Act Of Defiance Makes Billboard Top 200 Chart Debut
Announce Their First Official North American Tour Co-Headlining With Allegaeon
ACT OF DEFIANCE, featuring ex-Megadeth members, Chris Broderick (guitars) and Shawn Drover (drums), have debuted at #124 on the Billboard Top 200 Current charts with their inaugural recording effort, Birth and The Burial, via Metal Blade Records. The other chart number positions are listed below.
Billboard chart numbers:
#124 Top 200 Current Albums
#171 Top 200 Albums
#18 Hard Music
ACT OF DEFIANCE are now streaming their entire new, debut metal masterpiece offering at metalblade.com/actofdefiance.
Look for them to embark on their first-ever national tour, co-headlining with Allegaeon starting Oct 22nd. All dates can be found at facebook.com/actofdefiancemusic.
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.
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.