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Defender

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
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WWIII (Demo) - 2011

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DEFENDER is a heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, CA by guitarist Bill Hudson and singer Mikey Gremio, both original members of Metal Blade recording artists CELLADOR. Drummer Bruno Agra (ZODIAC MINDWARP, ex-REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE/AQUARIA) and guitarist John Killall complete the lineup.

Their influences range from classics such as IRON MAIDEN, PANTERA, METALLICA, SKID ROW and HELLOWEEN all the way to the modern hard rock made by SHINEDOWN, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and THREE DAYS GRACE, as well as the heavy and tight rhythms of SLAYER, FEAR FACTORY, DEATH and MESHUGGAH.

DEFENDER intends to create catchy songs with great, hooky melodies, intricate and technical guitar work and heavy, and precise riffing. Lyrically, they touch both real and fictional subjects, such as a futuristic third world war or the need to live the here and the now before it's too late.

Its members have collectively toured the entire world with their past projects and as session musicians. They've shared the stage with the likes of AC/DC, AEROSMITH, ALICE COOPER, HEAVEN AND HELL, MARILYN MANSON, SLASH, 30 SECONDS TO MARS, STONE SOUR, MEGADETH, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ALL THAT REMAINS, DRAGONFORCE, FIREWIND, TRIVIUM, BLIND GUARDIAN, ARCH ENEMY and many others.

DEFENDER is currently in pre production for their debut album and will release an EP entitled "WWIII" in 2011.