Latest news: Wed, Jun 08 2016, DEFILED
DEFILED are unleashing a third new song taken from their forthcoming album 'Towards Inevitable Ruin', which can be pre-ordered here (out July 8). The Japanese cult death metal act is now exclusively streaming the brutal track "Fear From Above" via Australia's Metal Obsession as official media partner.
Regarding "Fear From Above", mastermind Yusuke Sumita states: "Remember the first time that you tried a beer in your youth. It was bitter and there was no way that you could have liked such a taste. Meanwhile you have quite likely become big fans of beer. Alright, let us cut the crap. We are aware that some of you guys are at least surprised by the production of this album, which we as die hard tube amp worshipers and lovers of old school death have specifically designed. Actually, we are very proud of using real vintage Mesa Boogie amps. Well, here we have a third taster for you. Check it out and we sincerely hope that you will begin to enjoy our ultimately raw sound!"
Artwork and track-list of 'Towards Inevitable Ruin' can be viewed below.
DEFILED have previously announced the first shows in Japan in support of 'Towards Inevitable Ruin'. The band is currently working on a worldwide tour. See below for a list of all currently confirmed dates.
14 Jul 16 Osaka (JP) Hokage
15 Jul 16 Seoul (KR) Dream Hall
16 Jul 16 Tokyo (JP ) Merry Go Round
17 Jul 16 Yokohama (JP) El Puente
18 Jul 16 Nagoya (JP) Daytrive
Shinichiro Hamada: vocal, guitar
Yusuke Sumita: guitar
Hiroaki Sato: bass
Keisuke Hamada: drums
DEFILED come barging in like some crusty Godzilla made out of the stuff polished tech death nightmares are made from. The revered Samurai of death metal crush through the spiral ganglion with a sound rawer than shark sushi that still bites. No doubt the low-fi production of their fifth full-length 'Towards Inevitable Ruin' owes as much to gutter punk as is possible for a band following the path of extreme metal. Yet after giving this monster some spins, the apparent fragments start to drift together – starting from a catchy fill, riff or grating grunt that morph into a strange hook relentlessly driving its spike into the brain.
'Towards Inevitable Ruin' is not pretty, nor pretending and reduced to the bare bones. DEFILED are definitely making a statement of naked brutality.
This time it took the Japanese "only" five years to deliver a follow-up to the acclaimed 'In Crisis' (2011), which came out eight years after 'Divination' (2003) shook the world awake to the band from the Land of the Rising Sun. DEFILED climbed to the top of Asia's death metal scene with the release of their self-financed EP 'Defeat of Sanity' (1994) two years after their inception. Founded in Tokyo, they quickly combined the brutal and technical aspects of this mad metropolis into their own unique sound. Their first album 'Erupted Wrath' (1999) was mixed by genre legend Jim Morris in Tampa, Florida, who returned to work on sophomore opus 'Ugliness Revealed' (2001) as well as third full-length 'Divination'. The Japanese opened for extreme metal legends such as CANNIBAL CORPSE and MORBID ANGEL, and toured with INCANTATION and MAYHEM to name but a few.
DEFILED are back with a bang. 'Towards Inevitable Ruin' is not for the faint of heart or intended for easy listening, but given a chance it will not fail to impress!
|Shinichiro Hamada||Vocal, guitar|
Releases Season of Mist
|Thu, Jul 14 2016||JP||Osaka||Hokage|
|Fri, Jul 15 2016||KR||Seoul||Dream Hall|
|Sat, Jul 16 2016||JP||Tokyo||Merry Go Round|
|Sun, Jul 17 2016||JP||Yokohama||El Puente|
|Mon, Jul 18 2016||JP||Nagoya||Daytrive|