QAALM is a new band featuring members and former members of Act Of Defiance, Harassor, and Seven Sisters Of Sleep. Described as atmospheric funeral doom, the LA-based group worked on writing and recording throughout 2020 and 2021, and Resilience & Despair (Hypaethral/Trepanation) is their resulting debut album. Continue reading
New England Metal supergroup Living Wreckage, featurng members of Anthrax, Shadows Fall, Act Of Defiance, Death Ray Vision, Downpour and Let Us Prey played their first show ever recently. in their stomping gorunds of Chicopee, Massachucetts at Geraldine’s. The band recently shared their first debut single and video for “Breaking Point” – and proivided fans a preview of what their stage show and eventual new music will sound like. Check out htis phgoto set from Evil Robb Photgaphy from the night.
New England Metal supergroup Living Wreckage, ft. members of Anthrax, Shadows Fall, Act Of Defiance, Death Ray Vision, Downpour and Let Us Prey have shared their first new single and video since announcing the formation of the band. Check out “Breaking Point” right now!
Ghost Cult scribe Duncan Evans caught up by phone with singer-songwriter Henry Derek Elis for an interview about his new covers EP, All The Pretty Little Horses. Henry is best known as the former vocalist for metal bands Scar The Martyr and Act of Defiance, but his solo career has taken him down a path closer to Outlaw Country, Americana, and Dark Folk. Henry chatted about the new EP, his choice of artists to cover such as Danzig and Billy Idol, the difference between his metal music and solo career, his take on how watered-down “folk” music has become his influences and opinions of classic artists, and much more. You can order Henry’s music at this link:Continue reading
With the news that Chris Broderick will continue to fill in for In Flames guitarist Niclas Engelin, Act of Defiance has dropped off their upcoming tour with Death Angel. Conscious of the disappointing news, Broderick posted to the Act of Defiance Facebook with a message to fans. AOD continues to tour in support of 2017’s Old Scars, New Wounds album, and are working on a follow-up, due from their label Metal Blade in 2020. Continue reading
New Jersey-bred Thrash Metal legends Overkill have announced The Wings Over USA 2019 tour. Kicking off on April 25th in Baltimore, the tour will make stops in Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Nashville before concluding in Boston on May 11th. Joining the tour are none other than Death Angel and Act Of Defiance (ex-members of Megadeth, Shadows Fall, and Scar The Martyr). Life of Agony wil be the special guests at the New York City show. Tickets for the tour are available for purchase this Friday, February 1st at10 AM local time.Continue reading
With everyone firmly into the swing of things by now, Saturday’s main stage openers Nailed to Obscurity opened proceedings strongly enough but were promptly blown out of the water by one of the major surprises of the festival – Power Trip. A combination of thrash and early death metal, the Texan act were a blur of riffs and speed, whipping up the early afternoon crowd into an explosive cyclone of energy. Continue reading
Act of Defiance kicks off their new North American summer tour tonight. Starting in Denver, CO where the band will play the first of four headlining shows before joining Armored Saint on their previously announced Symbol Of Salvation tour beginning July 10th in Poughkeepsie, NY. Act of Defiance includes in its ranks Chris Broderick (ex-Megadeth), Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth), Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall, Times Of Grace), and Henry Derek (Scar The Martyr). The band is still touring behind their latest studio album, Old Scars, New Wounds, via Metal Blade Records from 2017.Continue reading
Armored Saint fans rejoice! Continue reading
Act Of Defiance released Old Scars, New Wounds back in September, and they’ve just announced the first U.S. tour in support of the new material. Continue reading