemy, God Forbid, Chimaira, Unearth, All That Remains, Hate Eternal, Destruction, Sadus, Municipal Waste, DevilDriver and more. They’ve also had the honor of being invited to open shows for Hatebreed by vocalist/label owner Jamey Jasta during the summer of 2007. In addition to their touring schedule, Judgement has enjoyed radio airplay on Sirius radio’s Hard Attack, XM’s Liquid metal and several specialty radio shows across the U.S., highlighted by being voted the top unsigned band for 10 weeks running on WCNI’s (CT) metal show, The Asylum. The band has been featured on the program twice with on air interviews and entire album listening parties in preparation for the release of “The Bitter End“. Judgement has also been featured in Terrorizer magazine twice, garnering a favorable review for The Bitter End, and chosen as the number one unsigned band and featured as the lead-off track on the Fall 2008 “Fear Candy“ compilation CD distributed worldwide with every copy of Terrorizer magazine. Judgement has also been featured on IMC as the “band of the week” and filmed an on air interview in late May 2009.
Although unsigned, Judgement’s professional presentation, demeanor and stage show have garnered them close working relationships with Trick Percussion Products, Madison Amplifiers, Warwick basses, Tech 21, Curt Mangan strings and more.