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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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 premieres new track, “The Talisman”, via Loudwire.com

– September 27th, 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 unleash their dynamic new album, Old Scars, New Wounds, on September 29th via Metal Blade Records. Today, the band has revealed a third new track from the album, the powerful epic “The Talisman”, via Loudwire.com: loudwire.com

For another preview of Old Scars, New Wounds, the previously released singles (“M.I.A.” and “Overexposure”) can be heard at: metalblade.com/actofdefiance – where the record can also be pre-ordered 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

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

Act of Defiance online:
https://www.facebook.com/actofdefiancemusic
https://instagram.com/actofdefiance
https://twitter.com/actofdefiance1
https://twitter.com/chris_broderick
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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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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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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

Act of Defiance online:
https://www.facebook.com/actofdefiancemusic
https://instagram.com/actofdefiance
https://twitter.com/actofdefiance1
https://twitter.com/chris_broderick
https://twitter.com/shawndrover
https://twitter.com/mattowsfall
https://twitter.com/totheboyelis

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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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Act of Defiance to release new full-length album, ‘Old Scars, New Wounds’, on September 29th

– August 8th, 2017 –

Video for new single, “M.I.A.”, now online

With their 2015 debut, Birth And The Burial, metal band Act of Defiance – featuring Chris Broderick on guitar, Henry Derek on vocals, Shawn Drover on drums and Matt Bachand on bass – delivered a blast of pure and unadulterated metal that ignored fads and hit home hard. This year, the band returns with their sinister new album, entitled Old Scars, New Wounds, hitting retailers on September 29th via Metal Blade Records.

Today, you can watch a full performance video for the album’s intro track, “M.I.A.”, via metalblade.com/actofdefiance. The video was put together by Robert Graves (ashadowbeyond.com).

You can also pre-order the album now at the same link, in the following formats:

–CD
–180g Black Vinyl (EU exclusive)
–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 11new 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, which was written solely by Broderick and Drover prior to recruiting bassist Matt Bachand and vocalist Henry Derek. With a fully-seasoned, tour-hardened band in place, there was room for everyone to bring something to the table this time around, and their varying styles helped shape the record.

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. “Another Killing Spree” looks at hardcore drug use, while “Lullaby Of Vengeance” is an angry song about singing angry lyrics, and “Overexposure” is an anthem dedicated to not selling out. There is also some very topical material, most notably on “Mis-Information Age” and “Broken Dialect”.

“‘Mis-Information Age’ is very applicable in today’s social climate, where we can no longer blindly trust the source of facts that determine our view,” Broderick explains. “It asserts that we should be skeptical, making sure we have the truth and not someone’s propaganda, while ‘Broken Dialect’ conveys the idea that people can no longer hold a conversation with each other where their views differ, instead turning to sources that only support the view they want to hold on to.”

With every track featuring a blistering solo from Broderick, fans of his shredding can rest assured that the guitarist has not held back – though that was not his initial intention. “I actually wanted to tone it down a bit technically in terms of my solos, but the opposite happened! This was because I inadvertently ended up creating a few new techniques to use in my trick bag and saw their potential, so I worked really hard on the execution so they could make 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

Act of Defiance online:
https://www.facebook.com/actofdefiancemusic
https://instagram.com/actofdefiance
https://twitter.com/actofdefiance1
https://twitter.com/chris_broderick
https://twitter.com/shawndrover
https://twitter.com/mattowsfall
https://twitter.com/totheboyelis

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ACT OF DEFIANCE Kicks Off US Headlining Tour Plus Select Dates With Killswitch Engage And Hellyeah

ACT OF DEFIANCE — featuring within their ranks Chris Broderick (ex-Megadeth), Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth), Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall, Times Of Grace), and Henry Derek (Scar The Martyr) — will return to the road for a US run of headlining shows tomorrow. The band’s Fall live takeover begins September 14th in Salt Lake City, Utah and […]

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Act of Defiance announces North American headlining tour, plus select dates with Hatebreed

– January 12th, 2016 –

After recently completing a North American tour with label-mates Allegaeon, plus some shows with Killswitch Engage right before the new year, Act of Defiance is ready to get back on the road again, for another headlining trek! Shawn Drover (drums) comments: “After just getting home from a great co-headlining tour with our good friends in Allegaeon, we are super stoked to get right back on the road for round 2, with our 2016 North American tour!!!! There were lots of cities that we were unable to play on our first go around, so this time we wanted to hit as many places as we can to keep promoting ‘Birth And The Burial‘ shortly after the holiday season. We really want to tour as much as possible for this record and bring 100% true HEAVY METAL to as many people as possible. See you on the road!!!!”

Following this tour, Act of Defiance will join Hatebreed in June for 7 special shows. See below for all upcoming dates!

Act of Defiance tour dates
Jan. 28 – Fullerton, CA – Slidebar
Jan. 29 – Bakersfield, CA – The Gate
Jan. 30 – Fresno, CA – Audie’s Olympic Tavern
Jan. 31 – San Francisco, CA – Milk Bar
Feb. 2 – Sacramento, CA – Starlite Lounge
Feb. 3 – Eugene, OR – Old Nick’s
Feb. 4 – Portland, OR – Dante’s
Feb. 5 – Seattle, WA – The Funhouse @ El Corazon
Feb. 6 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
Feb. 8 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigos
Feb. 9 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
Feb. 12 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
Feb. 13 – Lombard, IL – Brauer House
Feb. 14 – Indianapolis, IN – The Headquarters
Feb. 16 – Newport, KY – Southgate House
Feb. 20 – Miami, FL – Axes & Anchors Cruise
Feb. 26 – Gainesville, FL – High Dive
Feb. 28 – Baton Rouge, LA – Lava Cantina

Act of Defiance tour dates
w/ Hatebreed
Jun. 5 – Montreal, QC – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
Jun. 6 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
Jun. 7 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
Jun. 8 – Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
Jun. 9 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
Jun. 10 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Hearbreak Hotel
Jun. 11 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place

Act of Defiance – featuring Chris Broderick (ex-Megadeth), Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth), Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall/Times Of Grace) and Henry Derek (Scar The Martyr) – will be touring in support of their recently released album, Birth And The Burial. In a time of endless sub-genre classifications, Act of Defiance‘s debut delivers “perfectly produced, super slick slice of savage, technical modern thrash” (Terrorizer), that promises to “destroy your eardrums, as they are uncompromising and unrelenting metal at its very best” (Powerplay). To preview and purchase Birth And The Burial, please visit: metalblade.com/actofdefiance

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

Act of Defiance online:
https://www.facebook.com/actofdefiancemusic
https://instagram.com/actofdefiance
https://twitter.com/actofdefiance1
https://twitter.com/chris_broderick
https://twitter.com/shawndrover
https://twitter.com/mattowsfall
https://twitter.com/totheboyelis

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