After years as one of the UK’s most successful unsigned acts, London modern metal mob THE DEFILED have signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment, who will release their second album “Daggers” this summer.
To whet the appetites of fans, the first song from the album, “Sleeper”, will be released via iTunes this Sunday March 17th. A lyric video for the track has been posted here:
Releasing their debut album “Grave Times” via Metal Hammer magazine in 2011, THE DEFILED have since enjoyed status as the UK’s biggest unsigned metal act. Making huge strides forward on their own, their achievements as a self motivated and independent band in the world of heavy music, which includes sold out tours, prestigious slots at the biggest festivals and a Golden God Award, is remarkable.
Their unwillingness to compromise or settle for anything less than their ambition dictates has got them this far; this alliance with indie metal powerhouse Nuclear Blast Entertainment now sets the sky as the limit. Frontman Stitch D stated:
“We’re ecstatic to announce that we are signing to Nuclear Blast Entertainment. After years of being an independent band and doing everything DIY we can’t wait to have such a huge label and great team behind us to take us to the next level. It’s an honour to be working with a label that have released some of our favourite bands of all time.”
The Avd added:
“It’s amazing to get the seal of approval from Nuclear Blast, all the years of barely scraping by and putting literally everything in to The Defiled have finally been recognised by the amazing team that is Mark Palmer and Monte Conner. We have wanted to work with these guys for years now and our dream is being realised.
Signing to Nuclear Blast means we can now go world wide and do this thing properly, the way we have always envisioned in our heads.”
Monte Conner, President of Nuclear Blast Entertainment states:
“The Defiled are real self-motivators and what they have accomplished so far all on their own is very impressive and caught my attention. With the added muscle of Nuclear Blast, they can do some serious damage this time. Most importantly, the new album is a HUGE step forward in every direction. Great songwriting and violent production meld together to create something that will very forcefully imbed itself in your brain.”
The band head out on the Jagermeister Music Tour next week with GHOST and GOJIRA. Catch them at the following shows:
Monday 18th March – Sheffield O2 Academy
Tuesday 19th March – Glasgow O2 Academy
Wednesday 20th March – Bristol O2 Academy
Thursday 21st March – Tunbridge Wells Forum (Headline show not part of Jagermeister tour)
Friday 22nd March – Bournemouth O2 Academy
Saturday 23rd March – Birmingham O2 Academy
Sunday 24th March – Brixton O2 Academy
Tickets are available at http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/ for £5 plus booking fee.
The band also have a run of shows in May around Takedown Festival in May:
Thu 09 May 13 MARGATE West Coast Bar
Fri 10 May 13 BRIGHTON Haunt
Sat 11 May 13 SOUTHAMPTON Takedown @ Southampton Uni (w/The Blackout, While She Sleeps, Don Broco and many more)
Sun 12 May 13 EXETER Cavern
Mon 13 May 13 BRISTOL Fleece