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.’”

Act Of Defiance Working On New Album

It looks like Act Of Defiance is have started working on a new album. Chris Broderick told Loudwire the following about that:

“Personally, I’m working on four songs that I’ve got right now. I know Shawn’s [Drover] already circulated two songs that he’s working on and so that’s really where we’re at. We’re at the writing process, the demoing process, but it’s going really good.”


Act Of Defiance (Ex-Megadeth, Etc.) Announce Fall 2016 Tour

Act Of Defiance (ex-Megadeth, etc.) have announced a 2016 U.S. tour. Check out the dates below.


Tour Dates:

09/14 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Bar
09/15 Grand Junction, CO – The Mesa Theater
09/16 Denver, CO – Marquis
09/17 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
09/19 Nashville, TN – Basement East
09/20 Greensboro, NC – The Cone Denim (feat. HELLYEAH)
09/21 Jacksonville, FL – Mavericks at the Landing (feat. HELLYEAH)
09/22 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre (feat. HELLYEAH)
09/24 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
09/25 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
09/27 Lombard, IL – Brauer House
09/28 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
09/29 Sioux City, IA – Anthem @ Hard Rock (feat. HELLYEAH)
09/30 Neillsville, WI – Silver Dome Ballroom
10/02 Bismarck, ND – Our Place Tavern
10/03 Billings, MT – Pub Station
10/04 Idaho Falls, ID – The Falls
10/06 Fresno, CA – Fulton 55
10/07 San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
10/08 Glendale, CA – Complex
10/09 Fullerton, CA – Slidebar (free show)
10/11 Las Vegas, NV – Bunkhouse Saloon
10/12 Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
10/13 San Diego, CA – House of Blues (feat. Killswitch Engage)

Act Of Defiance (Ex-Megadeth, Etc.) Announce 2016 Headlining Shows

Act Of Defiance (ex-Megadeth, etc.) have announced some 2016 headlining dates, around their tour with Hatebreed and DevilDriver. Check those out below.


Tour Dates:

04/30 Manila, PH – Pulp Summer Slam
05/20 Orangevale, CA – Boardwalk
05/21 Bend, OR – 3rd Street Pub
05/22 Tacoma, WA – Jazzbones
05/23 Everett, WA – Tony V’s Garage
05/24 Spokane, WA – The Pin
05/26 Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub
05/27 Edmonton, AB – Brixx
05/28 Saskatoon, SK – Louie’s
05/29 Regina, SK – The Exchange
05/31 Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre
06/01 Thunder Bay, ON – Rockhouse
06/03 Sudbury, ON – The Asylum
06/12 Elmhurst, NY – Blackthorn 51
06/13 Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall
06/14 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
06/16 Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
06/17 Memphis, TN – The Hi-Tone Cafe
06/18 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
06/19 Lubbock, TX – Backstage
06/23 Albuquerque, NM – The Co-op
06/24 Flagstaff, AZ – The Green Room
06/25 Los Angeles, CA – Whisky-A-Go-Go

Act Of Defiance Perform Motörhead’s “Ace Of Spades” With Death Angel’s Mark Osegueda, & Ted Aguilar

During their show in San Francisco, California last night (January 31), Act Of Defiance (ex-Megadeth, etc.) were joined onstage by Death Angel’s Mark Osegueda, and Ted Aguilar to perform a cover of Motörhead’s “Ace Of Spades” as a tribute to the late great Lemmy Kilmister. Check out some fan-filmed footage of that below: