In Flames Guitarist To Miss North American Tour; Former Megadeth Guitarist Chris Broderick To Step In

Guitarist Niclas Engelin will be unable to join In Flames on their upcoming North American tour. Former Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick (Act Of Defiance) will step in for Engelin.

A message from In Flames states: “To all of the Jesterheads coming out to our upcoming North American tour: We’re extremely sad to inform that, due to strong medical advisement to stay home, Niclas will not be joining the tour. Luckily, ex-Megadeth guitarist and longtime friend, Chris Broderick was able to step in at the last minute for the full run. Please wish Niclas the best as he stays home to rest. We can’t wait to see you soon.”

In Flames will release their new album, I, The Mask, on March 1st via Eleven Seven Music in North America, and on Nuclear Blast throughout the rest of the world.

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ACT OF DEFIANCE Lands on International Charts with New Album “Old Scars, New Wounds”

Old Scars, New Wounds, out Now via Metal Blade Records Order Here: www.metalblade.com/actofdefiance ACT OF DEFIANCE – the heavy metal group featuring the veteran talents of Chris Broderick on guitar, Henry Derek on vocals, Shawn Drover on drums and Matt Bachand on bass – released their latest full-length album, Old Scars, New Wounds, just under two weeks ago […]

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ACT OF DEFIANCE Lands on International Charts with New Album “Old Scars, New Wounds”

Old Scars, New Wounds, out Now via Metal Blade Records Order Here: www.metalblade.com/actofdefiance ACT OF DEFIANCE – the heavy metal group featuring the veteran talents of Chris Broderick on guitar, Henry Derek on vocals, Shawn Drover on drums and Matt Bachand on bass – released their latest full-length album, Old Scars, New Wounds, just under two weeks ago […]

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Act Of Defiance (Shadows Fall, ex-Megadeth, Etc.) Debuts New Song “The Talisman” From Upcoming New Album “Old Scars, New Wounds”

Act Of Defiance (Shadows Fall, ex-Megadeth, etc.) debuts a new song entitled “The Talisman”, taken from the upcoming new album “Old Scars, New Wounds”, which Metal Blade will have in stores on September 29th.

Check out now “The Talisman” below.

Comments guitarist Chris Broderick:

“Matt Bachand wrote ‘The Talisman,’ the music for it, and it was actually even a little bit slower than it is now. We kind of listened to it and thought, the tempo should come up just a little bit so we worked on that and then the acoustic entrance originally was an electric guitar idea that Matt had and then I took it and kind of ran with it and kind of made it my own a little bit and put it on acoustic because I thought it sounded more intimate. It does suit the lyrics in terms of content better I think.

To me the song overall is great. Matt did a great job adding the slow, doomy vibe to the song and Henry’s vocals and lyrics that he wrote supports that. I do love it for that reason because it isn’t just on 11 the whole time. It seems like so many bands, and songs, even when we write, it seems like you get this feeling like we have to be on 11 the whole time. But this song rails against that idea, and that’s why I love it so much.”

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ACT OF DEFIANCE Reveals Commanding New Track “The Talisman”

New Album, Old Scars, New Wounds, out this Friday, September 29 via Metal Blade Records Pre-Order Here: www.metalblade.com/actofdefiance ACT OF DEFIANCE – the heavy metal group featuring the veteran talents of Chris Broderick on guitar, Henry Derek on vocals, Shawn Drover on drums and Matt Bachand on bass – will unleash their dynamic new album, Old Scars, New Wounds, on September 29, […]

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Redemption announces Tom Englund as new vocalist

– September 11th, 2017 –

Confirmed to headline ProgPower USA 2018; new album, ‘Long Night’s Journey into Day’, due out 2018

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As just announced at ProgPower USA 2017 this past weekend (September 8th), Redemption is confirmed to headline next year’s edition of the festival, with new vocalist Tom Englund (Evergrey)! This new line-up including Englund, Nick van Dyk (guitars and keyboards), Sean Andrews (bass) and Chris Quirarte (drums) has finished recording Redemption‘s seventh full-length album, Long Night’s Journey into Day – the first to be produced with Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Primal Fear, Amaranthe, Doro, etc.). Guitarists Chris Poland (Megadeth, OHM) and Simone Mularoni (DGM) return as guest musicians. Fans can anticipate this upcoming album in early 2018.

“We are delighted to welcome Tom as the voice of Redemption, said van Dyk. “He has an incredibly powerful, soulful and emotional voice that our music really demands and we are quite confident that people will be blown away by what we have created together.”

Stay tuned for more Redemption news coming soon!

Redemption‘s most recent release, The Art of Loss, contains over 70 minutes of the band’s unique blend of passion, melody, aggression and complexity, with an array of songs ranging from hard-hitting melodic metal to the 23-minute epic “At Day’s End”– plus, special guest appearances from Chris Broderick, John Bush, Marty Friedman, Simone Mularoni and Chris Poland. To preview and purchase The Art of Loss, please visit: metalblade.com/redemption

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ACT OF DEFIANCE Reveal Music Video for Searing New Track “Overexposure”

New Full-Length Album, Old Scars, New Wounds, out September 29 via Metal Blade RecordsPre-Order & Watch “Overexposure” Here: www.metalblade.com/actofdefiance Art by Travis Smith (King Diamond, Opeth, Avenged Sevenfold, and Strapping Young Lad) ACT OF DEFIANCE – the heavy metal group featuring the veteran talents of Chris Broderick on guitar, Henry Derek on vocals, Shawn Drover on drums and Matt Bachand on […]

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New Full-Length Album, Old Scars, New Wounds, out September 29 via Metal Blade RecordsPre-Order & Watch “Overexposure” Here: www.metalblade.com/actofdefiance Art by Travis Smith (King Diamond, Opeth, Avenged Sevenfold, and Strapping Young Lad) ACT OF DEFIANCE – the heavy metal group featuring the veteran talents of Chris Broderick on guitar, Henry Derek on vocals, Shawn Drover on drums and Matt Bachand on […]

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Act Of Defiance launches video for new track, “Overexposure”

– September 7th, 2017 –

Act Of Defiance – the heavy metal group featuring the veteran talents of Chris Broderick on guitar, Henry Derek on vocals, Shawn Drover on drums and Matt Bachand on bass – will return with their new album, Old Scars, New Wounds, on September 29th via Metal Blade Records. After slamming back into the metalscape with their first video/single “M.I.A.”, Act Of Defiance is back today with a second new music video/track, “Overexposure”. Directed by Vince Edwards, the melodic scorcher is backed with fast-paced imagery of the band members in their finest form – churning out a precise metal assault! Watch here: metalblade.com/actofdefiance – where you can also pre-order the album in the following formats:


–CD
–180g Black Vinyl
–Golden Vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–Auburn Marbled Vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)

On Old Scars, New Wounds, Act Of Defiance has upped the ante. Each of the 11 new tracks sound fresh and urgent while wielding a timeless quality that will connect powerfully with metal fans new and old – and there aren’t many contemporary bands who can make such a claim. Naturally blending a plethora of metallic styles and never recycling ideas, Old Scars, New Wounds is an even more dynamic and diverse collection than its predecessor. The title – plucked from the blistering track “Conspiracy Of The Gods” – stands as a metaphor for life in general, and the breadth of lyrical matter covered is as broad as the styles of heavy music found on the record.

Old Scars, New Wounds track-listing:
1. M.I.A.
2. Molten Core
3. Overexposure
4. The Talisman
5. Lullaby of Vengeance
6. Circle of Ashes
7. Reborn
8. Conspiracy of the Gods
9. Another Killing Spree
10. Broken Dialect
11. Rise of Rebellion

Going into writing the record, the quartet had no grand plan, and spread across the continental US, the individual members worked separately, bouncing demos back and forth and building on each others’ ideas. Like many contemporary bands, through taking advantage of available technologies they made a record that is very much a collaborative effort, despite the distances lying between the members’ home bases. Recruiting producer Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Allegaeon) they tracked the record likewise, with Broderick laying down guitars in his own Ill-Fated Studios in LA, Derek and Broderick’s vocals tracked at Red Light Studios also in LA, with Bachand tracking his contributions at Manshark in South Hampton, MA and Drover’s drums were laid down at Atlanta’s Glow In The Dark Studios.

Having proven themselves on the road in support of Birth And The Burial both as headliners and supporting the likes of Killswitch Engage, Hellyeah, and Hatebreed, the band are looking ahead to the expansive touring that will accompany Old Scars, New Wounds, and their hunger to get back in front of crowds has not abated in the slightest. Upcoming touring plans are set to be announced very soon.

Stay tuned for more news, tracks and videos coming from Act Of Defiance, in anticipation of the release of Old Scars, New Wounds.

Act of Defiance line-up:
Chris Broderick – guitar
Henry Derek – vocals
Shawn Drover – drums
Matt Bachand – bass

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Act Of Defiance Posts “Overexposure” Video

Act Of Defiance – the heavy metal group featuring the veteran talents of Chris Broderick on guitar, Henry Derek on vocals, Shawn Drover on drums and Matt Bachand on bass – will return with “Old Scars, New Wounds” on September 29th via Metal Blade Records.

After slamming back into the metalscape with previous first video/single “M.I.A.”, Act Of Defiance today unleashes second new music video for “Overexposure.” Directed by Vince Edwards, the melodic scorcher is backed with fast-paced imagery of the band members churning out a precise metal assault. The new album’s full track listing is as follows:

1. M.I.A.
2. Molten Core
3. Overexposure
4. The Talisman
5. Lullaby of Vengeance
6. Circle of Ashes
7. Reborn
8. Conspiracy of the Gods
9. Another Killing Spree
10. Broken Dialect
11. Rise of Rebellion

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