Ex-Megadeth Members’ Act Of Defiance Offers Update

Band working on debut album, which Metal Blade will release sometime this summer

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An update has been issued on the debut album from Act of Defiance — the new band boasting Megadeth defectors Shawn Drover and Chris Broderick.

The band, also featuring former Scar The Martyr singer Henry Derek Bonner and Shadows Fall’s Matt Bachand, have been in a studio in recent weeks tracking their inaugural offering with producer Zeuss.

The album should be out this summer through Metal Blade Records.

Drover took to Facebook to write:

“At this point of the recording of the new Act of Defiance record — drums, rhythm guitars, bass — are finished. Guitar solos, clean guitars are pretty close to being completed, and Henry is around 70 percent done with vocals. The guys still have a few weeks to wrap things up, as it were, before we begin to mix the record with Chris ‘Zeuss’ Harris, for which I personally cannot wait.”

Drover said the finish line is in sight “in terms of the recording process and all of us cannot wait for you to hear what we have been working on for the past several months. People often ask me: what does the new music sound like? I loathe putting music in a nice tiny ‘heavy metal sub-genre’ box, so I won’t. Like I have said from the get-go, this music is 100 percent pure heavy metal made purely for musical purposes. We are creating music that we totally love, with hopes that others will dig it as well, which, at the end of the day, is all you really can try to do, in my opinion. Elements of thrash, progressive, traditional, dynamic — it’s all there and then some.”

The album’s art is being worked on by Travis Smith, who has produced imagery for albums by Overkill, Nevermore, and Opeth.

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