Defect

Defect

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Defect are a four piece cork band who play music that can be categorised as hard rock/ heavy metal. Defect attempt to forge old school metal riffage with gothic, black, angst ridden themes and melodic vocals to create an evolution of metal sound.

Biography

Defect began in 2005, founded by Keith Jones & Mark Fowler. Defect came together with an interest in making music that was Heavy, Dark and Melodic, based around the twin guitar attack popular with many heavy metal bands in the 80s and early 90s, albeit with a distinctly darker more modern edge.
Drummer, and Rhythm Guitarist, Dave Hynes from Cork City joined in early 2005 to complete the quartet.
Defect recorded their debut Demo EP at BPM Studios in Douglas, Cork during January 2005. The EP, tentatively titled, Dead Silence, features 4-tracks, Empty Cage, Dead Silence, Breaking Point & The Nameless, all of which are original compositions. With this EP under their belt, Defect have played shows in An Cruiscin Lan, Nancy Spains and headlined Cork Rocks and Blast in the Halfmoon Theatre, Carnage Metalfest, Hard Working class Heroes, to name a few.
When The band played the Hard Working Class Heroes Festival in Dublin, a downloadable music chart was set up for all the bands on the bill. Out of 100 bands Defect were voted in the top ten, no mean feat for the only metal band on the bill.
Shaun Cadogan replaced Dave Hynes in April 2006 on guitar and made his debut at the Jack Daniels sessions in Cyprus Avenue. The band have just finished laying down the tracks for their brand new EP which is due for release late in the autumn that will define the band even more and show what they are really all about. Drummer Colm McCarthy has since left the band and has been replaced by dynamic sticksman and all round lunatic, Francis Daly.
In what has been a chaotic year for the band defect with many lineup changes and recording sessions, Defect have also spread their wings and brought their music to various venues throughout the country of ireland including, limerick, kilkenny and dublin.
In June 2006, defect were nominated to represent Ireland in the Euorivsion heavy metal contest. Defect were also voted best band apart 2005 by the Evening echo newspaper in cork. The future looks bright for defect

Lyrics

Failsafe

Written By: Defect

Failsafe

I don’t know who to be
When they pry inside of me
I don’t care what they see
Cos they look right through me
I don’t mind what they think
When they push me to the brink
I will be, anything
Just as long as I’m free

Burn out/fade away
I’m falling faster
Burn out/fade away
I’m crawling on my knees
Burn out/Fade away
I’m a walking disaster
Burn your failsafe

I don’t care what they feel
As long as its not sympathy
I don’t want to ever see
You, without you’re empathy
I will be, anything
But a plastic effigy
You can be, everything
Just as long as you are free

Burn out/fade away
I’m falling faster
Burn out/fade away
I’m crawling on my knees
Burn out/Fade away
I’m a walking disaster
Burn your failsafe

Burn out/fade away
I’m falling faster
Burn out/fade away
I’m crawling on my knees
Burn out/Fade away
I’m a walking disaster
Burn your failsafe

Poison Chemistry

Written By: Defect

Poison Chemistry

Warnings Whispered, in the corridors of power
Soothing Blisters, for the man of the hour
I’m spinning round, spinning round… what’s going on in my mind
Rain falling down, falling down…… burning all in sight

We’re Always, Always on the edge, Always
Tipping, tipping the ledge, Falling
Poison chemistry

Trading currency, for the birds and the bees
Watching our chemistry slowly maim our seas
I’m spinning round, spinning round what’s going on in my mind
Rain falling down, falling down…… burning all in sight

Always, Always on the edge, Always
Tipping, tipping the ledge, Falling
Poison chemistry

You listen to what your told
Who the hell needs Kyoto
Just fairytales and tales of lore
What will it take before…………….You Listen

Discography

Dead Silence EP, 2005. Airplay on Red fm, freak fm and campus fm.
Streaming and downloadable tracks available at,

www.myspace.com/defectivemusic
www.defectonline.com

Set List

Typical set is between 45 and 90 minutes consiting of 95% original composition with a sprinkling of classic covers to keep the audience from boiling over and losing teh run of themselves in a frenzy of sweat and emotion!

Whilst we rarely do covers, we have been know to do a mean rendition of the following

Massacre, Thin Lizzy
Hallowed be thy name, Iron Maiden
Hoily Wars, Megadeth