11 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Embracing the murderous rhythms and escape velocity of their former band, ex-Megadeth members Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar) give thrash a modern edge with help from former Scar the Martyr vocalist Henry Derek Bonner, whose range veers from throaty roar to clean, clear singing—often in the same song. On their second album, Act of Defiance temper angry staccato riffing and scorching guitar solos with somber acoustic intros and melodic choruses for a slick, contemporary take on one of metal’s longest-standing subgenres.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Embracing the murderous rhythms and escape velocity of their former band, ex-Megadeth members Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar) give thrash a modern edge with help from former Scar the Martyr vocalist Henry Derek Bonner, whose range veers from throaty roar to clean, clear singing—often in the same song. On their second album, Act of Defiance temper angry staccato riffing and scorching guitar solos with somber acoustic intros and melodic choruses for a slick, contemporary take on one of metal’s longest-standing subgenres.

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About Act of Defiance

An extreme metal supergroup based out of Los Angeles, California, Act of Defiance were formed in 2014 around the talents of Megadeth members Chris Broderick (guitar) and Shawn Drover (drums), Shadows Fall guitarist Matt Bachand, and Scar the Martyr vocalist Henry Derek. Drawing inspiration from thrash, Scandinavian metal, and American hardcore, the quartet's muscular sound and rich pedigree soon caught the attention of Metal Blade, who would go on to issue the band's debut studio long-player, Birth and the Burial, in 2015. Two years later, Act of Defiance returned with their sophomore effort, Old Scars, New Wounds, featuring mixing by Dave Otero (Allegaeon, Cephalic Carnage, Vale of Pnath). Included on the album was the single "M.I.A." ~ James Christopher Monger

ORIGIN
Los Angeles, CA
GENRE
Metal
FORMED
2014

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