ACT OF DEFIANCE‘s new single, “M.I.A.”, will receive its world premiere tomorrow (Friday, August 4) at noon EST on SiriusXM Liquid Metal. The song is taken from the band’s sophomore album, which will be released later in the year via Metal Blade Records.
ACT OF DEFIANCE is the group featuring former MEGADETH members Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar), alongside ex-SCAR THE MARTYR singer Henry Derek Bonner and SHADOWS FALL‘s Matt Bachand (bass).
The follow-up to 2015’s ‘Birth And The Burial’, ACT OF DEFIANCE‘s new disc was mixed by Dave Otero, who has previously worked with CEPHALIC CARNAGE and CATTLE DECAPITATION, among others.
Broderick told Maximum Threshold Radio last year that he was “really excited to be able to have the full band contributing equally” to the songwriting process for the next ACT OF DEFIANCE album. He explained: “Because Matt was such a late addition to the band, all he got to do is record his bass lines [for ‘Birth And The Burial’]. So he’ll be able to write on this CD, and then we kind of know each other a lot better now than we did, and so we kind of know how to contribute with each other. It’s more of a working relationship, whereas last time it was, ‘All right, here’s our format. This is the way we’re gonna do it, because we’ve gotta get it out.'”
Chris also talked about the importance of getting everybody’s input and allowing every musician to contribute his ideas to the final product. He said: “The main thing is not to bicker and argue. I think you have to put your ego aside and just realize that everybody’s opinion is valid. There is no one best way to write a song or to make a band the way that the band should come across or the way that people should act. It’s not for any one of us to try and do that.”
“Birth And The Burial” was released in August 2015 via Metal Blade Records.