|London based band The Defiled have been stalking UK music venues for the past few years creating their unique mixture of groove-laden hardcore metal with an electronic ambience that provides a welcome separation from any band treading the boards on the British metal scene at current.
Add to the mix that The Defiled are just about the most aggressive live band you'll have seen for a long time, returning to the good old days of excess that's been vacant for far too long. Smashed instruments, band members in with the audience and the odd battered and bruised spectator thrown in for good measure all make up a live show that stands above and beyond the call of duty.
Explosive tours with the likes of Static -X, Deathstars,The 69 Eyes, August Burns Red and Dry Kill Logic and gigs that have covered the length and breadth of the country over the last year has won The Defiled a varied and dedicated fan-base throughout the UK and beyond. The glowing reviews that the band have received throughout the UK music press to date prove that it's only a matter of time before The Defiled are a significant force in the world of metal.
We first saw The Defiled supporting Romeo Must Die on a rainy night in Stoke-On-Trent and were extremely impressed with their live set, so obviously when The Defiled got in touch about releasing what was to be '1888' we jumped at the chance.
1888 their debut 5 track CD was released on 5th October 2009 and with amazing reviews saw the band continue to tour with the likes of Sylosis and Murderdolls, whilst honing theit sound and recording for a debut album. Entitled 'Grave Times' this debut full length sees The Defiled achieve a bigger metal sound, first released free on March's issue of Metal Hammer as a covermount then later released on 14th February 2011 with a reworks of '1888' with all the tracks in much more of a NIN vein.