In a time of endless sub-genre classifications, Act Of Defiance’s highly anticipated debut offering simply delivers 100% in-your-face, uncompromising heavy metal. The scathing debut, Birth and The Burial, is set for an Aug. 21st release via Metal Blade Records and pre-order bundle packages are now available at metalblade.com/actofdefiance.
The group has partnered with Loudwire.com to exclusively debut the new track, Refrain and Re-Fracture, so click here to check it out.
Shawn Drover (drums) states:
“Refrain and Re-Fracture is a great example of using musical dynamics in a heavy metal song. All of us in Act Of Defiance have always been fans of cool acoustic/classical song intros before the metal assault kicks in, so when Chris presented this song to me I immediately loved the tune.
Henry Derek really did a great job here as well by using his range a bit more as a singer, going from brutal singing to injecting some more melodic phrasing within the song as well, but still sounding very powerful. ‘Refrain and Re-Fracture’ is just another great example of showing that Birth and The Burial is certainly not a one dimensional heavy metal record.”
With a hefty resumé that chronicles time spent riffing and shredding in Jag Panzer, Nevermore, and a seven-year stint in Megadeth, Chris Broderick’s pedigree speaks for itself. Furthermore, joined by powerhouse drummer – and fellow Megadeth alumnus and former Eidolon drummer – Shawn Drover, bassist Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall) and vocalist Henry Derek (ex-Scar The Martyr), the band are a truly formidable metallic behemoth. Birth And The Burial is ten tracks of armor-plated, state of the art heaviness.