Upon exiting the ranks of Megadeth, the world eagerly awaited news as to what was next for Chris Broderick (guitars) and Shawn Drover (drums). The duo are now excited to announce their worldwide signing to Metal Blade Records for their new group ACT OF DEFIANCE, which is rounded out by Henry Derek (ex-Scar The Martyr) on vocals and Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall) on bass. They are currently recording their debut offering with world renowned producer Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Shadows Fall). Look for this album to be released sometime this summer. However, in the meantime, click of the link below for a sneak peek into a rough demo snippet of the track "Throwback" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8uFI7cYN3I
states: "I am so excited to finally be able to announce ACT OF DEFIANCE to
the world. Shawn just finished tracking drums the first week of February and his
performance and tones are simply incredible. I have started tracking rhythms and
leads, as well as working with Henry to get final vocal takes while Matt will
record bass at his studio. The final mix and mastering will also be handled by
"I am also very honored to announce that we have
signed with Metal Blade Records. There is not a better label to be on than one
where the employees (and owner) still understand and listen to METAL! They have
shown a loyalty, backing and drive for their artists that few other labels have.
As for our music, I am really enjoying the ability to create what is a killer
mix of thrash and modern metal. It has a unique combination ranging from thrash
to classical influences. I am very proud of what we have written and hope that
you all dig it."
Drover adds: "Having our new band, ACT OF
DEFIANCE, sign with Metal Blade Records is a real thrill for me. I started my
musical career with Brian Slagel and the Metal Blade family many years ago, so
to come full circle at this point is a real musical home-coming, of sorts. I
couldn't be happier about that.
"What thrills me the most is the
fact that myself, Chris Broderick, Henry Derek and Matt Bachand all have in
common is that from the get-go, we wanted this band to be 100% PURE Heavy Metal!
No compromises, no ulterior motives other than making the best HEAVY METAL music
we can. Metal Blade shares this vision, which really puts us all on the same
Bachand states: "I couldn't be more excited to
begin this new adventure with ACT OF DEFIANCE. The positive energy that has
collected between the four of us in such a little amount of time has been
nothing short of incredible. Writing bass lines is something new for me as well,
and I am looking forward to the challenge. All the songs are coming together
great and I can't wait for the world to hear this."
"I'm extremely honored and excited to be a part of AOD. Everyone has been
super cool and supportive, which is always a huge plus. I know this is going to
be an awesome musical experience and the fact that I'm embarking on this journey
with good people means everything. Cheers."
Brian Slagel further
comments: "I am super excited to welcome ACT OF DEFIANCE to the Metal Blade
family. I have known Chris and Shawn over the years and really admired their
work. I am honored to be able to work with these two legendary musicians. Really
excited to work with all the guys on this exciting new band!"
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