Former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Broderick talked to Revolver magazine about ACT OF DEFIANCE, the new band he formed with ex-MEGADETH drummer Shawn Drover, ex-SCAR THE MARTYR singer Henry Derek Bonner and SHADOWS FALL‘s Matt Bachand.
Speaking about how the ACT OF DEFIANCE material stacks up when compared to all of his previous studio recordings, Chris said: “With the debut ACT OF DEFIANCE release, fans can expect mix of thrash metal with elements of other subgenres of mixed in. I think of it like we are the ambassadors of all types of metal. [Laughs] It has elements of classical music, but is really heavy at the same time. The cool thing about where we are at is that this is all about the music. We aren’t worried about any amount of fame, or income; we just wanted a chance to get our music out and just hope people dig it.”
Chris also talked about the recording process for ACT OF DEFIANCE‘s debut album, which is currently being tracked with with producer Chris “Zeuss” Harris (ROB ZOMBIE, HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL) for a summer release via Metal Blade Records. He said: “I have been meeting with Henry to track vocals pretty consistently for the past few months. From the demos to the final takes that we are now working on, and I feel like this has helped us in so many ways. For one, I have gotten to know Henry a lot better, and he is easy to get along with and has no ego whatsoever. Two, I feel like both of our skills have grown over this period. I have figured out how to communicate with him in terms of what I might be looking for out of his voice, and he is just singing his ass off!”
He continued: “I think people are really going to be surprised by what Henry brings to the table. The dude’s metal range can go from Bruce Dickinson to Chuck Billy to Mikael Åkerfeldt to early Phil Anselmo, and he can even do Norwegian black metal-style vocals if we asked him to.”
Read entire interview here.
Both Broderick and Drover quit MEGADETH on November 25, 2014.