08 March 2018

Act of Defiance announce first ever UK dates and Bloodstock Festival appearance

Act of Defiance – the heavy metal group featuring the talents of Chris Broderick on guitar, Henry Derek on vocals, Shawn Drover on drums and Matt Bachand on bass – released their latest full-length album, Old Scars, New Wounds to critical acclaim last year on Metal Blade Records, debuting on both the U.S. and Canadian charts.

 

Now they can announce their first ever run of UK shows kicking off in London on July 27, 2018.

 

Chris Broderick comments:

 

“Act Of Defiance is extremely excited to be going to the UK and Europe for the first time on our new CD “Old Scars, New Wounds”!!!

 

“What an honor it is to play a festival like Bloodstock that represents what metal music is all about, we are going to have a killer time for sure and hope to see you there”!

 

And Shawn Drover:

 

“FINALLY!!!! Act Of Defiance will be headed over to the U.K. this July/August and we could not be happier to do so!!!! We look forward to seeing you all there for an evening of 100% pure HEAVY METAL!!!”

 

ACT OF DEFIANCE

 

July 2018

 

27th            LONDON – Underworld

29th            GLASGOW – Cathouse

30th            NEWCASTLE – Think Tank

 

August 2018

 

1st            CHESTER – Live Rooms

2nd            MILTON KEYNES – Craufurd Arms

12th            BLOODSTOCK @ Catton Hall

 

After heading to the continent for festival appearances they end their Summer run with an appearance at Bloodstock 2018 which takes place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire between August 9th and 12th. They’ll join Judas Priest, Gojira, Nightwish, Kamelot, Mr. Big, Suicidal Tendencies and many more. For line up info and tickets: https://www.bloodstock.uk.com/

 

On Old Scars, New Wounds, Act Of Defiance has upped the ante. Each of the 11 new tracks sound fresh and urgent while wielding a timeless quality that will connect powerfully with metal fans new and old – and there aren’t many contemporary bands who can make such a claim. Naturally blending a plethora of metallic styles and never recycling ideas, Old Scars, New Wounds is an even more dynamic and diverse collection than its predecessor. 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.

 

Check out the video for ‘M.I.A.” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3ZCRCV8mhA

 

Check out the video for ‘Overexposure here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olDFYR3aS74

 

Act of Defiance line-up:

Chris Broderick – guitar

Henry Derek – vocals

Shawn Drover – drums

Matt Bachand – bass

 

Act of Defiance online:

https://www.facebook.com/actofdefiancemusic

https://instagram.com/actofdefiance

https://twitter.com/actofdefiance1

https://twitter.com/chris_broderick

https://twitter.com/shawndrover

https://twitter.com/mattowsfall

https://twitter.com/totheboyelis