After years as one of the U.K.’s most successful unsigned acts, London modern metal mob THE DEFILED have signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment and will release their second album Daggers this summer.
To whet the appetites of fans, a lyric video for “Sleeper,” the first song from the album, has been posted below:
The “Sleeper” single can be pre-ordered via iTunes at this location. It will be released this Tuesday, March 19th.
Releasing their debut album Grave Times via Metal Hammer magazine in 2011, THE DEFILED made huge strides forward on their own. Their achievements as a self-motivated, independent band in the world of heavy music include sold out tours, prestigious slots at metal’s biggest music festivals, and a Golden God Award… all remarkable for an unsigned band.
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 & guitarist Stitch D states:
“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 honor to be working with a label that have released some of our favorite bands of all time.”
The AvD, keyboard player & backing vocalist, adds:
“It’s amazing to get the seal of approval from Nuclear Blast. All the years of barely scraping by and putting literally everything into THE DEFILED have finally been recognized by the amazing team that is Mark Palmer [NB U.K.] and Monte Conner. We have wanted to work with these guys for years now and our dream is being realized. Signing to Nuclear Blast means we can now go worldwide 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. 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.”
Fans throughout the U.K. can catch THE DEFILED as they head out on the Jagermeister Music Tour next week with Ghost and Gojira. The band also have a run of shows in May surrounding Southampton’s Takedown Festival.
Track THE DEFILED & their tour dates on the band’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/THEDEFILED