Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Things Going Well For Defects

Defects are exploding into late 2023 with a quadruple announcement. They will be joining US metalcore outfit Of Mice & Men on a 19-date tour through November and December, calling through Germany, France, the Netherlands, and the UK, and they will also be joining Funeral For A Friend as special guests at the 20 Years of Casually Dressed and Deep In Conversation album anniversary show at the O2 Academy, Birmingham on 11 October. They have also signed deals with Mascot Records, United Talent Agency, Raw Power Management and have been working on their debut album.
Tony Maue (Vocals), Luke Genders (Guitar), James Threadwell (Guitar), David Silver (Bass) and Harry Jennings (Drums) burst out of the gates last year when they supported Swedish metal act  In Flames on their UK March tour. They then opened for Bullet For My Valentine and steamrolled through the festivals with sets at The Great Escape, Download, 2000 Trees, Bloodstock and Primordial General Mayhem, before wrapped up the year by taking on their first headline tour of the UK and dropping their debut EP Dream Awake – featuring the videos for Dream Awake’, ‘End of Days’ and Scapegoat’.
Regarding the tour with Of Mice & Men on tour, Defects said, “We are hugely thankful to the guys in Of Mice & Men for the continued support and the amazing opportunity to follow them around Europe for the first time and in the UK. Growing up listening to this band and now sharing a stage with them is truly an honour, and we can’t wait to show everyone what we can do.”
Their signing to the heavyweight team of Raw Power Management see them joining the ranks of Bullet For My Valentine, Bring Me The Horizon and Don Broco, at the

United Talent Agency they’re alongside Architects, Baby Metal and Nova Twins, while the Mascot Records labels also includes acts such as VOLA, Dragged Under, Conquer Divide,and Oxymorrons.

Talking about penning these deals, they said, “Knowing that you have people with amazing, combined experience around you and believing in you really does make all the blood, sweat and tears worth it when you’re trying to build a new band. We are incredibly excited for the future, and we couldn’t be in better hands.”

Raw Power’s CEO Craig Jennings added, “We are delighted to add Defects to our Raw Power family. One of the most exciting and visceral new UK metal bands in what is a burgeoning scene. Signing to such a legendary label as Mascot and going out with rock legends Of Mice & Men is the perfect way to launch into our debut album campaign.”

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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