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“As I Drown”, the new video from the London, U.K.-based modern metal mob THE DEFILED, can be seen below. The song comes off the band’s second album, “Daggers”, which was released on August 2 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The cover artwork was designed and executed by Scott Chalmers, the band’s longtime photographer.

Comments THE DEFILED keyboardist The AvD: “‘As I Drown’ was one of the first songs written for this album. We had been playing it live for more than a year before we even booked the studio to record ‘Daggers’. It’s about a certain record company executive that brought THE DEFILED to a stand still for whole year. THE DEFILED is the most important thing in our lives so we took that very seriously.”

Adds THE DEFILED frontman Stitch D: “We shot this video in a mountain range in the north of England in the middle of winter. The wind was insane to the point of constantly blowing the drums and amps over even though we used rocks to hold them down. It was a fun day shooting but a very tough one.”

Having released its debut album “Grave Times” via Metal Hammer magazine in 2011, THE DEFILED has since enjoyed status as the U.K.’s biggest unsigned metal acts. 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.

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Asking Alexandria: The UK’s bright young hopes?

More awesome new music heading your way this week, courtesy of a variety of killer bands.

Asking Alexandria are already one of the biggest UK metal bands of recent years, but with new opus From Death To Destiny, it really feels like they’re finally producing the music to match the profile. Stacked with great tunes and packing enough hooks to snag a killer whale, it’s an album to win over the doubters and, most importantly, lose all our shit to. Give it a go:

Debut Newsted album Heavy Metal Music is the first full solo outing from former Metallica bassist and general lad, Jason Newsted. The phrase “does what it says on the tin” is a bit misused at the best of times, but in this case, it’s pretty damn apt. Expect huge, thrash-infused heavy metal jams.

Speaking of huge, one of the most eagerly anticipated follow-ups of 2013 also drops today, as The Defiled look to continue staking their claim as the most exciting metal band to come out of London in years. Daggers picks up where ace debut Grave Times left off; thunderous, industrial-fused riffs and swaggering choruses that will have you singing your lungs out this year, whether you like it or not.

Finally, one of the nuttiest bands on the planet releases their third album today, and unsurprisingly it’s more of the same schizophrenic, genre-splicing madness. Late For Nothing is iwrestledabearonce’s third full-length and first with new singer Courtney LaPlante. Luckily, it’s just as badass as everything else they’ve done so far. As usual, expect the unexpected.


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The Defiled: Bigger, Badder, Better

The Defiled release their brilliant second full-length Daggers via Nuclear Blast on August 5, but because we love you, we’re gonna give you the whole thing right now.

Daggers is the follow-up to The Defiled’s hugely promising 2011 debut, Grave Times. It’s bigger, it’s better, it’s even more badass and it deserves your attention, so check it out:

Pre-order Daggers

You can see The Defiled lads tear it up alongside Motionless In White and Glamour of The Kill on the following dates this Autumn:

12 Sept // Dublin Academy 1
13 Sept // Belfast Mandela Hall
14 Sept // Glasgow Garage
15 Sept // Newcastle O2 Academy 2
16 Sept // Manchester Academy
18 Sept // Leeds Cockpit
19 Sept // Nottingham Rescue Rooms
20 Sept // Birmingham O2 Academy 2
21 Sept // London The Forum
22 Sept // Bristol The Fleece
23 Sept // Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms

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The Defiled: big things a-comin’

We’ve been backing The Defiled for big things right from the start and even gave away their awesome debut, Grave Times, with this very magazine, so we’re beyond delighted to announce that the London metallers have signed with metal mega-label Nuclear Blast! YES, lads!

To celebrate, the guys have released an official lyric video for a brand new track, Sleeper, taken from new album Daggers, which you can expect to drop this summer via NB.

“We’re ecstatic to announce that we are signing to Nuclear Blast Entertainment,” says frontman Stitch D. “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.”

“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,” adds keyboardist/band nutcase The AvD. “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 worldwide and do this thing properly, the way we have always envisioned in our heads.”

Get yourself some of Sleeper, which will be available to buy from iTunes this Sunday (March 17), below:

Watch this space and don’t say we didn’t tell you so.

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The Defiled: heading out on the road with Ghost and Gojira

London industrial metallers The Defiled have unleashed their latest music video, and it’s well good. Blood Sells is taken from the band’s amazing debut Grave Times, out now, and was shot at Brixton Academy when the band supported Skindred on the Jägermeister UK tour earlier this year.

The Defiled are currently finishing up their inevitably brilliant second album, due out early next year, and will join Ghost and Gojira on the next instalment of the Jägermeister UK tour for the following dates:

Monday 18th March – Sheffield O2 Academy
Tuesday 19th March – Glasgow O2 Academy
Wednesday 20th March – Bristol O2 Academy
Friday 22nd March – Bournemouth O2 Academy
Saturday 23rd March – Birmingham O2 Academy
Sunday 24th March – Brixton O2 Academy

Tickets are only a fiver (yup, you heard) and available now from Ticketweb.

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Dragonforce and The Defiled. Best buddies.

Metal Hammer Podcast host Amit  got The Defiled‘s AvD and Stitch and singer Marc Hudson and guitarist Herman Li from Dragonforce in a studio together. The purpose? To talk about cool stuff. Obviously. What else would it be?

Dragonforce and The Defiled play the UK on the following dates:

25th Sep 2012 Ireland, Dublin — Academy
27th Sep 2012 United Kingdom, Belfast — Mandela Hall
28th Sep 2012 United Kingdom, Glasgow — ABC
29th Sep 2012 United Kingdom, Newcastle — Academy
30th Sep 2012 United Kingdom, Wolverhampton — Wulfrun Hall
01st Oct 2012 United Kingdom, Bristol — Academy
03rd Oct 2012 United Kingdom, Nottingham — Rock City
04th Oct 2012 United Kingdom, Norwich — UEA
05th Oct 2012 United Kingdom, Manchester — Academy
06th Oct 2012 United Kingdom, London — Shepherds Bush Empire
07th Oct 2012 United Kingdom, Portsmouth — Pyramids

The Power Within and Grave Times are both out now. You can read more about The Defiled in the new issue of Metal Hammer, out now!

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With hangovers still raging from last week’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards, where THE DEFILED scooped the “Best New Band” award, London’s saviors of alternative metal have revealed that they will begin work on the follow-up to last year’s “Grave Times” album this summer.

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The nominees for the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Best New Band this year are…

Animals As Leaders


The Defiled

Kobra And The Lotus

Primal Rock Rebellion

And the winners are…. The Defiled!

The London metallers stunned us with their immense debut album Grave Times and have slayed festivals everywhere from Download to Bloodstock since! Nice one lads! This one was presented by Metal Hammer Editor Alexander Milas!

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The Defiled Need You!

Ace industrialised UK metallers The Defiled – who are included in our freakin’ sweet FREE DOWNLOAD POSTER SET in UK editions of the new issue – are releasing a special live version of their amazing debut ‘Grave Times’ with Pledge Music, giving fans the chance to donate to the album’s recording costs and receive awesome stuff in return!

“You can ‘pledge’ on a copy of the album, a ticket to come along to the actual live recording, a new tee or hoody, a place on our thanks list – because we can’t do this without you – and much more,” say the band. “All of your pledges will help us make this live album a reality and once we hit 100% ( and go beyond it) we can start making it all happen.”

Click the link below to get involved. The Defiled play Download next weekend (fuck, is it really that close?!).

The Defiled Pledge Music

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U.K. band the Defiled posted a new music video for the song “Black Death.” The song appears on the band’s “Grave Times” LP released early this year.

Check out the video here:

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