Birth & The Burial track listing:
02. Legion Of Lies
03. Thy Lord Belial
04. Refrain & Refracture
05. Dead Stare
06. Disastrophe (A New Reality)
07. Poison Dream
08. Obey The Fallen
09. Crimson Psalm
10. Birth & The Burial
Blog author: Alex Stojanovic
Well, it's here finally! Act Of Defiance, the new band featuring former Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover, former Scar The Martyr vocalist Henry Derek Bonner and Shadows Fall guitarist Matt Bachand on bass, have announced the details for their much-anticipated debut album.
The album is titled Birth & The Burial and will be released on August 21st on Metal Blade Records. The track listing and cover artwork can be viewed below. They have also released the music video for the album's ass-kicking first single "Throwback", which was directed by Corey Soria.
Speaking about the track and the video, Shawn Drover says: 'Throwback' is not your average speed/thrash metal tune. The song is also pretty progressive at times, with a lot of stopping and starting going into the bridge, and they are all at different times, so we really had to memorize the count.
I was really impressed with the way Chris wanted to write a little bit out of the box, shall we say. Chris also wrote all of the lyrics for the song, which were also impressive to me. They are certainly dark in the subject matter, as they should be to fit the aggressiveness of the song. Quite a nice fit, if you ask me.
Making the video in L.A for 'Throwback' with Corey was the easiest and most focused video shoot I've ever been a part of. The concept was very 'old-school metal' in nature, with just smoke, lights, the band and METAL! What a concept. We all shared the common vision of just being a metal band captured on film and Corey got it right away. Corey and his entire crew were a sheer joy to work with."
It was awesome working with Corey Soria on the music video. He had the same vision as us and understood immediately what the song was trying to say and how it should look. Along with the insight he had, there was a tireless work ethic, doing different angles, pans and trying new ideas as he conceives them is an art in itself.
When we looked at the first edit, my jaw dropped and then he came back with more that included post editing FX that added to the mood. From the camera angles, to the lighting and editing, this video far surpassed what I hoped for."
This is only the first taste of the record, and I can tell that we are all in for an extra heavy treat with Birth & The Burial. I'm going to stop right here and let you listen to this beast of a tune. CRANK IT!!!!!!!!!