Croatian Death/Black Metal band Defiant to release brand new EP entitled Vanguards of Misrule. EP will be released on June 26, 2022.
“Vanguards of Misrule celebrates and encompasses everything that Defiant is over the last 17 years of its turbulent existence and shapes the future of the things to come. It is our most focused work yet and a classic example of an EP with a strength of a full length.” – says T.K. (vocals, lyrics)
Kris (guitars, songwriting) continues – “Definitely our most complex material so far that will not leave anyone indifferent. And a good introduction to what follows next.“.
Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
1. Dii Inferi
2. Vanguards of Misrule
3. Contra Omnes
4. Expulsion of the Triumphant Beast
5. Dawnrazor (Fields of the Nephilim cover)
Defiant is a death/black metal band from Croatia formed in 2005. On the last 2 albums they play melodic death metal, but after some changes in the band they decided to change their style to pure death black metal.
Defiant’s debut album The End of Beginning was self-released in autumn 2006.
In the period between 2006. – 2008. Defiant played around 100 shows and had 3 European tours.
In 2008. some new promo stuff called Promo 2008 was recorded for the upcoming album Without Religion There Is No Fear, but because of some problems band split-up.
After band’s split-up in 2009. while everything was on hold-on, Defiant‘s founder Kris worked on some new music, more brutal than previous stuff.
2011. was a new beginning for a band; a new blood was recruited and after few shows with a new line-up, Defiant was ready for recording a new album Era of Substitution, which was more extreme than previous work of the band.
2012. Defiant signed for Grom Records.
In 2015. Defiant recorded their third album Morbid Spiritual Illness with the new line up after a two-year break. New album Morbid Spiritual Illness is recorded in Studio Armageddon and Defiant signed the contract with label from Switzerland „Miner Recordings“.
This January, Defiant recorded material for the new album Insurrection Icon in Hellsound Studio in Czech Republic with the new vocalist/lyricist Tomislav Kuternik.
A new darker opus Insurrection Icon was unleashed on May 25th on Art Gates records from Spain. The albums is met with rave reviews from foreign and local metal sites and proclaimed the band’s best album so far.
In the same month the album was promoted on Insurrection in the East tour mainly in Eastern Europe with a new drummer Sead Hadžić from ToxicDeath and Contusio.
In 2018 and 2019 the band continues with numerous gigs and festivals promoting Insurrection Icon and retains the title one of the most active metal acts in Croatia and the Balkans.
In 2020 the band welcomes Zoran Stjepic on bass. The band releases effort joint effort Ways ov Damnation with a Hungarian black/death band Dvvad on Tortured Tree productions.
Due to Covid-19 Defiant entirely focuses on writing new material which spawned their first ever EP named Vanguards of Misrule which will see the darkness of the day on 26th06.2022. It is dedicated to LG Petrov from Entombed.
The new album Mammon Mantra will be recorded in 2023 with special guests.
The End of Beginning [Self- released 2006]
Without Religion There is No Fear [Promo, 2008]
Era of Substitution [Grom Records, 2012]
Morbid Spiritual Illness [Miner Recordings, 2015]
Insurrection Icon (Art Gates records 2018)
Ways ov Damnation, split release with Dvvad (Tortured Tree productions 2020)
Vanguards of Misrule EP (Self-released 2022)