Death metal maniacs DEFILED are about to kick off their Japanese tour dates in support of IMMOLATION and BROKEN HOPE in Osaka tonight. The band will travel to Nagoya and Tokyo as well in the following dates. A full list of shows can be found below.
Regarding the tour, DEFILED guitarist Yusuke comments: “We are stoked to be hitting the road this week with Immolation and Broken Hope. We met Immolation and Broken Hope while touring the U.S. over two decades ago, and never imagined we would be touring together, in the 21 century, in Japan! Needless to say, they are living death metal legends. See you all at the shows!”
+IMMOLATION +BROKEN HOPE
10 Sep 19 Osaka (JP) Pangea
11 Sep 19 Nagoya (JP) ThreeStars
12 Sep 19 Tokyo (JP) Cyclone
07 Feb 20 Osaka (JP) Hokage
08 Feb 20 Nagoya (JP) Daytrive
09 Feb 20 Yokohama (JP) El Puente
10 Feb 20 Tokyo (JP) Earth DOM
11 Feb 20 Sendai (JP) K’s studio
22 Feb 20 Sapporo (JP) Crazy Monkey
DEFILED are touring in support of their latest album ‘Towards Inevitable Ruin’, which can be listened to in full here! Artwork and track-list can be viewed below.
5. Force And Obedience
6. Shadows Hands
7. Fear From Above
10. One World
11. Silent But Ongoing
12. Towards Inevitable Ruin
DEFILED come barging in like some crusty Godzilla made out of the stuff polished tech death nightmares are made from. These 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. In their latest endeavor, DEFILED embarked on a celebrated death metal mission throughout Asia, which let them to places rarely found in tour-schedules such as India, Bangladesh, Mongolia and Nepal.
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
Yusuke Sumita: guitar
Hiroaki Sato: bass
Keisuke Hamada: drums