The band is currently recording it's debut album in Connecticut with world-renowned producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris, with a summer release scheduled.
Chris comments: "I am so excited to finally be able to announced Act Of Defiance to the world. Shawn just finished tracking drums the first week of February and his performance and tones are simply incredible. I have started tracking rhythms and leads, as well as working with Henry to get final vocal takes while Matt will record bass at his studio. The final mix and mastering will be handled by Zeuss. I'm also very honoured to announce that we have signed with Metal Blade Records. There is not a better label to beon than one where the employees (and owner) still understand and listen to METAL! They have shown a loyalty, backing and drive for their artists that few other labels have.
As for our music, I am really enjoying the ability to create what is a killer mix of thrash and modern metal. It has a unique combination ranging from thrash to classical influences. I am very proud of what we have written and hope that you all dig it."
Blog author: Alex Stojanovic
Here's the moment we've all been waiting for. The new band featuring Chris Broderick, Shawn Drover, Matt Bachand and Henry Derek Bonner has announced the name of their band, who they have signed with and posted a teaser of one of the ass-kicking tunes on their upcoming debut album. The name of the band is Act Of Defiance, and they have signed with Metal Blade Records
Matt comments: "I couldn't be more excited to begin this new adventure with Act Of Defiance. The positive energy that has collected between the four of us in such a little amount of time has been nothing short of incredible. Writing bass lines is something new for me as well, and I am looking forward to the challenge. All the songs are coming together great and I can't wait for the world to hear this."
Henry comments: "I'm extremely honoured and excited to be a part of Act Of Defiance. Everyone has been super cool and supportive, which is always a huge plus. I know this is going to be an awesome musical experience and the fact that I'm embarking on this journey with good people means everything."
Metal Blade founder Brian Slagel comments: "I am super excited to welcome Act Of Defiance to the Metal Blade family. I have known Chris and Shawn over the years and really admired their work. I am honoured to be able to work with these two legendary musicians. Really excited to work with all the guys on this exciting new band."
Oh man, I can't wait for this record to come out, because just from the teaser clip, posted below, the music sounds like it's just going to do nothing but kick your ass. Check out the teaser for the track "Throwback" down below. Look for more information to be posted about the album within the coming weeks. Look out world, because Act Of Defiance is coming and it's coming for YOU!