Former MEGADETH Members Launch NEW Band: Act of Defiance

Former MEGADETH Members Launch NEW Band: Act of Defiance

We reported a couple months back or so on the departure of Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover from mega metal group Megadeath. The duo left at or about the same time which only led us to believe they were going to join forces in creating a new band. That assumption proved true as they have just recently announced the new lineup which includes vocalist Henry Derek (ex-SCAR THE MARTYR) and bassist Matt Bachand (SHADOWS FALL).

With the lineup set the newly formed band just announced “Act of Defiance” as their name. No word yet on if choosing that particular name is tied to Broderick and Drover’s departure from Megadeath… only if we were in the business of Vegas odds making would we assume that to be the case……but we are not so here is a teaser video just released by the band.

After the announcement that the band has signed a deal with Metal Blade Records Broderick made the following statement on Social Media:

“I am so excited to finally be able to announce 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 also be handled by Chris Harris. I am also very honored to announce that we have signed with Metal Blade Records. There is not a better label to be on 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.”

 

 See the bands full statement below:

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