Blog author: Alex Stojanovic
Here's some exciting news from Act Of Defiance. The band's debut album Birth & The Burial is coming out this Friday, but the entire album is available for streaming at this location. You can also check out our review of the album here.
On top of that, the band have announced their first North American tour dates set to take place this fall. They will be heading out on a co-headliner with Metal Blade labelmates Allegaeon. The tour will be hitting 18 cities across the U.S and Canada starting on October 22nd in Las Vegas and running through November 15 in Providence, Rhode Island.
Drummer Shawn Drover comments: "We are all so proud for everybody to finally be able to hear 'Birth & The Burial' streaming in its entirety. We worked extremely hard to make the best heavy metal record we could, and we are all beyond excited for you to sink your teeth into this record.
We said from the get-go, this record is 100% upcompromising heavy metal, and now you can hear it for yourselves.
With the release of 'Birth & The Burial", we as Act Of Defiance can now at last announce our first co-headlining tour with our new Metal Blade labelmates Allegaeon. This tour will be 100% complete heavy metal and we cannot wait to see you all there.
Guitarist Chris Broderick adds: "We spent a lot of time and effort on 'Birth & The Burial' to get it to sound as good as it possibly could, and we are not only excited for it's release this Friday, August 21 and the fact that everyone can stream it, but also to announce that we will be heading out on tour to support it in October. It's one thing to get a CD to sound great, but now we have to live up to that sound live as well, and I know from talking to Shawn, Henry and Matt that we are going to bring it!
The tour will be with our Metal Blade record labelmates Allegaeon. I urge you to pick up the CD and then come see us live to compare and contrast.
Tour dates are down below:
Oct 22 - Las Vegas, NV - Count's Vamp'd
Oct 23 - Phoenix, AZ - Club Red
Oct 24 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
Oct 25 - Pomona, CA - Glass House
Oct 28 - Salt Lake City, UT - Area 51
Oct 30 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
Oct 31 - Merriam, KS - Aftershock
Nov 01 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar
Nov 03 - Danville, IL - Vintage Williams
Nov 04 - Chicago, IL - Double Door
Nov 05 - Westland, MI - Token Lounge
Nov 06 - Lakefield, OH - Foundry
Nov 08 - Rochester, NY - Montage
Nov 19 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
Nov 11 - Montreal, QC - Petit Campus
Nov 13 - New York City, NY - Saint Vitus
Nov 14 - Holyoke, MA - Waterfront Tavern
Nov 15 - Providence, RI - Providence Metal Fest
Please do yourselves a favour and pick up Birth & The Burial this Friday when it comes out and if you see your city in the list of tour dates above, get out and go see Act Of Defiance and Allegaeon on tour!