Act Of Defiance Drop Off Overkill & Death Angel’s U.S. Tour

Act Of Defiance have decided to drop off their U.S. tour with Overkill and Death Angel so guitarist Chris Broderick (ex-Megadeth) could be free to tour with In Flames. Mothership will now be taking their place.

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Tour Statement Unfortunately @actofdefiance is not going on tour this April with @deathangelofficial and @overkillofficial . We were really looking forward to touring with our friends in those bands but in light of the fact that In Flames asked me to continue filling in for Niclas during the start of their new CD cycle and AOD is wrapping up our Old Scars, New Wounds CD cycle, I have decided to continue touring with In Flames. Act Of Defiance will start looking at our next CD release and pick up any tours time permitting. Thanks for all of your support and understanding. Check out www.InFlames.com/tour/ my current schedule. I look forward to seeing you all on the road. -Chris Photo credit: @stephaniedcabral #StephanieCabralPhotography #chrisbroderick #ActofDefiance #InFlames

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Here we go again America! Stoked to be truckin’ with heavy metal legends @overkillofficial and @deathangelofficial in a few weeks. See you on board. #tripontheship #wingsovertheusa Thu/Apr-25 | Baltimore, MD | Sound Stage/Rams Head Fri/Apr-26 | Philadelphia, PA | Theater Of The Living Arts Sat/Apr-27 | Pittsburgh, PA | Rex Theater Sun/Apr-28 | Cleveland, OH | House of Blues Mon/Apr-29 | Louisville, KY | Mercury Ballroom Tue/Apr-30 | Detroit, MI | St. Andrews Hall Wed/May-01 | Grand Rapids, MI | Intersection Thur/May-02 | Chicago, IL | House of Blues Fri/May-03 | Minneapolis, MN | Varsity Theater Sat/May-04 | Milwaukee, WI | The Rave Sun/May-05 | St. Louis, MO | Delmar Hall Tue/May-07 | Memphis, TN | Minglewood Hall Wed/May-08 | Cincinnati, OH | Bogarts Thur/May-09 | Rochester, NY | Anthology Fri/May-10 | New York, NY | PlayStation Theater Sat/May-11 | Boston, MA | Paradise

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Act Of Defiance Announce More Summer Dates

Act Of Defiance (ex-Megadeth, etc.) have added more dates to their summer tour. You can check out the band’s updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

07/02 Denver, CO – Streets Of London Pub
07/06 Dundee, IL – Rockhaus
07/07 South Bend, IN – Cheers
07/08 Pittsburgh, PA – Hard Rock Cafe
07/10 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance (feat. Armored Saint)
07/11 Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater (feat. Armored Saint)
07/13 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre (feat. Armored Saint)
07/14 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall (feat. Armored Saint)
07/15 Montreal, QC – Petite Campus (feat. Armored Saint)
07/16 Ottawa, ON – The Brass Monkey
07/17 Toronto, ON – Mod Club (feat. Armored Saint)
07/18 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues (feat. Armored Saint)
07/20 Detroit, MI – Shelter (feat. Armored Saint)
07/21 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s (feat. Armored Saint)
07/22 Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall (feat. Armored Saint)
07/27 London, UK – Underworld
07/29 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
07/30 Newcastle, UK – Think Tank
08/01 Chester, UK – Live Rooms
08/02 Milton Keynes, UK – Craufurd Arms
08/04 Wacken, GER – Wacken Festival
08/06 Aschaffenburg, GER – Colos-saal (feat. Armored Saint)
08/07 Munich, GER – Backstage Halle (feat. Armored Saint)
08/08 Josefov, CZE – Brutal Assault Festival
08/10 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo (feat. Armored Saint)
08/11 Kortrijk, BEL – Alcatraz Festival
08/12 Derbyshire, UK – Bloodstock Festival
08/16 Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d (feat. Armored Saint)
08/17 Anaheim, CA – Parish (feat. Armored Saint)
08/18 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent (feat. Armored Saint)

Act Of Defiance Announce 2018 European/UK Tour

Act Of Defiance have announced a European/UK tour. Check out the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

07/27 London, UK – Underworld
07/29 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
07/30 Newcastle, UK – Think Tank
08/01 Chester, UK – Live Rooms
08/02 Milton Keynes, UK – The Craufurd Arms
08/04 Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air
08/06 Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos-Saal (with Armored Saint)
08/07 München, Germany – Backstage Halle (with Armored Saint)
08/08 Josefov, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault Festival
08/10 Eindhoven, Netherlands – Dynamo (with Armored Saint)
08/12 Derbyshire, UK – Bloodstock Festival

Act Of Defiance Announce March 2018 Tour With Shattered Sun

Act Of Defiance have announced a March headlining tour with Shattered Sun. Check out the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

03/01 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
03/02 Fullerton, CA – Slidebar
03/03 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
03/04 Las Vegas, NV – The Dive Bar
03/08 San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
03/09 Houston, TX – BFE Rock Club
03/10 Dallas, TX – The Curtain Club
03/11 Oklahoma CIty, OK – The Ruins Live
03/12 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
03/13 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
03/14 Westland, MI – Token Lounge
03/15 Joliet, IL – The Forge
03/16 Kent , OH – The Outpost
03/17 Janesville, WI – Back Bar
03/18 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
03/20 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
03/21 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
03/23 Petaluma, CA – The Phoenix Theater

Act Of Defiance Premiere New Song “The Talisman”

Act Of Defiance (ex-Megadeth, etc.) have premiered a new song titled “The Talisman,” via Loudwire. This song is from the band’s new album “Old Scars, New Wounds,” which will be released on September 29.

Chris Broderick said the following:

“Matt [Bachand] wrote ‘The Talisman,’ the music for it, and it was actually even a little bit slower than it is now. We kind of listened to it and thought, the tempo should come up just a little bit so we worked on that and then the acoustic entrance originally was an electric guitar idea that Matt had and then I took it and kind of ran with it and kind of made it my own a little bit and put it on acoustic because I thought it sounded more intimate. It does suit the lyrics in terms of content better I think.

To me the song overall is great. Matt did a great job adding the slow, doomy vibe to the song and Henry’s vocals and lyrics that he wrote supports that. I do love it for that reason because it isn’t just on 11 the whole time. It seems like so many bands, and songs, even when we write, it seems like you get this feeling like we have to be on 11 the whole time. But this song rails against that idea, and that’s why I love it so much.”

Act Of Defiance Premiere “Overexposure” Music Video

Act Of Defiance (ex-Megadeth, etc.) have premiered a new video for their new song “Overexposure” This song is from the band’s new album “Old Scars, New Wounds,” which will be released on September 29.

Chris Broderick said the following:

“‘Overexposure‘ is a track about not selling out and maintaining convictions about your art. I think this song has a great chorus and flows extremely well. As for the solo, I wanted it to start very melodic and build to the end where it erupts in intensity. Henry wrote all of the lyrics and most of the music to this song – it is a testament to his musicality and artistic integrity.

For the video we enlisted and tortured Vince Edwards from Metal Blade Records to film it and he killed it… in a good way! The dark filtering, camera work and edits match the intensity of the song and give it life. Enjoy!”

Act Of Defiance Premiere “M.I.A.” Music Video, Reveal Details For New Album “Old Scars, New Wounds”

Act Of Defiance (ex-Megadeth, etc.) have premiered a new video for their new song “M.I.A.” This song is from the band’s new album “Old Scars, New Wounds,” which will be released on September 29.

“Old Scars, New Wounds” Track Listing:

01. “M.I.A.”
02. “Molten Core”
03. “Overexposure”
04. “The Talisman”
05. “Lullaby Of Vengeance”
06. “Circle Of Ashes”
07. “Reborn”
08. “Conspiracy Of The Gods”
09. “Another Killing Spree”
10. “Broken Dialect”
11. “Rise Of Rebellion”

The press release offered some information on the album title and some of the tracks:

“The title – plucked from the blistering track ‘Conspiracy Of The Gods‘ – stands as a metaphor for life in general, and the breadth of lyrical matter covered is as broad as the styles of heavy music found on the record. ‘Another Killing Spree‘ looks at hardcore drug use, while ‘Lullaby Of Vengeance‘ is an angry song about singing angry lyrics, and ‘Overexposure‘ is an anthem dedicated to not selling out. There is also some very topical material, most notably on ‘Mis-Information Age‘ and ‘Broken Dialect‘.

‘Mis-Information Age‘ is very applicable in today’s social climate, where we can no longer blindly trust the source of facts that determine our view,” Broderick explains. ‘It asserts that we should be skeptical, making sure we have the truth and not someone’s propaganda, while ‘Broken Dialect‘ conveys the idea that people can no longer hold a conversation with each other where their views differ, instead turning to sources that only support the view they want to hold on to.’

With every track featuring a blistering solo from Broderick, fans of his shredding can rest assured that the guitarist has not held back – though that was not his initial intention. ‘I actually wanted to tone it down a bit technically in terms of my solos, but the opposite happened! This was because I inadvertently ended up creating a few new techniques to use in my trick bag and saw their potential, so I worked really hard on the execution so they could make the record.’”