ACT OF DEFIANCE team up with Loudwire.com to exclusively debut new track
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.”
Broderick further adds: “Refrain and Re-fracture’s creation started off with the classical guitar of all instruments. I wanted a moody beginning into a heavy verse with each instrument entering and slowly, building the tension until the transition to the verse. At this point, a tempo change was needed for something more fast paced and aggressive with heavy vocals (Henry definitely delivered on that!!!).
“For the chorus I definitely was looking for as much melody as possible but still heavy in nature. The bridge to the solo and the solo has a much more modern feel to them, utilizing polyrhythms to create groove and an open canvas for my solo. As for the solo, hell, I just hope people like what I did! Overall I feel this song does a great job of showing how diverse Act Of Defiance can be while still staying firmly rooted in metal!”
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.