They formed in the 1980s. They conquered. They went. Then they came back
The history of CONVICTORS began in 1986 when the four friends Fabian, Lasse, Thomas and Atom decided to start a band. Musically influenced by bands such as POSSESSED or SLAYER, their style could be described as Oldschool Death Metal. In the same year the band recorded their first Demo Tape called “The Last Judgement” which was distributed by various magazines.
In 1987 the band split up due to musical differences. After a break of 21 years the guys reunited and started to work on new songs immediately. With the new bass player Zimmi on board, they entered the Iguana Studios in 2009. They recorded a 5-track EP called “Abdication of Humanity” which was released in 2009.
In 2010 Zimmi and Atom decided to leave the band. They were replaced by Samuel and Zufi. After having problems finding a new rehearsal room, the songwriting for the new album started in spring 2011. After a few months of working together, the first songs were written and in August 2011 the song “Epitome of Decay” was recorded in the bands’ rehearsal room. As 2011 was the 25th anniversary of CONVICTORS, they published a self-made video clip for
The following two years were used to write new songs, rehearse and play some live shows. In March 2014 the band once again stepped into the mighty halls of the Iguana Studios to record the first full length album “Envoys of Extinction” (released October 2014).
Fabian Frey (Vocals)
Samuel Maier (Bass)
Daniel Zuflucht (Drums)