Past Event

Act Of Defiance, Untimely Demise, Archelon, Crone Of War, The Therapists live at The Asylum

Archaic North Entertainment Proudly Presents..
Friday June 3rd 2016 - 9PM

ACT OF DEFIANCE (Metal Blade Records - LA California's Supergroup featuring former Megadeth members Shawn Drover and Chris Broderick, Matt Bachand from Shadows Fall and Henry Derek ex-Scar The Martyr on vocals)
https://www.facebook.com/actofdefiancemusic

UNTIMELY DEMISE (Saskatoon Thrash/Death Metal)
https://www.facebook.com/UntimelyDemiseMetal

With local support from:

ARCHELON
https://www.facebook.com/archelonofficial

CRONE OF WAR
https://www.facebook.com/croneofwar

THE THERAPISTS
https://www.facebook.com/partyviolence

Live at The Asylum - 19 Regent Street - Sudbury, Ontario
Bar opens at 6PM. Music at 9PM. All Ages/Licensed event
$16 Advance tickets - $20 at the door

Online pre-order tickets are avaialble at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/act-of-defiance-untimely-demise-live-in-sudbury-online-ticket-link-tickets-24311516400

Brought to you by: Archaic North Entertainment and Dynamik Musik

ACT OF DEFIANCE - Metal Blade Bio
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Chris Broderick: Guitar
Henry Derek: Vocals
Shawn Drover: Drums
Matt Bachand: Bass

In a time of endless sub-genre classifications being thrown at bands Act Of Defiance cut to the quick, offering 100% in-your-face, uncompromising metal. "If you invited fans of all kinds of metal - from thrash to Scandinavian metal to modern American metal - and had them all in a mosh pit, Act Of Defiance would be their soundtrack," asserts guitarist Chris Broderick. With a hefty resumé that chronicles time spent riffing and shredding in Jag Panzer, Nevermore, and a seven-year stint in Megadeth, his pedigree speaks for itself. Furthermore, joined by powerhouse drummer - and fellow Megadeth alumnus - Shawn Drover, bassist Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall/Times Of Grace) and vocalist Henry Derek (Scar The Martyr) the band are a truly formidable metallic behemoth, and their debut album, Birth And The Burial, is ten tracks of armor-plated, state of the art heaviness.

Following Broderick and Drover departing the Megadeth fold in 2014, tongues inevitably started wagging and rumors began piling up on message boards, but fans were thrilled to soon learn that the two would be joining forces in their next musical endeavor. Having a deep-seated respect for each other, they share a very complimentary writing style, instinctively getting where the other is coming from. "Shawn knows metal inside and out. He's always been a metalhead, so we come from the same musical background, and we get that world. We didn't really talk about what we might do next until after we had both left Megadeth, and we were like, well, we came up with all of these great riffs for Megadeth that were never used, so we decided to use some of those for the basis of what we were going to do with Act Of Defiance. Out of that spawned a burst of creativity and a lot of newer material, and it was all really exciting and what we really wanted this band to be." Drover is very much on the same page, believing the two have a special chemistry that goes beyond their musical collaborations. "Having the same vision of what we want to do musically, from a business perspective, and in terms of what we want to achieve with this band, is a really important factor," he says. "It means we can concentrate on making the best music and we can and look at the overall picture, instead of squabbling about who should get more songwriting credit and unimportant crap, which often leads to the demise of so many bands. As far as we are concerned, the body of music we create is what matters."

While Bachand is better known for his work on six rather than four strings, coming into the band he stepped up straight away, impressing Broderick and Drover with his adaptability and playing style. "I'd met Matt many times before and he's a great guy and an all round great musician. He plays bass like a bass player, which was awesome for me, because when I demoed the songs it was pretty much laying down the bass just so it had some lower notes and then moving on!" he laughs. "But he came in and he spent the time and made them into really nice bass lines that added an extra dimension to the songs, which not all guitarists can do, and he really gets what we're trying to achieve with this band." The final piece of the puzzle fell into place with Derek, who was recruited following an extensive search. Determined that the band needed to be fronted by a vocalist who was not limited to the standard practice of screamed vocals or clean vocals, they demanded versatility, and Derek delivered. "We started from a list of I'd say 30 vocalists, and we worked that down to a shortlist, and we sent everyone on that a demo to lay some vocal tracks over, and when they all came back we knew Henry was our guy," Drover enthuses. "He can do the super heavy, growling vocals, he can do the really melodic clean vocals, but he can also do everything in between, and he has the ability to really build and shift within that range," adds Broderick. "The other really cool thing I really like is that his really heavy singing still has pitch to it. There are these really melodic lines even in his heaviest vocals."

It takes only one exposure to Birth And The Burial to become abundantly aware that this is not the sound of a bunch of guys screwing around. Kicking things off with first single "Throwback" they throw down the gauntlet, the track erupting in a cascading lead before launching into a breakneck thrash attack, sounding very much like four guys ready to fight, its massive chorus only upping the ante. The merciless intensity displayed is a mode they return to often, "Thy Lord Belial" "Dead Stare", and "Disastrophe" particularly upping the adrenaline and sure to cause mosh pit carnage. However, groove and dark melody are as important as flat out riffing, kicking up plenty to inspire mass headbanging and fist-in-the-air excitement, and they also have their more brooding, atmospheric moments, "Poison Dream" and "Obey The Fallen" possessing a somberness alongside their compelling sonic violence. Fans of Broderick's previous work are aware of his incredible talent when it comes to shredding, and on Birth and The Burial he unleashes some of his most breathless and compelling soloing to date, finding the perfect marriage between technicality and melody. "I really loved the luxury of being able to look at the rhythm behind the solo and have it support the kind of soloing I wanted to do. What I really like to do is listen to the rhythm and imagine what I want to hear, whether it's a harmonic, rhythmic kind of sixteenth note kind of thing, or a melody that is really haunting and eerie. After I flesh some of that out I let my inspiration take me as I'm creating the solo. I've never been one to typically improv a solo and say that's it, and I wanted every one on this record to really have a life of its own."

Thematically, the band explore their own personal experiences, focusing on some of the harder truths, the aggression of the music the perfect vehicle for expressing such sentiments. ""Poison Dream" is about somebody being consumed by a dream of fame or power or money, and how they will sacrifice anything to get that, while "Legion Of Lies" is about a person who is constantly casting out negativity and betrayal and trying to deceive those around him, but we hope that fans will take these lyrics and put their own personal meaning to them. You never want to make them so specific to any particular situation, and I think a lot of these experiences are really relatable." The album title is lifted from the anthemic closing track of the same name, focusing on a person burning their bridges with friends and those they have worked with in past, and asking them to look for forgiveness before it's too late. "The line 'you reap what you sow, the birth and the burial' - to me, that really sums it up, because what you do in life will reflect in the time that you die, and I thought that was really cool in the way it tied into the record."

With recording split between three studios in three different states, Broderick handled vocal and guitar production at his own Ill-Fated Studio in LA, Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Queensryche, Revocation, Municipal Waste, etc.) worked with Drover tracking the drums in Dexter's Lab in Milford, Connecticut, while Bachand laid down his bass at ManShark, in Southampton, Massachusetts. While the band had a lot of work to do, when they headed into the studio things ran very smoothly. "We had pretty much everything demoed by the time we started recording. We would change things as we were doing the final takes, but for the most part we knew exactly what we were playing, and from there it was a case of making sure we got really good takes," Broderick says. With artwork courtesy of Travis Smith (Avenged Sevenfold, Strapping Young Lad) and their logo and emblem the work of Van Williams (currently of Ghost Ship Octavius) the band focused on ensuring every element of their presentation had meaning to it, wanting to offer fans the proverbial full package, and they have every intention of being around a while. "I want Act Of Defiance to be a hard working, heavy metal road-dog band, and we really do have what's almost a blue collar sensibility and perspective," Drover states plainly. "We know we are going to have to earn this and that we can't rest on what any of us have done previously, and that is something we are more than willing to do. Believe me."

Los Angeles Thrash Metal

Act of Defiance is an American extreme metal supergroup from Los Angeles, California, formed in 2014 by guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover of Megadeth after they both resigned from the band on the same day, vocalist Henry Derek (ex-Scar the Martyr frontman) and bassist Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall guitarist).

Saskatoon Thrash

Label:
Punishment 18 Records
 
Bio:
The Thrash/Death-Metal band 'Untimely Demise' was formed in April 2006 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan by brothers Matthew and Murray Cuthbertson. The group has made their mark on the metal music scene by incorporating the influences of genre-leaders Megadeth, Death, Arch Enemy, Testament, Exodus, and so forth into an ambitious package that places a paramount focus on guitar-work and musicianship.
 

Sudbury Metal

From the frozen depths and smoke-filled skies of Sudbury comes ARCHELON. Grab our debut album, "Bound by Bloodlines".

Sudbury Metal

Joe and Craig were introduced by a fellow friend and guitar player named Gary Desormeaux, who also co-wrote 4 of the 10 tracks on "Beneath Grey Skies". At this point the band went through 2 name changes, Having an opportunity to open for Anvil, they quickly named themselves Death Ryder. After some thought, they later became Kronawar. Three of these songs are massively reworked versions of Gary's and Craig's former band "Misfire" from the 2006-2008 era. Joe, Gary and Craig tried many drummers and eventually Joe met Dylan while shopping for Auto Parts. Dylan auditioned and was an instant match. This line up only played one show together. Gary eventually left the band and focused on his family and shortly thereafter, Dylan pointed out the similarities between Kronawar and another band name...

Sudbury Party Violence

Bio:
The Therapists are a party violence band from Sudbury Ontario formed in 2009, and shared the stage with several well established acts over the years including Act of Defiance, Woods of Ypres, Necronomicon, and Fuck The Facts to name but a few. 
 
The band is a chaotic fusion of experimental metal, hardcore, punk, grind and of course, power violence. There is also a strong influence from psychedelic rock, not only subtly within their music but also in the bands lyrical content. Subjects of the lyrics often relate to partying in excess, hence the term the band created to describe their music..."Party Violence", the result of power violence and partying! Whether it be dressing up like a condom or claiming to be Jesus Christ himself, The Therapists always know how to throw one hell of a party!
 

Chris and Mark

Act Of Defiance in Sudbury

Act Of Defiance, supporting SudMetal!  \m/ \m/

LA based supergroup Act Of Defiance performing live at The Asylum in Sudbury, Ontario Canada during their 2016 summer tour. Filmed by Mark Howitt on June 3rd 2016

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